PS01 Heavy Flavour Physics
Estimate of the charming penguin contributions to B → π π
Rudjer Bošković Institute, Theoretical Physics Division, HR-10002 Zagreb, Croatia
Accepted: 22 October 2003
Published online: 25 October 2003
We consider the problem of factorization in B decays and illustrate the calculation of nonfactorizable contributions employing the QCD light-cone sum rule method. We present a more detailed calculation of the “charming penguin” contributions as a potential source of the substantial nonfactorizable O(1/m b ) effects in the B → π π decay. Although the predicted corrections are not sizable, by calculating the CP asymmetry we illustrate how such corrections can accumulate to a visible effect. In conclusion, nonfactorizable contributions in nonleptonic B decays into charmonium are briefly discussed.
PACS: 13.25.Hw – 11.55.Hx – 12.39.St
© Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2004