PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 364 - European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics (EPS-HEP2019) - Heavy Ion Physics
On the pair correlations of neutral $K, D, B$ and $B_s$ mesons with close momenta produced in inclusive multiparticle processes
V.V. Lyuboshitz,* V.L. Lyuboshitz
*corresponding author
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Abstract
The phenomenological structure of inclusive cross-sections of the production of two neutral $K$ mesons in hadron--hadron, hadron--nucleus and nucleus--nucleus collisions is theoretically investigated taking into account the strangeness conservation in strong and electromagnetic interactions. Relations describing the dependence of the correlations of two short-lived and two long-lived neutral kaons $K^0_S K^0_S$, $K^0_L K^0_L$ and the correlations of "mixed" pairs $K^0_S K^0_L$ at small relative momenta upon the space-time parameters of the generation region of $K^0$ and $\bar{K}^0$ mesons have been obtained. These relations involve the contributions of Bose-statistics and $S$-wave strong final-state interaction of two $K^0$ ($\bar{K}^0$) mesons as well as of the $K^0$ and
$\bar{K}^0$ mesons, and also the additional contribution of
transitions $K^+ K^- \rightarrow K^0 \bar{K}^0$, and they depend upon the relative fractions of generated pairs $K^0 K^0$,
$\bar{K}^0 \bar{K}^0$ and $K^0 \bar{K}^0$. It is shown that under the strangeness conservation the correlation functions of
the pairs $K^0_S K^0_S$ and $K^0_L K^0_L$, produced in the same
inclusive process, coincide, and the difference between the
correlation functions of the pairs $K^0_S K^0_S$ and $K^0_S K^0_L$ is conditioned exclusively by the production of the pairs of non-identical neutral kaons $K^0 \bar{K}^0$.

For comparison, analogous correlations for the pairs of neutral heavy mesons $D^0$, $B^0$ and $B_s^0$, generated in multiple inclusive processes with charm ( beauty ) conservation, are also theoretically analyzed -- neglecting, just as for the case of $K^0$ mesons, the weak effects of $CP$ violation. These correlations have a quite similar character and they are described by quite similar expressions: in particular, just as for $K^0$ mesons, the correlation functions for the pairs of states with the same $CP$ parity ($R_{SS}=R_{LL}$) and with different $CP$ parity ($R_{SL}$) do not coincide, and the difference between them is conditioned exclusively by the production of pairs $D^{0}\bar{D}^{0}$, $B^{0}\bar{B}^{0}$ and $B_s^{0}\bar{B}_s^{0}$ . However, contrary to the case of $K^0$ mesons, here the distinction of $CP$-even and $CP$-odd states ( and, hence, the experimental observation of respective pair correlations ) encounters difficulties -- due to the insignificant differences of their lifetimes and the relatively small probability of purely $CP$-even and $CP$-odd decay channels. Nevertheless, one may expect that this will become possible at future colliders.

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