Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Five-particle contributions to the inclusive rare decays
Theoretische Physik 1, Naturwissenschaftlich-Technische Fakultät, Universität Siegen, Walter-Flex-Strasse 3, 57068, Siegen, Germany
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Accepted: 1 September 2018
Published online: 18 September 2018
We calculate tree-level contributions to the inclusive rare decays. At the partonic level they stem from the five-particle process , with . While for transitions such five-body final states contribute at the same order in the Wolfenstein expansion compared to the three-body partonic decay, they are CKM suppressed in decays. In the perturbative expansion, we include all leading-order contributions, as well as partial next-to-leading order QCD and QED effects. In the case of the differential branching ratio, we present all results completely analytically in terms of polylogarithmic functions of at most weight three. We also consider the differential forward-backward asymmetry, where all except one interference could be obtained analytically. From a phenomenological point of view the newly calculated contributions are at the percent level or below.
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