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 Bs0 → μ+μ- and B0 → 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(Bs0 → μ+μ-)<5.6×10-8 and B(B0 → μ+μ-)<1.5×10-8 at 95% confidence level. © 2011 CERN.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)330-340
Number of pages11
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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