## Theses and Dissertations

Dissertation

2007

#### Degree Name

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

Physics

Usha Mallik

#### Abstract

This Thesis presents measurements of the decays \Bm\to\Xi_c^0\bar{\Lambda}_c^-, \Bzb\to\Xi_c^+\bar{\Lambda}_c^- , \Bm\to\Lambda_c^+\bar{\Lambda}_c^-\Km, and \Bzb\to\Lambda_c^+\bar{\Lambda}_c^-\Kzb based on 228 million \upsbb decays collected with the \babar\ detector at the SLAC \pep2\ asymmetric-energy \B factory. The branching fraction of \Bm\to\Lambda_c^+\bar{\Lambda}_c^-\Km is measured to be $(1.22\pm0.16\pm 0.14\pm0.63)\times 10^{-3}$, and the branching fraction of $\Bz\to\Lambda_c^+\bar{\Lambda_c^-\Kzb$ is $(0.40\pm 0.33\pm 0.05 \pm 0.21)\times 10^{-3}$. The product $\BR(\Bm\to\Xi_c^0\bar{Lambda}_c^-)\times \BR(\Xi_c^0\to\Xi^-\pi^+)$ is measured to be $(2.04\pm0.59\pm0.26\pm0.53)\times 10^{-5}$, and $\BR(\Bzb\to\Xi_c^+\bar{\Lambda}_c^-)\times\BR(\Xi_c^+\to\Xi^-\pi^+\pi^+)$ is $(1.50\pm 1.07\pm 0.19 \pm 0.39)\times 10^{-5}$, where the uncertainties are statistical, systematic, and the uncertainty from the branching fraction $\BR(\Lambda_c^+\to\proton K^-\pi^+)$, respectively.

#### Keywords

B meson, charmed baryon

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