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Amplitude analysis of the decay $\overline{B}^0 \to K_{S}^0 \pi^+ \pi^-$ and first observation of the CP asymmetry in $\overline{B}^0 \to K^{*}(892)^- \pi^+$

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Original languageEnglish
Article numberAaij:2017ngy
Pages (from-to)261801
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number26
StatePublished - 27 Jun 2018


The time-integrated Dalitz plot of the three-body hadronic charmless decay ${{\overline{B}}^0 \to K_{\mathrm{\scriptscriptstyle S}}^0 \pi^+ \pi^-}$ is studied using a $pp$ collision data sample recorded with the LHCb detector, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of $3.0\;\mathrm{fb}^{-1}$. The decay amplitude is described with an isobar model. Relative contributions of the isobar amplitudes to the ${\overline{B}^0 \to K_{\mathrm{\scriptscriptstyle S}}^0 \pi^+ \pi^-}$ decay branching fraction and CP asymmetries of the flavour-specific amplitudes are measured. The CP asymmetry between the conjugate ${\overline{B}^0 \to K^{*}(892)^{-}\pi^+}$ and ${\overline{B}^0 \to K^{*}(892)^{+}\pi^-}$ decay rates is determined to be $-0.308 \pm 0.062$.

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