Measurement of CP-violating asymmetries in D0→π + π - and D0→K + K - decays at CDF

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We report on a measurement of CP-violating asymmetries (A CP) in the Cabibbo-suppressed D0→π +π - and D0→K +K - decays reconstructed in a data sample corresponding to 5.9fb -1 of integrated luminosity collected by the upgraded Collider Detector at Fermilab. We use the strong decay D *+→D0π + to identify the flavor of the charmed meson at production and exploit CP-conserving strong cc̄ pair production in pp̄ collisions. High-statistics samples of Cabibbo-favored D0→K -π + decays with and without a D *± tag are used to correct for instrumental effects and significantly reduce systematic uncertainties. We measure A CP(D0→π +π -)=(+0.22±0.24(stat) ±0.11(syst))% and A CP(D0→K +K -)=(-0.24±0.22(stat)±0.09(syst))%, in agreement with CP conservation. These are the most precise determinations from a single experiment to date. Under the assumption of negligible direct CP violation in D0→π +π - and D0→K +K - decays, the results provide an upper limit to the CP-violating asymmetry in D0 mixing, |ACPind(D0)|<0.13% at the 90% confidence level. © 2012 American Physical Society.

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  • Aaltonen, T; Alvarez González, B; Amerio, S; Amidei, D; Anastassov, A; Annovi, A; Antos, J; Apollinari, G; Appel, JA; Arisawa, T; Artikov, A; Asaadi, J; Ashmanskas, W; Auerbach, B; Aurisano, A; Azfar, F; Badgett, W; Bae, T; Barbaro-Galtieri, A; Barnes, VE; Barnett, BA; Barria, P; Bartos, P; Bauce, M; Bedeschi, F; Behari, S; Bellettini, G; Bellinger, J; Benjamin, D; Beretvas, A; Bhatti, A; Bisello, D; Bizjak, I; Bland, KR; Blumenfeld, B; Bocci, A; Bodek, A; Bortoletto, D; Boudreau, J; Boveia, A; Brigliadori, L; Bromberg, C; Brucken, E; Budagov, J; Budd, HS; Burkett, K; Busetto, G; Bussey, P; Buzatu, A; Calamba, A; Calancha, C; Camarda, S; Campanelli, M; Campbell, M; Canelli, F; Carls, B; Carlsmith, D; Carosi, R; Carrillo, S; Carron, S; Casal, B; Casarsa, M; Castro, A; Catastini, P; Cauz, D; Cavaliere, V; Cavalli-Sforza, M; Cerri, A; Cerrito, L; Chen, YC; Chertok, M; Chiarelli, G; Chlachidze, G; Chlebana, F; Cho, K; Chokheli, D; Chung, WH; Chung, YS; Ciocci, MA; Clark, A; Clarke, C; Compostella, G; Convery, ME; Conway, J; Corbo, M; Cordelli, M; Cox, CA; Cox, DJ; Crescioli, F; Cuevas, J; Culbertson, R; Dagenhart, D; D'ascenzo, N; Datta, M; De Barbaro, P; Dell'orso, M; Demortier, L; Deninno, M; Devoto, F; D'errico, M

Published Date

  • January 27, 2012

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Volume / Issue

  • 85 / 1

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-2368

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1550-7998

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevD.85.012009

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