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Measurement of CP violation and the B0s meson decay width difference with B0s→J/ψK+K− and B0s→J/ψπ+π− decays

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Original languageEnglish
Article number112010
Number of pages21
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number11
Early online date10 Apr 2013
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2013


The time-dependent CP asymmetry in Bs0→J/ψK+K- decays is measured using pp collision data at √s=7  TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.0  fb-1, collected with the LHCb detector. The decay-time distribution is characterized by the decay widths ΓL and ΓH of the light and heavy mass eigenstates of the Bs0-B̅ s0 system and by a CP-violating phase ϕs. In a sample of 27 617 Bs0→J/ψK+K- decays, where the dominant contribution comes from Bs0→J/ψϕ decays, these parameters are measured to be ϕs=0.07±0.09(stat)±0.01(syst)  rad, Γs≡(ΓL+ΓH)/2=0.663±0.005(stat)±0.006(syst)  ps-1, and ΔΓs≡ΓL-ΓH=0.100±0.016(stat)±0.003(syst)  ps-1, corresponding to the single most precise determination of ϕs, ΔΓs, and Γs. The result of performing a combined analysis with Bs0→J/ψπ+π- decays gives ϕs=0.01±0.07(stat)±0.01(syst)  rad, Γs=0.661±0.004(stat)±0.006(syst)  ps-1, and ΔΓs=0.106±0.011(stat)±0.007(syst)  ps-1. All measurements are in agreement with the Standard Model predictions.

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