We report the results of a study of neutral B meson decays to the D0π+π- final state, where the D0 is fully reconstructed. The results are obtained from an event sample containing 388×106 BB̄-meson pairs collected in the Belle experiment at the KEKB e+e- collider. The total branching fraction of the three-body decay B(B̄0→D0π+π-)=(8.4±0. 4(stat)±0.8(syst))×10-4 has been measured. The intermediate resonant structure of these three-body decays has been studied. From a Dalitz plot analysis we have obtained the product of the branching fractions for D2*+ and D0*+ production: B(B̄0→D2*+π-) ×B(D2*+→D0π+)=(2.15±0.17(stat)±0.29(syst) ±0.12(mod))×10-4, and B(B̄0→D0*+π-) ×B(D0*+→D0π+)=(0.60±0.13(stat)±0.15(syst) ±0.22(mod))×10-4. This is the first observation of the B̄0→D0*+π- decay. The B̄0→D0ρ0 and D0f2 branching fractions are measured to be: B(B̄0→D0ρ0)=(3. 19±0.20(stat)±0.24(syst)±0.38(mod))×10-4, and B(B̄0→D0f2)=(1.20±0.18(stat)±0.21(syst)±0.32(mod) )×10-4.
|Journal||Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology|
|Publication status||Published - 2007 Jul 30|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)