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Amplitude analysis and measurement of the time-dependent $CP$ asymmetry of ${B}^{0}\rightarrow{K}_{S}^{0}{K}_{S}^{0}{K}_{S}^{0}$ decays


BABAR Collaboration; Snoek, H (2012). Amplitude analysis and measurement of the time-dependent $CP$ asymmetry of ${B}^{0}\rightarrow{K}_{S}^{0}{K}_{S}^{0}{K}_{S}^{0}$ decays. Physical Review D (Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology), 85(5):054023.

Abstract

We present the first results on the Dalitz-plot structure and improved measurements of the time-dependent CP-violation parameters of the process B0→KS0KS0KS0 obtained using 468×106  BB̅ decays collected with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II asymmetric-energy B factory at SLAC. The Dalitz-plot structure is probed by a time-integrated amplitude analysis that does not distinguish between B0and B̅ 0 decays. We measure the total inclusive branching fraction B(B0→KS0KS0KS0)=(6.19±0.48±0.15±0.12)×10-6, where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second is systematic, and the third represents the Dalitz-plot signal model dependence. We also observe evidence for the intermediate resonant states f0(980), f0(1710), and f2(2010). Their respective product branching fractions are measured to be (2.70-1.19+1.25±0.36±1.17)×10-6, (0.50-0.24+0.46±0.04±0.10)×10-6, and (0.54-0.20+0.21±0.03±0.52)×10-6. Additionally, we determine the mixing-induced CP-violation parameters to be S=-0.94-0.21+0.24±0.06 and C=-0.17±0.18±0.04, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. These values are in agreement with the standard model expectation. For the first time, we report evidence of CP violation in B0→KS0KS0KS0 decays; CP conservation is excluded at 3.8 standard deviations including systematic uncertainties.

Abstract

We present the first results on the Dalitz-plot structure and improved measurements of the time-dependent CP-violation parameters of the process B0→KS0KS0KS0 obtained using 468×106  BB̅ decays collected with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II asymmetric-energy B factory at SLAC. The Dalitz-plot structure is probed by a time-integrated amplitude analysis that does not distinguish between B0and B̅ 0 decays. We measure the total inclusive branching fraction B(B0→KS0KS0KS0)=(6.19±0.48±0.15±0.12)×10-6, where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second is systematic, and the third represents the Dalitz-plot signal model dependence. We also observe evidence for the intermediate resonant states f0(980), f0(1710), and f2(2010). Their respective product branching fractions are measured to be (2.70-1.19+1.25±0.36±1.17)×10-6, (0.50-0.24+0.46±0.04±0.10)×10-6, and (0.54-0.20+0.21±0.03±0.52)×10-6. Additionally, we determine the mixing-induced CP-violation parameters to be S=-0.94-0.21+0.24±0.06 and C=-0.17±0.18±0.04, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. These values are in agreement with the standard model expectation. For the first time, we report evidence of CP violation in B0→KS0KS0KS0 decays; CP conservation is excluded at 3.8 standard deviations including systematic uncertainties.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute
Dewey Decimal Classification:530 Physics
Language:English
Date:2012
Deposited On:05 Mar 2013 09:32
Last Modified:28 Feb 2017 08:33
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:1550-2368
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.85.054023

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