Measurement of the Ξ0 → Λγ decay asymmetry and branching fraction

A. Lai, D. Marras, A. Bevan, R. S. Dosanjh, T. J. Gershon, B. Hay, G. E. Kalmus, C. Lazzeroni, D. J. Munday, E. Olaiya, M. A. Parker, T. O. White, S. A. Wotton, G. Barr, G. Bocquet, A. Ceccucci, T. Cuhadar-Dönszelmann, D. Cundy, G. D'Agostini, N. DobleV. Falaleev, L. Gatignon, A. Gonidec, B. Gorini, G. Govi, P. Grafström, W. Kubischta, A. Lacourt, A. Norton, S. Palestini, B. Panzer-Steindel, H. Taureg, M. Velasco, H. Wahl, C. Cheshkov, A. Gaponenko, P. Hristov, V. Kekelidze, D. Madigojine, N. Molokanova, Y. Potrebenikov, G. Tatishvili, A. Tkatchev, A. Zinchenko, I. Knowles, V. Martin, R. Sacco, A. Walker, M. Contalbrigo, P. Dalpiaz, J. Duclos, P. L. Frabetti, A. Gianoli, M. Martini, F. Petrucci, M. Savrié, A. Bizzeti, M. Calvetti, G. Collazuol, G. Graziani, E. Iacopini, M. Lenti, F. Martelli, M. Veltri, H. G. Becker, K. Eppard, M. Eppard, H. Fox, A. Kalter, K. Kleinknecht, U. Koch, L. Köpke, P. Lopes da Silva, P. Marouelli, I. Pellmann, A. Peters, B. Renk, S. A. Schmidt, V. Schönharting, Y. Schué, R. Wanke*, A. Winhart, M. Wittgen, J. C. Chollet, L. Fayard, L. Iconomidou-Fayard, J. Ocariz, G. Unal, I. Wingerter-Seez, G. Anzivino, P. Cenci, E. Imbergamo, P. Lubrano, A. Mestvirishvili, A. Nappi, M. Pepe, M. Piccini, L. Bertanza, R. Carosi, R. Casali, C. Cerri, M. Cirilli, F. Costantini, R. Fantechi, S. Giudici, I. Mannelli, G. Pierazzini, M. Sozzi, J. B. Cheze, J. Cogan, M. de Beer, P. Debu, A. Formica, R. Granier de Cassagnac, E. Mazzucato, B. Peyaud, R. Turlay, B. Vallage, M. Holder, A. Maier, M. Ziolkowski, R. Arcidiacono, C. Biino, N. Cartiglia, R. Guida, F. Marchetto, E. Menichetti, N. Pastrone, J. Nassalski, E. Rondio, M. Szleper, W. Wislicki, S. Wronka, H. Dibon, G. Fischer, M. Jeitler, M. Markytan, I. Mikulec, G. Neuhofer, M. Pernicka, A. Taurok, L. Widhalm

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Abstract

In data taken with the NA48 experiment at the CERN SPS in 1999, 730 candidates of the weak radiative hyperon decay Ξ0→Λγ have been found with an estimated background of 58±8 events. From these events the Ξ0→Λγ decay asymmetry has been determined to α(Ξ0→Λγ)=-0.78±0.18stat±0.06 syst, which is the first evidence of a decay asymmetry in Ξ 0→Λγ. The branching fraction of the decay has been measured to be Br(Ξ0→Λγ)=(1.16±0.05 stat±0.06syst)×10-3.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-259
Number of pages9
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume584
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2004

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    Lai, A., Marras, D., Bevan, A., Dosanjh, R. S., Gershon, T. J., Hay, B., Kalmus, G. E., Lazzeroni, C., Munday, D. J., Olaiya, E., Parker, M. A., White, T. O., Wotton, S. A., Barr, G., Bocquet, G., Ceccucci, A., Cuhadar-Dönszelmann, T., Cundy, D., D'Agostini, G., ... Widhalm, L. (2004). Measurement of the Ξ0 → Λγ decay asymmetry and branching fraction. Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, 584(3-4), 251-259. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2004.01.041