Measurement of the semileptonic charge asymmetry in B0 meson mixing with the D0 detector

Abstract : We present a measurement of the semileptonic mixing asymmetry for B0 mesons, a^d_{sl}, using two independent decay channels: B0 -> mu+D-X, with D- -> K+pi-pi-; and B0 -> mu+D*-X, with D*- -> antiD0 pi-, antiD0 -> K+pi- (and charge conjugate processes). We use a data sample corresponding to 10.4 fb^{-1} of ppbar collisions at sqrt(s) = 1.96 TeV, collected with the D0 experiment at the Fermilab Tevatron collider. We extract the charge asymmetries in these two channels as a function of the visible proper decay length (VPDL) of the B0 meson, correct for detector-related asymmetries using data-driven methods, and account for dilution from charge-symmetric processes using Monte Carlosimulation. The final measurement combines four signal VPDL regions for eachchannel, yielding a^d_{sl} = [0.68 \pm 0.45 \text{(stat.)} \pm 0.14\text{(syst.)}]%. This is the single most precise measurement of thisparameter, with uncertainties smaller than the current world average of Bfactory measurements
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Physical Review D, American Physical Society, 2012, 86, pp.072009. <10.1103/PhysRevD.86.072009>


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V.M. Abazov, M.-C. Cousinou, A. Duperrin, W. Geng, E. Kajfasz, et al.. Measurement of the semileptonic charge asymmetry in B0 meson mixing with the D0 detector. Physical Review D, American Physical Society, 2012, 86, pp.072009. <10.1103/PhysRevD.86.072009>. <in2p3-00726732>

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