Determination of the D0→K-π+π0 and D0→K-π+π+π- coherence factors and average strong-phase differences using quantum-correlated measurements

N. Lowrey, S. Mehrabyan, M. Selen, J. Wiss, R. E. Mitchell, M. R. Shepherd, D. Besson, T. K. Pedlar, D. Cronin-Hennessy, K. Y. Gao, J. Hietala, Y. Kubota, T. Klein, R. Poling, A. W. Scott, P. Zweber, S. Dobbs, Z. Metreveli, K. K. Seth, B. J.Y. TanA. Tomaradze, J. Libby, L. Martin, N. Harnew, A. Powell, G. Wilkinson, H. Mendez, J. Y. Ge, D. H. Miller, I. P.J. Shipsey, B. Xin, G. S. Adams, D. Hu, B. Moziak, J. Napolitano, K. M. Ecklund, Q. He, J. Insler, H. Muramatsu, C. S. Park, E. H. Thorndike, F. Yang, M. Artuso, S. Blusk, S. Khalil, J. Li, R. Mountain, K. Randrianarivony, N. Sultana, T. Skwarnicki, S. Stone, J. C. Wang, L. M. Zhang, T. Gershon, G. Bonvicini, D. Cinabro, M. Dubrovin, A. Lincoln, M. J. Smith, P. Zhou, J. Zhu, P. Naik, J. Rademacker, D. M. Asner, K. W. Edwards, J. Reed, A. N. Robichaud, G. Tatishvili, E. J. White, R. A. Briere, H. Vogel, P. U.E. Onyisi, J. L. Rosner, J. P. Alexander, D. G. Cassel, J. E. Duboscq, R. Ehrlich, L. Fields, L. Gibbons, R. Gray, S. W. Gray, D. L. Hartill, B. K. Heltsley, D. Hertz, J. M. Hunt, J. Kandaswamy, D. L. Kreinick, V. E. Kuznetsov, J. Ledoux, H. Mahlke-Krüger, J. R. Patterson, D. Peterson, D. Riley, A. Ryd, A. J. Sadoff, X. Shi, S. Stroiney, W. M. Sun, T. Wilksen, J. Yelton, P. Rubin

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Abstract

The first measurements of the coherence factors (RKππ0 and RK3π) and the average strong-phase differences (δDKππ0 and δDK3π) for D0→K-π+π0 and D0→K-π+π+π- are presented. These parameters can be used to improve the determination of the unitarity triangle angle γ in B-→DK- decays, where D is a D0 or D̄0 meson decaying to the same final state. The measurements are made using quantum-correlated, fully reconstructed D0D̄0 pairs produced in e+e- collisions at the ψ(3770) resonance. The measured values are: RKππ0=0.84±0.07, δDKππ0=(227-17+14)°, RK3π=0.33-0.23+0.20, and δDK3π=(114-23+26)°. These results indicate significant coherence in the decay D0→K-π+π0, whereas lower coherence is observed in the decay D0→K-π+π+π-. The analysis also results in a small improvement in the knowledge of other D-meson parameters, in particular, the strong-phase difference for D0→K-π+, δDKπ, and the mixing parameter y.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number031105
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume80
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 26 2009

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