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Title: Some aspects of the phenomenology of B mesons
Researcher: Misra, Basudha
Guide(s): Sinha, Rahul
Indumathi, D
Keywords: B Meson
Physical Science
Upload Date: 17-Sep-2012
University: Homi Bhabha National Institute
Completed Date: 2011
Abstract: The variation of the measured B0d and#8722; B0d mixing phase and#946;/and#966;1 in b and#8594; ccs and b and#8594; sqq (where q = u, d, s) modes is regarded as a possible probe of New Physics. It has been speculated that this discrepancy is a signal of New Physics. Within the Standard Model the amplitude for modes involving b and#8594; s transitions, get contributions from two amplitudes with different weak phases. Unless the contribution from one of the amplitudes is negligible, one would expect some discrepancy between the various measurements. Estimates of this discrepancy using hadronic assumptions have indicated that the sign of the discrepancy within SM is opposite to the observed value. We demonstrate using a model independent approach that the deviation in measured B0 dand#8722;B0 d mixing phase caused by pollution from another amplitude, within the Standard Model, is always less in magnitude, and has the same sign as the weak phase of the polluting amplitude. The exception is to have large destructive interference between the two amplitudes. We show that any deviation larger than a few degrees is only possible if the observed decay rate results from fine tuned cancellations between significantly larger quark level amplitudes. These simple observations have very significant consequences for signals of New Physics. One of the eligible New Physics candidate is the leptoquark model. Leptoquarks are hypothetical gauge particles which can be either scalar or vector. These particles allow having tree level transitions from a quark to lepton or vice versa which are not permitted in the standard model. In our work, upper bounds at the weak scale are obtained for all and#955;ijand#955;ik type product couplings of leptoquark model which may affect K0 and#8722;K0 , B0 d and#8722;B0 d and B0 s and#8722;B0 s mixing. For B0 dand#8722;B0 d we use both _mB and sin(2and#946;) where as for B0 sand#8722;B0 s we use _mBs and sin(2and#946;s) constraints. For K0 and#8722; K0 we use the results on _mK and and#949;K. Due to the presence of large theoretical uncertainties, and#949;and#8242;/and#949; is not consideredin our analysis.
Pagination: xxi, 94p.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10603/4706
Appears in Departments:Department of Physical Sciences

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