Measurement of B0 → D- s K0 S π+ and B+ → D- sK+K+ branching fractions

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We report a measurement of the B0 and B+ meson decays to the D- sK0 Sπ+ and D- sK+K+ final states, respectively, using 657 × 106BB¯ pairs collected at the Υ(4S) resonance with the Belle detector at the KEKB asymmetric-energy e+e+ collider. Using the D- s → φ π-, K(892)0K- and K0 SK- decay modes for the Ds reconstruction, we measure the following branching fractions: B(B0 → D- sK0 sπ+) = [0.47 ± 0.06(stat) ± 0.05(syst)] × 10-4 and B(B+ → D- sK+K+) = [0.93 ± 0.22(stat) ± 0.10(syst)] × 10-5. We find the ratio of the branching fraction of B+ → D- sK+K+ to that of the analogous Cabibbo-favored B+ → D- sK+π+ decay to be RB = 0.054 ± 0.013(stat) ± 0.006(syst), which is consistent with the naive factorization model. We also observe a deviation of the DsK invariant-mass distribution from the three-body phase-space model for both studied decays.

Original languageEnglish
Article number032008
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Feb 26

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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