TY - JOUR

T1 - Theoretical update of the semileptonic branching ratio of B mesons

AU - Bagan, E.

AU - Ball, Patricia

AU - Braun, V. M.

AU - Gosdzinsky, P.

PY - 1995/1/12

Y1 - 1995/1/12

N2 - We reconsider the prediction of the semileptonic branching ratio of B mesons, using the recent calculation [E. Bagan et al., Nucl. Phys. B 432 (1994) 3] of the radiative corrections with account for finite quark masses in nonleptonic decays and taking into account 1 mb2 corrections. For the semileptonic branching ratio we obtain Bsl = (11.8 ± 1.6)% using pole quark masses and Bsl = (11.0 ± 1.9) % using running MS quark masses. The uncertainty is dominated by unknown higher order perturbative corrections. We conclude that the present accuracy of the theoretical analysis does not allow to state a significant disagreement with the experimental results. However, our re-analysis of the decay b → ccs yields an increase of (35 ± 11) % due to next-to-leading order corrections including mass dependent terms, which further emphasizes the problem of the average charm quark content of the final states in B decays. © 1995.

AB - We reconsider the prediction of the semileptonic branching ratio of B mesons, using the recent calculation [E. Bagan et al., Nucl. Phys. B 432 (1994) 3] of the radiative corrections with account for finite quark masses in nonleptonic decays and taking into account 1 mb2 corrections. For the semileptonic branching ratio we obtain Bsl = (11.8 ± 1.6)% using pole quark masses and Bsl = (11.0 ± 1.9) % using running MS quark masses. The uncertainty is dominated by unknown higher order perturbative corrections. We conclude that the present accuracy of the theoretical analysis does not allow to state a significant disagreement with the experimental results. However, our re-analysis of the decay b → ccs yields an increase of (35 ± 11) % due to next-to-leading order corrections including mass dependent terms, which further emphasizes the problem of the average charm quark content of the final states in B decays. © 1995.

U2 - 10.1016/0370-2693(94)01410-E

DO - 10.1016/0370-2693(94)01410-E

M3 - Article

SN - 0370-2693

VL - 342

SP - 362

EP - 368

JO - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

JF - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

IS - 1-4

ER -