Evidence for the $b\to u$ Transition $B^0\to D_s^+ pi^-$ and a Search for $B^0\to D_s^*+ pi^-$

Research paper by The BABAR Collaboration, B. Aubert

Indexed on: 30 May '02Published on: 30 May '02Published in: High Energy Physics - Experiment


We report evidence for the $b\to u$ transition $B^0 \to D_s^{+}\pi^-$ and the results of a search for $B^0 \to D_s^{*+} \pi^-$ from a sample of $61.6\times 10^6$ $Y(4S)$ decays into $B$ meson pairs collected with the BaBar detector at the PEP II asymmetric $e^{+}e^{-}$ collider. The observed $B^0 \to D_s^{+} \pi^-$ yield has a probability of $4.4 \times 10^{-4}$ to be a fluctuation of the background (3.5 $\sigma$) and we measure the branching fraction $B^0 \to D_s^{+} \pi^-=3.1 \pm 1.0 ({\rm stat.})\pm 1.0 ({\rm syst.})$. We also set a limit $B^0 \to D_s^{*+} \pi^- <~4.3\times 10^{-5}$ at 90% C.L.