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Lifetime difference and CP-violating phase in the B-s(0) system
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2007 (English)In: Physical Review Letters, ISSN 0031-9007, Vol. 98, no 12, 121801- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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From an analysis of the decay B-s(0)-> J/psi phi, we obtain the width difference between the light and heavy mass eigenstates Delta Gamma equivalent to(Gamma(L)-Gamma(H))=0.17 +/- 0.09(stat)+/- 0.02(syst) ps(-1) and the CP-violating phase phi(s)=-0.79 +/- 0.56(stat)(-0.01)(+0.14)(syst). Under the hypothesis of no CP violation (phi(s)equivalent to 0), we obtain 1/Gamma=tau/(B-s(0))=1.52 +/- 0.08(stat)(-0.03)(+0.01)(syst) ps and Delta Gamma=0.12(-0.10)(+0.08)(stat)+/- 0.02(syst) ps(-1). The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of about 1.1 fb(-1) accumulated with the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron collider. This is the first direct measurement of the CP-violating mixing phase in the B-s(0) system.

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2007. Vol. 98, no 12, 121801- p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-145485DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.121801ISI: 000245135400012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-145485DiVA: diva2:396314
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