Measurement of the CP-violating phase <inf>s</inf> in the decay Bs0→J/ψ

R. Aaij, C. Abellan Beteta, B. Adeva, M. Adinolfi, C. Adrover, A. Affolder, Z. Ajaltouni, J. Albrecht, F. Alessio, M. Alexander, G. Alkhazov, P. Alvarez Cartelle, A. A. Alves, S. Amato, Y. Amhis, J. Anderson, R. B. Appleby, O. Aquines Gutierrez, F. Archilli, L. ArrabitoA. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, G. Auriemma, S. Bachmann, J. J. Back, D. S. Bailey, V. Balagura, W. Baldini, R. J. Barlow, C. Barschel, S. Barsuk, W. Barter, A. Bates, C. Bauer, Th Bauer, A. Bay, I. Bediaga, S. Belogurov, K. Belous, I. Belyaev, E. Ben-Haim, M. Benayoun, G. Bencivenni, S. Benson, J. Benton, R. Bernet, M. O. Bettler, M. Van Beuzekom, A. Bien, S. Bifani, T. Bird, A. Bizzeti, P. M. Bjørnstad, T. Blake, F. Blanc, C. Blanks, J. Blouw, S. Blusk, A. Bobrov, V. Bocci, A. Bondar, N. Bondar, W. Bonivento, S. Borghi, A. Borgia, T. J.V. Bowcock, C. Bozzi, T. Brambach, J. Van Den Brand, J. Bressieux, D. Brett, M. Britsch, T. Britton, N. H. Brook, H. Brown, A. Büchler-Germann, I. Burducea, A. Bursche, J. Buytaert, S. Cadeddu, O. Callot, M. Calvi, M. Calvo Gomez, A. Camboni, P. Campana, A. Carbone, G. Carboni

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Abstract

We present a measurement of the time-dependent CP-violating asymmetry in Bs0→J/ψ decays, using data collected with the LHCb detector at the LHC. The decay time distribution of Bs0→J/ψ is characterized by the decay widths Γ H and Γ L of the heavy and light mass eigenstates, respectively, of the Bs0-B̄s0 system and by a CP-violating phase s. In a sample of about 8500 Bs0→J/ψevents isolated from 0.37fb -1 of pp collisions at √s=7TeV, we measure s=0.15±0.18(stat)±0.06(syst)rad. We also find an average Bs0 decay width Γ sLH)/2=0.657±0.009(stat)±0.008(syst)ps -1 and a decay width difference ΔΓ s Γ L- Γ H=0.123±0.029(stat)±0.011(syst)ps -1. Our measurement is insensitive to the transformation ( s, ΔΓ s) (π- s,-ΔΓ s).

Original languageEnglish
Article number101803
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume108
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Mar 2012
Externally publishedYes

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