Measurement of D-0-(D)over-bar(0) mixing using the ratio of lifetimes for the decays D-0 -> K-pi(+) and K+K-
BaBar Collaboration (Including:). (2009) Measurement of D-0-(D)over-bar(0) mixing using the ratio of lifetimes for the decays D-0 -> K-pi(+) and K+K-. Physical Review D (Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology), Vol.80 (No.7). article no. 071103. ISSN 1550-7998 Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.80.071103
We measure the rate of D-0-(D) over bar0 mixing with the observable y(CP) = (tau(K pi)/tau(KK)) - 1, where tau(KK) and tau(K pi) are, respectively, the mean lifetimes of CP-even D-0 -> K+K- and CP-mixed D-0 -> K-pi(+) decays, using a data sample of 384 fb(-1) collected by the BABAR detector at the SLAC PEP-II asymmetric-energy B Factory. From a sample of D-0 and (D) over bar0 decays where the initial flavor of the decaying meson is not determined, we obtain y(CP) = [1.12 +/- 0.26(stat) +/- 0.22(syst)]%, which excludes the no-mixing hypothesis at 3.3 sigma, including both statistical and systematic uncertainties. This result is in good agreement with a previous BABAR measurement of y(CP) obtained from a sample of D*(+) -> D-0 pi(+) events, where the D-0 rho decays to K-pi(+), K+K-, and pi(+)pi(-), which is disjoint with the untagged D-0 events used here. Combining the two results taking into account statistical and systematic uncertainties, where the systematic uncertainties are assumed to be 100% correlated, we find y(CP) = [1.16 +/- 0.22(stat) +/- 0.18(syst)]%, which excludes the no-mixing hypothesis at 4.1 sigma.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QC Physics
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Physics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Physical Review D (Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology)|
|Publisher:||American Physical Society|
|Official Date:||October 2009|
|Number of Pages:||8|
|Page Range:||article no. 071103|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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