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A measurement of the CP asymmetry difference in $\Lambda{_c}{^+} \to pK^-K^+$ and $ p\pi^-\pi^+$ decays


LHCb Collaboration; Bernet, R; Müller, K; Serra, N; Steinkamp, O; Straumann, U; Vollhardt, A; et al (2018). A measurement of the CP asymmetry difference in $\Lambda{_c}{^+} \to pK^-K^+$ and $ p\pi^-\pi^+$ decays. Journal of High Energy Physics, 03:182.

Abstract

The difference between the CP asymmetries in the decays Λ c +  → pK−K+ and Λ c +  → pπ−π+ is presented. Proton-proton collision data taken at centre-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV collected by the LHCb detector in 2011 and 2012 are used, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3 fb−1. The Λ c + candidates are reconstructed as part of the Λ b 0  → Λ c + μ−X decay chain. In order to maximize the cancellation of production and detection asymmetries in the difference, the final-state kinematic distributions of the two samples are aligned by applying phase-space-dependent weights to the Λ c +  → pπ−π+ sample. This alters the definition of the integrated CP asymmetry to A CP wgt (pπ−π+). Both samples are corrected for reconstruction and selection efficiencies across the five-dimensional Λ c + decay phase space. The difference in CP asymmetries is found to be
$\begin{array}{c} \Delta {A}_{CP}^{\mathrm{wgt}}={A}_{CP}\left(p{K}^{-}{K}^{+}\right) - {A}_{CP}^{\mathrm{wgt}}\left(p{\pi}^{-}{\pi}^{+}\right) \\ {} = \left(0.30 \pm 0.91 \pm 0.61\right)\ \%, \end{array}$
where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic.

Abstract

The difference between the CP asymmetries in the decays Λ c +  → pK−K+ and Λ c +  → pπ−π+ is presented. Proton-proton collision data taken at centre-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV collected by the LHCb detector in 2011 and 2012 are used, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3 fb−1. The Λ c + candidates are reconstructed as part of the Λ b 0  → Λ c + μ−X decay chain. In order to maximize the cancellation of production and detection asymmetries in the difference, the final-state kinematic distributions of the two samples are aligned by applying phase-space-dependent weights to the Λ c +  → pπ−π+ sample. This alters the definition of the integrated CP asymmetry to A CP wgt (pπ−π+). Both samples are corrected for reconstruction and selection efficiencies across the five-dimensional Λ c + decay phase space. The difference in CP asymmetries is found to be
$\begin{array}{c} \Delta {A}_{CP}^{\mathrm{wgt}}={A}_{CP}\left(p{K}^{-}{K}^{+}\right) - {A}_{CP}^{\mathrm{wgt}}\left(p{\pi}^{-}{\pi}^{+}\right) \\ {} = \left(0.30 \pm 0.91 \pm 0.61\right)\ \%, \end{array}$
where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic.

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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:2018
Deposited On:07 Mar 2019 13:37
Last Modified:10 Mar 2019 06:49
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1029-8479
OA Status:Gold
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Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP03(2018)182

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