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ISSN - 15507998, Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 2006, vol. 74, p. -

Study of the decay B̄0→D*+ωπ-

Aubert B., Barate R., Bona M., Boutigny D., Couderc F., Karyotakis Y., Lees J. P., Poireau V., Tisserand V., Zghiche A., Grauges E., Palano A., Pappagallo M., Chen J. C., Qi N. D., Rong G., Wang P., Zhu Y. S., Eigen G., Ofte I., Stugu B., Abrams G. S., Battaglia M., Brown D. N., Button-Shafer J., Cahn R. N., Charles E., Day C. T., Gill M. S., Groysman Y., Jacobsen R. G., Kadyk J. A., 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., Goetzen K., Held T., Koch H., Lewandowski B., Pelizaeus M., Peters K., Schroeder T., Steinke M., Boyd J. T., Burke J. P., Cottingham W. N., Walker D., Cuhadar-Donszelmann T., Fulsom B. G., Hearty C., Knecht N. S., Mattison T. S., McKenna J. A., Khan A., Kyberd P., Saleem M., Teodorescu L., Blinov V. E., Bukin A. D., Druzhinin V. P., Golubev V. B., Onuchin A. P., Serednyakov S. I., Skovpen Yu I., Solodov E. P., Yu Todyshev K., Best D. S., Bondioli M., Bruinsma M., Chao M., Curry S., Eschrich I., Kirkby D., Lankford A. J., Lund P., Mandelkern M., Mommsen R. K., Roethel W., Stoker D. P., Abachi S., Buchanan C., Foulkes S. D., Gary J. W., Long O., Shen B. C.

We report on a study of the decay B̄0→D*+ωπ- with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II B-factory at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. Based on a sample of 232×106 BB̄ decays, we measure the branching fraction B(B̄0→D*+ωπ-)=(2.88±0. 21(stat.)±0.31(syst.))×10-3. We study the invariant mass spectrum of the ωπ- system in this decay. This spectrum is in good agreement with expectations based on factorization and the measured spectrum in τ-→ωπ-ντ. We also measure the polarization of the D*+ as a function of the ωπ- mass. In the mass region 1.1 to 1.9 GeV we measure the fraction of longitudinal polarization of the D*+ to be ΓL/Γ=0.654±0.042(stat.)±0.016(syst.). This is in agreement with the expectations from heavy-quark effective theory and factorization assuming that the decay proceeds as B̄0→ D*+ρ(1450)-, ρ(1450)-→ωπ-. © 2006 The American Physical Society.