Updated determination of $D^0$-$\overline{D}{}^0$ mixing and CP violation parameters with $D^0\to K^+\pi^-$ decays

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

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We report measurements of charm-mixing parameters based on the decay-time-dependent ratio of $D^0\to K^+\pi^-$ to $D^0\to K^-\pi^+$ rates. The analysis uses a data sample of proton-proton collisions corresponding to an integrated luminosity of $5.0$ fb$^{-1}$ recorded by the LHCb experiment from 2011 through 2016. Assuming charge-parity (CP) symmetry, the mixing parameters are determined to be $x'^2=(3.9 \pm 2.7) \times10^{-5}$, $y'=(5.28 \pm 0.52) \times 10^{-3}$, and $R_D=(3.454 \pm 0.031)\times10^{-3}$. Without this assumption, the measurement is performed separately for $D^0$ and $\overline{D}{}^0$ mesons, yielding a direct CP-violating asymmetry $A_D =(-0.1\pm9.1)\times10^{-3}$, and magnitude of the ratio of mixing parameters $1.00< |q/p| <1.35$ at the $68.3\%$ confidence level. All results include statistical and systematic uncertainties and improve significantly upon previous single-measurement determinations. No evidence for CP violation in charm mixing is observed.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberAaij:2017urz
Pages (from-to)031101
JournalPhysical Review D, particles, fields, gravitation, and cosmology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2018


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