Probing for the charm content of B and y mesons

Chia Hung V. Chang, Wei Shu Hou

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Abstract

A slow J/ψ bump exists in the inclusive B→J/ψ+X spectrum, while the softness of the J/ψ spectrum in Υ(1S)→J/ψ+X decay is in strong contrast to expectations from the color octet mechanism. We propose intrinsic charm as the explanation: the former is due to B̄→J/ψDπ, with three charm quarks in the final state; the latter is just a small fraction of Υ(1S)→(cc̄)slow+2 "jet" events, where the slow moving cc system evolves into D(*) pairs. An experimental search for these phenomena at B factories and the Fermilab Tevatron is strongly urged, as the implications go beyond QCD.

Original languageEnglish
Article number071501
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume64
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1

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

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