Excited heavy mesons beyond leading order in the heavy quark expansion


Journal Article

We examine the decays of excited heavy mesons, including the leading power corrections to the heavy quark limit. We find a anew and natural explanation for the large deviation of the width of the D1(2420) from the heavy quark symmetry prediction. Our formalism leads to detailed predictions for the properties of the excited bottom mesons, some of which recently have been observed. Finally, we present a detailed analysis of the effect of power corrections and finite meson widths on the angular distributions which may be measured in heavy meson decays. © 1995 The American Physical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Falk, AF; Mehen, T

Published Date

  • January 1, 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 53 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 231 - 240

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-2368

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1550-7998

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevD.53.231

Citation Source

  • Scopus