PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 414 - 41st International Conference on High Energy physics (ICHEP2022) - Quark and Lepton Flavour Physics
$|V_{cb}|$, LFU and $SU(3)_F$ symmetry breaking in $B_{(s)} \to D_{(s)}^{(*)} \ell \nu_\ell$ decays using Lattice QCD and Unitarity
M. Naviglio*, G. Martinelli, S. Simula and L. Vittorio
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Pre-published on: December 16, 2022
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Abstract
The DM method allows a non-perturbative, model-independent determination of the momentum dependence of the semileptonic form factors to be achieved. Starting from lattice results available at large values of the 4-momentum transfer and implementing non-perturbative unitarity bounds, the behaviour of the form factors in their whole kinematical range is obtained without introducing any explicit parameterization of their momentum dependence. We consider the four exclusive semileptonic $B_{(s)} \to D_{(s)}^{(*)} \ell \nu_\ell$ decays and extract $|V_{cb}|$ from the experimental data for each transition. The average over the four channels is $|V_{cb}| = (41.2 \pm 0.8) \cdot 10^{-3} $, which is compatible with the latest inclusive determination at $1\sigma$ level. We address also the issue of Lepton Flavour Universality by computing pure theoretical estimates of the $\tau/\ell$ ratios of the branching fractions for each channel, where $\ell$ is a light lepton. In the case of a light spectator quark we obtain $R(D^*) = 0.275(8)$ and $R(D) = 0.296(8)$, which are compatible with the corresponding experimental values within $1.3\sigma$. In the case of a strange spectator quark we obtain $\textit{R}(D_s^*) =0.2497(60)$ and $\textit{R}(D_s) = 0.298(5)$. The different values for $R(D_s^*)$ and $R(D^*)$ may reflect $SU(3)_F$ symmetry breaking effects, which seem to be present in some of the lattice form factors, especially at large values of the recoil.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.414.0755
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