b → s transitions in family-dependent U(1)' models

Large Vernon Barger, Lisa L. Everett, Jing Jiang, Paul Langacker, Tao Liu, Carlos E.M. Wagner

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We analyze flavor-changing-neutral-current (FCNC) effects in the b s transitions that are induced by family non-universal U(1)′ gauge symmetries. After systematically developing the necessary formalism, we present a correlated analysis for the ΔB = 1,2 processes. We adopt a model-independent approach in which we only require family-universal charges for the first and second generations and small fermion mixing angles. We analyze the constraints on the resulting parameter space from Bs-s mixing and the time-dependent CP asymmetries of the penguin-dominated B d (π,φ,η′,ρ,ω,f0)KS decays. Our results indicate that the currently observed discrepancies in some of these modes with respect to the Standard Model predictions can be consistently accommodated within this general class of models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number048
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


  • B-Physics
  • Beyond Standard Model
  • CP violation


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