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We report the first observation of the decay B + → χ c0 K + using 21.3 fb −1 of data collected by the Belle detector at the Υ(4S) resonance. The preliminary result for the branching fraction is B(B + → χ c0 K +) = (8.0 +2.7 −2.4 ± 1.0 ± 1.1) × 10 −4 where the first error is statistical, the second is systematic, and the third comes from the uncertainty in(More)
ArcLight, a genetically encoded fluorescent protein voltage probe with a large ΔF/ΔV, is a fusion between the voltage sensing domain of the Ciona instestinalis voltage sensitive phosphatase and super ecliptic pHluorin carrying a single mutation (A227D in the fluorescent protein). Without this mutation the probe produces only a very small change in(More)
Membrane proteins are a large, diverse group of proteins, serving a multitude of cellular functions. They are difficult to study because of their requirement of a lipid membrane for function. Here we show that two-photon polarization microscopy can take advantage of the cell membrane requirement to yield insights into membrane protein structure and(More)
The Belle detector was designed and constructed to carry out quantitative studies of rare B-meson decay modes with very small branching fractions using an asymmetric e þ e À collider operating at the U(4S) resonance, the KEK-B-factory. Such studies require data samples containing B10 7 B-meson decays. The Belle detector is configured around a 1:5 T(More)
We perform a full amplitude analysis of B 0 ! c 0 K þ À decays, with c 0 ! þ À or e þ e À , to constrain the spin and parity of the Zð4430Þ À. The J P ¼ 1 þ hypothesis is favored over the 0 À , 1 À , 2 À and 2 þ hypotheses at the levels of 3:4, 3:7, 4:7 and 5:1, respectively. The analysis is based on a 711 fb À1 data sample that contains 772 Â 10 6 B " B(More)
Orientation of lipophilic dye molecules within a biological membrane can report on the molecular environment, i.e., the physical and chemical properties of the surrounding membrane. This fact, however, remains under-utilized, largely because of our limited quantitative knowledge of molecular orientational distributions and the fact that robust techniques(More)
This report presents the results of studies that investigate the physics reach at a Super B factory, an asymmetric-energy e + e − collider with a design luminosity of 5 × 10 35 cm −2 s −1 , which is around 40 times as large as the peak luminosity achieved by the KEKB collider. The studies focus on flavor physics and CP violation measurements that could be(More)