Measurement of CP Violation in the Decay B+ →k+π0

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  • 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, Ann Arbor.
  • 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
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 USA
  • 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
  • Warwick University
  • Sezione di Perugia
  • University of Ferrara
  • Instituto Galego de Física de Altas Enerxías (IGFAE)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences

Abstract

A measurement of CP violation in the decay B+→K+π0 is reported using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.4 fb-1 collected with the LHCb experiment at a center-of-mass energy of √s=13 TeV. The CP asymmetry is measured to be 0.025±0.015±0.006±0.003, where the uncertainties are statistical, systematic, and due to an external input. This is the most precise measurement of this quantity. It confirms and significantly enhances the observed anomalous difference between the direct CP asymmetries of the B0→K+π- and B+→K+π0 decays, known as the Kπ puzzle.

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Details

Original languageEnglish
Article number091802
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume126
Issue number9
Early online date4 Mar 2021
Publication statusPublished - 5 Mar 2021

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