The interference fragmentation function translates the fragmentation of a quark with a transverse projection of the spin into an azimuthal asymmetry of two final-state hadrons. In e +e - annihilation the product of two interference fragmentation functions is measured. We report nonzero asymmetries for pairs of charge-ordered π +π - pairs, which indicate a significant interference fragmentation function in this channel. The results are obtained from a 672fb -1 data sample that contains 711×106 π +π - pairs and was collected at and near the Υ(4S) resonance, with the Belle detector at the KEKB asymmetric-energy e +e - collider.
|Journal||Physical review letters|
|Publication status||Published - 2011 Aug 12|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)