Investigation of the decay of orbitally-excited B mesons and first measurement of the branching ratio BR(BJ*→B*π(X))

G. Abbiendi, K. Ackerstaff, C. Ainsley, P. F. Åkesson, G. Alexander, J. Allison, K. J. Anderson, S. Arcelli, S. Asai, S. F. Ashby, D. Axen, G. Azuelos, I. Bailey, A. H. Ball, E. Barberio, R. J. Barlow, S. Baumann, T. Behnke, K. W. Bell, G. Bella & 282 others A. Bellerive, G. Benelli, S. Bentvelsen, S. Bethke, O. Biebel, I. J. Bloodworth, O. Boeriu, P. Bock, J. Böhme, D. Bonacorsi, M. Boutemeur, S. Braibant, P. Bright-Thomas, L. Brigliadori, R. M. Brown, H. J. Burckhart, J. Cammin, P. Capiluppi, R. K. Carnegie, A. A. Carter, J. R. Carter, C. Y. Chang, D. G. Charlton, P. E L Clarke, E. Clay, I. Cohen, O. C. Cooke, J. Couchman, C. Couyoumtzelis, R. L. Coxe, A. Csilling, M. Cuffiani, S. Dado, G. M. Dallavalle, S. Dallison, A. de Roeck, E. de Wolf, P. Dervan, K. Desch, B. Dienes, M. S. Dixit, M. Donkers, J. Dubbert, E. Duchovni, G. Duckeck, I. P. Duerdoth, P. G. Estabrooks, E. Etzion, F. Fabbri, M. Fanti, L. Feld, P. Ferrari, F. Fiedler, I. Fleck, M. Ford, A. Frey, A. Furtjes, D. I. Futyan, P. Gagnon, J. W. Gary, G. Gaycken, C. Geich-Gimbel, G. Giacomelli, P. Giacomelli, D. Glenzinski, J. Goldberg, C. Grandi, K. Graham, E. Gross, J. Grunhaus, M. Gruwe, P. O. Gunther, C. Hajdu, G. G. Hanson, M. Hansroul, M. Hapke, K. Harder, A. Harel, M. Harin-Dirac, A. Hauke, M. Hauschild, C. M. Hawkes, R. Hawkings, R. J. Hemingway, C. Hensel, G. Herten, R. D. Heuer, J. C. Hill, A. Hocker, K. Hoffman, R. J. Homer, A. K. Honma, D. Horvath, K. R. Hossain, R. Howard, P. Huntemeyer, P. Igo-Kemenes, K. Ishii, F. R. Jacob, A. Jawahery, H. Jeremie, C. R. Jones, P. Jovanovic, T. R. Junk, N. Kanaya, J. Kanzaki, G. Karapetian, D. Karlen, V. Kartvelishvili, K. Kawagoe, T. Kawamoto, R. K. Keeler, R. G. Kellogg, B. W. Kennedy, D. H. Kim, K. Klein, A. Klier, S. Kluth, T. Kobayashi, M. Kobel, T. P. Kokott, S. Komamiya, R. V. Kowalewski, T. Kress, P. Krieger, J. von Krogh, T. Kuhl, M. Kupper, P. Kyberd, G. D. Lafferty, H. Landsman, D. Lanske, I. Lawson, J. G. Layter, A. Leins, D. Lellouch, J. Letts, L. Levinson, R. Liebisch, J. Lillich, B. List, C. Littlewood, A. W. Lloyd, S. L. Lloyd, F. K. Loebinger, G. D. Long, M. J. Losty, J. Lu, J. Ludwig, A. Macchiolo, A. Macpherson, W. Mader, S. Marcellini, T. E. Marchant, A. J. Martin, J. P. Martin, G. Martinez, T. Mashimo, P. Mattig, W. J. McDonald, J. McKenna, T. J. McMahon, R. A. McPherson, F. Meijers, P. Mendez-Lorenzo, W. Menges, F. S. Merritt, H. Mes, A. Michelini, S. Mihara, G. Mikenberg, D. J. Miller, W. Mohr, A. Montanari, T. Mori, K. Nagai, I. Nakamura, H. A. Neal, R. Nisius, S. W. O'Neale, F. G. Oakham, F. Odorici, H. O. Ogren, A. Oh, A. Okpara, M. J. Oreglia, S. Orito, G. Pasztor, J. R. Pater, G. N. Patrick, J. Patt, P. Pfeifenschneider, J. E. Pilcher, J. Pinfold, D. E. Plane, B. Poli, J. Polok, O. Pooth, M. Przybycien, A. Quadt, C. Rembser, P. Renkel, H. Rick, N. Rodning, J. M. Roney, S. Rosati, K. Roscoe, A. M. Rossi, Y. Rozen, K. Runge, O. Runolfsson, D. R. Rust, K. Sachs, T. Saeki, O. Sahr, E. K G Sarkisyan, C. Sbarra, A. D. Schaile, O. Schaile, P. Scharff-Hansen, M. Schröder, M. Schumacher, C. Schwick, W. G. Scott, R. Seuster, T. G. Shears, B. C. Shen, C. H. Shepherd-Themistocleous, P. Sherwood, G. P. Siroli, A. Skuja, A. M. Smith, G. A. Snow, R. Sobie, S. Soldner-Rembold, S. Spagnolo, M. Sproston, A. Stahl, K. Stephens, K. Stoll, D. Strom, R. Ströhmer, L. Stumpf, B. Surrow, S. D. Talbot, S. Tarem, R. J. Taylor, R. Teuscher, M. Thiergen, J. Thomas, M. A. Thomson, E. Torrence, S. Towers, D. Toya, T. Trefzger, I. Trigger, Z. Trócsanyi, E. Tsur, M. F. Turner-Watson, I. Ueda, B. Vachon, P. Vannerem, M. Verzocchi, H. Voss, J. Vossebeld, D. Waller, C. P. Ward, D. R. Ward, P. M. Watkins, A. T. Watson, N. K. Watson, P. S. Wells, T. Wengler, N. Wermes, D. Wetterling, J. S. White, G. W. Wilson, J. A. Wilson, T. R. Wyatt, S. Yamashita, V. Zacek, D. Zer-Zion

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Abstract

From about 4 million hadronic Z0 decays recorded by the OPAL detector on and near to the Z0 resonance, we select a sample of more than 570 000 inclusively reconstructed B mesons. Orbitally-excited mesons B J* are reconstructed using Bπ± combinations. Independently, B* mesons are reconstructed using the decay B* → Bγ. The selected B* candidates are used to obtain samples enriched or depleted in the decay BJ* → B*π± (X), where (X) refers to decay modes with or without additional accompanying decay particles. From the number of signal candidates in the Bπ± mass spectra of these two samples, we perform the first measurement of the branching ratio of orbitally-excited B mesons decaying into B*π(X): BR(B*π(X)) = 0.85-0.27 +0.26±0.12, where the first error is statistical and the second systematic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)437-454
Number of pages18
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Abbiendi, G., Ackerstaff, K., Ainsley, C., Åkesson, P. F., Alexander, G., Allison, J., ... Zer-Zion, D. (2002). Investigation of the decay of orbitally-excited B mesons and first measurement of the branching ratio BR(BJ*→B*π(X)). European Physical Journal C, 23(3), 437-454. https://doi.org/10.1007/s100520200892

Investigation of the decay of orbitally-excited B mesons and first measurement of the branching ratio BR(BJ*→B*π(X)). / Abbiendi, G.; Ackerstaff, K.; Ainsley, C.; Åkesson, P. F.; Alexander, G.; Allison, J.; Anderson, K. J.; Arcelli, S.; Asai, S.; Ashby, S. F.; Axen, D.; Azuelos, G.; Bailey, I.; Ball, A. H.; Barberio, E.; Barlow, R. J.; Baumann, S.; Behnke, T.; Bell, K. W.; Bella, G.; Bellerive, A.; Benelli, G.; Bentvelsen, S.; Bethke, S.; Biebel, O.; Bloodworth, I. J.; Boeriu, O.; Bock, P.; Böhme, J.; Bonacorsi, D.; Boutemeur, M.; Braibant, S.; Bright-Thomas, P.; Brigliadori, L.; Brown, R. M.; Burckhart, H. J.; Cammin, J.; Capiluppi, P.; Carnegie, R. K.; Carter, A. A.; Carter, J. R.; Chang, C. Y.; Charlton, D. G.; Clarke, P. E L; Clay, E.; Cohen, I.; Cooke, O. C.; Couchman, J.; Couyoumtzelis, C.; Coxe, R. L.; Csilling, A.; Cuffiani, M.; Dado, S.; Dallavalle, G. M.; Dallison, S.; de Roeck, A.; de Wolf, E.; Dervan, P.; Desch, K.; Dienes, B.; Dixit, M. S.; Donkers, M.; Dubbert, J.; Duchovni, E.; Duckeck, G.; Duerdoth, I. P.; Estabrooks, P. G.; Etzion, E.; Fabbri, F.; Fanti, M.; Feld, L.; Ferrari, P.; Fiedler, F.; Fleck, I.; Ford, M.; Frey, A.; Furtjes, A.; Futyan, D. I.; Gagnon, P.; Gary, J. W.; Gaycken, G.; Geich-Gimbel, C.; Giacomelli, G.; Giacomelli, P.; Glenzinski, D.; Goldberg, J.; Grandi, C.; Graham, K.; Gross, E.; Grunhaus, J.; Gruwe, M.; Gunther, P. O.; Hajdu, C.; Hanson, G. G.; Hansroul, M.; Hapke, M.; Harder, K.; Harel, A.; Harin-Dirac, M.; Hauke, A.; Hauschild, M.; Hawkes, C. M.; Hawkings, R.; Hemingway, R. J.; Hensel, C.; Herten, G.; Heuer, R. D.; Hill, J. C.; Hocker, A.; Hoffman, K.; Homer, R. J.; Honma, A. K.; Horvath, D.; Hossain, K. R.; Howard, R.; Huntemeyer, P.; Igo-Kemenes, P.; Ishii, K.; Jacob, F. R.; Jawahery, A.; Jeremie, H.; Jones, C. R.; Jovanovic, P.; Junk, T. R.; Kanaya, N.; Kanzaki, J.; Karapetian, G.; Karlen, D.; Kartvelishvili, V.; Kawagoe, K.; Kawamoto, T.; Keeler, R. K.; Kellogg, R. G.; Kennedy, B. W.; Kim, D. H.; Klein, K.; Klier, A.; Kluth, S.; Kobayashi, T.; Kobel, M.; Kokott, T. P.; Komamiya, S.; Kowalewski, R. V.; Kress, T.; Krieger, P.; von Krogh, J.; Kuhl, T.; Kupper, M.; Kyberd, P.; Lafferty, G. D.; Landsman, H.; Lanske, D.; Lawson, I.; Layter, J. G.; Leins, A.; Lellouch, D.; Letts, J.; Levinson, L.; Liebisch, R.; Lillich, J.; List, B.; Littlewood, C.; Lloyd, A. W.; Lloyd, S. L.; Loebinger, F. K.; Long, G. D.; Losty, M. J.; Lu, J.; Ludwig, J.; Macchiolo, A.; Macpherson, A.; Mader, W.; Marcellini, S.; Marchant, T. E.; Martin, A. J.; Martin, J. P.; Martinez, G.; Mashimo, T.; Mattig, P.; McDonald, W. J.; McKenna, J.; McMahon, T. J.; McPherson, R. A.; Meijers, F.; Mendez-Lorenzo, P.; Menges, W.; Merritt, F. S.; Mes, H.; Michelini, A.; Mihara, S.; Mikenberg, G.; Miller, D. J.; Mohr, W.; Montanari, A.; Mori, T.; Nagai, K.; Nakamura, I.; Neal, H. A.; Nisius, R.; O'Neale, S. W.; Oakham, F. G.; Odorici, F.; Ogren, H. O.; Oh, A.; Okpara, A.; Oreglia, M. J.; Orito, S.; Pasztor, G.; Pater, J. R.; Patrick, G. N.; Patt, J.; Pfeifenschneider, P.; Pilcher, J. E.; Pinfold, J.; Plane, D. E.; Poli, B.; Polok, J.; Pooth, O.; Przybycien, M.; Quadt, A.; Rembser, C.; Renkel, P.; Rick, H.; Rodning, N.; Roney, J. M.; Rosati, S.; Roscoe, K.; Rossi, A. M.; Rozen, Y.; Runge, K.; Runolfsson, O.; Rust, D. R.; Sachs, K.; Saeki, T.; Sahr, O.; Sarkisyan, E. K G; Sbarra, C.; Schaile, A. D.; Schaile, O.; Scharff-Hansen, P.; Schröder, M.; Schumacher, M.; Schwick, C.; Scott, W. G.; Seuster, R.; Shears, T. G.; Shen, B. C.; Shepherd-Themistocleous, C. H.; Sherwood, P.; Siroli, G. P.; Skuja, A.; Smith, A. M.; Snow, G. A.; Sobie, R.; Soldner-Rembold, S.; Spagnolo, S.; Sproston, M.; Stahl, A.; Stephens, K.; Stoll, K.; Strom, D.; Ströhmer, R.; Stumpf, L.; Surrow, B.; Talbot, S. D.; Tarem, S.; Taylor, R. J.; Teuscher, R.; Thiergen, M.; Thomas, J.; Thomson, M. A.; Torrence, E.; Towers, S.; Toya, D.; Trefzger, T.; Trigger, I.; Trócsanyi, Z.; Tsur, E.; Turner-Watson, M. F.; Ueda, I.; Vachon, B.; Vannerem, P.; Verzocchi, M.; Voss, H.; Vossebeld, J.; Waller, D.; Ward, C. P.; Ward, D. R.; Watkins, P. M.; Watson, A. T.; Watson, N. K.; Wells, P. S.; Wengler, T.; Wermes, N.; Wetterling, D.; White, J. S.; Wilson, G. W.; Wilson, J. A.; Wyatt, T. R.; Yamashita, S.; Zacek, V.; Zer-Zion, D.

In: European Physical Journal C, Vol. 23, No. 3, 04.2002, p. 437-454.

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abstract = "From about 4 million hadronic Z0 decays recorded by the OPAL detector on and near to the Z0 resonance, we select a sample of more than 570 000 inclusively reconstructed B mesons. Orbitally-excited mesons B J* are reconstructed using Bπ± combinations. Independently, B* mesons are reconstructed using the decay B* → Bγ. The selected B* candidates are used to obtain samples enriched or depleted in the decay BJ* → B*π± (X), where (X) refers to decay modes with or without additional accompanying decay particles. From the number of signal candidates in the Bπ± mass spectra of these two samples, we perform the first measurement of the branching ratio of orbitally-excited B mesons decaying into B*π(X): BR(B*π(X)) = 0.85-0.27 +0.26±0.12, where the first error is statistical and the second systematic.",
author = "G. Abbiendi and K. Ackerstaff and C. Ainsley and {\AA}kesson, {P. F.} and G. Alexander and J. Allison and Anderson, {K. J.} and S. Arcelli and S. Asai and Ashby, {S. F.} and D. Axen and G. Azuelos and I. Bailey and Ball, {A. H.} and E. Barberio and Barlow, {R. J.} and S. Baumann and T. Behnke and Bell, {K. W.} and G. Bella and A. Bellerive and G. Benelli and S. Bentvelsen and S. Bethke and O. Biebel and Bloodworth, {I. J.} and O. Boeriu and P. Bock and J. B{\"o}hme and D. Bonacorsi and M. Boutemeur and S. Braibant and P. Bright-Thomas and L. Brigliadori and Brown, {R. M.} and Burckhart, {H. J.} and J. Cammin and P. Capiluppi and Carnegie, {R. K.} and Carter, {A. A.} and Carter, {J. R.} and Chang, {C. Y.} and Charlton, {D. G.} and Clarke, {P. E L} and E. Clay and I. Cohen and Cooke, {O. C.} and J. Couchman and C. Couyoumtzelis and Coxe, {R. L.} and A. Csilling and M. Cuffiani and S. Dado and Dallavalle, {G. M.} and S. Dallison and {de Roeck}, A. and {de Wolf}, E. and P. Dervan and K. Desch and B. Dienes and Dixit, {M. S.} and M. Donkers and J. Dubbert and E. Duchovni and G. Duckeck and Duerdoth, {I. P.} and Estabrooks, {P. G.} and E. Etzion and F. Fabbri and M. Fanti and L. Feld and P. Ferrari and F. Fiedler and I. Fleck and M. Ford and A. Frey and A. Furtjes and Futyan, {D. I.} and P. Gagnon and Gary, {J. W.} and G. Gaycken and C. Geich-Gimbel and G. Giacomelli and P. Giacomelli and D. Glenzinski and J. Goldberg and C. Grandi and K. Graham and E. Gross and J. Grunhaus and M. Gruwe and Gunther, {P. O.} and C. Hajdu and Hanson, {G. G.} and M. Hansroul and M. Hapke and K. Harder and A. Harel and M. Harin-Dirac and A. Hauke and M. Hauschild and Hawkes, {C. M.} and R. Hawkings and Hemingway, {R. J.} and C. Hensel and G. Herten and Heuer, {R. D.} and Hill, {J. C.} and A. Hocker and K. Hoffman and Homer, {R. J.} and Honma, {A. K.} and D. Horvath and Hossain, {K. R.} and R. Howard and P. Huntemeyer and P. Igo-Kemenes and K. Ishii and Jacob, {F. R.} and A. Jawahery and H. Jeremie and Jones, {C. R.} and P. Jovanovic and Junk, {T. R.} and N. Kanaya and J. Kanzaki and G. Karapetian and D. Karlen and V. Kartvelishvili and K. Kawagoe and T. Kawamoto and Keeler, {R. K.} and Kellogg, {R. G.} and Kennedy, {B. W.} and Kim, {D. H.} and K. Klein and A. Klier and S. Kluth and T. Kobayashi and M. Kobel and Kokott, {T. P.} and S. Komamiya and Kowalewski, {R. V.} and T. Kress and P. Krieger and {von Krogh}, J. and T. Kuhl and M. Kupper and P. Kyberd and Lafferty, {G. D.} and H. Landsman and D. Lanske and I. Lawson and Layter, {J. G.} and A. Leins and D. Lellouch and J. Letts and L. Levinson and R. Liebisch and J. Lillich and B. List and C. Littlewood and Lloyd, {A. W.} and Lloyd, {S. L.} and Loebinger, {F. K.} and Long, {G. D.} and Losty, {M. J.} and J. Lu and J. Ludwig and A. Macchiolo and A. Macpherson and W. Mader and S. Marcellini and Marchant, {T. E.} and Martin, {A. J.} and Martin, {J. P.} and G. Martinez and T. Mashimo and P. Mattig and McDonald, {W. J.} and J. McKenna and McMahon, {T. J.} and McPherson, {R. A.} and F. Meijers and P. Mendez-Lorenzo and W. Menges and Merritt, {F. S.} and H. Mes and A. Michelini and S. Mihara and G. Mikenberg and Miller, {D. J.} and W. Mohr and A. Montanari and T. Mori and K. Nagai and I. Nakamura and Neal, {H. A.} and R. Nisius and O'Neale, {S. W.} and Oakham, {F. G.} and F. Odorici and Ogren, {H. O.} and A. Oh and A. Okpara and Oreglia, {M. J.} and S. Orito and G. Pasztor and Pater, {J. R.} and Patrick, {G. N.} and J. Patt and P. Pfeifenschneider and Pilcher, {J. E.} and J. Pinfold and Plane, {D. E.} and B. Poli and J. Polok and O. Pooth and M. Przybycien and A. Quadt and C. Rembser and P. Renkel and H. Rick and N. Rodning and Roney, {J. M.} and S. Rosati and K. Roscoe and Rossi, {A. M.} and Y. Rozen and K. Runge and O. Runolfsson and Rust, {D. R.} and K. Sachs and T. Saeki and O. Sahr and Sarkisyan, {E. K G} and C. Sbarra and Schaile, {A. D.} and O. Schaile and P. Scharff-Hansen and M. Schr{\"o}der and M. Schumacher and C. Schwick and Scott, {W. G.} and R. Seuster and Shears, {T. G.} and Shen, {B. C.} and Shepherd-Themistocleous, {C. H.} and P. Sherwood and Siroli, {G. P.} and A. Skuja and Smith, {A. M.} and Snow, {G. A.} and R. Sobie and S. Soldner-Rembold and S. Spagnolo and M. Sproston and A. Stahl and K. Stephens and K. Stoll and D. Strom and R. Str{\"o}hmer and L. Stumpf and B. Surrow and Talbot, {S. D.} and S. Tarem and Taylor, {R. J.} and R. Teuscher and M. Thiergen and J. Thomas and Thomson, {M. A.} and E. Torrence and S. Towers and D. Toya and T. Trefzger and I. Trigger and Z. Tr{\'o}csanyi and E. Tsur and Turner-Watson, {M. F.} and I. Ueda and B. Vachon and P. Vannerem and M. Verzocchi and H. Voss and J. Vossebeld and D. Waller and Ward, {C. P.} and Ward, {D. R.} and Watkins, {P. M.} and Watson, {A. T.} and Watson, {N. K.} and Wells, {P. S.} and T. Wengler and N. Wermes and D. Wetterling and White, {J. S.} and Wilson, {G. W.} and Wilson, {J. A.} and Wyatt, {T. R.} and S. Yamashita and V. Zacek and D. Zer-Zion",
year = "2002",
month = "4",
doi = "10.1007/s100520200892",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "23",
pages = "437--454",
journal = "European Physical Journal C",
issn = "1434-6044",
publisher = "Springer New York",
number = "3",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Investigation of the decay of orbitally-excited B mesons and first measurement of the branching ratio BR(BJ*→B*π(X))

AU - Abbiendi, G.

AU - Ackerstaff, K.

AU - Ainsley, C.

AU - Åkesson, P. F.

AU - Alexander, G.

AU - Allison, J.

AU - Anderson, K. J.

AU - Arcelli, S.

AU - Asai, S.

AU - Ashby, S. F.

AU - Axen, D.

AU - Azuelos, G.

AU - Bailey, I.

AU - Ball, A. H.

AU - Barberio, E.

AU - Barlow, R. J.

AU - Baumann, S.

AU - Behnke, T.

AU - Bell, K. W.

AU - Bella, G.

AU - Bellerive, A.

AU - Benelli, G.

AU - Bentvelsen, S.

AU - Bethke, S.

AU - Biebel, O.

AU - Bloodworth, I. J.

AU - Boeriu, O.

AU - Bock, P.

AU - Böhme, J.

AU - Bonacorsi, D.

AU - Boutemeur, M.

AU - Braibant, S.

AU - Bright-Thomas, P.

AU - Brigliadori, L.

AU - Brown, R. M.

AU - Burckhart, H. J.

AU - Cammin, J.

AU - Capiluppi, P.

AU - Carnegie, R. K.

AU - Carter, A. A.

AU - Carter, J. R.

AU - Chang, C. Y.

AU - Charlton, D. G.

AU - Clarke, P. E L

AU - Clay, E.

AU - Cohen, I.

AU - Cooke, O. C.

AU - Couchman, J.

AU - Couyoumtzelis, C.

AU - Coxe, R. L.

AU - Csilling, A.

AU - Cuffiani, M.

AU - Dado, S.

AU - Dallavalle, G. M.

AU - Dallison, S.

AU - de Roeck, A.

AU - de Wolf, E.

AU - Dervan, P.

AU - Desch, K.

AU - Dienes, B.

AU - Dixit, M. S.

AU - Donkers, M.

AU - Dubbert, J.

AU - Duchovni, E.

AU - Duckeck, G.

AU - Duerdoth, I. P.

AU - Estabrooks, P. G.

AU - Etzion, E.

AU - Fabbri, F.

AU - Fanti, M.

AU - Feld, L.

AU - Ferrari, P.

AU - Fiedler, F.

AU - Fleck, I.

AU - Ford, M.

AU - Frey, A.

AU - Furtjes, A.

AU - Futyan, D. I.

AU - Gagnon, P.

AU - Gary, J. W.

AU - Gaycken, G.

AU - Geich-Gimbel, C.

AU - Giacomelli, G.

AU - Giacomelli, P.

AU - Glenzinski, D.

AU - Goldberg, J.

AU - Grandi, C.

AU - Graham, K.

AU - Gross, E.

AU - Grunhaus, J.

AU - Gruwe, M.

AU - Gunther, P. O.

AU - Hajdu, C.

AU - Hanson, G. G.

AU - Hansroul, M.

AU - Hapke, M.

AU - Harder, K.

AU - Harel, A.

AU - Harin-Dirac, M.

AU - Hauke, A.

AU - Hauschild, M.

AU - Hawkes, C. M.

AU - Hawkings, R.

AU - Hemingway, R. J.

AU - Hensel, C.

AU - Herten, G.

AU - Heuer, R. D.

AU - Hill, J. C.

AU - Hocker, A.

AU - Hoffman, K.

AU - Homer, R. J.

AU - Honma, A. K.

AU - Horvath, D.

AU - Hossain, K. R.

AU - Howard, R.

AU - Huntemeyer, P.

AU - Igo-Kemenes, P.

AU - Ishii, K.

AU - Jacob, F. R.

AU - Jawahery, A.

AU - Jeremie, H.

AU - Jones, C. R.

AU - Jovanovic, P.

AU - Junk, T. R.

AU - Kanaya, N.

AU - Kanzaki, J.

AU - Karapetian, G.

AU - Karlen, D.

AU - Kartvelishvili, V.

AU - Kawagoe, K.

AU - Kawamoto, T.

AU - Keeler, R. K.

AU - Kellogg, R. G.

AU - Kennedy, B. W.

AU - Kim, D. H.

AU - Klein, K.

AU - Klier, A.

AU - Kluth, S.

AU - Kobayashi, T.

AU - Kobel, M.

AU - Kokott, T. P.

AU - Komamiya, S.

AU - Kowalewski, R. V.

AU - Kress, T.

AU - Krieger, P.

AU - von Krogh, J.

AU - Kuhl, T.

AU - Kupper, M.

AU - Kyberd, P.

AU - Lafferty, G. D.

AU - Landsman, H.

AU - Lanske, D.

AU - Lawson, I.

AU - Layter, J. G.

AU - Leins, A.

AU - Lellouch, D.

AU - Letts, J.

AU - Levinson, L.

AU - Liebisch, R.

AU - Lillich, J.

AU - List, B.

AU - Littlewood, C.

AU - Lloyd, A. W.

AU - Lloyd, S. L.

AU - Loebinger, F. K.

AU - Long, G. D.

AU - Losty, M. J.

AU - Lu, J.

AU - Ludwig, J.

AU - Macchiolo, A.

AU - Macpherson, A.

AU - Mader, W.

AU - Marcellini, S.

AU - Marchant, T. E.

AU - Martin, A. J.

AU - Martin, J. P.

AU - Martinez, G.

AU - Mashimo, T.

AU - Mattig, P.

AU - McDonald, W. J.

AU - McKenna, J.

AU - McMahon, T. J.

AU - McPherson, R. A.

AU - Meijers, F.

AU - Mendez-Lorenzo, P.

AU - Menges, W.

AU - Merritt, F. S.

AU - Mes, H.

AU - Michelini, A.

AU - Mihara, S.

AU - Mikenberg, G.

AU - Miller, D. J.

AU - Mohr, W.

AU - Montanari, A.

AU - Mori, T.

AU - Nagai, K.

AU - Nakamura, I.

AU - Neal, H. A.

AU - Nisius, R.

AU - O'Neale, S. W.

AU - Oakham, F. G.

AU - Odorici, F.

AU - Ogren, H. O.

AU - Oh, A.

AU - Okpara, A.

AU - Oreglia, M. J.

AU - Orito, S.

AU - Pasztor, G.

AU - Pater, J. R.

AU - Patrick, G. N.

AU - Patt, J.

AU - Pfeifenschneider, P.

AU - Pilcher, J. E.

AU - Pinfold, J.

AU - Plane, D. E.

AU - Poli, B.

AU - Polok, J.

AU - Pooth, O.

AU - Przybycien, M.

AU - Quadt, A.

AU - Rembser, C.

AU - Renkel, P.

AU - Rick, H.

AU - Rodning, N.

AU - Roney, J. M.

AU - Rosati, S.

AU - Roscoe, K.

AU - Rossi, A. M.

AU - Rozen, Y.

AU - Runge, K.

AU - Runolfsson, O.

AU - Rust, D. R.

AU - Sachs, K.

AU - Saeki, T.

AU - Sahr, O.

AU - Sarkisyan, E. K G

AU - Sbarra, C.

AU - Schaile, A. D.

AU - Schaile, O.

AU - Scharff-Hansen, P.

AU - Schröder, M.

AU - Schumacher, M.

AU - Schwick, C.

AU - Scott, W. G.

AU - Seuster, R.

AU - Shears, T. G.

AU - Shen, B. C.

AU - Shepherd-Themistocleous, C. H.

AU - Sherwood, P.

AU - Siroli, G. P.

AU - Skuja, A.

AU - Smith, A. M.

AU - Snow, G. A.

AU - Sobie, R.

AU - Soldner-Rembold, S.

AU - Spagnolo, S.

AU - Sproston, M.

AU - Stahl, A.

AU - Stephens, K.

AU - Stoll, K.

AU - Strom, D.

AU - Ströhmer, R.

AU - Stumpf, L.

AU - Surrow, B.

AU - Talbot, S. D.

AU - Tarem, S.

AU - Taylor, R. J.

AU - Teuscher, R.

AU - Thiergen, M.

AU - Thomas, J.

AU - Thomson, M. A.

AU - Torrence, E.

AU - Towers, S.

AU - Toya, D.

AU - Trefzger, T.

AU - Trigger, I.

AU - Trócsanyi, Z.

AU - Tsur, E.

AU - Turner-Watson, M. F.

AU - Ueda, I.

AU - Vachon, B.

AU - Vannerem, P.

AU - Verzocchi, M.

AU - Voss, H.

AU - Vossebeld, J.

AU - Waller, D.

AU - Ward, C. P.

AU - Ward, D. R.

AU - Watkins, P. M.

AU - Watson, A. T.

AU - Watson, N. K.

AU - Wells, P. S.

AU - Wengler, T.

AU - Wermes, N.

AU - Wetterling, D.

AU - White, J. S.

AU - Wilson, G. W.

AU - Wilson, J. A.

AU - Wyatt, T. R.

AU - Yamashita, S.

AU - Zacek, V.

AU - Zer-Zion, D.

PY - 2002/4

Y1 - 2002/4

N2 - From about 4 million hadronic Z0 decays recorded by the OPAL detector on and near to the Z0 resonance, we select a sample of more than 570 000 inclusively reconstructed B mesons. Orbitally-excited mesons B J* are reconstructed using Bπ± combinations. Independently, B* mesons are reconstructed using the decay B* → Bγ. The selected B* candidates are used to obtain samples enriched or depleted in the decay BJ* → B*π± (X), where (X) refers to decay modes with or without additional accompanying decay particles. From the number of signal candidates in the Bπ± mass spectra of these two samples, we perform the first measurement of the branching ratio of orbitally-excited B mesons decaying into B*π(X): BR(B*π(X)) = 0.85-0.27 +0.26±0.12, where the first error is statistical and the second systematic.

AB - From about 4 million hadronic Z0 decays recorded by the OPAL detector on and near to the Z0 resonance, we select a sample of more than 570 000 inclusively reconstructed B mesons. Orbitally-excited mesons B J* are reconstructed using Bπ± combinations. Independently, B* mesons are reconstructed using the decay B* → Bγ. The selected B* candidates are used to obtain samples enriched or depleted in the decay BJ* → B*π± (X), where (X) refers to decay modes with or without additional accompanying decay particles. From the number of signal candidates in the Bπ± mass spectra of these two samples, we perform the first measurement of the branching ratio of orbitally-excited B mesons decaying into B*π(X): BR(B*π(X)) = 0.85-0.27 +0.26±0.12, where the first error is statistical and the second systematic.

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DO - 10.1007/s100520200892

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VL - 23

SP - 437

EP - 454

JO - European Physical Journal C

JF - European Physical Journal C

SN - 1434-6044

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