Search for $C\!P$ violation in $\Lambda^0_b \to p K^-$ and $\Lambda^0_b \to p \pi^-$ decays

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

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Abstract

A search for $C\!P$ violation in $\Lambda^0_b \to p K^-$ and $\Lambda^0_b \to p \pi^-$ decays is presented using a sample of $pp$ collisions collected with the LHCb detector and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0 fb$^{-1}$. The $C\!P$-violating asymmetries are measured to be $A_{\mathrm{CP}}^{pK^-} = -0.020 \pm 0.013\pm 0.019$ and $A_{\mathrm{CP}}^{p\pi^-} = -0.035 \pm 0.017 \pm 0.020 $, and their difference $A_{\mathrm{CP}}^{pK^-}-A_{\mathrm{CP}}^{p\pi^-} = 0.014 \pm 0.022 \pm 0.010$, where the first uncertainties are statistical and the second systematic. These are the most precise measurements of such asymmetries to date.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-133
JournalPhysics Letters B
VolumeB787
Early online date24 Oct 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2018

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