Measurement of the Branching Fraction, Polarization, and CP Asymmetries in B0->rho0rho0 Decay, and Implications for the CKM Angle alpha

The BaBar Collaboration, Philip Clark

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We study B0->rho0rho0 decays in a sample of 465*10^6 Upsilon (4S)->BBbar events collected with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II asymmetric-energy e+e- collider located at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). We measure the branching fraction B = (0.92 +/- 0.32 +/- 0.14)*10^{-6} and longitudinal polarization fraction f_L = 0.75^{+0.11}_{-0.14} +/- 0.04, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. The evidence for the B0->rho0rho0 signal has a significance of 3.1 standard deviations, including systematic uncertainties. We investigate the proper-time dependence of the longitudinal component in the decay and measure the CP-violating coefficients S^{00}_L = (0.3 +/- 0.7 +/- 0.2) and C^{00}_L = (0.2 +/- 0.8 +/- 0.3). We study the implication of these results for the unitarity triangle angle alpha.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review D, particles, fields, gravitation, and cosmology
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Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2008

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  • hep-ex

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