Observation of D0-D¯¯¯0 mixing using the CDF II detector

Aaltonen, T. et al. (2013) Observation of D0-D¯¯¯0 mixing using the CDF II detector. Physical Review Letters, 111(23), p. 231802. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.231802)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.231802

Abstract

We measure the time dependence of the ratio of decay rates for D0→K+π− to the Cabibbo-favored decay D0→K−π+. The charge conjugate decays are included. A signal of 3.3×104 D*+→π+D0, D0→K+π−decays is obtained with D0 proper decay times between 0.75 and 10 mean D0 lifetimes. The data were recorded with the CDF II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 9.6  fb−1 for pp¯ collisions ats√=1.96  TeV. Assuming CP conservation, we search for D0-D¯¯¯0 mixing and measure the mixing parameters to be RD=(3.51±0.35)×10−3, y′=(4.3±4.3)×10−3, and x'2=(0.08±0.18)×10−3. We report Bayesian probability intervals in the x'2-y′ plane and find that the significance of excluding the no-mixing hypothesis is equivalent to 6.1 Gaussian standard deviations, providing the second observation of D0-D¯¯¯0 mixing from a single experiment.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Robson, Professor Aidan and Buzatu, Dr Adrian and Bussey, Dr Peter and St Denis, Dr Richard
Authors: Aaltonen, T., Amerio, S., Amidei, D., Anastassov, A., Annovi, A., Antos, J., Apollinari, G., Appel, J., Arisawa, T., Artikov, A., Asaadi, J., Ashmanskas, W., Auerbach, B., Aurisano, A., Azfar, F., Badgett, W., Bae, T., Barbaro-Galtieri, A., Barnes, V., Barnett, B., Barria, P., Bartos, P., Bauce, M., Bedeschi, F., Behari, S., Bellettini, G., Bellinger, J., Benjamin, D., Beretvas, A., Bhatti, A., Bland, K., Blumenfeld, B., Bocci, A., Bodek, A., Bortoletto, D., Boudreau, J., Boveia, A., Brigliadori, L., Bromberg, C., Brucken, E., Budagov, J., Budd, H., Burkett, K., Busetto, G., Bussey, P., Butti, P., Buzatu, A., Calamba, A., Camarda, S., Campanelli, M., Canelli, F., Carls, B., Carlsmith, D., Carosi, R., Carrillo, S., Casal, B., Casarsa, M., Castro, A., Catastini, P., Cauz, D., Cavaliere, V., Cavalli-Sforza, M., Cerri, A., Cerrito, L., Chen, Y., Chertok, M., Chiarelli, G., Chlachidze, G., Cho, K., Chokheli, D., Clark, A., Clarke, C., Convery, M., Conway, J., Corbo, M., Cordelli, M., Cox, C., Cox, D., Cremonesi, M., Cruz, D., Cuevas, J., Culbertson, R., d’Ascenzo, N., Datta, M., de Barbaro, P., Demortier, L., Deninno, M., D’Errico, M., Devoto, F., Di Canto, A., Di Ruzza, B., Dittmann, J., Donati, S., D’Onofrio, M., Dorigo, M., Driutti, A., Ebina, K., Edgar, R., Elagin, A., Erbacher, R., Errede, S., Esham, B., Farrington, S., Fernández Ramos, J., Field, R., Flanagan, G., Forrest, R., Franklin, M., Freeman, J., Frisch, H., Funakoshi, Y., Galloni, C., Garfinkel, A., Garosi, P., Gerberich, H., Gerchtein, E., Giagu, S., Giakoumopoulou, V., Gibson, K., Ginsburg, C., Giokaris, N., Giromini, P., Giurgiu, G., Glagolev, V., Glenzinski, D., Gold, M., Goldin, D., Golossanov, A., Gomez, G., Gomez-Ceballos, G., Goncharov, M., González López, O., Gorelov, I., Goshaw, A., Goulianos, K., Gramellini, E., Grinstein, S., Grosso-Pilcher, C., Group, R., Guimaraes da Costa, J., Hahn, S., Han, J., Happacher, F., Hara, K., Hare, M., Harr, R., Harrington-Taber, T., Hatakeyama, K., Hays, C., Heinrich, J., Herndon, M., Hocker, A., Hong, Z., Hopkins, W., Hou, S., Hughes, R., Husemann, U., Hussein, M., Huston, J., Introzzi, G., Iori, M., Ivanov, A., James, E., Jang, D., Jayatilaka, B., Jeon, E., Jindariani, S., Jones, M., Joo, K., Jun, S., Junk, T., Kambeitz, M., Kamon, T., Karchin, P., Kasmi, A., Kato, Y., Ketchum, W., Keung, J., Kilminster, B., Kim, D., Kim, H., Kim, J., Kim, M., Kim, S., Kim, S., Kim, Y., Kim, Y., Kimura, N., Kirby, M., Knoepfel, K., Kondo, K., Kong, D., Konigsberg, J., Kotwal, A., Kreps, M., Kroll, J., Kruse, M., Kuhr, T., Kulkarni, N., Kurata, M., Laasanen, A., Lammel, S., Lancaster, M., Lannon, K., Latino, G., Lee, H., Lee, J., Leo, S., Leone, S., Lewis, J., Limosani, A., Lipeles, E., Lister, A., Liu, H., Liu, Q., Liu, T., Lockwitz, S., Loginov, A., Lucchesi, D., Lucà, A., Lueck, J., Lujan, P., Lukens, P., Lungu, G., Lys, J., Lysak, R., Madrak, R., Maestro, P., Malik, S., Manca, G., Manousakis-Katsikakis, A., Marchese, L., Margaroli, F., Marino, P., Martínez, M., Matera, K., Mattson, M., Mazzacane, A., Mazzanti, P., McNulty, R., Mehta, A., Mehtala, P., Mesropian, C., Miao, T., Mietlicki, D., Mitra, A., Miyake, H., Moed, S., Moggi, N., Moon, C., Moore, R., Morello, M., Mukherjee, A., Muller, T., Murat, P., Mussini, M., Nachtman, J., Nagai, Y., Naganoma, J., Nakano, I., Napier, A., Nett, J., Neu, C., Nigmanov, T., Nodulman, L., Noh, S., Norniella, O., Oakes, L., Oh, S., Oh, Y., Oksuzian, I., Okusawa, T., Orava, R., Ortolan, L., Pagliarone, C., Palencia, E., Palni, P., Papadimitriou, V., Parker, W., Pauletta, G., Paulini, M., Paus, C., Phillips, T., Piacentino, G., Pianori, E., Pilot, J., Pitts, K., Plager, C., Pondrom, L., Poprocki, S., Potamianos, K., Pranko, A., Prokoshin, F., Ptohos, F., Punzi, G., Ranjan, N., Redondo Fernández, I., Renton, P., Rescigno, M., Rimondi, F., Ristori, L., Robson, A., Rodriguez, T., Rolli, S., Ronzani, M., Roser, R., Rosner, J., Ruffini, F., Ruiz, A., Russ, J., Rusu, V., Sakumoto, W., Sakurai, Y., Santi, L., Sato, K., Saveliev, V., Savoy-Navarro, A., Schlabach, P., Schmidt, E., Schwarz, T., Scodellaro, L., Scuri, F., Seidel, S., Seiya, Y., Semenov, A., Sforza, F., Shalhout, S., Shears, T., Shepard, P., Shimojima, M., Shochet, M., Shreyber-Tecker, I., Simonenko, A., Sliwa, K., Smith, J., Snider, F., Song, H., Sorin, V., St. Denis, R., Stancari, M., Stentz, D., Strologas, J., Sudo, Y., Sukhanov, A., Suslov, I., Takemasa, K., Takeuchi, Y., Tang, J., Tecchio, M., Teng, P., Thom, J., Thomson, E., Thukral, V., Toback, D., Tokar, S., Tollefson, K., Tomura, T., Tonelli, D., Torre, S., Torretta, D., Totaro, P., Trovato, M., Ukegawa, F., Uozumi, S., Vázquez, F., Velev, G., Vellidis, C., Vernieri, C., Vidal, M., Vilar, R., Vizán, J., Vogel, M., Volpi, G., Wagner, P., Wallny, R., Wang, S., Waters, D., Wester, W., Whiteson, D., Wicklund, A., Wilbur, S., Williams, H., Wilson, J., Wilson, P., Winer, B., Wittich, P., Wolbers, S., Wolfe, H., Wright, T., Wu, X., Wu, Z., Yamamoto, K., Yamato, D., Yang, T., Yang, U., Yang, Y., Yao, W.-M., Yeh, G., Yi, K., Yoh, J., Yorita, K., Yoshida, T., Yu, G., Yu, I., Zanetti, A., Zeng, Y., Zhou, C., and Zucchelli, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review Letters
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:0031-9007
ISSN (Online):1079-7114

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