The observation of the flavor-changing neutral decay B → K*l+l- was reported. The branching fractions were calculated by assuming an equal production rate for charged and neutral B meson pairs. The measured branching fractions were found to be in agreement with the standard model predictions. The effect of systematic error was also included in the calculations.
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|Published - 2003 Dec 31
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
We thank the KEKB group for the excellent operation of the accelerator, the KEK cryogenics group for the efficient operation of the solenoid, and the KEK computer group and the National Institute of Informatics for valuable computing and Super-SINET network support. We acknowledge support from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology of Japan and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS); the Australian Research Council and the Australian Department of Education, Science and Training; the National Science Foundation of China under contract No. 10175071; the Department of Science and Technology of India; the BK21 program of the Ministry of Education of Korea and the CHEP SRC program of the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation; the Polish State Committee for Scientific Research under contract No. 2P03B 01324; the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Russian Federation; the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia; the Swiss National Science Foundation; the National Science Council and the Ministry of Education of Taiwan; and the US Department of Energy. S.N. is supported by KAKENHI (16740153) by JSPS.
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