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The persistence of charm in the relentless decay of beauty


Adler, Mark (1990) The persistence of charm in the relentless decay of beauty. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology.


The results of calculations of semileptonic Bc meson exclusive decay channels using the quark potential model are presented. These results are compared with estimations made using the spectator model. The polarization of charmonia states resulting from b to c decay are also calculated, providing a more detailed experimental check of the model.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:bc meson; beauty; beauty charm meson; bottom; charmonium; coulomb plus linear quark-quark potential; decay channel; decay rate; meson; meson mass; non-relativistic nuclear potential; polarization; quark; strange
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Wise, Mark B.
Thesis Committee:
  • Wise, Mark B. (chair)
  • Barnes, Charles A.
  • Porter, Frank C.
  • Politzer, Hugh David
Defense Date:24 May 1990
Author Email:madler (AT)
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-09162005-162439
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Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:3566
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Deposited On:16 Sep 2005
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 03:00

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