Search for CP violation in D+(s) → K−K+K+ decays

LHCb collaboration, R.H. O'Neil, M. Richardson-Slipper, C. Vrahas

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Abstract / Description of output

A search for direct CP violation in the Cabibbo-suppressed decay D+s →K−K+K+ and in the doubly Cabibbo-suppressed decay D+ → K−K+K+ is reported. The analysis is performed with data collected by the LHCb experiment in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.6 fb−1. The search is conducted by comparing the D+(s) and D−(s) Dalitz-plot distributions through a model-independent binned technique, based on fits to the K−K+K+ invariant-mass distributions, with a total of 0.97 (1.27) million D+s (D+) signal candidates. The results are given as p-values for the hypothesis of CP conservation and are found to be 13.3% for the D+s → K−K+K+ decay and 31.6% for the D+ → K−K+K+ decay. No
evidence for CP violation is observed in these decays.
Original languageEnglish
Article number67
Pages (from-to)1-24
Number of pages24
Journal Journal of High Energy Physics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2023

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Charm Physics
  • CP Violation
  • Flavour Physics
  • Hadron-Hadron Scattering


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