Model-independent determination of the strong-phase difference between D0 and D⊃̄0→KS,L0h+h- (h=π, K) and its impact on the measurement of the CKM angle γ/Φ3

J. Libby, M. Kornicer, R. E. Mitchell, M. R. Shepherd, C. M. Tarbert, D. Besson, T. K. Pedlar, J. Xavier, D. Cronin-Hennessy, J. Hietala, P. Zweber, S. Dobbs, Z. Metreveli, K. K. Seth, A. Tomaradze, T. Xiao, S. Brisbane, S. Malde, L. Martin, A. PowellP. Spradlin, G. Wilkinson, H. Mendez, J. Y. Ge, D. H. Miller, I. P J Shipsey, B. Xin, G. S. Adams, D. Hu, B. Moziak, J. Napolitano, K. M. Ecklund, J. Insler, H. Muramatsu, C. S. Park, L. J. Pearson, E. H. Thorndike, F. Yang, S. Ricciardi, C. Thomas, Marina Artuso, Steven Roy Blusk, N. Horwitz, R. Mountain, Tomasz Skwarnicki, Sheldon Stone, J. C. Wang, L. M. Zhang, T. Gershon, G. Bonvicini, D. Cinabro, A. Lincoln, M. J. Smith, P. Zhou, J. Zhu, P. Naik, J. Rademacker, D. M. Asner, K. W. Edwards, K. Randrianarivony, G. Tatishvili, R. A. Briere, H. Vogel, P. U E Onyisi, J. L. Rosner, J. P. Alexander, D. G. Cassel, S. Das, R. Ehrlich, L. Fields, L. Gibbons, S. W. Gray, D. L. Hartill, B. K. Heltsley, D. L. Kreinick, V. E. Kuznetsov, J. R. Patterson, D. Peterson, D. Riley, A. Ryd, A. J. Sadoff, X. Shi, W. M. Sun, J. Yelton, P. Rubin, N. Lowrey, S. Mehrabyan, M. Selen, J. Wiss

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We report the first determination of the relative strong-phase difference between D0→KS,L0K+K- and D⊃̄0→KS, L0K+K-. In addition, we present updated measurements of the relative strong-phase difference between D0→KS, L0π+π- and D⊃̄0→KS,L0π +π-. Both measurements exploit the quantum coherence between a pair of D0 and D⊃̄0 mesons produced from ψ(3770) decays. The strong-phase differences measured are important for determining the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa angle γ/Φ3 in B -→K-D⊃0 decays, where D⊃0 is a D0 or D⊃̄0 meson decaying to KS0h+h- (h=π, K), in a manner independent of the model assumed to describe the D0→KS0h +h- decay. Using our results, the uncertainty in γ/Φ3 due to the error on the strong-phase difference is expected to be between 1.7° and 3.9° for an analysis using B -→K-D⊃0, D⊃0→KS0π+π - decays, and between 3.2° and 3.9° for an analysis based on B-→K-D⊃0, D⊃0→KS0K+K - decays. A measurement is also presented of the CP-odd fraction, F-, of the decay D0→KS0K+K- in the region of the Φ→K+K- resonance. We find that in a region within 0.01GeV2/c4 of the nominal Φ mass squared F->0.91 at the 90% confidence level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number112006
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number11
StatePublished - Dec 22 2010


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Libby, J., Kornicer, M., Mitchell, R. E., Shepherd, M. R., Tarbert, C. M., Besson, D., Pedlar, T. K., Xavier, J., Cronin-Hennessy, D., Hietala, J., Zweber, P., Dobbs, S., Metreveli, Z., Seth, K. K., Tomaradze, A., Xiao, T., Brisbane, S., Malde, S., Martin, L., ... Wiss, J. (2010). Model-independent determination of the strong-phase difference between D0 and D⊃̄0→KS,L0h+h- (h=π, K) and its impact on the measurement of the CKM angle γ/Φ3 Physical Review D, 82(11), [112006].