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Determination of gamma and -2beta_s from charmless two-body decays of beauty mesons

Abstract : Using the latest LHCb measurements of time-dependent CP violation in the B^0_s -> K^+K^- decay, a U-spin relation between the decay amplitudes of B^0_s -> K^+K^- and B^0 -> \pi^+\pi^- decay processes allows constraints to be placed on the angle gamma of the unitarity triangle and on the B^0_s mixing phase -2\beta_s. Results from an extended approach, which uses additional inputs on B^0 -> \pi^0\pi^0 and B^+ -> \pi^+\pi^0 decays from other experiments and exploits isospin symmetry, are also presented. The dependence of the results on the maximum allowed amount of U-spin breaking is studied. At 68% probability, the value \gamma = ( 63.5 +7.2 -6.7 ) degrees modulo 180 degrees is determined. In an alternative analysis, the value -2\beta_s = -0.12 +0.14 -0.16 rad is found. In both measurements, the uncertainties due to U-spin breaking effects up to 50% are included.
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R. Aaij, Y. Amhis, S. Barsuk, M. Borsato, O. Kochebina, et al.. Determination of gamma and -2beta_s from charmless two-body decays of beauty mesons. Physics Letters B, Elsevier, 2015, 741, pp.1-11. ⟨10.1016/j.physletb.2014.12.015⟩. ⟨in2p3-01056615⟩



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