Rates, polarizations, and asymmetries in charmless vector-vector B meson decays

B Aubert, Kelly Ford, Theresa Harrison, Christopher Hawkes, David Knowles, Sian Morgan, Richard Penny, Alan Watson, Nigel Watson, BABAR Collaboration

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With a sample of approximately 89 x 10(6) B(-)B pairs collected with the BABAR detector, we perform a search for B meson decays into pairs of charmless vector mesons (phi, rho, and K*). We measure the branching fractions, determine the degree of longitudinal polarization, and search for CP violation asymmetries in the processes B+-->phiK(*+), B0-->phiK(*0), B+-->rho(0)K(*+), and B+-->rho(0)rho(+). We also set an upper limit on the branching fraction for the decay B0-->rho(0)rho(0).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171802
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number17
Early online date1 Oct 2003
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2003


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