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Particles and Fields

Eur. Phys. J. C 16, 279-287
DOI 10.1007/s100520000383

Searching for rephase-invariant CP- and CPT-violating observables in meson decays

K.C. Chou1 - W.F. Palmer2 - E.A. Paschos3 - Y.L. Wu1,3

1 Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, P.R. China
2 Department of Physics, Ohio-State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
3 Institut für Physik, Universität Dortmund, 44221 Dortmund, Germany

Received: 28 January 2000 / Published online: 8 June 2000 - © Springer-Verlag 2000

We present a general model-independent and rephase-invariant formalism that cleanly relates CP and CPT noninvariant observables to the fundamental parameters. Different types of CP and CPT violations in the K0-, B0-, Bs0- and D0-systems are explicitly defined. Their importance for interpreting experimental measurements of CP and CPT violations is emphasized. In particular, we show that the time-dependent measurements allow one to extract a clean signature of CPT violation.

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