Mehdi Benkebil

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We present preliminary results of a search for several exclusive c harmless hadronic B decays from electron-positron annihilation data collected by the BABAR detector near the 4S resonance. These include three-body decay modes with nal states h h h and h h 0 , and quasi-two-body decay modes with nal states X 0 h and X 0 K 0 S , where h = or K and X 0 = 0 or(More)
BABAR, the detector for the SLAC PEP-II asymmetric e þ e À B Factory operating at the Uð4SÞ resonance, was designed to allow comprehensive studies of CP-violation in B-meson decays. Charged particle tracks are measured in a multi-layer silicon vertex tracker surrounded by a cylindrical wire drift chamber. Electromagnetic showers from electrons and photons(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Accurate conformal radiotherapy treatment requires manual delineation of target volumes and organs at risk (OAR) that is both time-consuming and subject to large inter-user variability. One solution is atlas-based automatic segmentation (ABAS) where a priori information is used to delineate various organs of interest. The aim of the(More)
We present an updated measurement of time-dependent CP-violating asymmetries in neutral B decays with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II asymmetric B Factory at SLAC. This result uses an additional sample of Upsilon(4S) decays collected in 2001, bringing the data available to 32 x 10(6) BB macro pairs. We select events in which one neutral B meson is fully(More)
The BABAR detector, situated at the SLAC PEP-II asymmetric e + e ; collider, has been recording data at energies on and around the (4S) resonance since May 1999. In this paper, we brieey describe the PEP-II B Factory and the BABAR detector. The performance presently achieved by the experiment in the areas of tracking, vertexing, calorimetry and particle(More)
The principles of the DIRC ring imaging Cerenkov technique are brieey explained and its choice for the BABAR detector particle identiication system is motivated. A large scale prototype of the DIRC for the BABAR experiment is then described. Details of the design of this prototype and its test in a hadronic particle beam at the CERN-PS are presented, and(More)
We present measurements of time-dependent CP-violating asymmetries in neutral B decays to several CP eigenstates. The measurement uses a data sample of 23x10(6) Upsilon(4S)-->BbarB decays collected by the BABAR detector at the PEP-II asymmetric B Factory at SLAC. In this sample, we find events in which one neutral B meson is fully reconstructed in a CP(More)
We report on exclusive decays of B mesons into final states containing charmonium using data collected with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II storage rings. The charmonium states considered here are J/ψ , ψ(2S), and χ c1. Branching fractions for several exclusive final states, a measurement of the decay amplitudes for the B 0 → J/ψ K * decay, and(More)
The BABAR detector, situated at the SLAC PEP-II asymmetric e + e − collider, has been recording data at energies on and around the Υ (4S) resonance since May 1999. In this paper, we briefly describe the PEP-II B Factory and the BABAR detector. The performance presently achieved by the experiment in the areas of tracking, vertexing, calorimetry and particle(More)