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New flavour symmetry and nonleptonic decays of D and B mesons

Al-Shamali, Farook Mohammad Fathi (1992) New flavour symmetry and nonleptonic decays of D and B mesons. Masters thesis, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.

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The form factors of the current matrix elements corresponding to the transitions D --->K, K* are available from two experimental measurements and two lattice calculations. These values have been used to study several nonleptonic D⁰ decays that admit factorization and contain a strange meson (K,K*) in the final state. Furthermore, these form factors have been used to calculate the corresponding ones for B decays using flavour symmetry. This enabled us to study two factorizable B decays involving a strange meson. Our results for the branching ratios provide a support for the factorization hypothesis. Also, flavour symmetry seems to be working very well.



Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Date:December 1992
Date Type:Completion
Subjects:Physics
Divisions:College Of Sciences > Physics Dept
Creators:Al-Shamali, Farook Mohammad Fathi
Committee Advisor:Riazuddin, -
Committee Members:Mavromatis, H. A. and Bahlouli, H
ID Code:10337
Deposited By:KFUPM ePrints Admin
Deposited On:22 Jun 2008 17:02
Last Modified:26 Apr 2011 08:11

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