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22-28 July 2018
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
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Determining the Efficacy of different parameterizations of the z-expansion

Jul 27, 2018, 5:50 PM
103 (Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center)


Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

219 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824
Weak Decays and Matrix Elements Weak Decays and Matrix Elements


Mr Erik Gustafson (University of Iowa)


We present a method of examining the efficacy of different formulations of the z-expansion in semileptonic B decays. We examine three different parameterizations of the z-expansion, the BGL, BCL and a recent Padé expansion. Our method involves fitting these parameterizations to the large momentum transfer data ($q^2$ > $17 ~GeV^2$) and seeing how well these parameterizations predict the low momentum transfer region ($q^2$ < $17 ~GeV^2$). This comparison is done using determining chi^2 values for the non-fitted region using the parameters found for the fitted region.

Primary authors

Mr Erik Gustafson (University of Iowa) Yannick Meurice (U. of Iowa)

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