A.J. Bevan, B. Golob, Th. Mannel, S. Prell, and B.D. Yabsley, (et al.). The Physics of the B Factories. (2017). Springer: Eur. Phys. J. C 74. ISBN: 9783662449905. Texto completo.
This comprehensive work thoroughly introduces and reviews the set of results from Belle and BaBar – after more than two decades of independent and complementary work – all the way from the detectors and the analysis tools used, up to the physics results, and the interpretation of these results. The world’s two giant B Factory collaborations, Belle at KEK and BaBar at SLAC, have successfully completed their main mission to discover and quantify CP violation in the decays of B mesons. CP violation is a necessary requirement to distinguish unambiguously between matter and antimatter. The shared primary objective of the two B Factory experiments was to determine the shape of the so-called unitarity triangle, an abstract triangle representing interactions of quarks, the elementary constituents of matter. The area of the triangle is a measure of the amount of CP violation associated with the weak force.Many other measurements have been performed by the B Factories and are also discussed in this work.