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Published July 19, 2013 | Submitted + Published
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Measurement of CP-violating asymmetries in B^0 → (pπ)^0 decays using a time-dependent Dalitz plot analysis


We present results for a time-dependent Dalitz plot measurement of CP-violating asymmetries in the mode B^0→π^+π^-π^0. The data set is derived from the complete sample of 471×10^6 BB meson pairs collected with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II asymmetric-energy e^+e^- collider at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory operating on the Υ(4S) resonance. We extract parameters describing the time-dependent B^0→ρπ decay probabilities and CP asymmetries, including C=0.016±0.059±0.036, ΔC=0.234±0.061±0.048, S=0.053±0.081±0.034, and ΔS=0.054±0.082±0.039, where the uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively. We perform a two-dimensional likelihood scan of the direct CP-violation asymmetry parameters for B^0→ρ^±π^∓ decays, finding the change in χ^2 between the minimum and the origin (corresponding to no direct CP violation) to be Δχ^2=6.42. We present information on the CP-violating parameter α in a likelihood scan that incorporates B^±→ρπ measurements. To aid in the interpretation of our results, statistical robustness studies are performed to assess the reliability with which the true values of the physics parameters can be extracted. Significantly, these studies indicate that α cannot be reliably extracted with our current sample size, though the other physics parameters are robustly extracted.

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© 2013 American Physical Society. Received 15 April 2013; published 19 July 2013. We are grateful for the extraordinary contributions of our PEP-II colleagues in achieving the excellent luminosity and machine conditions that have made this work possible. The success of this project also relies critically on the expertise and dedication of the computing organizations that support BABAR. The collaborating institutions wish to thank SLAC for its support and the kind hospitality extended to them. This work is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy and National Science Foundation, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (Canada), the Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique and Institut National de Physique Nucléaire et de Physique des Particules (France), the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Germany), the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy), the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (The Netherlands), the Research Council of Norway, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovaciόn (Spain), and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (United Kingdom). Individuals have received support from the Marie-Curie IEF program (European Union) and the A. P. Sloan Foundation (USA).

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