Measurement of CP observables in B± → D(*)K± and B± → D(*) π ± decays using two-body D final states

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Authors

  • LHCb Collaboration

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External organisations

  • Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics
  • University of Zurich
  • University of Liverpool
  • Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
  • University of Bristol
  • Université Clermont Auvergne
  • University of Michigan
  • Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Milano
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Technische Universität Dortmund
  • CERN
  • University of Glasgow
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • University of Manchester
  • Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (PNPI)
  • University of Cambridge
  • Universidade Federal Do Rio de Janeiro
  • Université Paris-Saclay
  • Sezione INFN di Firenze
  • Sezione INFN di Ferrara
  • Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
  • Institute for High Energy Physics (IHEP)
  • Syracuse University
  • Yandex School of Data Analysis
  • IN2P3
  • Laboratoire Leprince-Ringuet
  • Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces, Department de Chimie, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland. ahmad@mpip-mainz.mpg.de
  • The University of Warwick
  • Imperial College London
  • Sezione di Perugia
  • Instituto Galego de Física de Altas Enerxías (IGFAE)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences

Abstract

Measurements of CP observables in B± → D(*)K± and B± → D(*)π± decays are presented, where D(∗) indicates a neutral D or D meson that is an admixture of meson and anti-meson states. Decays of the D(∗) meson to the Dπ0 and Dγ final states are partially reconstructed without inclusion of the neutral pion or photon. Decays of the D meson are reconstructed in the K±π, K+K, and π+π final states. The analysis uses a sample of charged B mesons produced in proton-proton collisions and collected with the LHCb experiment, corresponding to integrated luminosities of 2.0, 1.0, and 5.7 fb−1 taken at centre-of-mass energies of 7, 8, and 13 TeV, respectively. The measurements of partially reconstructed B± → D(*)K± and B± → D(∗)π± with D → Kπ± decays are the first of their kind, and a first observation of the B± → (Dπ0)D∗π± decay is made with a significance of 6.1 standard deviations. All CP observables are measured with world-best precision, and in combination with other LHCb results will provide strong constraints on the CKM angle γ. 

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Details

Original languageEnglish
Article number81
Number of pages36
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume2021
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2021

Keywords

  • B physics, CKM angle gamma, CP violation, Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)

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