ISSN - 15507998, Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 2005, vol. 71, p. 1-8
Search for CP violation and a measurement of the relative branching fraction in D+→K-K+π+ decays
We report on a search for the CP asymmetry in the singly Cabibbo-suppressed decays D+→K-K+π+ and in the resonant decays D+→π+ and D+→K̄*0K+ based on a data sample of 79.9fb-1 recorded by the BABAR detector. We use the Cabibbo-favored Ds+→K-K+π+ branching fraction as normalization in the measurements to reduce systematic uncertainties. The CP asymmetries obtained are ACP(K-K+π±)=(1.4±1.0(stat)±0. 8(syst))×10-2, ACP(π±)=(0.2±1.5(stat)±0.6(syst)) ×10-2, and ACP(K̄*0K±)=(0.9±1.7(stat)±0. 7(syst))×10-2. The relative branching fraction Γ(D+→K-K+π+)/ Γ(D+→K-π+π+) is also measured and is found to be (10.7±0.1(stat)±0.2(syst))×10-2. © 2005 The American Physical Society.