Differential branching fraction and angular analysis of the decay B0→K*0μ+μ-

Aaij, R. et al. (2012) Differential branching fraction and angular analysis of the decay B0→K*0μ+μ-. Physical Review Letters, 108(18), Art. 181806. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.181806)

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Abstract

The angular distributions and the partial branching fraction of the decay B0→K*0μ+μ- are studied by using an integrated luminosity of 0.37  fb-1 of data collected with the LHCb detector. The forward-backward asymmetry of the muons, AFB, the fraction of longitudinal polarization, FL, and the partial branching fraction dB/dq2 are determined as a function of the dimuon invariant mass. The measurements are in good agreement with the standard model predictions and are the most precise to date. In the dimuon invariant mass squared range 1.00–6.00  GeV2/c4, the results are AFB=-0.06-0.14+0.13±0.04, FL=0.55±0.10±0.03, and dB/dq2=(0.42±0.06±0.03)×10-7  c4/GeV2. In each case, the first error is statistical and the second systematic.

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Status:Published
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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., 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., Arrabito, L., Artamonov, A., Artuso, M., Aslanides, E., Auriemma, G., Bachmann, S., Back, J. J., Bailey, D. S., Balagura, V., Baldini, W., Barlow, R. J., Barschel, C., Barsuk, S., Barter, W., Bates, A., Bauer, C., Bauer, T., Bay, A., Bediaga, I., Belogurov, S., Belous, K., Belyaev, I., Ben-Haim, E., Benayoun, M., Bencivenni, G., Benson, S., Benton, J., Bernet, R., Bettler, M.-O., van 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. 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College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review Letters
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:0031-9007
ISSN (Online):1079-7114
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2012 CERN, for the benefit of the LHCb collaboration
First Published:First published in Physical Review Letters 108(18):181806
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