Measurement of Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen-type flavor entanglement in Υ(4S)→B0B̄0 decays

A. Go, A. Bay, K. Abe, H. Aihara, D. Anipko, V. Aulchenko, T. Aushev, A. M. Bakich, E. Barberio, K. Belous, U. Bitenc, I. Bizjak, S. Blyth, A. Bozek, M. Bračko, T. E. Browder, P. Chang, Y. Chao, A. Chen, K. F. ChenW. T. Chen, B. G. Cheon, R. Chistov, Y. Choi, Y. K. Choi, S. Cole, J. Dalseno, M. Danilov, M. Dash, A. Drutskoy, S. Eidelman, D. Epifanov, S. Fratina, N. Gabyshev, T. Gershon, G. Gokhroo, B. Golob, A. Gorišek, H. Ha, N. C. Hastings, K. Hayasaka, H. Hayashii, M. Hazumi, D. Heffernan, T. Hokuue, Y. Hoshi, S. Hou, W. S. Hou, T. Iijima, K. Ikado, A. Imoto, K. Inami, A. Ishikawa, H. Ishino, R. Itoh, M. Iwasaki, Y. Iwasaki, C. Jacoby, J. H. Kang, N. Katayama, T. Kawasaki, H. R. Khan, H. Kichimi, H. J. Kim, S. K. Kim, Y. J. Kim, K. Kinoshita, S. Korpar, P. Križan, P. Krokovny, R. Kulasiri, R. Kumar, C. C. Kuo, A. Kuzmin, Y. J. Kwon, J. S. Lange, J. Lee, M. J. Lee, T. Lesiak, A. Limosani, S. W. Lin, Y. Liu, D. Liventsev, T. Matsumoto, A. Matyja, S. McOnie, W. Mitaroff, H. Miyake, H. Miyata, Y. Miyazaki, R. Mizuk, T. Mori, E. Nakano, M. Nakao, Z. Natkaniec, S. Nishida, O. Nitoh, S. Ogawa, T. Ohshima, S. L. Olsen, Y. Onuki, P. Pakhlov, G. Pakhlova, H. Palka, C. W. Park, H. Park, L. S. Peak, R. Pestotnik, M. Peters, L. E. Piilonen, H. Sahoo, Y. Sakai, N. Satoyama, T. Schietinger, O. Schneider, J. Schümann, A. J. Schwartz, R. Seidl, K. Senyo, M. Shapkin, H. Shibuya, B. Shwartz, J. B. Singh, A. Somov, N. Soni, S. Stanič, M. Starič, H. Stoeck, T. Sumiyoshi, F. Takasaki, M. Tanaka, G. N. Taylor, Y. Teramoto, X. C. Tian, I. Tikhomirov, K. Trabelsi, T. Tsuboyama, T. Tsukamoto, S. Uehara, T. Uglov, K. Ueno, Y. Unno, S. Uno, G. Varner, S. Villa, C. C. Wang, C. H. Wang, M. Z. Wang, Y. Watanabe, J. Wicht, E. Won, Q. L. Xie, B. D. Yabsley, A. Yamaguchi, Y. Yamashita, M. Yamauchi, Z. P. Zhang, V. Zhilich, A. Zupanc

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Abstract

The neutral B meson pair produced at the Υ(4S) should exhibit a nonlocal correlation of the type discussed by Einstein, Podolsky, and Rosen. We measure this correlation using the time-dependent flavor asymmetry of semileptonic B0 decays, which we compare with predictions from quantum mechanics and two local realistic models. The data are consistent with quantum mechanics, and inconsistent with the other models. Assuming that some B pairs disentangle to produce B0 and B̄0 with definite flavor, we find a decoherent fraction of 0.029±0.057, consistent with no decoherence.

Original languageEnglish
Article number131802
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume99
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Sep 26

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    Go, A., Bay, A., Abe, K., Aihara, H., Anipko, D., Aulchenko, V., Aushev, T., Bakich, A. M., Barberio, E., Belous, K., Bitenc, U., Bizjak, I., Blyth, S., Bozek, A., Bračko, M., Browder, T. E., Chang, P., Chao, Y., Chen, A., ... Zupanc, A. (2007). Measurement of Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen-type flavor entanglement in Υ(4S)→B0B̄0 decays. Physical review letters, 99(13), [131802]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.131802