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Weak radiative decay Λ b →Λγ in the heavy quark effective theory



The weak radiative decay Λ b →Λγ is studied in the heavy quark effective theory treatings-quark as heavy. This rare decay is induced by the short distance electromagnetic penguins. Including corrections of the order of (1/m Q), we obtain the transition matrix element and the corresponding decay width. The Isgur-Wise function is evaluated in the largeN c limit and the branching ratio obtained is 1.48×10−5.


Heavy quark effective theory 1/mQ corrections Isgur-Wise function 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUtkal UniversityBhubaneswarIndia
  2. 2.Physics DepartmentPunjab UniversityChandigarhIndia

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