Improved Measurement of $B^+\toρ^+ρ^0$ and Determination of the Quark-Mixing Phase Angle $α$

The BaBar Collaboration, Philip Clark

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Abstract

We present improved measurements of the branching fraction ${\cal B}$, the longitudinal polarization fraction $f_L$, and the direct {\ensuremath{CP}\xspace} asymmetry {\ensuremath{{\cal A}_{CP}}\xspace} in the $B$ meson decay channel $B^+\to\rho^+\rho^0$. The data sample was collected with the {{\slshape B\kern-0.1em{\smaller A}\kern-0.1em B\kern-0.1em{\smaller A\kern-0.2em R}}} detector at SLAC. The results are ${\cal B} (\Bp\ra\rprz)=(23.7\pm1.4\pm1.4)\times10^{-6}$, $f_L=0.950\pm0.015\pm0.006$, and $\Acp=-0.054\pm0.055\pm0.010$, where the uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively. Based on these results, we perform an isospin analysis and determine the CKM weak phase angle $\alpha$ to be $(92.4^{+6.0}_{-6.5})^{\circ}$.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jan 2009

Keywords

  • hep-ex

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