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Measurement of CP violation observables and parameters for the decays B±→DK*±

  • Author(s): Aubert, B
  • Karyotakis, Y
  • Lees, JP
  • Poireau, V
  • Prencipe, E
  • Prudent, X
  • Tisserand, V
  • Garra Tico, J
  • Grauges, E
  • Martinelli, M
  • Palano, A
  • Pappagallo, M
  • Eigen, G
  • Stugu, B
  • Sun, L
  • Battaglia, M
  • Brown, DN
  • Kerth, LT
  • Kolomensky, YG
  • Lynch, G
  • Osipenkov, IL
  • Tackmann, K
  • Tanabe, T
  • Hawkes, CM
  • Soni, N
  • Watson, AT
  • Koch, H
  • Schroeder, T
  • Asgeirsson, DJ
  • Fulsom, BG
  • Hearty, C
  • Mattison, TS
  • McKenna, JA
  • Barrett, M
  • Khan, A
  • Randle-Conde, A
  • Blinov, VE
  • Bukin, AD
  • Buzykaev, AR
  • Druzhinin, VP
  • Golubev, VB
  • Onuchin, AP
  • Serednyakov, SI
  • Skovpen, YI
  • Solodov, EP
  • Todyshev, KY
  • Bondioli, M
  • Curry, S
  • Eschrich, I
  • Kirkby, D
  • Lankford, AJ
  • Lund, P
  • Mandelkern, M
  • Martin, EC
  • Stoker, DP
  • Atmacan, H
  • Gary, JW
  • Liu, F
  • Long, O
  • Vitug, GM
  • Yasin, Z
  • Sharma, V
  • Campagnari, C
  • Hong, TM
  • Kovalskyi, D
  • Mazur, MA
  • Richman, JD
  • Beck, TW
  • Eisner, AM
  • Heusch, CA
  • Kroseberg, J
  • Lockman, WS
  • Martinez, AJ
  • Schalk, T
  • Schumm, BA
  • Seiden, A
  • Wang, L
  • Winstrom, LO
  • Cheng, CH
  • Doll, DA
  • Echenard, B
  • Fang, F
  • Hitlin, DG
  • Narsky, I
  • Ongmongkolkul, P
  • Piatenko, T
  • Porter, FC
  • Andreassen, R
  • Mancinelli, G
  • Meadows, BT
  • Mishra, K
  • Sokoloff, MD
  • Bloom, PC
  • Ford, WT
  • Gaz, A
  • Hirschauer, JF
  • Nagel, M
  • et al.
Abstract

We study the decay B-→DK*- using a sample of 379×106 Υ(4S)→BB̄ events collected with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II B factory. We perform a Gronau-London-Wyler analysis where the D meson decays into either a CP-even (CP+) eigenstate (K+K-, π+π-), CP-odd (CP-) eigenstate (KS0π0, KS0, KS0ω) or a non-CP state (K-π+). We also analyze D meson decays into K+π- from a Cabibbo-favored D̄0 decay or doubly suppressed D0 decay [Atwood-Dunietz-Soni (ADS) analysis]. We measure observables that are sensitive to the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa angle γ: the partial-rate charge asymmetries ACP±, the ratios RCP± of the B-decay branching fractions in CP± and non-CP decay, the ratio RADS of the charge-averaged branching fractions, and the charge asymmetry AADS of the ADS decays: ACP+=0.09±0.13±0.06, ACP-=-0.23±0.21±0. 07, RCP+=2.17±0.35±0.09, RCP-=1.03±0.27±0.13, RADS=0.066±0.031±0.010, and AADS=-0.34±0.43±0.16, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second is systematic. Combining all the measurements and using a frequentist approach yields the magnitude of the ratio between the Cabibbo-suppressed and favored amplitudes, rB=0.31 with a one (two) sigma confidence level interval of [0.24, 0.38] ([0.17, 0.43]). The value rB=0 is excluded at the 3.3 sigma level. A similar analysis excludes values of γ in the intervals [0, 7]°, [55, 111]°, and [175, 180]°([85, 99]°) at the one (two) sigma confidence level. © 2009 The American Physical Society.

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