Three-body nonleptonic B decays in perturbative QCD

Chuan Hung Chen, Hsiang Nan Li

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We develop perturbative QCD formalism for three-body nonleptonic B meson decays. Leading contributions are identified by defining power counting rules for various topologies of amplitudes. The analysis is simplified into the one for two-body decays by introducing two-meson distribution amplitudes. This formalism predicts both nonresonant and resonant contributions, and can be generalized to baryonic decays.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)258-265
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2003 May 29

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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