Study of B0 → D(*)0π+π- decays

A. Satpathy, K. Abe, R. Abe, T. Abe, I. Adachi, H. Aihara, M. Akatsu, Y. Asano, T. Aso, T. Aushev, A. M. Bakich, Y. Ban, A. Bay, I. Bedny, P. K. Behera, A. Bondar, A. Bozek, M. Bračko, T. E. Browder, B. C.K. CaseyP. Chang, Y. Chao, K. F. Chen, B. G. Cheon, R. Chistov, S. K. Choi, Y. Choi, M. Danilov, L. Y. Dong, S. Eidelman, V. Eiges, C. Fukunaga, N. Gabyshev, A. Garmash, T. Gershon, B. Golob, J. Haba, T. Hara, N. C. Hastings, H. Hayashii, M. Hazumi, I. Higuchi, L. Hinz, T. Hokuue, W. S. Hou, H. C. Huang, T. Igaki, Y. Igarashi, T. Iijima, K. Inami, A. Ishikawa, R. Itoh, H. Iwasaki, Y. Iwasaki, H. K. Jang, J. H. Kang, P. Kapusta, S. U. Kataoka, N. Katayama, H. Kawai, Y. Kawakami, N. Kawamura, T. Kawasaki, T. Kichimi, D. W. Kim, H. J. Kim, Hyunwoo Kim, S. K. Kim, K. Kinoshita, S. Kobayashi, P. Krokovny, R. Kulasiri, S. Kumar, A. Kuzmin, Y. J. Kwon, S. H. Lee, J. Li, D. Liventsev, R. S. Lu, J. MacNaughton, G. Majumder, F. Mandl, S. Matsumoto, T. Matsumoto, W. Mitaroff, K. Miyabayashi, H. Miyake, H. Miyata, T. Mori, T. Nagamine, Y. Nagasaka, T. Nakadaira, E. Nakano, M. Nakao, H. Nakazawa, J. W. Nam, Z. Natkaniec, S. Nishida

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We report on a study of B 0 → D(*)0 π+π- decays using 29.1 fb-1 of e+e- annihilation data recorded at the γ(4S) resonance with the Belle detector at the KEKB storage ring. Making no assumptions about the intermediate mechanism, the branching fractions for B 0 → D0π+π- and B 0 → D*+π+π- are determined to be (8.0 ± 0.6 ± 1.5) x 10-4 and (6.2 ± 1.2 ± 1.8) × 10-4, respectively. An analysis of B 0 → D0π+π- candidates yields to the first observation of the color-suppressed hadronic decay B 0 → D0ρ0 with the branching fraction (2.9 ± 1.0 ± 0.4) × 10-4. We measure the ratio of branching fractions Β(B 0 → D0ρ0)/Β(B 0 → D0ω) = 1.6 ± 0.8.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-166
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Feb 6

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We wish to thank the KEKB accelerator group for the excellent operation of the KEKB accelerator. We acknowledge support from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology of Japan and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science; the Australian Research Council and the Australian Department of Industry, Science and Resources; the National Science Foundation of China under contract No. 10175071; the Department of Science and Technology of India; the BK21 program of the Ministry of Education of Korea and the CHEP SRC program of the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation; the Polish State Committee for Scientific Research under contract No. 2P03B 17017; the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Russian Federation; the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia; the National Science Council and the Ministry of Education of Taiwan; and the US Department of Energy.

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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