Left-right mixing on leptonic and semileptonic b → u decays

Chuan Hung Chen, Soo hyeon Nam

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It has been known that there exists a disagreement emerged between the determination of | Vu b | from inclusive B → Xu ℓ ν decays and exclusive B → π ℓ ν decays. In order to solve the mismatch, we investigate the left-right (LR) mixing effects, denoted by ξu, in leptonic and semileptonic b → u decays. We find that the new interactions (V + A) × (V - A) induced via the LR mixing can explain the mismatch between the values of | Vu b | if Re (ξu) = - (0.14 ± 0.12). Furthermore, we also find that the LR mixing effects can enhance the branching fractions for B → τ ν and B → ρ ℓ ν decays by 30% and 17%, respectively, while reducing the branching fraction for B → γ ℓ ν decays by 18%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)462-466
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Sep 11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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