Direct CP violation in three-body decays of the B meson by resonance effects

Ryoji Enomoto, Yasuhiro Okada, Yasuhiro Shimizu

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We discuss direct CP violation in three-body decays of B meson such as B± → K± π+ π-, which involves various intermediate resonance states, such as B±- → K*i π± and B± → ρK±, where K*i represents the πK resonance. Due to the large final state interaction phases of the resonances, the CP asymmetry can be as large as the 25% level near the kinematical region where the Ki and ρ resonances overlap. By examining a Dalitz plot of this mode and combining a measurement of the branching ratio for B± → ρ± K, it is possible to extract the weak phase, φ3 = arg(-VudV*ub/(VcdV*cb)), of the Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-116
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Aug 6
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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