Vector-pseudoscalar two-meson distribution amplitudes in three-body B meson decays

Chuan Hung Chen, Hsiang Nan Li

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We study three-body nonleptonic decays B → VVP by introducing two-meson distribution amplitudes for the vector-pseudoscalar pair, such that the analysis is simplified into the one for two-body decays. The twist-2 and twist-3 φK two-meson distribution amplitudes, associated with longitudinally and transversely polarized φ mesons, are constrained by the experimental data of the τ → φKν and B → φKγ branching ratios. We then predict the B → φKγ and B → φφK decay spectra in the φK invariant mass. Since the resonant contribution in the φK channel is negligible, the above decay spectra provide a clean test for the application of two-meson distribution amplitudes to three-body B meson decays.

Original languageEnglish
Article number054006
Pages (from-to)054006-1-054006-8
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Sep

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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