Determination of the strong phase in D0→K+π- Using quantum-correlated measurements

J. L. Rosner, J. P. Alexander, D. G. Cassel, J. E. Duboscq, R. Ehrlich, L. Fields, L. Gibbons, R. Gray, S. W. Gray, D. L. Hartill, B. K. Heltsley, D. Hertz, C. D. Jones, J. Kandaswamy, D. L. Kreinick, V. E. Kuznetsov, H. Mahlke-Krüger, D. Mohapatra, P. U E Onyisi, J. R. PattersonD. Peterson, D. Riley, A. Ryd, A. J. Sadoff, X. Shi, S. Stroiney, W. M. Sun, T. Wilksen, S. B. Athar, R. Patel, J. Yelton, P. Rubin, B. I. Eisenstein, I. Karliner, S. Mehrabyan, N. Lowrey, M. Selen, E. J. White, J. Wiss, R. E. Mitchell, M. R. Shepherd, D. Besson, T. K. Pedlar, D. Cronin-Hennessy, K. Y. Gao, J. Hietala, Y. Kubota, T. Klein, B. W. Lang, R. Poling, A. W. Scott, P. Zweber, S. Dobbs, Z. Metreveli, K. K. Seth, A. Tomaradze, J. Libby, A. Powell, G. Wilkinson, K. M. Ecklund, W. Love, V. Savinov, A. Lopez, H. Mendez, J. Ramirez, J. Y. Ge, D. H. Miller, B. Sanghi, I. P J Shipsey, B. Xin, G. S. Adams, M. Anderson, J. P. Cummings, I. Danko, D. Hu, B. Moziak, J. Napolitano, Q. He, J. Insler, H. Muramatsu, C. S. Park, E. H. Thorndike, F. Yang, Marina Artuso, Steven Roy Blusk, S. Khalil, J. Li, R. Mountain, S. Nisar, K. Randrianarivony, N. Sultana, Tomasz Skwarnicki, Sheldon Stone, J. C. Wang, L. M. Zhang, G. Bonvicini, D. Cinabro, M. Dubrovin, A. Lincoln, J. Rademacker, D. M. Asner, K. W. Edwards, P. Naik, R. A. Briere, T. Ferguson, G. Tatishvili, H. Vogel, M. E. Watkins

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We exploit the quantum coherence between pair-produced D0 and D̄0 in ψ(3770) decays to study charm mixing, which is characterized by the parameters x and y, and to make a first determination of the relative strong phase δ between D0→K+π- and D̄0→K+π-. Using 281pb-1 of e+e- collision data collected with the CLEO-c detector at Ecm=3.77GeV, as well as branching fraction input and time-integrated measurements of RM(x2+y2)/2 and RWSΓ(D0→K+π-)/Γ(D̄0→K+π-) from other experiments, we find cosδ=1.03-0.17+0.31±0.06, where the uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively. By further including other mixing parameter measurements, we obtain an alternate measurement of cosδ=1.10±0.35±0.07, as well as xsinδ=(4.4-1.8+2. 7±2.9)×10-3 and δ=(22-12-11+11+9)°.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number221801
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number22
StatePublished - Jun 4 2008


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Rosner, J. L., Alexander, J. P., Cassel, D. G., Duboscq, J. E., Ehrlich, R., Fields, L., Gibbons, L., Gray, R., Gray, S. W., Hartill, D. L., Heltsley, B. K., Hertz, D., Jones, C. D., Kandaswamy, J., Kreinick, D. L., Kuznetsov, V. E., Mahlke-Krüger, H., Mohapatra, D., Onyisi, P. U. E., ... Watkins, M. E. (2008). Determination of the strong phase in D0→K+π- Using quantum-correlated measurements. Physical Review Letters, 100(22), [221801].