Measurement of CP violation in the phase space of B ± → K+K-π± and B± → π+π-π± decays

LHCb Collaboration, R. Aaij*, B. Adeva, M. Adinolfi, C. Adrover, A. Affolder, Z. Ajaltouni, J. Albrecht, F. Alessio, M. Alexander, S. Ali, G. Alkhazov, P. Alvarez Cartelle, A. A. Alves, S. Amato, S. Amerio, Y. Amhis, L. Anderlini, J. Anderson, R. AndreassenJ. E. Andrews, R. B. Appleby, O. Aquines Gutierrez, F. Archilli, A. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, G. Auriemma, M. Baalouch, S. Bachmann, J. J. Back, A. Badalov, C. Baesso, V. Balagura, W. Baldini, R. J. Barlow, C. Barschel, S. Barsuk, W. Barter, Th Bauer, S. Bifani, P. Griffith, P. Ilten, I. R. Kenyon, C. Lazzeroni, A. Mazurov, J. McCarthy, C. J. Parkinson, L. Pescatore, D. Popov, N. K. Watson

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The charmless decays B±→K+K-π± and B±→π+π-π± are reconstructed in a data set of pp collisions with an integrated luminosity of 1.0 fb-1 and center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV, collected by LHCb in 2011. The inclusive charge asymmetries of these modes are measured to be ACP(B± → K+K-π±)=-0.141±0.040 (stat)±0.018 (syst)±0.007(J/ψ K±) and ACP(B± → π+π-π±)=0.117±0.021 (stat)±0.009 (syst)±0.007(J/ψ K±), where the third uncertainty is due to the CP asymmetry of the B± → J/ψK± reference mode. In addition to the inclusive CP asymmetries, larger asymmetries are observed in localized regions of phase space.

Original languageEnglish
Article number011801
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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