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Properties of L=1 B1 and B2* Mesons.

Ratoff, Peter N. and Bertram, I. and Borissov, G. and Fox, H. (2007) Properties of L=1 B1 and B2* Mesons. Physical Review Letters, 99 (17). p. 172001.

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Abstract

This Letter presents the first strong evidence for the resolution of the excited B mesons B1 and B as two separate states in fully reconstructed decays to B+(*)-. The mass of B1 is measured to be 5720.6±2.4±1.4 MeV/c2 and the mass difference M between B and B1 is 26.2±3.1±0.9 MeV/c2, giving the mass of the B as 5746.8±2.4±1.7 MeV/c2. The production rate for B1 and B mesons is determined to be a fraction (13.9±1.9±3.2)% of the production rate of the B+ meson.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Physical Review Letters
Additional Information: Entire analysis and paper produced by PhD student Mark Williams under Ratoff's supervision. The first direct observation of B1 and B2* as independent states, the most precise measurement of their masses and the only measurement of the rate at which they are produced with respect to ground state B mesons. RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Physics
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 2336
Deposited By: ep_importer
Deposited On: 02 Apr 2008 11:59
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 16:09
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/2336

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