Search for rare B(s)0→μ+μ-μ+μ- decays

Aaij, R. et al. (2013) Search for rare B(s)0→μ+μ-μ+μ- decays. Physical Review Letters, 110(21), Art. 211801. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.211801)

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Abstract

A search for the decays Bs0→μ+μ-μ+μ- and B0→μ+μ-μ+μ- is performed using data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.0  fb-1, collected with the LHCb detector in 2011. The number of candidates observed is consistent with the expected background and, assuming phase-space models of the decays, limits on the branching fractions are set: B(Bs0→μ+μ-μ+μ-)<1.6(1.2)×10-8 and B(B0→μ+μ-μ+μ-)<6.6(5.3)×10-9 at 95% (90%) confidence level. In addition, limits are set in the context of a supersymmetric model which allows for the B(s)0 meson to decay into a scalar (S) and pseudoscalar particle (P), where S and P have masses of 2.5  GeV/c and 214.3  MeV/c, respectively, both resonances decay into μ+μ-. The branching fraction limits for these decays are B(Bs0→SP)<1.6(1.2)×10-8 and B(B0→SP)<6.3(5.1)×10-9 at 95% (90%) confidence level.

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pappagallo, Dr Marco and Alexander, Dr Michael and Soler, Professor Paul and Borghi, Dr Silvia and Spradlin, Dr Patrick and Rodrigues, Dr Eduardo and Eklund, Professor Lars
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., Anderlini, L., Anderson, J., Andreassen, R., Appleby, R. B., Aquines Gutierrez, O., Archilli, F., Artamonov, A., Artuso, M., Aslanides, E., Auriemma, G., Bachmann, S., Back, J. J., Baesso, C., Balagura, V., Baldini, W., Barlow, R. J., Barschel, C., Barsuk, S., Barter, W., 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., Berezhnoy, A., Bernet, R., Bettler, M.-O., van Beuzekom, M., Bien, A., Bifani, S., Bird, T., Bizzeti, A., Bjørnstad, P. M., Blake, T., Blanc, F., Blouw, J., Blusk, S., Bobrov, A., Bocci, V., Bondar, A., Bondar, N., Bonivento, W., Borghi, S., Borgia, A., Bowcock, T. J. V., Bowen, E., Bozzi, C., Brambach, T., van den Brand, J., Bressieux, J., Brett, D., Britsch, M., Britton, T., Brook, N. H., Brown, H., 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., Carranza-Mejia, H., 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., Coquereau, S., Corti, G., Couturier, B., Cowan, G. A., Craik, D., Cunliffe, S., Currie, R., D’Ambrosio, C., David, P., David, P. N. Y., De Bonis, I., De Bruyn, K., De Capua, S., De Cian, M., De Miranda, 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 © 2013 CERN, for the benefit of the LHCb collaboration
First Published:First published in Physical Review Letters 110(21):211801
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