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Measurement of CP observables in B ± → D (*) K ± and B ± → D (*) π ± decays using two-body D final states

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Aaij, R. 
Abellán Beteta, C. 
Ackernley, T. 
Adeva, B. 
Adinolfi, M. 


Abstract: Measurements of CP observables in B± → D()K± and B± → D()π± decays are presented, where D(∗) indicates a neutral D or D∗ meson that is an admixture of meson and anti-meson states. Decays of the D(∗) meson to the Dπ0 and Dγ final states are partially reconstructed without inclusion of the neutral pion or photon. Decays of the D meson are reconstructed in the K±π∓, K+K−, and π+π− final states. The analysis uses a sample of charged B mesons produced in proton-proton collisions and collected with the LHCb experiment, corresponding to integrated luminosities of 2.0, 1.0, and 5.7 fb−1 taken at centre-of-mass energies of 7, 8, and 13 TeV, respectively. The measurements of partially reconstructed B± → D(*)K± and B± → D(∗)π± with D → K∓π± decays are the first of their kind, and a first observation of the B± → Dπ0D∗π± decay is made with a significance of 6.1 standard deviations. All CP observables are measured with world-best precision, and in combination with other LHCb results will provide strong constraints on the CKM angle γ.



Regular Article - Experimental Physics, B physics, CKM angle gamma, CP violation, Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)

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Journal of High Energy Physics

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg