New precise measurements of the Xi(0) -> Lambda gamma and Xi(0) -> Sigma(0)gamma decay asymmetries NA48/1 Collaboration

J. R. Batley, G. E. Kalmus, C. Lazzeroni, D. J. Munday, M. Patel, M. W. Slater, S. A. Wotton, R. Arcidiacono, G. Bocquet, A. Ceccucci, D. Cundy, N. Doble, V. Falaleev, L. Gatignon, A. Gonidec, P. Grafstroem, W. Kubischta, I. Mikulec, A. Norton, B. Panzer-SteindelP. Rubin, H. Wahl, E. Goudzovski, P. Hristov, V. Kekelidze, L. Litov, D. Madigozhin, N. Molokanova, Yu. Potrebenikov, S. Stoynev, A. Zinchenko, E. Monnier, E. Swallow, R. Winston, R. Sacco, A. Walker, W. Baldini, A. Gianoli, P. Dalpiaz, P. L. Frabetti, M. Martini, F. Petrucci, M. Savrie, M. Scarpa, M. Calvetti, G. Collazuol, E. Iacopini, G. Ruggiero, A. Bizzeti, M. Lenti, M. Veltri, M. Behler, K. Eppard, M. Eppard, A. Hirstius, K. Kleinknecht, U. Koch, P. Marouelli, L. Masetti, U. Moosbrugger, C. Morales Morales, A. Peters, R. Wanke, A. Winhart, A. Dabrowski, T. Fonseca Martin, M. Velasco, P. Cenci, P. Lubrano, M. Pepe, G. Anzivino, E. Imbergamo, G. Lamanna, A. Michetti, A. Nappi, M. C. Petrucci, M. Piccini, M. Valdata, C. Cerri, R. Fantechi, F. Costantini, L. Fiorini, S. Giudici, G. Pierazzini, M. Sozzi, I. Mannelli, C. Cheshkov, J. B. Cheze, M. De Beer, P. Debu, G. Gouge, G. Marel, E. Mazzucato, B. Peyaud, B. Vallage, M. Holder, A. Maier, M. Ziolkowski, C. Biino, N. Cartiglia, F. Marchetto, N. Pastrone, M. Clemencic, S. Goy Lopez, E. Menichetti, W. Wislicki, H. Dibon, M. Jeitler, M. Markytan, G. Neuhofer, L. Widhalm

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Abstract

The decay asymmetries of the weak radiative hyperon decays Xi(0) -> Lambda gamma and Xi(0) -> Sigma(0)gamma have been measured with high precision using data of the NA48/1 experiment at CERN. From about 52 000 Xi(0) -> Lambda gamma and 15 000 Xi(0) -> Sigma(0)gamma decays, we obtain for the decay asymmetries alpha(Xi 0 -> Lambda gamma) = -0.704 +/- 0.019(stat) +/- 0.064(syst) and alpha(Xi 0 -> Sigma 0 gamma) = -0.729 +/- 0.030(stat) +/- 0.076(syst), respectively. These results are in good agreement with previous experiments, but more precise. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-248
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume693
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2010

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