2-9 July 2014
Valencia, Spain
Europe/Madrid timezone

Dilepton invariant mass spectrum and the decay rate in $B^\pm \to \pi^\pm \mu^+\mu^-$

5 Jul 2014, 15:30
Sala 3+4 ()

Sala 3+4

Oral presentation Flavour Physics Flavour Physics


Prof. Ahmed Ali (DESY)


We present a precise calculation of the dilepton invariant-mass spectrum and the decay rate for B±→π±ℓ+ℓ− (ℓ±=e±,μ±) in the Standard Model (SM) based on the effective Hamiltonian approach for the b→dℓ+ℓ− transitions. With the Wilson coefficients already known in the next-to-next-to-leading logarithmic (NNLL) accuracy, the remaining theoretical uncertainty in the short-distance contribution resides in the form factors f+(q2), f0(q2) and fT(q2). Of these, f+(q2) is well measured in the charged-current semileptonic decays B→πℓνℓ and we use the B-factory data to parametrize it. The corresponding form factors for the B→K transitions have been calculated in the Lattice-QCD approach for large-q2 and extrapolated to the entire q2-region using the so-called z-expansion. Using an SU(3)F-breaking Ansatz, we calculate the B→π tensor form factor, which is consistent with the recently reported lattice B→π analysis obtained at large q2. The prediction for the total branching fraction B(B±→π±μ+μ−)=(1.88+0.32−0.21)×10−8 is in good agreement with the experimental value obtained by the LHCb collaboration. In the low q2-region, the Heavy-Quark Symmetry (HQS) relates the three form factors with each other. Accounting for the leading-order symmetry-breaking effects, and using data from the charged-current process B→πℓνℓ to determine f+(q2), we calculate the dilepton invariant-mass distribution in the low q2-region in the B±→π±ℓ+ℓ− decay. This provides a model-independent and precise calculation of the partial branching ratio for this decay.

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Prof. Ahmed Ali (DESY)

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