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Updated measurement of decay-time-dependent CP asymmetries in $D^0 \to K^+K^-$ and $D^0 \to \pi^+\pi^-$ decays

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Abstract

A search for decay-time-dependent charge-parity ($CP$) asymmetry in $D^0 \to K^+K^-$ and $D^0 \to \pi^+\pi^-$ decays is performed at the LHCb experiment using proton-proton collision data recorded at a center-of-mass energy of 13TeV, and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.4fb$^{-1}$. The $D^0$ mesons are required to originate from semileptonic decays of $b$ hadrons, such that the charge of the muon identifies the flavor of the neutral $D$ meson at production. The asymmetries in the effective decay widths of $D^0$ and $\overline{D}^0$ mesons are determined to be $A_{\Gamma}(K^+K^-) = ( -4.3 \pm 3.6 \pm 0.5 )\times 10^{-4}$ and $A_{\Gamma}(\pi^+\pi^-) = ( 2.2 \pm 7.0 \pm 0.8)\times 10^{-4}$, where the uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively. The results are consistent with $CP$ symmetry and, when combined with previous LHCb results, yield $A_{\Gamma}(K^+K^-) = ( -4.4 \pm 2.3 \pm 0.6 )\times 10^{-4}$ and $A_{\Gamma}(\pi^+\pi^-) = ( 2.5 \pm 4.3 \pm 0.7)\times 10^{-4}$.

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Mass distributions of (a) $ D ^0 \rightarrow K ^+ K ^- $ , (b) $ D ^0 \rightarrow \pi ^+ \pi ^- $ and (c) $ D ^0 \rightarrow K ^- \pi ^+ $ candidates with fit projections overlaid.

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Raw asymmetry as a function of decay time with fit projection overlaid for $ D ^0 \rightarrow K ^- \pi ^+ $ signal candidates.

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Raw asymmetry as a function of decay time with fit projection overlaid for (a) $ D ^0 \rightarrow K ^+ K ^- $ and (b) $ D ^0 \rightarrow \pi ^+ \pi ^- $ signal candidates.

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Summary of the dominant contributions to the systematic uncertainty on $ A_{\Gamma} ( K ^+ K ^- )$ and $ A_{\Gamma} (\pi ^+ \pi ^- )$.

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Supplementary Material [file]

# This ZIP file contains supplemetary material for the publication # LHCb-PAPER-2019-032. The files are: # # Supplementary-LHCb-PAPER-2019-032.pdf : Contains details about the combination of these measurements with previous results

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Created on 06 March 2021.