Critical study of the B→Kπ puzzle

C. S. Kim, Sechul Oh, Chaehyun Yu

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In the light of new experimental results on B→Kπ decays, we critically study the decay processes B→Kπ in a phenomenological way. Using the quark diagram approach and the currently available data, we determine the allowed values of the relevant theoretical parameters, corresponding to the electroweak (EW) penguin, the color-suppressed tree contribution, etc. In order to find the most likely values of the parameters in a statistically reliable way, we use the χ2 minimization technique. Our result shows that the current data for B→Kπ decays strongly indicate (large) enhancements of both the EW penguin and the color-suppressed tree contributions. In particular, the color-suppressed tree effect needs to be enhanced by about an order of magnitude to fit the present data.

Original languageEnglish
Article number074005
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Oct 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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