Search for CP violation and measurement of branching fractions and decay asymmetry parameters for Λc+→Λh+ and Λc+→Σ0h+ (h=K,π)

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Abstract

We report a study of Λc+→Λh+ and Λc+→Σ0h+ (h=K,π) decays based on a data sample of 980fb-1 collected with the Belle detector at the KEKB energy-asymmetric e+e- collider. The first results of direct CP asymmetry in two-body singly Cabibbo-suppressed (SCS) decays of charmed baryons are measured, ACPdirc+→ΛK+)=+0.021±0.026±0.001 and ACPdirc+→Σ0K+)=+0.025±0.054±0.004. We also make the most precise measurement of the decay asymmetry parameters (α) for the four modes of interest and search for CP violation via the α-induced CP asymmetry (ACPα). We measure ACPαc+→ΛK+)=-0.023±0.086±0.071 and ACPαc+→Σ0K+)=+0.08±0.35±0.14, which are the first ACPα results for SCS decays of charmed baryons. We search for Λ-hyperon CP violation in Λc+→(Λ,Σ0+ and find ACPα(Λ→pπ-)=+0.013±0.007±0.011. This is the first time that hyperon CP violation has been measured via Cabibbo-favored charm decays. No evidence of baryon CP violation is found. We also obtain the most precise branching fractions for two SCS Λc+ decays, B(Λc+→ΛK+)=(6.57±0.17±0.11±0.35)×10-4 and B(Λc+→Σ0K+)=(3.58±0.19±0.06±0.19)×10-4. The first uncertainties are statistical and the second systematic, while the third uncertainties come from the uncertainties on the world average branching fractions of Λc+→(Λ,Σ0+.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)583-592
Number of pages10
JournalScience Bulletin
Volume68
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 30 Mar 2023

Keywords

  • Branching fraction
  • CP asymmetry
  • CP violation
  • Charmed baryon
  • Decay asymmetry parameter
  • Singly Cabibbo-suppressed decay

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