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Search for direct CP violation in D0→h−h+ modes using semileptonic B decays

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-43
Number of pages11
JournalPhysics Letters B
Early online date11 Mar 2013
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2013


A search for direct CP violation in D0→h−h+ (where h=K or π) is presented using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.0 fb−1 collected in 2011 by LHCb in pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV. The analysis uses D0 mesons produced in inclusive semileptonic b-hadron decays to the D0μX final state, where the charge of the accompanying muon is used to tag the flavour of the D0 meson. The difference in the CP-violating asymmetries between the two decay channels is measured to be
ΔACP=ACP(K−K+)−ACP(π−π+)=(0.49±0.30(stat)±0.14(syst))% .
This result does not confirm the evidence for direct CP violation in the charm sector reported in other analyses.

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