Measurement of branching fraction and search for CP violation in B →φφK

(Belle Collaboration)

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We report the measurement of branching fractions and CP-violation asymmetries in B→φφK decays based on a 711 fb-1 data sample containing 772×106 BB¯ events. The data were recorded at the I(4S) resonance with the Belle detector at the KEKB asymmetric-energy e+e- collider. For B+→φφK+, the branching fraction and CP-violation asymmetry measured below the ηc threshold (mφφ<2.85 GeV/c2) are [3.43-0.46+0.48(stat)±0.22(syst)]×10-6 and -0.02±0.11(stat)±0.01(syst), respectively. Similarly, the branching fraction obtained for B0→φφK0 below the ηc threshold is [3.02-0.66+0.75(stat)±0.20(syst)]×10-6. We also measure the CP-violation asymmetry for B+→φφK+ within the ηc region (mφφ[2.94,3.02] GeV/c2) to be +0.12±0.12(stat)±0.01(syst).

Original languageEnglish
Article number034908
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Mar 29

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
S. M. acknowledges fruitful discussions with S. Mahapatra (Utkal University). We thank the KEKB group for excellent operation of the accelerator; the KEK cryogenics group for efficient solenoid operations; and the KEK computer group, the NII, and PNNL/EMSL for valuable computing and SINET5 network support. We acknowledge support from MEXT, JSPS and Nagoya’s TLPRC (Japan); ARC (Australia); FWF (Austria); NSFC and CCEPP (China); MSMT (Czechia); CZF, DFG, EXC153, and VS (Germany); DAE, Project Identification No. RTI 4002, and DST (India); INFN (Italy); MOE, MSIP, NRF, RSRI, FLRFAS project, GSDC of KISTI and KREONET/GLORIAD (Korea); MNiSW and NCN (Poland); MSHE, Agreement 14.W03.31.0026 (Russia); University of Tabuk (Saudi Arabia); ARRS (Slovenia); IKERBASQUE (Spain); SNSF (Switzerland); MOE and MOST (Taiwan); and DOE and NSF (USA).

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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