Precision Measurement of CP Violation in B0S→J/ΨK+K− Decays

LHCb Collaboration

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The time-dependent CP asymmetry in B0s→J/ψK+K− decays is measured using pp collision data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0  fb−1, collected with the LHCb detector at center-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV. In a sample of 96 000 B0s→J/ψK+K− decays, the CP-violating phase ϕs is measured, as well as the decay widths ΓL and ΓH of the light and heavy mass eigenstates of the B0s–¯B0s system. The values obtained are ϕs=−0.058±0.049±0.006  rad, Γs≡(ΓL+ΓH)/2=0.6603±0.0027±0.0015  ps−1, and ΔΓs≡ΓL−ΓH=0.0805±0.0091±0.0032  ps−1, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second, systematic. These are the most precise single measurements of those quantities to date. A combined analysis with B0s→J/ψπ+π− decays gives ϕs=−0.010±0.039  rad. All measurements are in agreement with the standard model predictions. For the first time, the phase ϕs is measured independently for each polarization state of the K+K− system and shows no evidence for polarization dependence.

Original languageEnglish
Article number041801
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2015


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