We briefly review the status of factorization in b-decays. We discuss several experimental tests of its nature and stress their importance. We show that decays into mesons which have small decay constants or spin greater than one (`designer mesons') offer a variety of new opportunities.
Heavy Flavor Physics
- Pub Date:
- May 2002
- Quantum chromodynamics;
- Decays of bottom mesons;
- High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
- Invited talk at the 9th International Symposium on Heavy Flavor Physics (HF9), 10-13 September 2001, Caltech, Pasadena. To be published in the proceedings