We report the observations of the decays B^+ -> psi(2S) K^+ and B^0 -> psi(2S) K^*(892)^0 in ppbar collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 1.8 TeV using a 110 pb^{-1} data sample recorded by the Collider Detector at Fermilab. We also reconstruct the decays B^+ -> J/psi K^+ and B^0 -> J/psi K^*(892)^0 and measure the six ratios of branching fractions of these four decays. The relative branching-fraction results are shown to be consistent with phenomenological factorization calculations of hadronic B-meson decays. We use the world-average branching fraction Br(B^+ -> J/psi K^+) to derive Br(B^+ -> psi(2S) K^+) = (0.56 +/- 0.08 +/- 0.10) x 10^{-3}, Br(B^0 -> psi(2S) K^*(892)^0) = (0.92 +/- 0.20 +/- 0.16) x 10^{-3}, and Br(B^0 -> J/psi K^*(892)^0) = (1.78 +/- 0.14 +/- 0.29) x 10^{-3}, where the first and second uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively.

Observation of B^{+}→ψ(2S)K^{+} and B^{0}→ψ(2S)K^{*}(892)^{0} decays and measurements of B-meson branching fractions into J/ψ and ψ(2S) final states

C. E. Pagliarone
Membro del Collaboration Group
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J. Wyss;
1998

Abstract

We report the observations of the decays B^+ -> psi(2S) K^+ and B^0 -> psi(2S) K^*(892)^0 in ppbar collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 1.8 TeV using a 110 pb^{-1} data sample recorded by the Collider Detector at Fermilab. We also reconstruct the decays B^+ -> J/psi K^+ and B^0 -> J/psi K^*(892)^0 and measure the six ratios of branching fractions of these four decays. The relative branching-fraction results are shown to be consistent with phenomenological factorization calculations of hadronic B-meson decays. We use the world-average branching fraction Br(B^+ -> J/psi K^+) to derive Br(B^+ -> psi(2S) K^+) = (0.56 +/- 0.08 +/- 0.10) x 10^{-3}, Br(B^0 -> psi(2S) K^*(892)^0) = (0.92 +/- 0.20 +/- 0.16) x 10^{-3}, and Br(B^0 -> J/psi K^*(892)^0) = (1.78 +/- 0.14 +/- 0.29) x 10^{-3}, where the first and second uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively.
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