Updated Next-to-Next-to-Leading-Order QCD Predictions for the Weak Radiative B -Meson Decays

M. Misiak, H. M. Asatrian, Radja Boughezal, M. Czakon, T. Ewerth, A. Ferroglia, P. Fiedler, P. Gambino, C. Greub, U. Haisch, T. Huber, M. Kamiński, G. Ossola, M. Poradziński, A. Rehman, T. Schutzmeier, M. Steinhauser, J. Virto

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Weak radiative decays of the B mesons belong to the most important flavor changing processes that provide constraints on physics at the TeV scale. In the derivation of such constraints, accurate standard model predictions for the inclusive branching ratios play a crucial role. In the current Letter we present an update of these predictions, incorporating all our results for the O(αs2) and lower-order perturbative corrections that have been calculated after 2006. New estimates of nonperturbative effects are taken into account, too. For the CP- and isospin-averaged branching ratios, we find Bsγ=(3.36±0.23)×10-4 and Bdγ=(1.73-0.22+0.12)×10-5, for Eγ>1.6GeV. Both results remain in agreement with the current experimental averages. Normalizing their sum to the inclusive semileptonic branching ratio, we obtain Rγ≡(Bsγ+Bdγ)/Bcν=(3.31±0.22)×10-3. A new bound from Bsγ on the charged Higgs boson mass in the two-Higgs-doublet-model II reads MH±>480GeV at 95% C.L.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number221801
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number22
StatePublished - Jun 2 2015

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