Observation of orbitally excited B mesons in pp̄ collisions at √s=1.8 TeV

T. Affolder, H. Akimoto, A. Akopian, M. G. Albrow, P. Amaral, S. R. Amendolia, D. Amidei, K. Anikeev, J. Antos, G. Apollinari, Tetsuo Arisawa, T. Asakawa, W. Ashmanskas, M. Atac, F. Azfar, P. Azzi-Bacchetta, N. Bacchetta, M. W. Bailey, S. Bailey, P. De BarbaraA. Barbaro-Galtieri, V. E. Barnes, B. A. Barnett, M. Barone, G. Bauer, F. Bedeschi, S. Belferte, G. Bellettini, J. Bellinger, D. Benjamin, J. Bensinger, A. Beretvas, J. P. Berge, J. Berryhill, S. Bertolucci, B. Bevensee, A. Bhatti, C. Bigongiari, M. Binkley, D. Bisello, R. E. Blair, C. Blocker, K. Bloom, B. Blumenfeld, B. S. Blusk, A. Bocci, A. Bodek, W. Bokhari, G. Bolla, Y. Bonushkin, D. Bortoletto, J. Boudreau, A. Brandi, S. Van Den Brink, C. Bromberg, M. Brozovic, N. Bruner, E. Buckley-Geer, J. Budagov, H. S. Budd, K. Burkett, G. Busetto, A. Byon-Wagner, K. L. Byrum, M. Campbell, A. Caner, W. Carithers, J. Carlson, D. Carlsmith, J. Cassada, A. Castro, D. Cauz, A. Cerri, A. W. Chan, P. S. Chang, P. T. Chang, J. Chapman, C. Chen, Y. C. Chen, M. T. Cheng, M. Chertok, G. Chiarelli, I. Chirikov-Zorin, G. Chlachidze, F. Chlebana, L. Christofek, M. L. Chu, S. Cihangir, C. I. Ciobanu, A. G. Clark, M. Cobal, E. Cocca, A. Connolly, J. Conway, J. Cooper, M. Cordelli, D. Costanzo, J. Cranshaw, D. Cronin-Hennessy

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Abstract

We measure the relative rate of production of orbitally excited (L=1) states of B mesons (B**) by observing their decays into Bπ±. We reconstruct B mesons through semileptonic decay channels using data collected pp̄ collisions at √s= 1.8 TeV. The fraction of light B mesons that are produced as L= 1B** states is measured to be 0.28±0.06(stat)±0.03(syst). We also measure the collective mass of the B** states, and quantify the result by quoting the (model-dependent) mass of the lowest B** state to be m(B1) = 5.71 ±0.02GeV/c2.

Original languageEnglish
Article number072002
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume64
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Mathematical Physics

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Affolder, T., Akimoto, H., Akopian, A., Albrow, M. G., Amaral, P., Amendolia, S. R., Amidei, D., Anikeev, K., Antos, J., Apollinari, G., Arisawa, T., Asakawa, T., Ashmanskas, W., Atac, M., Azfar, F., Azzi-Bacchetta, P., Bacchetta, N., Bailey, M. W., Bailey, S., ... Cronin-Hennessy, D. (2001). Observation of orbitally excited B mesons in pp̄ collisions at √s=1.8 TeV. Physical Review D, 64(7), [072002]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.64.072002