Measurement of CP violation in the B0sφφ decay and search for the BO → φφ decay

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A measurement of the time-dependent CP-violating asymmetry in $ {B}_s^0\to \phi \phi $ decays is presented. Using a sample of proton-proton collision data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.0 fb$^{−}^{1}$ collected by the LHCb experiment at centre-of-mass energies $ \sqrt{s} $ = 7 TeV in 2011, 8 TeV in 2012 and 13 TeV in 2015 and 2016, a signal yield of around 9000 $ {B}_s^0\to \phi \phi $ decays is obtained. The CP-violating phase $ {\phi}_s^{s\overline{s}s} $ is measured to be −0.073 ± 0.115(stat) ± 0.027(syst) rad, under the assumption it is independent of the helicity of the ϕϕ decay. In addition, the CP-violating phases of the transverse polarisations under the assumption of CP conservation of the longitudinal phase are measured. The helicity-independent direct CP-violation parameter is also measured, and is found to be |λ| = 0.99 ± 0.05(stat) ± 0.01(syst). In addition, T-odd triple-product asymmetries are measured. The results obtained are consistent with the hypothesis of CP conservation in $ \overline{b}\to \overline{s}s\overline{s}s $ transitions. Finally, a limit on the branching fraction of the B$^{0}$ → ϕϕ decay is determined to be $ \mathcal{B}\left({B}^0\to \phi \phi \right)<2.7\times {10}^{-8} $ at 90 % confidence level.
Original languageEnglish
Article number155
Journal Journal of High Energy Physics
Publication statusPublished - 23 Dec 2019


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