Measurement of the direct emission and interference terms and search for CP violation in the decay K ±→π ±π0γ

J. R. Batley, G. Kalmus, C. Lazzeroni, D. J. Munday, M. W. Slater, S. A. Wotton, R. Arcidiacono, G. Bocquet, N. Cabibbo, A. Ceccucci, D. Cundy, V. Falaleev, M. Fidecaro, L. Gatignon, A. Gonidec, W. Kubischta, A. Norton, A. Maier, M. Patel, A. PetersS. Balev, P. L. Frabetti, E. Goudzovski, P. Hristov, V. Kekelidze, V. Kozhuharov, L. Litov, D. Madigozhin, E. Marinova, N. Molokanova, I. Polenkevich, Y. Potrebenikov, S. Stoynev, A. Zinchenko, E. Monnier, E. Swallow, R. Winston, P. Rubin, A. Walker, W. Baldini, A. Cotta Ramusino, P. Dalpiaz, C. Damiani, M. Fiorini, A. Gianoli, M. Martini, F. Petrucci, M. Savrié, M. Scarpa, H. Wahl, A. Bizzeti, M. Lenti, M. Veltri, M. Calvetti, E. Celeghini, E. Iacopini, G. Ruggiero, M. Behler, K. Eppard, K. Kleinknecht, P. Marouelli, L. Masetti, U. Moosbrugger, C. Morales Morales, B. Renk, M. Wache, R. Wanke, A. Winhart, D. Coward, A. Dabrowski, T. Fonseca Martin, M. Shieh, M. Szleper, M. Velasco, M. D. Wood, P. Cenci, M. C. Petrucci, M. Pepe, G. Anzivino, E. Imbergamo, A. Nappi, M. Piccini, M. Raggi*, M. Valdata-Nappi, C. Cerri, R. Fantechi, G. Collazuol, L. DiLella, G. Lamanna, I. Mannelli, A. Michetti, F. Costantini, N. Doble, L. Fiorini, S. Giudici, G. Pierazzini, M. Sozzi, S. Venditti, B. Bloch-Devaux, C. Cheshkov, J. B. Chèze, M. de Beer, J. Derré, G. Marel, E. Mazzucato, B. Peyaud, B. Vallage, M. Holder, M. Ziolkowski, S. Bifani, C. Biino, N. Cartiglia, M. Clemencic, S. Goy Lopez, F. Marchetto, H. Dibon, M. Jeitler, M. Markytan, I. Mikulec, G. Neuhofer, L. Widhalm

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Abstract

We report on the measurement of the direct emission (DE) and interference (INT) terms of the K±→π±π0γ decay by the NA48/2 experiment at the CERN SPS. From the data collected during 2003 and 2004 about 600k such decay candidates have been selected. The relative amounts of DE and INT with respect to the internal bremsstrahlung (IB) contribution have been measured in the range 0<T*π<80MeV: FracDE(0<T*π<80MeV)=(3.32±0.15stat±0.14stat)×10-2, FracINT (0<T*π<80MeV)= (-2.35±0.35stat± 0.39sys)×10-2. Where T*π is the kinetic energy of the charged pion in the kaon rest frame. This is the first observation of an interference term in K±→π±π0γ decays, thus allowing the normalised electric and magnetic amplitudes to be measured, giving XE=(-24±6) GeV-4, and XM=(254±9) GeV-4. In addition, a limit on the CP violating asymmetry in the K+ and K- branching ratios for this channel has been determined to be less than 1.5×10-3 at 90% confidence level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-87
Number of pages13
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume68
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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