We report a measurement of the mass difference between neutral charm-meson eigenstates using a novel approach that enhances sensitivity to this parameter. We use 2.3 x 10(6) D-0 -> K-S(0)pi(+)pi(-) decays reconstructed in proton-proton collisions collected by the LHCb experiment in 2011 and 2012. Allowing for CP violation in mixing and in the interference between mixing and decay, we measure the CP-averaged normalized mass difference x(cp)= [2.7 +/- 1.6(stat) +/- 0.4(syst)] x 10(-3) and the CP-violating parameter Delta x = [-0.53 +/- 0.70(stat) +/- 0.22(syst)] x 10(-3). The results are consistent with CP symmetry. These determinations are the most precise from a single experiment and, combined with current world-average results, yield the fast evidence that the masses of the neutral charm-meson eigenstates differ.

Aaij, R., Abellan Beteta, C., Adeva, B., Adinolfi, M., Aidala, C., Ajaltouni, Z., et al. (2019). Measurement of the Mass Difference between Neutral Charm-Meson Eigenstates. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 122(23), 231802 [10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.231802].

Measurement of the Mass Difference between Neutral Charm-Meson Eigenstates

Belloli N.;Borsato M.;Calvi M.;Carniti P.;Fazzini D.;Gotti C.;Martinelli M.;Petruzzo M.;
2019

Abstract

We report a measurement of the mass difference between neutral charm-meson eigenstates using a novel approach that enhances sensitivity to this parameter. We use 2.3 x 10(6) D-0 -> K-S(0)pi(+)pi(-) decays reconstructed in proton-proton collisions collected by the LHCb experiment in 2011 and 2012. Allowing for CP violation in mixing and in the interference between mixing and decay, we measure the CP-averaged normalized mass difference x(cp)= [2.7 +/- 1.6(stat) +/- 0.4(syst)] x 10(-3) and the CP-violating parameter Delta x = [-0.53 +/- 0.70(stat) +/- 0.22(syst)] x 10(-3). The results are consistent with CP symmetry. These determinations are the most precise from a single experiment and, combined with current world-average results, yield the fast evidence that the masses of the neutral charm-meson eigenstates differ.
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LHCb, Charm Physics, D0-D0bar mixing, D0 mass, CP violation
English
2019
122
23
231802
231802
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Aaij, R., Abellan Beteta, C., Adeva, B., Adinolfi, M., Aidala, C., Ajaltouni, Z., et al. (2019). Measurement of the Mass Difference between Neutral Charm-Meson Eigenstates. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 122(23), 231802 [10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.231802].
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