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


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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