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Title: Measurement of the Mass Difference Between Neutral Charm-Meson Eigenstates
Author: Alfonso Albero, Alejandro
Calvo Gómez, Míriam
Camboni, Alessandro
Coquereau, Samuel
Garrido Beltrán, Lluís
Gascón Fora, David
Gironella Gironell, Pere
Graciani Díaz, Ricardo
Graugés Pous, Eugeni
Vilasis-Cardona, Xavier
LHCb Collaboration
Keywords: Bosons
Mesons (Física nuclear)
Mesons (Nuclear physics)
Issue Date: 14-Jun-2019
Publisher: American Physical Society
Abstract: We report a measurement of the mass difference between neutral charm-meson eigenstates using a novel approach that enhances sensitivity to this parameter. We use 2.3 × 10 6 D 0 → K 0 S π + π − decays reconstructed in proton-proton collisions collected by the LHCb experiment in 2011 and 2012. Allowing for C P violation in mixing and in the interference between mixing and decay, we measure the C P -averaged normalized mass difference x C P = [ 2.7 ± 1.6 ( stat ) ± 0.4 ( syst ) ] × 10 − 3 and the C P -violating parameter Δ x = [ − 0.53 ± 0.70 ( stat ) ± 0.22 ( syst ) ] × 10 − 3 . The results are consistent with C P symmetry. These determinations are the most precise from a single experiment and, combined with current world-average results, yield the first evidence that the masses of the neutral charm-meson eigenstates differ.
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It is part of: Physical Review Letters, 2019, vol. 122, num. 23, p. 231802
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ISSN: 0031-9007
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