Measurement of branching fractions for B → χc1(2)K (K*) at Belle

N. Soni, K. Abe, K. Abe, I. Adachi, H. Aihara, K. Arinstein, Y. Asano, V. Aulchenko, T. Aushev, A. M. Bakich, E. Barberio, I. Bedny, U. Bitenc, I. Bizjak, S. Blyth, A. Bondar, M. Bračko, T. E. Browder, P. Chang, Y. ChaoA. Chen, K. F. Chen, B. G. Cheon, R. Chistov, S. K. Choi, Y. Choi, A. Chuvikov, J. Dalseno, M. Danilov, M. Dash, L. Y. Dong, S. Eidelman, Y. Enari, D. Epifanov, S. Fratina, N. Gabyshev, A. Garmash, T. Gershon, A. Go, G. Gokhroo, B. Golob, A. Gorišek, J. Haba, T. Hara, K. Hayasaka, H. Hayashii, M. Hazumi, L. Hinz, T. Hokuue, Y. Hoshi, S. Hou, W. S. Hou, T. Iijima, K. Ikado, A. Imoto, K. Inami, A. Ishikawa, R. Itoh, J. H. Kang, J. S. Kang, P. Kapusta, N. Katayama, T. Kawasaki, H. R. Khan, H. Kichimi, H. J. Kim, S. M. Kim, S. Korpar, P. Križan, P. Krokovny, R. Kulasiri, C. C. Kuo, A. Kuzmin, Y. J. Kwon, T. Lesiak, S. W. Lin, D. Liventsev, G. Majumder, F. Mandl, T. Matsumoto, Y. Mikami, W. Mitaroff, K. Miyabayashi, H. Miyake, H. Miyata, Y. Miyazaki, R. Mizuk, D. Mohapatra, T. Nagamine, Z. Natkaniec, S. Nishida, O. Nitoh, S. Ogawa, T. Ohshima, T. Okabe, S. Okuno, S. L. Olsen, Y. Onuki, W. Ostrowicz, H. Ozaki, P. Pakhlov, C. W. Park, R. Pestotnik, M. Peters, L. E. Piilonen, A. Poluektov, Y. Sakai, N. Sato, T. Schietinger, O. Schneider, M. E. Sevior, H. Shibuya, B. Shwartz, V. Sidorov, J. B. Singh, A. Somov, S. Stanič, M. Starič, T. Sumiyoshi, S. Suzuki, S. Y. Suzuki, F. Takasaki, K. Tamai, N. Tamura, M. Tanaka, G. N. Taylor, Y. Teramoto, X. C. Tian, T. Tsuboyama, T. Tsukamoto, S. Uehara, K. Ueno, T. Uglov, S. Uno, P. Urquijo, G. Varner, S. Villa, C. C. Wang, C. H. Wang, Y. Watanabe, E. Won, Q. L. Xie, A. Yamaguchi, Y. Yamashita, M. Yamauchi, J. Ying, Y. Yuan, C. C. Zhang, L. M. Zhang, Z. P. Zhang, V. Zhilich

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We have measured the branching fractions for the exclusive decay modes B→χc1(2)K(K*) using a 140 fb-1 data sample collected by the Belle detector at the KEKB asymmetric-energy e +e- collider. The measured branching fractions for B +→χc1K+, B0→χ c1K0, B0→χc1K* 0 and B+→χc1K*+ decay modes are (4.5±0.2±0.5)×10-4, (3.5±0.3±0.5)×10-4, (3.1±0.3±0.7) ×10-4 and (4.1±0.6±0.9)×10-4, respectively, where the first error is statistical and the second error is systematic. We do not observe statistically significant signals for the B→χc2K(K*) decay modes and set upper limits at the 90% confidence level. We also study the helicity distribution for B→χc1K* decay mode and show that the longitudinal polarization component is dominant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-164
Number of pages10
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Mar 9
Externally publishedYes


  • B-meson
  • Branching fractions
  • Charmonium
  • Polarization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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