Hadronic decay of a scalar B meson from the lattice

Phys. Rev. D 70, 054501 – Published 2 September 2004
C. McNeile, C. Michael, and G. Thompson


We explore the transitions B(0+) to Bπ and Bs(0+) to BK from lattice QCD with Nf=2 flavors of sea quark, using the static approximation for the heavy quark. We evaluate the effective coupling constants, predicting a B(0+) to Bπ width of around 160 MeV. Our result for the coupling strength adds to the evidence that the Bs(0+) meson is not predominantly a molecular state (BK).

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.70.054501

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  • Received 21 April 2004
  • Published 2 September 2004

© 2004 The American Physical Society

Authors & Affiliations

C. McNeile, C. Michael*, and G. Thompson

  • Theoretical Physics Division, Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3BX, UK

  • *Electronic address: cmi@liverpool.ac.uk

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