Search for CP violation in charged D meson decays

E. M. Aitala*, S. Amato, J. C. Anjos, J. A. Appel, D. Ashery, S. Banerjee, I. Bediaga, G. Blaylock, S. B. Bracker, P. R. Burchat, R. A. Burnstein, T. Carter, H. S. Carvalho, N. K. Copty, L. M. Cremaldi, C. Darling, K. Denisenko, A. Fernandez, P. Gagnon, C. GobelK. Gound, A. M. Halling, G. Herrera, G. Hurvits, C. James, P. A. Kasper, S. Kwan, D. C. Langs, J. Leslie, B. Lundberg, S. MayTal-Beck, B. Meadows, J. R.T. De Mello Neto, R. H. Milburn, J. M. De Miranda, A. Napier, A. Nguyen, A. B. D'Oliveira, K. O'Shaughnessy, K. C. Peng, L. P. Perera, M. V. Purohit, B. Quinn, S. Radeztsky, A. Rafatian, N. W. Reay, J. J. Reidy, A. C. Dos Reis, H. A. Rubin, A. K.S. Santha, A. F.S. Santoro, A. J. Schwartz, M. Sheaff, R. A. Sidwell, A. J. Slaughter, M. D. Sokoloff, N. R. Stanton, K. Stenson, D. J. Summers, S. Takach, K. Thorne, A. K. Tripathi, S. Watanabe, R. Weiss-Babai, J. Wiener, N. Witchey, E. Wolin, D. Yi, S. Yoshida, R. Zaliznyak, C. Zhang

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We report results of a search for CP violation in the singly Cabibbo-suppressed decays D+ → K- K+ π+, θπ+, K̄* (892)0K+, and π- π+ π+ based on data from the charm hadroproduction experiment E791 at Fermilab. We search for a difference in the D+ and D- decay rates for each of the final states. No evidence for a difference is seen. The decay rate asymmetry parameters (ACP), defined as the difference in the D+ and D- decay rates divided by the sum of the decay rates, are measured to be: ACP(KKπ) = -0.014 ± 0.029, ACP(θπ) = -0.028 ± 0.036, ACP (K* (892) K) = -0.010 ± 0.050, and ACP (πππ) = -0.017 ± 0.042.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-382
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 26 Jun 1997


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