Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Analysis of the Λb → Λℓ+ℓ− transition in the SM4 using form factors from full QCD
Physics Department, Doğuş University, Acıbadem-Kadıköy, 34722, Istanbul, Turkey
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Accepted: 9 April 2012
Published online: 25 May 2012
Using the responsible form factors calculated via full QCD, we analyze the Λ b → Λℓ+ℓ− transition in the standard model containing fourth-generation quarks (SM4). We discuss the effects of the presence of the t’ fourth-family quark on related observables like branching ratio, forward-backward asymmetry, baryon polarization as well as double-lepton polarization asymmetries. We also compare our results with those obtained in the SM as well as with predictions of the SM4 but using form factors calculated within heavy-quark effective theory. The obtained results on the branching ratio indicate that the ℓ transition is more probable in full QCD comparing to the heavy-quark effective theory. It is also shown that the results on all considered observables in the SM4 deviate considerably from the SM predictions when m t′ ≥ 400 GeV.
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