Charged track multiplicity in B meson decay - art. no. 072002

Authors
Brandenburg, G Ershov, A Gao, YS Kim, DYJ Wilson, R Browder, TE Li, Y Rodriguez, JL Yamamoto, H Bergfeld, T Eisenstein, BI Ernst, J Gladding, GE Gollin, GD Hans, RM Johnson, E Karliner, I Marsh, MA Palmer, M Plager, C Sedlack, C Selen, M Thaler, JJ Williams, J Edwards, KW Janicek, R Patel, PM Sadoff, AJ Ammar, R Baringer, P Bean, A Besson, D Davis, R Kotov, S Kravchenko, I Kwak, N Zhao, X Anderson, S Frolov, VV Kubota, Y Lee, SJ Mahapatra, R O'Neill, JJ Poling, R Riehle, T Smith, A Ahmed, S Alam, MS Athar, SB Jian, L Ling, L Mahmood, AH Saleem, M Timm, S Wappler, F Anastassov, A Duboscq, JE Gan, KK Gwon, C Hart, T Honscheid, K Kagan, H Kass, R Lorenc, J Schwarthoff, H Spencer, MB von Toerne, E Zoeller, MM Richichi, SJ Severini, H Skubic, P Undrus, A Bishai, M Chen, S Fast, J Hinson, JW Lee, J Menon, N Miller, DH Shibata, EI Shipsey, IPJ Kwon, Y Lyon, AL Thorndike, EH Jessop, CP Lingel, K Marsiske, H Perl, ML Savinov, V Ugolini, D Zhou, X Coan, TE Fadeyev, V Korolkov, I Maravin, Y Narsky, I Stroynowski, R Ye, J Wlodek, T Artuso, M Ayad, R Dambasuren, E Kopp, S Majumder, G Moneti, GC Mountain, R Schuh, S Skwarnicki, T Stone, S Titov, A Viehhauser, G Wang, JC Wolf, A Wu, J Csorna, SE McLean, KW Marka, S Xu, Z Godang, R Kinoshita, K Lai, IC Pomianowskie, P Schrenk, S Bonvicini, G Cinabro, D Greene, R Perera, LP Zhou, GJ Chan, S Eigen, G Lipeles, E Schmidtler, M Shapiro, A Sun, WM Urheim, J Weinstein, AJ Wurthwein, F Jaffe, DE Masek, G Paar, HP Potter, EM Prell, S Sharma, V Asner, DH Eppich, A Gronberg, J Hill, TS Lange, DJ Morrison, RJ Nelson, TK Richman, JD Roberts, D Briere, RA Behrens, BH Ford, WT Gritsan, A Krieg, H Roy, J Smith, JG Alexander, JP Baker, R Bebek, C Berger, BE Berkelman, K Blanc, F Boisvert, V Cassel, DG Dickson, M von Dombrowski, S Drell, PS Ecklund, KM Ehrlich, R Foland, AD Gaidarev, P Galik, RS Gibbons, L Gittelman, B Gray, SW Hartill, DL Heltsley, BK Hopman, PI Jones, CD Kreinick, DL Lee, T Liu, Y Meyer, TO Mistry, NB Ng, CR Nordberg, E Patterson, JR Peterson, D Riley, D Thayer, JG Thies, PG Valant-Spaight, B Warburton, A Avery, P Lohner, M Prescott, C Rubiera, AI Yelton, J Zheng, J
Citation
G. Brandenburg et al., Charged track multiplicity in B meson decay - art. no. 072002, PHYS REV D, 6107(7), 2000, pp. 2002
Citations number
7
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
PHYSICAL REVIEW D
ISSN journal
0556-2821 → ACNP
Volume
6107
Issue
7
Year of publication
2000
Database
ISI
SICI code
0556-2821(20000401)6107:7<2002:CTMIBM>2.0.ZU;2-H
Abstract
We have used the CLEO Pi detector to study the multiplicity of charged part icles in the decays of B mesons produced at the Y(4S) resonance. Using a sa mple of 1.5x10(6) B meson pairs, we find the mean inclusive charged particl e multiplicity to be 10.71+/-0.02(-0.15)(+0.21) for the decay of the pair. This corresponds to a mean multiplicity of 5.36+/-0.01(-0.08)(+0.11) for a single B meson. Using the same data sample, we have also extracted the mean multiplicities in semileptonic and nonleptonic decays. We measure a mean o f 7.82+/-0.05(-0.19)(+0.21) charged particles per BE decay when both mesons decay semileptonically. When neither B mason decays semileptonically, we m easure a mean charged particle multiplicity of 11.62+/-0.04(-0.18)(+0.24) p er B (B) over bar pair.