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Volume 336 - XIII Quark Confinement and the Hadron Spectrum (Confinement2018) - C: Heavy quarks
Rare FCNC radiative leptonic B$_s,_d$→γl$^+$l$^−$ decays in the SM
D. Melikhov,* A. Kozachuk, N. Nikitin
*corresponding author
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Pre-published on: 2019 September 12
Published on: 2019 September 26
We report our recent results for long-distance QCD effects in the flavour-changing neutral current radiative leptonic decays $B\to\gamma\,\ell^+\ell^-$, $\ell=\{e,\mu\}$. One encounters here two distinct types of long-distance еffects: those encoded in the $B\to\gamma$ transition form factors induced by the $b\to q$ quark currents, and those related to the charm-loop effects. We calculate the $B\to\gamma$ form factors in a broad range of the momentum transfers making use of the relativisitc dispersion approach based on the constituent quark picture which has proven to provide reliable predictions for many weak-transition form factors. Concerning the description of the charm-loop contributions, we point out two оbservations: First, the precise description of the charmonium resonances, in particular, the relative phases between $\psi$ and $\psi'$, has impact on the differential distributions and on the forward-backward asymmetry, $A_{\rm FB}$, in a broad range of $q^2\ge 5$ GeV$^2$. Second, the shape of $A_{\rm FB}$ in $B\to\gamma\ell^+\ell^-$ and in $B\to V\ell^+\ell^-$ ($V$ the vector meson) in the $q^2$-region between $\psi$ and $\psi'$ provides an unambiguous probe of the relative phases between $\psi$ and $\psi'$. Fixing the latter will lead to a strong reduction of the theoretical uncertainties in $A_{\rm FB}$ at $q^2=5-9$ GeV$^2$ where it has the sensitivity to physics beyond the SM.
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