Form factors for semileptonic, nonleptonic, and rare B(B s) meson decays

Mikhail A. Ivanov, Jürgen G. Körner, Sergey G. Kovalenko, Pietro Santorelli, Gozyal G. Saidullaeva

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We provide new values for the model parameters of the covariant constituent quark model (with built-in infrared confinement) in the meson sector by a fit to the leptonic decay constants and a number of electromagnetic decays. We then evaluate, in a parameter-free way, the form factors of the B(B s)→P(V) transitions in the full kinematical region of momentum transfer. As an application of our results, we calculate the widths of the nonleptonic B s decays into Ds-Ds+, Ds*-Ds++Ds-Ds*+, and Ds*-Ds*+. These modes give the largest contribution to ΔΓ for the B s-B ̄s system. We also treat the nonleptonic decay B s→J/ψ. Although this mode is color-suppressed, this decay has important implications for the search of possible CP-violating new-physics effects in B s-B ̄s mixing.

Original languageEnglish
Article number034004
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 3 Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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