Studies of the decays D0→KS0K-π+ and D0→KS0K+π-

J. Insler, H. Muramatsu, C. S. Park, L. J. Pearson, E. H. Thorndike, S. Ricciardi, C. Thomas, M. Artuso, S. Blusk, R. Mountain, T. Skwarnicki, S. Stone, J. C. Wang, L. M. Zhang, G. Bonvicini, D. Cinabro, M. J. Smith, P. Zhou, T. Gershon, P. NaikJ. Rademacker, K. W. Edwards, K. Randrianarivony, R. A. Briere, H. Vogel, P. U.E. Onyisi, J. L. Rosner, J. P. Alexander, D. G. Cassel, S. Das, R. Ehrlich, L. Gibbons, S. W. Gray, D. L. Hartill, D. L. Kreinick, V. E. Kuznetsov, J. R. Patterson, D. Peterson, D. Riley, A. Ryd, A. J. Sadoff, X. Shi, W. M. Sun, J. Yelton, P. Rubin, N. Lowrey, S. Mehrabyan, M. Selen, J. Wiss, J. Libby, M. Kornicer, R. E. Mitchell, D. Besson, T. K. Pedlar, D. Cronin-Hennessy, J. Hietala, S. Dobbs, Z. Metreveli, K. K. Seth, A. Tomaradze, T. Xiao, D. Johnson, S. Malde, L. Martin, A. Powell, G. Wilkinson, D. M. Asner, G. Tatishvili, J. Y. Ge, D. H. Miller, I. P.J. Shipsey, B. Xin, G. S. Adams, J. Napolitano, K. M. Ecklund

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The first measurements of the coherence factor RKS0Kπ and the average strong-phase difference δDKS0Kπ in D0→KS0K π± decays are reported. These parameters can be used to improve the determination of the unitary triangle angle γ in B-→D∼K- decays, where D∼ is either a D0 or a D̄0 meson decaying to the same final state, and also in studies of charm mixing. The measurements of the coherence factor and strong-phase difference are made using quantum-correlated, fully reconstructed D0D̄0 pairs produced in e+e- collisions at the ψ(3770) resonance. The measured values are RKS0Kπ=0. 73±0.08 and δDKS0Kπ=(8.3±15.2)° for an unrestricted kinematic region and RK*K=1.00±0.16 and δDK *K=(26.5±15.8)° for a region where the combined KS0π± invariant mass is within 100MeV/c2 of the K *(892)± mass. These results indicate a significant level of coherence in the decay. In addition, isobar models are presented for the two decays, which show the dominance of the K *(892)± resonance. The branching ratio B(D0→KS0K+π-)/B(D0→KS0K -π+) is determined to be 0.592±0.044(stat) ±0.018(syst), which is more precise than previous measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number092016
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 29 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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