Observation of several sources of CP violation in B+ →π+π+π- decays

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  • LHCb Collaboration

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External organisations

  • Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics
  • Universität Zürich
  • Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
  • BRISTOL UNIVERSITY
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
  • LPC
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Laboratori Nazionali dell'Infn di Frascati
  • Technische Universität Dortmund
  • European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
  • University of Glasgow
  • Universitat de Barcelona
  • Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (PNPI)
  • Imperial College London
  • Universidade Federal Do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
  • IN2P3
  • Sezione INFN di Firenze
  • Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces, Department de Chimie, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland. ahmad@mpip-mainz.mpg.de
  • Sezione INFN di Ferrara
  • University of Maryland
  • CNRS/IN2P3
  • Institute for High Energy Physics (IHEP)
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York 13244, USA
  • Yandex School of Data Analysis
  • INFN Sezione di Cagliari
  • Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
  • Institute of Physics

Abstract

Observations are reported of different sources of CP violation from an amplitude analysis of B+ →π+π+π- decays, based on a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3 fb-1 of pp collisions recorded with the LHCb detector. A large CP asymmetry is observed in the decay amplitude involving the tensor f2(1270) resonance, and in addition significant CP violation is found in the π+π-S wave at low invariant mass. The presence of CP violation related to interference between the π+π-S wave and the P wave B+→ρ(770)0π+ amplitude is also established; this causes large local asymmetries but cancels when integrated over the phase space of the decay. The results provide both qualitative and quantitative new insights into CP -violation effects in hadronic B decays.

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Original languageEnglish
Article number031801
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume124
Issue number3
Early online date21 Jan 2020
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jan 2020

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