Forward-backward and isospin asymmetry for B → K *ℓ+- decay in the standard model and in supersymmetry

Thorsten Feldmann, Joaquim Matias

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We discuss two dedicated observables in exclusive B → K*ℓ+ℓ- decay that can be used to study effects of physics beyond the standard model, namely the forward-backward asymmetry in the lepton spectrum and the isospin-asymmetry between decays of charged and neutral B mesons. We consider the region of large recoil-energy (i.e. small invariant mass of the lepton pair), and employ the QCD factorization approach to exclusive B meson decays. Sub-leading effects in the heavy quark mass expansion are taken into account for the calculation of the isospin-asymmetry. We give predictions for decay asymmetries in the standard model, and its supersymmetric extension with minimal flavor violation, using parameter values allowed by current experimental constraints on B →X sγ decay. © SISSA/ISAS 2003.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1607-1629
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003


  • B-Physics
  • NLO Computations
  • Rare Decays


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