Model-independent search for CP violation in D0→K-K+π-π+ and D0→π-π+π+π- decays

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Abstract

A search for CP violation in the phase-space structures of D0 and D-0 decays to the final states K-K+π-π+ and π-π+π+π- is presented. The search is carried out with a data set corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.0 fb-1 collected in 2011 by the LHCb experiment in pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV. For the K-K+π-π+ final state, the four-body phase space is divided into 32 bins, each bin with approximately 1800 decays. The p-value under the hypothesis of no CP violation is 9.1%, and in no bin is a CP asymmetry greater than 6.5% observed. The phase space of the π-π+π+π- final state is partitioned into 128 bins, each bin with approximately 2500 decays. The p-value under the hypothesis of no CP violation is 41%, and in no bin is a CP asymmetry greater than 5.5% observed. All results are consistent with the hypothesis of no CP violation at the current sensitivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)623-633
Number of pages11
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume726
Issue number4-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes

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