Amplitude Analysis of B± →π±K+K- Decays

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Authors

  • LHCb Collaboration

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics
  • University of Zurich
  • Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
  • University of Bristol
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Michigan
  • LPC
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Laboratori Nazionali dell'Infn di Frascati
  • TU Dortmund University, Germany
  • CERN
  • University of Glasgow
  • Universitat de Barcelona
  • Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (PNPI)
  • Imperial College London
  • Universidade Federal Do Rio de Janeiro
  • INFN Padova
  • IN2P3
  • Sezione INFN di Firenze
  • Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
  • Sezione INFN di Ferrara
  • University of Maryland
  • Institute for High Energy Physics (IHEP)
  • Yandex School of Data Analysis
  • INFN Sezione di Cagliari
  • Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
  • University of Warwick
  • Institute of Physics
  • Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (MPIK)

Abstract

The first amplitude analysis of the B±→π±K+K- decay is reported based on a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0 fb-1 of pp collisions recorded in 2011 and 2012 with the LHCb detector. The data are found to be best described by a coherent sum of five resonant structures plus a nonresonant component and a contribution from ππ↔KK S-wave rescattering. The dominant contributions in the π± K and K+ K- systems are the nonresonant and the B±→ρ(1450)0π± amplitudes, respectively, with fit fractions around 30%. For the rescattering contribution, a sizable fit fraction is observed. This component has the largest CP asymmetry reported to date for a single amplitude of (-66±4±2)%, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second systematic. No significant CP violation is observed in the other contributions.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Article number231802
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume123
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 6 Dec 2019

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