Journal article

Evidence for Neutral B Meson Decays to omega K*(0)

P Goldenzweig, AJ Schwartz, I Adachi, H Aihara, K Arinstein, V Aulchenko, T Aushev, S Bahinipati, AM Bakich, A Bay, I Bedny, V Bhardwaj, U Bitenc, A Bondar, A Bozek, M Bracko, TE Browder, P Chang, Y Chao, A Chen Show all

Physical Review Letters | AMER PHYSICAL SOC | Published : 2008


We present the results of a study of the charmless vector-vector decay B0-->omegaK*0 with 657 x 10(6) BB pairs collected with the Belle detector at the KEKB e+e- collider. We measure the branching fraction to be B(B0-->omegaK*0) = [1.8+/-0.7(stat)+/-0.3(syst)]x 10(-6) with 3.0sigma significance. We also perform a helicity analysis of the omega and K*0 vector mesons, and obtain the longitudinal polarization fraction fL(B0-->omegaK*0) = 0.56+/-0.29(stat) -0.08(+0.18)(syst). Finally, we measure a large nonresonant branching fraction B[B0-->omegaK+pi(-);M Kpi in(0.755,1.250) GeV/c2] = [5.1+/-0.7(stat)+/-0.7(syst)]x 10(-6) with a significance of 9.5sigma.


Awarded by Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research

Funding Acknowledgements

We thank the KEKB group for excellent operation of the accelerator, the KEK cryogenics group for efficient solenoid operations, and the KEK computer group and the NII for valuable computing and SINET3 network support. We acknowledge support from MEXT and JSPS (Japan); ARC and DEST (Australia); NSFC (China); DST (India); MOEHRD, KOSEF, and KRF (Korea); KBN (Poland); MES and RFAAE (Russia); ARRS (Slovenia); SNSF (Switzerland); NSC and MOE (Taiwan); and DOE (USA).