Measurement of the CP-violating weak phase phi(s) and the decay width difference Delta Gamma(s) using the B-s(0) -> J/psi phi (1020) decay channel in pp collisions at root s=8 TeV

Khachatryan V., Sirunyan A. M., Tumasyan A., Adam W., Asilar E., Bergauer T., ...More

PHYSICS LETTERS B, vol.757, pp.97-120, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 757
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.physletb.2016.03.046
  • Journal Name: PHYSICS LETTERS B
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.97-120
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


The CP-violating weak phase phi(s) of the B-s(0) meson and the decay width difference Delta Gamma(s) of the B-s(0) light and heavy mass eigenstates are measured with the CMS detector at the LHC using a data sample of B-s(0)-> J/psi phi(1020) -> mu(+)mu-K+K- decays. The analysed data set corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb(-1) collected in pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV. A total of 49200 reconstructed B-s(0) decays are used to extract the values of phi(s) and Delta Gamma(s) by performing a time dependent and flavour-tagged angular analysis of the mu(+)mu-K+K- final state. The weak phase is measured to be phi(s) =-0.075 +/- 0.097 (stat) +/- 0.031 (syst) rad, and the decay width difference is Delta Gamma(s) = 0.095 +/- 0.013 (stat) +/- 0.007 (syst) ps(-1). (C) 2016 CERN for the benefit of the CMS Collaboration. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license ( Funded by SCOAP(3).