Evidence for the decay $B_{s}^0 \rightarrow \overline{K}{}^{*0}μ^+μ^-$

collaboration, LHCb, Aaij, R, Adeva, B, Adinolfi, M, Ajaltouni, Z, Akar, S, Albicocco, P, Albrecht, J, Alessio, F, Alexander, M
et al (show 783 more authors) (2018) Evidence for the decay $B_{s}^0 \rightarrow \overline{K}{}^{*0}μ^+μ^-$. JHEP, 07. 020-.

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A search for the decay $B_{s}^0 \rightarrow \overline{K}{}^{*0}\mu^+\mu^-$ is presented using data sets corresponding to 1.0, 2.0 and 1.6 $\text{fb}^{-1}$ of integrated luminosity collected during $pp$ collisions with the LHCb experiment at centre-of-mass energies of 7, 8 and 13 TeV, respectively. An excess is found over the background-only hypothesis with a significance of 3.4 standard deviations. The branching fraction of the $B_{s}^0 \rightarrow \overline{K}{}^{*0}\mu^+\mu^-$ decay is determined to be $\mathcal{B}(B_{s}^0 \rightarrow \overline{K}{}^{*0}\mu^+\mu^-) = [2.9 \pm 1.0~(\text{stat}) \pm 0.2~(\text{syst}) \pm 0.3~(\text{norm})] \times 10^{-8}$, where the first and second uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively. The third uncertainty is due to limited knowledge of external parameters used to normalise the branching fraction measurement.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: hep-ex, hep-ex
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 07 May 2019 08:47
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 00:51
Open Access URL: http://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP07(2018)020
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3040000