Measurement of the branching fraction and CP asymmetry in B0 → π0π0 decays, and an improved constraint on ϕ2

T. Julius, M. E. Sevior, G. B. Mohanty, I. Adachi, H. Aihara, S. Al Said, D. M. Asner, V. Aulchenko, T. Aushev, R. Ayad, V. Babu, I. Badhrees, A. M. Bakich, V. Bansal, E. Barberio, M. Barrett, M. Berger, V. Bhardwaj, B. Bhuyan, J. BiswalT. Bloomfield, A. Bobrov, A. Bondar, G. Bonvicini, A. Bozek, M. Bračko, T. E. Browder, D. Červenkov, M. C. Chang, Y. Chao, V. Chekelian, A. Chen, B. G. Cheon, K. Chilikin, K. Cho, Y. Choi, D. Cinabro, N. Dash, S. Di Carlo, Z. Doležal, D. Dossett, Z. Drásal, D. Dutta, S. Eidelman, H. Farhat, J. E. Fast, T. Ferber, B. G. Fulsom, V. Gaur, N. Gabyshev, A. Garmash, R. Gillard, P. Goldenzweig, J. Haba, T. Hara, K. Hayasaka, H. Hayashii, W. S. Hou, C. L. Hsu, T. Iijima, K. Inami, A. Ishikawa, R. Itoh, Y. Iwasaki, W. W. Jacobs, I. Jaegle, Y. Jin, D. Joffe, K. K. Joo, J. Kahn, G. Karyan, P. Katrenko, T. Kawasaki, C. Kiesling, D. Y. Kim, H. J. Kim, J. B. Kim, K. T. Kim, M. J. Kim, S. H. Kim, Y. J. Kim, K. Kinoshita, P. Kodyš, S. Korpar, D. Kotchetkov, P. Križan, P. Krokovny, J. F. Krohn, T. Kuhr, R. Kulasiri, A. Kuzmin, Youngjoon Kwon, J. S. Lange, I. S. Lee, C. H. Li, L. Li, Y. Li, L. Li Gioi, J. Libby, D. Liventsev, T. Luo, J. MacNaughton, M. Masuda, T. Matsuda, M. Merola, K. Miyabayashi, H. Miyata, R. Mizuk, H. K. Moon, T. Mori, R. Mussa, E. Nakano, M. Nakao, T. Nanut, K. J. Nath, Z. Natkaniec, M. Nayak, N. K. Nisar, S. Nishida, S. Ogawa, H. Ono, P. Pakhlov, G. Pakhlova, B. Pal, S. Pardi, C. S. Park, H. Park, L. Pesántez, R. Pestotnik, L. E. Piilonen, C. Pulvermacher, M. Ritter, H. Sahoo, Y. Sakai, M. Salehi, S. Sandilya, L. Santelj, T. Sanuki, Y. Sato, V. Savinov, O. Schneider, G. Schnell, C. Schwanda, A. J. Schwartz, Y. Seino, K. Senyo, V. Shebalin, T. A. Shibata, J. G. Shiu, B. Shwartz, A. Sokolov, E. Solovieva, M. Starič, T. Sumiyoshi, U. Tamponi, K. Tanida, F. Tenchini, K. Trabelsi, M. Uchida, S. Uehara, T. Uglov, Y. Unno, S. Uno, P. Urquijo, Y. Usov, C. Van Hulse, G. Varner, K. E. Varvell, A. Vossen, E. Waheed, C. H. Wang, M. Z. Wang, P. Wang, M. Watanabe, Y. Watanabe, E. Widmann, K. M. Williams, E. Won, Y. Yamashita, H. Ye, C. Z. Yuan, Y. Yusa, Z. P. Zhang, V. Zhilich, V. Zhulanov, A. Zupanc

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

We measure the branching fraction and CP violation asymmetry in the decay B0 → π0π0, using a data sample of 752 × 106 BB¯ pairs collected at the ϒð4SÞ resonance with the Belle detector at the KEKB eþe collider. The obtained branching fraction and direct CP asymmetry are BðB → π0π0Þ ¼ ½1.31 0.19ðstatÞ 0.19ðsystÞ × 10−6 and ACP ¼ þ0.14 0.36ðstatÞ 0.10ðsystÞ, respectively. The signal significance, including the systematic uncertainty, is 6.4 standard deviations. We combine these results with Belle’s earlier measurements of B0 → πþπ and B → ππ0 to exclude the CP-violating parameter ϕ2 from the range 15.5° < ϕ2 < 75.0° at 95% confidence level.

Original languageEnglish
Article number032007
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume96
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Dec 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Measurement of the branching fraction and CP asymmetry in B<sup>0</sup> → π<sup>0</sup>π<sup>0</sup> decays, and an improved constraint on ϕ<sub>2</sub>'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Julius, T., Sevior, M. E., Mohanty, G. B., Adachi, I., Aihara, H., Al Said, S., Asner, D. M., Aulchenko, V., Aushev, T., Ayad, R., Babu, V., Badhrees, I., Bakich, A. M., Bansal, V., Barberio, E., Barrett, M., Berger, M., Bhardwaj, V., Bhuyan, B., ... Zupanc, A. (2017). Measurement of the branching fraction and CP asymmetry in B0 → π0π0 decays, and an improved constraint on ϕ2 Physical Review D, 96(11), [032007]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.96.032007