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Measurement of mixing and CP violation parameters in two-body charm decays

Abstract

A study of mixing and indirect CP violation in D 0 mesons through the determination of the parameters y CP and A Γ is presented. The parameter y CP is the deviation from unity of the ratio of effective lifetimes measured in D 0 decays to the CP eigenstate K + K with respect to decays to the Cabibbo favoured mode K π+. The result measured using data collected by LHCb in 2010, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 29 pb−1, is y CP = (5.5 ± 6.3stat ± 4.1syst) × 10−3. The parameter A Γ is the asymmetry of effective lifetimes measured in decays of D 0 and \( {\overline D^0} \) mesons to K + K . The result is A Γ = (−5.9 ± 5.9stat ± 2.1syst) × 10−3. A data-driven technique is used to correct for lifetime-biasing effects.

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