Evidence for CP violation in B+ →p p ¯ K+ decays

R. Aaij, B. Adeva, M. Adinolfi, A. Affolder, Z. Ajaltouni, S. Akar, J. Albrecht, F. Alessio, M. Alexander, S. Ali, G. Alkhazov, P. Alvarez Cartelle, A. A. Alves, S. Amato, S. Amerio, Y. Amhis, L. An, L. Anderlini, J. Anderson, R. AndreassenM. Andreotti, J. E. Andrews, R. B. Appleby, O. Aquines Gutierrez, F. Archilli, A. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, G. Auriemma, M. Baalouch, S. Bachmann, J. J. Back, A. Badalov, W. Baldini, R. J. Barlow, C. Barschel, S. Barsuk, W. Barter, V. Batozskaya, V. Battista, A. Bay, L. Beaucourt, J. Beddow, F. Bedeschi, I. Bediaga, S. Belogurov, K. Belous, I. Belyaev, E. Ben-Haim, G. Bencivenni, S. Benson, J. Benton, A. Berezhnoy, R. Bernet, M. O. Bettler, M. Van Beuzekom, A. Bien, S. Bifani, T. Bird, A. Bizzeti, P. M. Bjørnstad, T. Blake, F. Blanc, J. Blouw, S. Blusk, V. Bocci, A. Bondar, N. Bondar, W. Bonivento, S. Borghi, A. Borgia, M. Borsato, T. J.V. Bowcock, E. Bowen, C. Bozzi, T. Brambach, J. Van Den Brand, J. Bressieux, D. Brett, M. Britsch, T. Britton, J. Brodzicka, N. H. Brook, H. Brown, A. Bursche, G. Busetto, J. Buytaert, S. Cadeddu, R. Calabrese, M. Calvi, M. Calvo Gomez, P. Campana, D. Campora Perez, A. Carbone, G. Carboni, R. Cardinale

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Abstract

© 2014 CERN, for the LHCb Collaboration. Three-body B+→pp¯K+ and B+→pp¯π+ decays are studied using a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0fb-1 collected by the LHCb experiment in proton-proton collisions at center-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV. Evidence of CP violation in the B+→pp¯K+ decay is found in regions of the phase space, representing the first measurement of this kind for a final state containing baryons. Measurements of the forward-backward asymmetry of the light meson in the pp¯ rest frame yield AFB(pp¯K+,mpp¯<2.85GeV/c2)=0.495±0.012(stat)±0.007(syst) and AFB(pp¯π+,mpp¯<2.85GeV/c2)=-0.409±0.033(stat)±0.006(syst). In addition, the branching fraction of the decay B+→Λ¯(1520)p is measured to be B(B+→Λ¯(1520)p)=(3.15±0.48(stat)±0.07(syst)±0.26(BF))×10-7, where BF denotes the uncertainty on secondary branching fractions.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sep 2014
Externally publishedYes

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    Aaij, R., Adeva, B., Adinolfi, M., Affolder, A., Ajaltouni, Z., Akar, S., Albrecht, J., Alessio, F., Alexander, M., Ali, S., Alkhazov, G., Alvarez Cartelle, P., Alves, A. A., Amato, S., Amerio, S., Amhis, Y., An, L., Anderlini, L., Anderson, J., ... Cardinale, R. (2014). Evidence for CP violation in B+ →p p ¯ K+ decays. Physical Review Letters. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.141801