We have studied hadronic decays of B mesons. We report measurements of exclusive branching ratios of several charm decay modes of B mesons to final states with a D or D* and one to three charged pions or a charged and to final states with a or , a kaon, and up to two charged pions. We have also measured inclusive branching ratios for B decays to D and D* and the spectra of these particles in B decays. The total charm content in B decay is found to be (10112)%. The branching ratios and spectra are compared to form-factor models. We extract the parameters a1 and a2 of the model of Bauer, Stech, and Wirbel and the DS decay constant. The masses of the B0 and B- mesons are measured. The mass difference between B0 and B- is found to be -0.40.60.5 MeV/c2. © 1992 The American Physical Society.
Bortoletto, D.; Brown, D. N.; Dominick, J.; McIlwain, R. L.; Miller, D. H.; Modesitt, M.; Shibata, E. I.; Schaffner, S.; Shipsey, I. P.J.; Battle, M.; Kroha, H.; Sparks, K.; Thorndike, E. H.; Wang, C. H.; Goldberg, M.; Haupt, T.; Horwitz, N.; Jain, V.; Moneti, G. C.; Rozen, Y.; Rubin, P.; Skwarnicki, T.; Sharma, V.; Stone, S.; Thusalidas, M.; Yao, W. M.; Zhu, G.; Barnes, A. V.; Bartelt, J.; Csorna, S. E.; and Letson, T., "Inclusive and exclusive decays of B mesons to final states including charm and charmonium mesons" (1992). Physics Faculty Publications. 66.