Measurement of the CKM angle γ from a combination of B<sup>±</sup>→Dh<sup>±</sup> analyses

R. Aaij, C. Abellan Beteta, B. Adeva, M. Adinolfi, C. Adrover, A. Affolder, Z. Ajaltouni, J. Albrecht, F. Alessio, M. Alexander, S. Ali, G. Alkhazov, P. Alvarez Cartelle, A. A. Alves, S. Amato, S. Amerio, Y. Amhis, L. Anderlini, J. Anderson, R. AndreassenR. B. Appleby, O. Aquines Gutierrez, F. Archilli, A. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, G. Auriemma, S. Bachmann, J. J. Back, C. Baesso, V. Balagura, W. Baldini, R. J. Barlow, C. Barschel, S. Barsuk, W. Barter, Th Bauer, A. Bay, 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, T. J.V. Bowcock, E. Bowen, C. Bozzi, T. Brambach, J. van den Brand, J. Bressieux, D. Brett, M. Britsch, T. Britton, N. H. Brook, H. Brown, I. Burducea, A. Bursche, G. Busetto, J. Buytaert, S. Cadeddu, O. Callot, M. Calvi, M. Calvo Gomez, A. Camboni, P. Campana, D. Campora Perez, A. Carbone, G. Carboni, R. Cardinale, A. Cardini, H. Carranza-Mejia, L. Carson, K. Carvalho Akiba, G. Casse

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A combination of three LHCb measurements of the CKM angle γ is presented. The decays B ±→DK ± and B ±→Dπ ± are used, where D denotes an admixture of D 0 and D-0 mesons, decaying into K +K -, π +π -, K ±π , K ±π π ±π , KS0π+π-, or KS0K+K- final states. All measurements use a dataset corresponding to 1.0 fb -1 of integrated luminosity. Combining results from B ±→DK ± decays alone a best-fit value of γ=72.0° is found, and confidence intervals are setγ∈[56.4,86.7]°at 68% CL,γ∈[42.6,99.6]°at 95% CL. The best-fit value of γ found from a combination of results from B ±→Dπ ± decays alone, is γ=18.9°, and the confidence intervalsγ∈[7.4,99.2]°∪[167.9,176.4]°at 68% CL are set, without constraint at 95% CL. The combination of results from B ±→DK ± and B ±→Dπ ± decays gives a best-fit value of γ=72.6° and the confidence intervalsγ∈[55.4,82.3]°at 68% CL,γ∈[40.2,92.7]°at 95% CL are set. All values are expressed modulo 180°, and are obtained taking into account the effect of D 0-D-0 mixing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-163
Number of pages13
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

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