8-12 September 2014
Vienna University of Technology
Europe/Vienna timezone

NP scenarios in b-->c(u) l nu decays

10 Sep 2014, 12:35
EI 10 lecture hall (Vienna University of Technology)

EI 10 lecture hall

Vienna University of Technology



Fulvia De Fazio (INFN - Sezione di Bari)


The BaBar measurements of the ratios ${\cal R}(D^{(*)})=\frac{{\cal B}(B \to D^{(*)} \tau {\bar \nu}_\tau)}{{\cal B}(B \to D^{(*)} \mu {\bar \nu}_\mu)}$ deviate from the standard model expectation, while new results on the purely leptonic $B \to \tau {\bar \nu}_\tau$ mode show a better consistency with the standard model, within the uncertainties. In a new physics scenario, one possibility to accomodate these two experimental facts consists in considering an additional tensor operator in the effective weak hamiltonian. We study the effects of such an operator in a set of observables, in semileptonic $B \to D^{(*)}$ modes as well as in semileptonic $B$ and $B_s$ decays to excited positive parity charmed mesons.

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