Observation of doubly-charmed B decays at LEP

R. Barate, D. Buskulic, D. Decamp, P. Ghez, C. Goy, J. P. Lees, A. Lucotte, E. Merle, M. N. Minard, J. Y. Nief, B. Pietrzyk, R. Alemany, G. Boix, M. P. Casado, M. Chmeissani, J. M. Crespo, M. Delfino, E. Fernandez, M. Fernandez-Bosman, L. GarridoE. Graugès, A. Juste, M. Martinez, G. Merino, R. Miquel, L. M. Mir, I. C. Park, A. Pascual, J. A. Perlas, I. Riu, F. Sanchez, A. Colaleo, D. Creanza, M. de Palma, G. Gelao, G. Iaselli, G. Maggi, M. Maggi, S. Nuzzo, A. Ranieri, G. Raso, F. Ruggieri, G. Selvaggi, L. Silvestris, P. Tempesta, A. Tricomi, G. Zito, X. Huang, J. Lin, Q. Ouyang, T. Wang, Y. Xie, R. Xu, S. Xue, J. Zhang, L. Zhang, W. Zhao, D. Abbaneo, U. Becker, P. Bright-Thomas, D. Casper, M. Cattaneo, V. Ciulli, G. Dissertori, H. Drevermann, R. W. Forty, M. Frank, R. Hagelberg, J. B. Hansen, J. Harvey, P. Janot, B. Jost, I. Lehraus, P. Mato, A. Minten, L. Moneta, A. Pacheco, J. F. Pusztaszeri, F. Ranjard, L. Rolandi, D. Rousseau, D. Schlatter, W. Tejessy, F. Teubert, I. R. Tomalin, H. Wachsmuth, Z. Ajaltouni, F. Badaud, G. Chazelle, O. Deschamps, A. Falvard, C. Ferdi, P. Gay, C. Guicheney, P. Henrard, J. Jousset, B. Michel, S. Monteil, J. C. Montret, D. Pallin

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Abstract

A search for doubly-charmed B decays with both charmed mesons reconstructed is performed, using about 3.8 million hadronic Z decays recorded with the ALEPH detector at LEP. A clear signal is observed in the channels B → DsD̄(X) and B → DD̄(X) (where D can be either a D0, a D+ or a D*+), providing the first direct evidence for doubly-charmed B decays involving no Ds production. Evidence for associated KS0 and K± production in the decays B → DD̄(X) is also presented some candidates for completely reconstructed decays B → DsD̄(nπ), B→ DD̄KS0 and B → DD̄K± are observed. Furthermore, candidates for the two-body Cabibbo suppressed decays B0 → D*-D*+ and B- → D(*)0D(* )- are also observed. Measurements of the corresponding branching fractions are extracted.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-407
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume4
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998

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