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ISSN - 15507998, Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 2005, vol. 72, p. 1-14

Search for b→u transitions in B-→D0K- and B-→D*0K-

Aubert B., Barate R., Boutigny D., Couderc F., Karyotakis Y., Lees J. P., Poireau V., Tisserand V., Zghiche A., Grauges E., Palano A., Pappagallo M., Pompili A., Chen J. C., Qi N. D., Rong G., Wang P., Zhu Y. S., Eigen G., Ofte I., Stugu B., Abrams G. S., Battaglia M., Borgland A. W., Breon A. B., Brown D. N., Button-Shafer J., Cahn R. N., Charles E., Day C. T., Gill M. S., Gritsan A. V., Groysman Y., Jacobsen R. G., Kadel R. W., Kadyk J., Kerth L. T., Kolomensky Yu G., Kukartsev G., Lynch G., Mir L. M., Oddone P. J., Orimoto T. J., Pripstein M., Roe N. A., Ronan M. T., Wenzel W. A., Barrett M., Ford K. E., Harrison T. J., Hart A. J., Hawkes C. M., Morgan S. E., Watson A. T., Fritsch M., Goetzen K., Held T., Koch H., Lewandowski B., Pelizaeus M., Peters K., Schroeder T., Steinke M., Boyd J. T., Burke J. P., Chevalier N., Cottingham W. N., Kelly M. P., Cuhadar-Donszelmann T., Hearty C., Knecht N. S., Mattison T. S., McKenna J. A., Khan A., Kyberd P., Teodorescu L., Blinov A. E., Blinov V. E., Bukin A. D., Druzhinin V. P., Golubev V. B., Ivanchenko V. N., Kravchenko E. A., Onuchin A. P., Serednyakov S. I., Skovpen Yu I., Solodov E. P., Yushkov A. N., Best D., Bondioli M., Bruinsma M., Chao M., Eschrich I., Kirkby D., Lankford A. J., Mandelkern M., Mommsen R. K., Roethel W., Stoker D. P.

We search for B-→D0K- and B-→D*0K- and charge conjugates. Here the symbol D0 indicates decay of a D0 or D̄0 into K+π-, while the symbol D*0 indicates decay of a D*0 or D̄*0 to D0π0 or D0γ. These final states can be reached through the b→c transition B-→D(*)0K- followed by the doubly Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa (CKM)-suppressed D0→K+π-, or the b→u transition B-→D̄(*)0K- followed by the CKM-favored D̄0→K+π-. The interference of these two amplitudes is sensitive to the angle γ of the unitarity triangle. Our results are based on 232×106 Υ(4S)→BB̄ decays collected with the BABAR detector at SLAC. We find no significant evidence for these decays. We set a limit rB|A(B-→D̄0K-)/A(B-→D0K-)|<0.23 at 90% C.L. using the most conservative assumptions on the values of the CKM angle γ and the strong phases in the B and D decay amplitudes. In the case of the D* we set a 90% C.L. limit rB*2|A(B-→D̄*0K-)/A(B-→D*0K-) |2<(0.16)2 which is independent of assumptions on γ and strong phases. © 2005 The American Physical Society.