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Evidence for B0→ρ0ρ0 decays and implications for the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa angle α

  • Author(s): Aubert, B
  • Bona, M
  • Boutigny, D
  • Karyotakis, Y
  • Lees, JP
  • Poireau, V
  • Prudent, X
  • Tisserand, V
  • Zghiche, A
  • Grauges, E
  • Palano, A
  • Chen, JC
  • Qi, ND
  • Rong, G
  • Wang, P
  • Zhu, YS
  • Eigen, G
  • Ofte, I
  • Stugu, B
  • Abrams, GS
  • Battaglia, M
  • Brown, DN
  • Button-Shafer, J
  • Cahn, RN
  • Groysman, Y
  • Jacobsen, RG
  • Kadyk, JA
  • Kerth, LT
  • Kolomensky, YG
  • Kukartsev, G
  • Pegna, DL
  • Lynch, G
  • Mir, LM
  • Orimoto, TJ
  • Osipenkov, I
  • Pripstein, M
  • Roe, NA
  • Ronan, MT
  • Tackmann, K
  • Wenzel, WA
  • Del Amo Sanchez, P
  • Barrett, M
  • Harrison, TJ
  • Hart, AJ
  • Hawkes, CM
  • Watson, AT
  • Held, T
  • Koch, H
  • Lewandowski, B
  • Pelizaeus, M
  • Peters, K
  • Schroeder, T
  • Steinke, M
  • Boyd, JT
  • Burke, JP
  • Cottingham, WN
  • Walker, D
  • Asgeirsson, DJ
  • Cuhadar-Donszelmann, T
  • Fulsom, BG
  • Hearty, C
  • Knecht, NS
  • Mattison, TS
  • McKenna, JA
  • Khan, A
  • Kyberd, P
  • Saleem, M
  • Sherwood, DJ
  • Teodorescu, L
  • Blinov, VE
  • Bukin, AD
  • Druzhinin, VP
  • Golubev, VB
  • Onuchin, AP
  • Serednyakov, SI
  • Skovpen, YI
  • Solodov, EP
  • Todyshev, KY
  • Bondioli, M
  • Bruinsma, M
  • Chao, M
  • Curry, S
  • Eschrich, I
  • Kirkby, D
  • Lankford, AJ
  • Lund, P
  • Mandelkern, M
  • Martin, EC
  • Stoker, DP
  • Abachi, S
  • Buchanan, C
  • Foulkes, SD
  • Gary, JW
  • Liu, F
  • Long, O
  • Shen, BC
  • Zhang, L
  • Hill, EJ
  • Paar, HP
  • Rahatlou, S
  • et al.
Abstract

We search for the decays B0→ρ0ρ0, B0→ρ0f0(980), and B0→f0(980)f0(980) in a sample of about 384×106 Υ(4S) →BB̄ decays collected with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II asymmetric-energy e+e- collider at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. We find evidence for B0→ρ0ρ0 with 3.5σ significance and measure the branching fraction B=(1.07±0.33±0.19)×10-6 and longitudinal polarization fraction fL=0.87±0.13±0.04, where the first uncertainty is statistical, and the second is systematic. The uncertainty on the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa quark-mixing matrix unitarity angle α due to penguin contributions in B→ρρ decays is 18° at the 1σ level. We also set upper limits on the B0→ρ0f0(980) and B0→f0(980)f0(980) decay rates. © 2007 The American Physical Society.

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