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Title: An improved Standard Model prediction of BR(B →τν) and its implicationsfor New Physics
Authors: Bona, Marcella
Ciuchini, Marco
Franco, Enrico
Lubicz, Vittorio
Martinelli, Guido
Parodi, Fabrizio
Pierini, Maurizio
Schiavi, Carlo
Silvestrini, Luca
Sordini, Viola
Stocchi, Achille
Tarantino, Cecilia
Vagnoni, Vincenzo
Keywords: Leptonic B decays
Unitarity Triangle Analysis
Minimal Flavour Violation
Two-Higgs doublet models
Issue Date: 25-Feb-2010
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: 15
Abstract: The recently measured B →τν branching ratio allows to test the Standard Model by probing virtual effects of new heavy particles, such as a charged Higgs boson. The accuracy of the test is currently limited by the experimental error on BR(B → τν) and by the uncertainty on the parameters f B and |Vub|. The redundancy of the Unitarity Triangle fit allows to reduce the error on these parameters and thus to perform a more precise test of the Standard Model. Using the current experimental inputs, we obtain BR(B →τν)SM = (0.84±0.11)×10−4, to be compared with BR(B →τν)exp = (1.73±0.34)×10−4. The Standard Model prediction can be modified by New Physics effects in the decay amplitude as well as in the Unitarity Triangle fit. We discuss how to disentangle the two possible contributions in the case of minimal flavour violation at large tan β and generic loop-mediated New Physics. We also consider two specific models with minimal flavour violation: the Type-II Two Higgs Doublet Model and the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model.
DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2010.02.063
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