Determination of Strong-Phase Parameters in D -> K-S,L(0)pi(+)pi(-) (English)

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We report the most precise measurements to date of the strong-phase parameters between D-0 and (D) over bar (0) decays to K-S,L(0)pi(+)pi(-) using a sample of 2.93 fb(-1) of e(+) e(-) annihilation data collected at a center-of-mass energy of 3.773 GeV with the BESIII detector at the BEPCII collider. Our results provide the key inputs for a binned model-independent determination of the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa angle gamma/phi(3) with B decays. Using our results, the decay model sensitivity to the gamma/phi(3 )measurement is expected to be between 0.7 degrees and 1.2 degrees, approximately a factor of three smaller than that achievable with previous measurements, based on the studies of the simulated data. The improved precision of this work ensures that measurements of gamma/phi(3) will not be limited by knowledge of strong phases for the next decade. Furthermore, our results provide critical input for other flavor-physics investigations, including charm mixing, other measurements of CP violation, and the measurement of strong-phase parameters for other D-decay modes. ; For complete list of authors see http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.124.241802

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