Nonleptonic charmless decays of $B_c\to TP, TV$ in the perturbative QCD approach

Two-body charmless hadronic $B_c$ decays involving a light $1^3\!P_2$-tensor($T$) meson are investigated for the first time within the framework of perturbative QCD(pQCD) approach at leading order, in which the other meson is a lightest pseudoscalar($P$) or vector($V$) state. The concerned processes can only occur through the pure weak annihilation topology in the standard model. We predict the $CP$-averaged branching ratios and polarization fractions of those considered decays in Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa(CKM) favored and suppressed modes. Phenomenologically, several modes such as the $B_c \to K_2^*(1430) K$ and the CKM favored $B_c \to TV$ have large decay rates of $10^{-6}$, which are expected to be detected at the Large Hadron Collider experiments in the near future. Moreover, all the $B_c \to TV$ modes are governed by the longitudinal amplitudes in the pQCD calculations and the corresponding fractions vary around $78\% \sim 98\%$. A confirmation of these results could prove the reliability of the pQCD approach used here and further shed some light on the annihilation decay mechanism.

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