Journal article

First observation of CP violation and improved measurement of the branching fraction and polarization of B-0 -> D*(+) D*(-) decays

Kronenbitter, B.; Adachi, I.; Aihara, H.; Arinstein, K.; Asner, D. M.; Aushev, T.; Aziz, T.; Bakich, A. M.; Barrett, M.; Belous, K.

Belle Collaboration

We report the measurement of the branching fraction, the polarization, and the parameters of the time-dependent CP violation in B-0 -> D*(+) D*(-) decays using a data sample of 772 x 10(6)B (B) over bar pairs, collected at the Upsilon(4S) resonance with the Belle detector at the KEKB asymmetric-energy e(+)e(-) collider. We obtain a branching fraction of B = (7.82 +/- 0.38 +/- 0.63) x 10(-4), a CP-odd fraction of R-perpendicular to = 0.138 +/- 0.024 +/- 0.006 and, additionally, a fraction of the longitudinal component in the transversity base of R-0 = 0.624 +/- 0.029 +/- 0.011. The measured values of the parameters of the CP violation are SD*+ D*- = 0.79 +/- 0.13 +/- 0.03 and A(D*+ D*-) 0.15 +/- 0.08 +/- 0.04.


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