Measurement of Angular and CP Asymmetries in D0→π+πμ+μ− and D0K+Kμ+μ− Decays

Peter Clarke, Greig Cowan, Robert Currie, Stephan Eisenhardt, Silvia Gambetta, Franz Muheim, Matthew Needham, Stephen Playfer, Marco Pappagallo, M. R. J. Williams, LHCb Collaboration

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The first measurements of the forward-backward asymmetry of the dimuon pair ($A_{FB}$), the triple-product asymmetry ($A_{2\phi}$), and the charge-parity-conjugation asymmetry ($A_{CP}$), in $D^0\to\pi^+\pi^-\mu^+\mu^-$ and $D^0\to K^+K^-\mu^+\mu^-$ decays are reported. They are performed using data from proton-proton collisions collected with the LHCb experiment from 2011 to 2016, corresponding to a total integrated luminosity of 5 fb$^{-1}$. The asymmetries are measured to be \begin{align*} A_{FB}(D^0\to\pi^+\pi^-\mu^+\mu^-) &= (\phantom{-}3.3\pm3.7\pm0.6)\%,\\ A_{2\phi}(D^0\to\pi^+\pi^-\mu^+\mu^-)&= (-0.6\pm3.7\pm0.6)\%,\\ A_{CP}(D^0\to\pi^+\pi^-\mu^+\mu^-) &= (\phantom{-}4.9\pm3.8\pm0.7)\%,\\ A_{FB}(D^0\to K^+K^-\mu^+\mu^-) &= (0\pm11\pm2)\%,\\ A_{2\phi}(D^0\to K^+K^-\mu^+\mu^-)&= (9\pm11\pm1)\%,\\ A_{CP}(D^0\to K^+K^-\mu^+\mu^-) &= (0\pm11\pm2)\%, \end{align*} where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second systematic. The asymmetries are also measured as a function of the dimuon invariant mass. The results are consistent with the Standard Model predictions.
Original languageEnglish
Article number091801
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 2018


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