We exploit the quantum coherence between pair-produced D0 and D̄0 in ψ(3770) decays to study charm mixing, which is characterized by the parameters x and y, and to make a first determination of the relative strong phase δ between doubly Cabibbo-suppressed D0→K+π- and Cabibbo-favored D̄0→K+π-. We analyze a sample of 1.0×106 D0D̄0 pairs from 281pb-1 of e+e- collision data collected with the CLEO-c detector at Ecm=3.77GeV. By combining CLEO-c measurements with branching fraction input and time-integrated measurements of RM≡(x2+y2)/2 and RWS≡Γ(D0→K+π-)/Γ(D̄0→K+π-) from other experiments, we find cosδ=1.03-0.17+0.31±0.06, where the uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively. In addition, by further including external measurements of charm mixing parameters, we obtain an alternate measurement of cosδ=1.10±0.35±0.07, as well as xsinδ=(4.4-1.8+2.7±2.9)×10-3 and δ=(22-12-11+11+9) °.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology|
|State||Published - Jul 30 2008|