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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. doi:10.7907/91HF-NW14.


The results of calculations of semileptonic B±c 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 → 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. (advisor)
  • Kavanagh, Ralph William (co-advisor)
Group:Caltech Theory
Thesis Committee:
  • Wise, Mark B. (chair)
  • Barnes, Charles A.
  • Porter, Frank C.
  • Politzer, Hugh David
  • Kavanagh, Ralph William
Defense Date:24 May 1990
Non-Caltech Author Email:madler (AT)
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Hughes Aircraft CompanyUNSPECIFIED
Howard Hughes Doctoral FellowshipUNSPECIFIED
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-09162005-162439
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ID Code:3566
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Deposited On:16 Sep 2005
Last Modified:13 Jan 2022 23:39

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