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Published August 19, 2010 | Supplemental Material + Published
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Measurement of D^0-D(overbar)^(0) Mixing Parameters Using D^0 → K_(S)^(0)π^(+)π^(-) and D^0 → K_(S)^(0)K^(+)K^(-) Decays


We report a direct measurement of D^0-D(overbar)^0 mixing parameters through a time-dependent amplitude analysis of the Dalitz plots of D^0 → K_(S)^(0)π^(+)π^(-) and, for the first time, D^0 → K_(S)^(0)K^(+)K^(-) decays. The low-momentum pion π^(+)_s in the decay D^(*+)→D^(0)π^(+)_s identifies the flavor of the neutral D meson at its production. Using 468.5 fb^(-1) of e^(+)e^(-) colliding-beam data recorded near √s=10.6  GeV by the BABAR detector at the PEP-II asymmetric-energy collider at SLAC, we measure the mixing parameters x=[1.6±2.3(stat)±1.2(syst)±0.8(model)]×10^(-3), and y=[5.7±2.0(stat)±1.3(syst)±0.7(model)]×10^(-3). These results provide the best measurement to date of x and y. The knowledge of the value of x, in particular, is crucial for understanding the origin of mixing.

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© 2010 American Physical Society. Received 28 April 2010; published 19 August 2010. We are grateful for the excellent luminosity and machine conditions provided by our PEP-II colleagues, and for the substantial dedicated effort from the computing organizations that support BABAR. The collaborating institutions wish to thank SLAC for its support and kind hospitality. This work is supported by DOE and NSF (U.S.), NSERC (Canada), CEA and CNRS-IN2P3 (France), BMBF and DFG (Germany), INFN (Italy), FOM (The Netherlands), NFR (Norway), MES (Russia), MICIIN (Spain), STFC (U.K.). Individuals have received support from the Marie Curie EIF (European Union), the A. P. Sloan Foundation (U.S.) and the Binational Science Foundation (U.S.-Israel).

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Published - Sanchez2010p11250Phys_Rev_Lett.pdf

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