Search for the rare decays B<inf>s</inf><sup>0</sup> → μ<sup>+</sup>μ<sup>-</sup> and B<sup>0</sup> → μ<sup>+</sup>μ<sup>-</sup>

R. Aaij, B. Adeva, M. Adinolfi, C. Adrover, A. Affolder, Z. Ajaltouni, J. Albrecht, F. Alessio, M. Alexander, P. Alvarez Cartelle, A. A. Alves, S. Amato, Y. Amhis, J. Amoraal, J. Anderson, R. B. Appleby, O. Aquines Gutierrez, L. Arrabito, M. Artuso, E. AslanidesG. Auriemma, S. Bachmann, D. S. Bailey, V. Balagura, W. Baldini, R. J. Barlow, C. Barschel, S. Barsuk, A. Bates, C. Bauer, T. Bauer, A. Bay, I. Bediaga, K. Belous, I. Belyaev, E. Ben-Haim, M. Benayoun, G. Bencivenni, R. Bernet, M. O. Bettler, M. van Beuzekom, A. Bien, S. Bifani, A. Bizzeti, P. M. Bjørnstad, T. Blake, F. Blanc, C. Blanks, J. Blouw, S. Blusk, A. Bobrov, V. Bocci, A. Bondar, N. Bondar, W. Bonivento, S. Borghi, A. Borgia, E. Bos, T. J.V. Bowcock, C. Bozzi, T. Brambach, J. van den Brand, J. Bressieux, S. Brisbane, M. Britsch, T. Britton, N. H. Brook, H. Brown, A. Büchler-Germann, A. Bursche, J. Buytaert, S. Cadeddu, J. M. Caicedo Carvajal, O. Callot, M. Calvi, M. Calvo Gomez, A. Camboni, P. Campana, A. Carbone, G. Carboni, R. Cardinale, A. Cardini, L. Carson, K. Carvalho Akiba, G. Casse, M. Cattaneo, M. Charles, P. Charpentier, N. Chiapolini, X. Cid Vidal, P. J. Clark, P. E.L. Clarke, M. Clemencic, H. V. Cliff, J. Closier, C. Coca

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Abstract

A search for the decays B s 0 → μ +μ - and B 0 → μ +μ - is performed with about 37 pb -1 of pp collisions at s√=7 TeV collected by the LHCb experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The observed numbers of events are consistent with the background expectations. The resulting upper limits on the branching ratios are B(B s 0 → μ +μ -)<5.6×10 -8 and B(B 0 → μ +μ -)<1.5×10 -8 at 95% confidence level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)330-340
Number of pages11
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume699
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
We express our gratitude to our colleagues in the CERN accelerator departments for the excellent performance of the LHC. We thank the technical and administrative staff at CERN and at the LHCb institutes, and acknowledge support from the National Agencies: CAPES , CNPq , FAPERJ and FINEP (Brazil); CERN ; NSFC (China); CNRS/IN2P3 (France); BMBF , DFG , HGF and MPG (Germany); SFI (Ireland); INFN (Italy); FOM and NWO (Netherlands); SCSR (Poland); ANCS (Romania); MinES of Russia and Rosatom (Russia); MICINN , XUNGAL and GENCAT (Spain); SNSF and SER (Switzerland); NAS Ukraine (Ukraine); STFC (United Kingdom); NSF (USA). We also acknowledge the support received from the ERC under FP7 and the Région Auvergne .

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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