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, M. Artuso, S. Blusk, N. Horwitz, R. Mountain, T. Skwarnicki, S. 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 - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Dec 22 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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