Measurement of the isospin asymmetry in B → K(*)μ+μ− decays

Aaij, R. et al. (2012) Measurement of the isospin asymmetry in B → K(*)μ+μ− decays. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2012(133), (doi: 10.1007/JHEP07(2012)133)

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Abstract

The isospin asymmetries of B → K (∗) μ + μ − decays and the partial branching fractions of B 0 → K 0 μ + μ − and B + → K ∗+ μ + μ − are measured as a function of the di-muon mass squared q 2 using an integrated luminosity of 1.0 fb−1 collected with the LHCb detector. The B → Kμ + μ − isospin asymmetry integrated over q 2 is negative, deviating from zero with over 4 σ significance. The B → K ∗ μ + μ − decay measurements are consistent with the Standard Model prediction of negligible isospin asymmetry. The observation of the decay B 0 → K S μ + μ − is reported with 5.7 σ significance. Assuming that the branching fraction of B 0 → K 0 μ + μ − is twice that of B 0 → K S μ + μ −, the branching fractions of B 0 → K 0 μ + μ − and B → K ∗+ μ + μ − are found to be (0.31−0.06) × 10−6 and (1.16 ± 0.19) × 10−6, respectively.

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pappagallo, Dr Marco and Alexander, Dr Michael and Soler, Professor Paul and MacRaighne, Dr Aaron and Borghi, Dr Silvia and Spradlin, Dr Patrick and Plackett, Dr Richard and Rodrigues, Dr Eduardo and Eklund, Professor Lars and Bates, Mrs Alison
Authors: Aaij, R., Abellan Beteta, C., Adametz, A., 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., Amhis, Y., Anderson, J., Appleby, R. B., Aquines Gutierrez, O., Archilli, F., Artamonov, A., Artuso, M., Aslanides, E., Auriemma, G., Bachmann, S., Back, J. J., Balagura, V., Baldini, W., Barlow, R. J., Barschel, C., Barsuk, S., Barter, W., Bates, A., Bauer, C., Bauer, T., Bay, A., Beddow, J., Bediaga, I., Belogurov, S., Belous, K., Belyaev, I., Ben-Haim, E., Benayoun, M., Bencivenni, G., Benson, S., Benton, J., Bernet, R., Bettler, M.-O., Beuzekom, M., Bien, A., Bifani, S., Bird, T., Bizzeti, A., Bjørnstad, P. M., Blake, T., Blanc, F., Blanks, C., Blouw, J., Blusk, S., Bobrov, A., Bocci, V., Bondar, A., Bondar, N., Bonivento, W., Borghi, S., Borgia, A., Bowcock, T. J. V., Bozzi, C., Brambach, T., Brand, J., Bressieux, J., Brett, D., Britsch, M., Britton, T., Brook, N. H., Brown, H., Büchler-Germann, A., Burducea, I., Bursche, A., Buytaert, J., Cadeddu, S., Callot, O., Calvi, M., Calvo Gomez, M., Camboni, A., Campana, P., Carbone, A., Carboni, G., Cardinale, R., Cardini, A., Carson, L., Carvalho Akiba, K., Casse, G., Cattaneo, M., Cauet, C., Charles, M., Charpentier, P., Chen, P., Chiapolini, N., Chrzaszcz, M., Ciba, K., Cid Vidal, X., Ciezarek, G., Clarke, P. E. L., Clemencic, M., Cliff, H. V., Closier, J., Coca, C., Coco, V., Cogan, J., Cogneras, E., Collins, P., Comerma-Montells, A., Contu, A., Cook, A., Coombes, M., Corti, G., Couturier, B., Cowan, G. A., Craik, D., Currie, R., D’Ambrosio, C., David, P., David, P. N. Y., Bonis, I., Bruyn, K., Capua, S., Cian, M., Miranda, J. 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College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of High Energy Physics
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1029-8479
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2012 CERN, for the benefit of the LHCb collaboration
First Published:First published in Journal of High Energy Physics 2012:133
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