Search for the rare decays Bs0→μ+μ- and B 0→μ +μ -

R. Aaij, C. Abellan Beteta, B. Adeva, M. Adinolfi, C. Adrover, A. Affolder, Z. Ajaltouni, J. Albrecht, F. Alessio, M. Alexander, G. Alkhazov, P. Alvarez Cartelle, A. A. Alves, S. Amato, Y. Amhis, J. Anderson, R. B. Appleby, O. Aquines Gutierrez, F. Archilli, L. ArrabitoA. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, G. Auriemma, S. Bachmann, J. J. Back, D. S. Bailey, V. Balagura, W. Baldini, R. J. Barlow, C. Barschel, S. Barsuk, W. Barter, A. Bates, C. Bauer, Th Bauer, A. Bay, I. Bediaga, S. Belogurov, K. Belous, I. Belyaev, E. Ben-Haim, M. Benayoun, G. Bencivenni, S. Benson, J. Benton, R. Bernet, M. O. Bettler, M. van Beuzekom, A. Bien, S. Bifani, T. Bird, 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, T. J.V. Bowcock, C. Bozzi, T. Brambach, J. van den Brand, J. Bressieux, D. Brett, M. Britsch, T. Britton, N. H. Brook, H. Brown, A. Büchler-Germann, I. Burducea, A. Bursche, J. Buytaert, S. Cadeddu, 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

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Abstract

A search for the decays Bs0→μ+μ- and B 0→μ +μ - is performed with 0.37 fb -1 of pp collisions at s=7 TeV collected by the LHCb experiment in 2011. The upper limits on the branching fractions are B(Bs0→μ+μ-)<1.6×10-8 and B(B0→μ+μ-)<3.6×10-9 at 95% confidence level. A combination of these results with the LHCb limits obtained with the 2010 dataset leads to B(Bs0→μ+μ-)<1.4×10-8 and B(B0→μ+μ-)<3.2×10-9 at 95% confidence level. © 2012 CERN.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-67
Number of pages13
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Aaij, R., Abellan Beteta, C., Adeva, B., Adinolfi, M., Adrover, C., Affolder, A., Ajaltouni, Z., Albrecht, J., Alessio, F., Alexander, M., Alkhazov, G., Alvarez Cartelle, P., Alves, A. A., Amato, S., Amhis, Y., Anderson, J., Appleby, R. B., Aquines Gutierrez, O., Archilli, F., ... Casse, G. (2012). Search for the rare decays Bs0→μ+μ- and B 0→μ +μ -. Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, 55-67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2012.01.038