Measurement of CP violation in the Bs0→ϕϕ decay and search for the B 0 → ϕϕ decay
A measurement of the time-dependent CP-violating asymmetry in B0 s → φφ decays is presented. Using a sample of proton-proton collision data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.0 fb−1 collected by the LHCb experiment at centre-of-mass energies √ s = 7 TeV in 2011, 8 TeV in 2012 and 13 TeV in 2015 and 2016, a signal yield of around 9000 B0 s → φφ decays is obtained. The CP-violating phase φ sss¯ s is measured to be −0.073 ± 0.115(stat) ± 0.027(syst) rad, under the assumption it is independent of the helicity of the φφ decay. In addition, the CP-violating phases of the transverse polarisations under the assumption of CP conservation of the longitudinal phase are measured. The helicity-independent direct CP-violation parameter is also measured, and is found to be |λ| = 0.99 ± 0.05(stat) ± 0.01(syst). In addition, T-odd triple-product asymmetries are measured. The results obtained are consistent with the hypothesis of CP conservation in ¯b → ss¯ ss¯ transitions. Finally, a limit on the branching fraction of the B0 → φφ decay is determined to be B(B0 → φφ) < 2.7 × 10−8 at 90 % confidence level.