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Particles and Fields
Eur. Phys. J. C 5, 705-709
DOI 10.1007/s100529800883

Space-like Penguin effects in Bc decays

Dong-Sheng Du1,2 - Zheng-Tao Wei2

1 CCAST (World Laboratory), P.O. Box 8730, Beijing 100080, P.R. China
2 Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 918(4), Beijing, 100039, P.R. China
(e-mail: duds@bepc3.ihep.ac.cn; weizt@hptc5.ihep.ac.cn)

Received: 15 December 1997 / Published online: 23 June 1998

The space-like penguin contributions to branching ratios and CP asymmetries in charmless decays of Bc to two pseudoscalar mesons are studied using the next-to-leading order low energy effective Hamiltonian and factorization approximation. Both the gluonic penguin and the electroweak penguin diagrams are considered. In addition the annihilation diagram contributions are also taken in account. We find that the space-like penguin effects are significant.

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