Measurement of Branching Fractions in Radiative B Decays to eta K gamma and Search for B Decays to eta' K gamma

Research paper by The BABAR Collaboration, B. Aubert

Indexed on: 29 Mar '06Published on: 29 Mar '06Published in: High Energy Physics - Experiment


We present measurements of the B->eta K gamma branching fractions and upper limits for the B->eta' K gamma branching fractions. For B->eta K+ gamma we also measure the time-integrated charge asymmetry. The data sample, collected with the BaBar detector at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, represents 232 million produced B B-bar pairs. The results for branching fractions and upper limits at 90% C.L. in units of 10^{-6} are: Br(B0->eta K0 gamma)=11.3+2.8-2.6+/-0.6, Br(B+->eta K+gamma)=10.0+/-1.3+/-0.5, Br(B0->eta' K0 gamma)<6.6, Br(B+->eta' K+ gamma)<4.2. The charge asymmetry in the decay B+->eta K+ gamma is Ach =-0.09+/-0.12+/-0.01. The first errors are statistical and the second systematic.