\(b\rightarrow cl\nu \) Anomalies in Light of Vector and Scalar Interactions

  • Aritra BiswasEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 234)


We perform a model independent analysis of the charged current \(b\rightarrow cl\nu \) anomalies under the presence of scalar and vector interactions. The analysis is carried out in two stages: (a) under the presence of both (left-handed) vector and scalar interactions and (b) under the presence of scalar interactions alone. We find that even after stringent bounds from similar quark-level processes such as \(B_c\rightarrow \tau \nu \), such scenarios have the potential to explain the aforementioned anomalies. Contrary to the general notion, we show that even scalar interactions alone can explain such anomalies, provided they are complex. However, extended scalar sector models are unable to comply with these anomalies to \(\sim \)3\(\sigma \). We further illustrate our results with the help of three benchmark models corresponding to the presence of (i) both scalar and vector (ii) real scalar and (iii) complex scalar interactions.


Flavour physics Mesons Hadrons 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indian Association for the Cultivation of ScienceKolkataIndia

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