B+→Ds*+ γ and B+→D*+ γ as probes of Vub

Benjamín Grinstein, Richard F. Lebed

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The decays B+→Ds*+ γ and B+→D*+ γ can be used for an extraction of |Vub|. When the b and c quarks are nearly degenerate, the rate for these modes can be determined in terms of other observed rates, namely BB̄ mixing and D*→Dγ decay. To this end, we introduce a novel application of heavy quark and flavor symmetries. Although somewhat unrealistic, this limit provides us with a first estimate of these rates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number031302
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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