Measurement of CP asymmetries in two-body B0(s)-meson decays to charged pions and kaons

Peter Clarke, Greig Cowan, Stephan Eisenhardt, Silvia Gambetta, Franz Muheim, Matthew Needham, Stephen Playfer, LHCb Collaboration, Marco Pappagallo

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The time-dependent $C\!P$ asymmetries in $B^0\to\pi^+\pi^-$ and $B_s^0\to K^+\!K^-$ decays are measured using a data sample of $pp$ collisions corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0 fb$^{-1}$, collected with the LHCb detector at centre-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV. The same data sample is used to measure the time-integrated $C\!P$ asymmetries in $B^0\to K^+\pi^-$ and $B_s^0\to\pi^+ K^-$ decays. The results are $C_{\pi^+\pi^-} = -0.34 \pm 0.06 \pm 0.01$, $S_{\pi^+\pi^-} = -0.63 \pm 0.05 \pm 0.01$, $C_{K^+\!K^-} = 0.20 \pm 0.06 \pm 0.02$, $S_{K^+\!K^-} = 0.18 \pm 0.06 \pm 0.02$, $C_{K^+\!K^-}^{\Delta\Gamma} = -0.79 \pm 0.07 \pm 0.10$, $A_{C\!P}^{B^0} = -0.084 \pm 0.004 \pm 0.003$, and $A_{C\!P}^{B_s^0} = 0.213 \pm 0.015 \pm 0.007$, where the first uncertainties are statistical and the second systematic. Evidence for $C\!P$ violation is found in the $B_s^0\to K^+\!K^-$ decay for the first time.
Original languageEnglish
Article number032004
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 10 Aug 2018

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