Publications [#314196] of Mark C. Kruse

Papers Published
  1. Acosta, D; Adelman, J; Affolder, T; Akimoto, T; Albrow, MG; Ambrose, D; Amerio, S; Amidei, D; Anastassov, A; Anikeev, K; Annovi, A; Antos, J; Aoki, M; Apollinari, G; Arisawa, T; Arguin, J-F; Artikov, A; Ashmanskas, W; Attal, A; Azfar, F; Azzi-Bacchetta, P; Bacchetta, N; Bachacou, H; Badgett, W; Barbaro-Galtieri, A; Barker, GJ; Barnes, VE; Barnett, BA; Baroiant, S; Barone, M; Bauer, G; Bedeschi, F; Behari, S; Belforte, S; Bellettini, G; Bellinger, J; Ben-Haim, E; Benjamin, D; Beretvas, A et al., Measurement of the moments of the hadronic invariant mass distribution in semileptonic B decays, Physical Review D, vol. 71 no. 5 (2005), pp. 1-9 [doi] .

    Using 180 pb -1 of data collected with the CDF II detector at the Tevatron, we measure the first two moments of the hadronic invariant mass-squared distribution in charmed semileptonic B decays. From these we determine the nonperturbative Heavy Quark Effective Theory parameters Λ and λ 1 used to relate the B meson semileptonic branching ratio to the CKM matrix element |V cb|. For a minimum lepton momentum of 0.7 GeV/c in the B rest frame we measure the first two moments of the D** → D (*)π component to be 〈m D**2〉 = (5.83 ± 0.16 stat ± 0.08 syst) GeV 2/c 4 and 〈(m D**2 - 〈m D**2〉) 2〉 = (1.30 ± 0.69 stat ± 0.22 syst) GeV 4/c 8. Combining these with the discrete mass terms from the D and D* mesons, we find the total moments to be 〈M Ξc2〉 - m̄ D2 = (0.467 ± 0.038 stat ± 0.068 syst GeV 2/c 4 and 〈(M Ξc2 - 〈M Ξc2〉) 2〉 = (1.05 ± 0.26 stat ± 0.13 syst) GeV 4/c 8, where m̄ D is the spin-averaged D mass. The systematic error is dominated by the uncertainties in the world-average branching ratios used to combine the D, D*, and D** contributions. The analysis makes no assumptions about the shape or resonant structure of the D** → D (*)π invariant mass distribution. © 2005 The American Physical Society.