Measurement of the Bs0→μ+μ- branching fraction and search for B0→μ+μ- decays at the LHCb experiment

R. Aaij, B. Adeva, M. Adinolfi, C. Adrover, A. Affolder, Z. Ajaltouni, J. Albrecht, F. Alessio, M. Alexander, S. Ali, G. Alkhazov, P. Alvarez Cartelle, A. A. Alves, S. Amato, S. Amerio, Y. Amhis, L. Anderlini, J. Anderson, R. Andreassen, J. E. AndrewsR. B. Appleby, O. Aquines Gutierrez, F. Archilli, A. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, G. Auriemma, M. Baalouch, S. Bachmann, J. J. Back, A. Badalov, C. Baesso, V. Balagura, W. Baldini, R. J. Barlow, C. Barschel, S. Barsuk, W. Barter, Th Bauer, A. Bay, J. Beddow, F. Bedeschi, I. Bediaga, S. Belogurov, K. Belous, I. Belyaev, E. Ben-Haim, G. Bencivenni, S. Benson, J. Benton, A. Berezhnoy, R. Bernet, M. O. Bettler, M. Van Beuzekom, A. Bien, S. Bifani, T. Bird, A. Bizzeti, P. M. Bjørnstad, T. Blake, F. Blanc, S. Blusk, V. Bocci, A. Bondar, N. Bondar, W. Bonivento, S. Borghi, A. Borgia, T. J.V. Bowcock, E. Bowen, C. Bozzi, T. Brambach, J. Van Den Brand, J. Bressieux, D. Brett, M. Britsch, T. Britton, N. H. Brook, H. Brown, I. Burducea, A. Bursche, G. Busetto, J. Buytaert, S. Cadeddu, O. Callot, M. Calvi, M. Calvo Gomez, A. Camboni, P. Campana, D. Campora Perez, A. Carbone, G. Carboni, R. Cardinale, A. Cardini, H. Carranza-Mejia, L. Carson, K. Carvalho Akiba, G. Casse

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A search for the rare decays Bs0→μ+μ- and B0→μ+μ- is performed at the LHCb experiment. The data analyzed correspond to an integrated luminosity of 1 fb-1 of pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV and 2 fb-1 at 8 TeV. An excess of Bs0→μ+μ- signal candidates with respect to the background expectation is seen with a significance of 4.0 standard deviations. A time-integrated branching fraction of B(Bs0→μ+μ-)=(2.9-1.0+1.1)×10 -9 is obtained and an upper limit of B(B0→μ+μ -)<7.4×10-10 at 95% confidence level is set. These results are consistent with the standard model expectations. © 2013 CERN, for the LHCb Collaboration Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article's title, journal citation, and DOI.
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Aaij, R. ; Adeva, B. ; Adinolfi, M. ; Adrover, C. ; Affolder, A. ; Ajaltouni, Z. ; Albrecht, J. ; Alessio, F. ; Alexander, M. ; Ali, S. ; Alkhazov, G. ; Alvarez Cartelle, P. ; Alves, A. A. ; Amato, S. ; Amerio, S. ; Amhis, Y. ; Anderlini, L. ; Anderson, J. ; Andreassen, R. ; Andrews, J. E. ; Appleby, R. B. ; Aquines Gutierrez, O. ; Archilli, F. ; Artamonov, A. ; Artuso, M. ; Aslanides, E. ; Auriemma, G. ; Baalouch, M. ; Bachmann, S. ; Back, J. J. ; Badalov, A. ; Baesso, C. ; Balagura, V. ; Baldini, W. ; Barlow, R. J. ; Barschel, C. ; Barsuk, S. ; Barter, W. ; Bauer, Th ; Bay, A. ; Beddow, J. ; Bedeschi, F. ; Bediaga, I. ; Belogurov, S. ; Belous, K. ; Belyaev, I. ; Ben-Haim, E. ; Bencivenni, G. ; Benson, S. ; Benton, J. ; Berezhnoy, A. ; Bernet, R. ; Bettler, M. O. ; Van Beuzekom, M. ; Bien, A. ; Bifani, S. ; Bird, T. ; Bizzeti, A. ; Bjørnstad, P. M. ; Blake, T. ; Blanc, F. ; Blusk, S. ; Bocci, V. ; Bondar, A. ; Bondar, N. ; Bonivento, W. ; Borghi, S. ; Borgia, A. ; Bowcock, T. J.V. ; Bowen, E. ; Bozzi, C. ; Brambach, T. ; Van Den Brand, J. ; Bressieux, J. ; Brett, D. ; Britsch, M. ; Britton, T. ; Brook, N. H. ; Brown, H. ; Burducea, I. ; Bursche, A. ; Busetto, G. ; Buytaert, J. ; Cadeddu, S. ; Callot, O. ; Calvi, M. ; Calvo Gomez, M. ; Camboni, A. ; Campana, P. ; Campora Perez, D. ; Carbone, A. ; Carboni, G. ; Cardinale, R. ; Cardini, A. ; Carranza-Mejia, H. ; Carson, L. ; Carvalho Akiba, K. ; Casse, G. / Measurement of the Bs0→μ+μ- branching fraction and search for B0→μ+μ- decays at the LHCb experiment. In: Physical Review Letters. 2013.
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AU - Aaij, R.

AU - Adeva, B.

AU - Adinolfi, M.

AU - Adrover, C.

AU - Affolder, A.

AU - Ajaltouni, Z.

AU - Albrecht, J.

AU - Alessio, F.

AU - Alexander, M.

AU - Ali, S.

AU - Alkhazov, G.

AU - Alvarez Cartelle, P.

AU - Alves, A. A.

AU - Amato, S.

AU - Amerio, S.

AU - Amhis, Y.

AU - Anderlini, L.

AU - Anderson, J.

AU - Andreassen, R.

AU - Andrews, J. E.

AU - Appleby, R. B.

AU - Aquines Gutierrez, O.

AU - Archilli, F.

AU - Artamonov, A.

AU - Artuso, M.

AU - Aslanides, E.

AU - Auriemma, G.

AU - Baalouch, M.

AU - Bachmann, S.

AU - Back, J. J.

AU - Badalov, A.

AU - Baesso, C.

AU - Balagura, V.

AU - Baldini, W.

AU - Barlow, R. J.

AU - Barschel, C.

AU - Barsuk, S.

AU - Barter, W.

AU - Bauer, Th

AU - Bay, A.

AU - Beddow, J.

AU - Bedeschi, F.

AU - Bediaga, I.

AU - Belogurov, S.

AU - Belous, K.

AU - Belyaev, I.

AU - Ben-Haim, E.

AU - Bencivenni, G.

AU - Benson, S.

AU - Benton, J.

AU - Berezhnoy, A.

AU - Bernet, R.

AU - Bettler, M. O.

AU - Van Beuzekom, M.

AU - Bien, A.

AU - Bifani, S.

AU - Bird, T.

AU - Bizzeti, A.

AU - Bjørnstad, P. M.

AU - Blake, T.

AU - Blanc, F.

AU - Blusk, S.

AU - Bocci, V.

AU - Bondar, A.

AU - Bondar, N.

AU - Bonivento, W.

AU - Borghi, S.

AU - Borgia, A.

AU - Bowcock, T. J.V.

AU - Bowen, E.

AU - Bozzi, C.

AU - Brambach, T.

AU - Van Den Brand, J.

AU - Bressieux, J.

AU - Brett, D.

AU - Britsch, M.

AU - Britton, T.

AU - Brook, N. H.

AU - Brown, H.

AU - Burducea, I.

AU - Bursche, A.

AU - Busetto, G.

AU - Buytaert, J.

AU - Cadeddu, S.

AU - Callot, O.

AU - Calvi, M.

AU - Calvo Gomez, M.

AU - Camboni, A.

AU - Campana, P.

AU - Campora Perez, D.

AU - Carbone, A.

AU - Carboni, G.

AU - Cardinale, R.

AU - Cardini, A.

AU - Carranza-Mejia, H.

AU - Carson, L.

AU - Carvalho Akiba, K.

AU - Casse, G.

PY - 2013/9/5

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N2 - A search for the rare decays Bs0→μ+μ- and B0→μ+μ- is performed at the LHCb experiment. The data analyzed correspond to an integrated luminosity of 1 fb-1 of pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV and 2 fb-1 at 8 TeV. An excess of Bs0→μ+μ- signal candidates with respect to the background expectation is seen with a significance of 4.0 standard deviations. A time-integrated branching fraction of B(Bs0→μ+μ-)=(2.9-1.0+1.1)×10 -9 is obtained and an upper limit of B(B0→μ+μ -)<7.4×10-10 at 95% confidence level is set. These results are consistent with the standard model expectations. © 2013 CERN, for the LHCb Collaboration Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article's title, journal citation, and DOI.

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