We report the results from a study of a partial sample of ∼2.3×107K±→π±π0π0 decays recorded by the NA48/2 experiment at the CERN SPS, showing an anomaly in the π0π0invariantmass (M00) distribution in the region around M00=2m+, where m+ is the charged pion mass. This anomaly, never observed in previous experiments, can be interpreted as an effect due mainly to the final state charge exchange scattering process π+π−→π0π0 in K±→π±π+π− decay [N. Cabibbo, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93 (2004) 121801]. It provides a precise determination of a0−a2, the difference between the ππ scattering lengths in the isospin I=0 and I=2 states. A best fit to a rescattering model [N. Cabibbo, G. Isidori, JHEP 0503 (2005) 21] corrected for isospin symmetry breaking gives (a0−a2)m+=0.268±0.010(stat)±0.004(syst), with additional external uncertainties of ±0.013 from branching ratio and theoretical uncertainties. If the correlation between a0 and a2 predicted by chiral symmetry is taken into account, this result becomes (a0−a2)m+=0.264±0.006(stat)±0.004(syst)±0.013(ext).

Observation of a cusp-like structure in the pi0 pi0 invariant mass distribution from K±→pi± pi0 pi0 decay and determination of the pi pi scattering lengths

COTTA RAMUSINO, Angelo;DALPIAZ, Pietro;C. Damiani;FIORINI, Massimiliano;GIANOLI, Alberto;PETRUCCI, Ferruccio Carlo;SAVRIE', Mauro;M. Scarpa;
2006

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We report the results from a study of a partial sample of ∼2.3×107K±→π±π0π0 decays recorded by the NA48/2 experiment at the CERN SPS, showing an anomaly in the π0π0invariantmass (M00) distribution in the region around M00=2m+, where m+ is the charged pion mass. This anomaly, never observed in previous experiments, can be interpreted as an effect due mainly to the final state charge exchange scattering process π+π−→π0π0 in K±→π±π+π− decay [N. Cabibbo, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93 (2004) 121801]. It provides a precise determination of a0−a2, the difference between the ππ scattering lengths in the isospin I=0 and I=2 states. A best fit to a rescattering model [N. Cabibbo, G. Isidori, JHEP 0503 (2005) 21] corrected for isospin symmetry breaking gives (a0−a2)m+=0.268±0.010(stat)±0.004(syst), with additional external uncertainties of ±0.013 from branching ratio and theoretical uncertainties. If the correlation between a0 and a2 predicted by chiral symmetry is taken into account, this result becomes (a0−a2)m+=0.264±0.006(stat)±0.004(syst)±0.013(ext).
2006
Batley, J. R.; Lazzeroni, C.; Munday, D. J.; Slater, M. W.; Wotton, S. A.; Arcidiacono, R.; Bocquet, G.; Cabibbo, N.; Ceccucci, A.; Cundy2, D.; Falaleev, V.; Fidecaro, M.; Gatignon, L.; Gonidec, A.; Kubischta, W.; Norton, A.; Patel, M.; Peters, A.; Balev, S.; Frabetti, P. L.; Goudzovski, E.; Hristov3, P.; Kekelidze3, V.; Kozhuharov, V.; Litov, L.; Madigozhin, D.; Marinova, E.; Molokanova, N.; Polenkevich, I.; Potrebenikov, Y. u.; Stoynev, S.; Zinchenko, A.; Monnier4, E.; Swallow, E.; Winston, R.; Rubin, P.; Walker, A.; Baldini, W.; COTTA RAMUSINO, Angelo; Dalpiaz, Pietro; Damiani, C.; Fiorini, Massimiliano; Gianoli, Alberto; Martini, M.; Petrucci, Ferruccio Carlo; Savrie', Mauro; Scarpa, M.; Wahl, H.; Bizzeti, A.; Calvetti, M.; Celeghini, E.; Iacopini, E.; Lenti, M.; Martelli, F.; Ruggiero, G.; Veltri, M.; Behler, M.; Eppard, K.; Kleinknecht, K.; Marouelli, P.; Masetti, L.; Moosbrugger, U.; Morales Morales, C.; Renk, B.; Wache, M.; Wanke, R.; Winhart, A.; Coward8, D.; Dabrowski, A.; Fonseca Martin, T.; Shieh, M.; Szleper, M.; Velasco, M.; Wood, M. D.; Anzivino, G.; Cenci, P.; Imbergamo, E.; Pepe, M.; Petrucci, M. C.; Piccini, M.; Raggi, M.; Valdata Nappi, M.; Cerri, C.; Collazuol, G.; Costantini, F.; Dilella, L.; Doble, N.; Fantechi, R.; Fiorini, L.; Giudici, S.; Lamanna, G.; Mannelli, I.; Michetti, A.; Pierazzini, G.; Sozzi, M.; Bloch Devaux, B.; Cheshkov, C.; Chèze, J. B.; De Beer, M.; Derré, J.; Marel, G.; Mazzucato, E.; Peyaud, B.; Vallage, B.; Holder, M.; Maier, A.; Ziolkowski, M.; Bifani, S.; Biino, C.; Cartiglia, N.; Clemencic, M.; Goy Lopez, S.; Marchetto, F.; Dibon, H.; Jeitler, M.; Markytan, M.; Mikulec, I.; Neuhofer, G.; Widhalm, L.
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