25-29 September 2017
Salamanca, Spain
Europe/Zurich timezone

Recent measurements of branching fractions and CP asymmetries of charmless hadronic B meson decays at Belle

27 Sep 2017, 11:15
25m
Aula 2.3

Aula 2.3

Talk Hadron decays Hadron decays

Speaker

MING-CHUAN CHANG (FU JEN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY)

Description

Hadronic B decays without a charm quark constitute a powerful probe to search for physics beyond the standard model as well as provide constraints of CP-violation parameters. We report the final measurements from Belle of the branching fraction and CP asymmetry for the decays B0→π0π0, B±→K+K−π± and preliminary results for B→KS0KS0h+(h=K,π) and B±→π+π−π±. All investigations employ the full data sample delivered by the KEKB e+e− collider. The B0→π0π0 measurements enable improved constraints on the angle φ2 of the CKM unitarity triangle. For B±→K+K−π± we measure CP asymmetry as a function of the invariant-mass of the K+K− system, where we find strong evidence for large direct CP-violation as well as a large increase in yield at low mass. This measurement challenges conventional theoretical approaches since the result requires a large enhancement in both tree and loop diagrams in the same small region of phase-space. The three-body decay final states π+π−π± and KS0KS0h+(h=K,π) proceed mostly via flavor-changing neutral currents and are thus sensitive to new physics via enhanced CP-asymmetry due to interference from non-SM amplitudes in loops. The final measurement plays an important role in understanding the B decay dynamics and improving the deviation boundary of sin2φ1 obtained in b→cqqˉ and b→sqqˉ decays.

Primary author

MING-CHUAN CHANG (FU JEN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY)

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