Search for B- -> Lambda(p)over-bar nu(nu)over-bar with the BABAR experiment



Lees, JP, Poireau, V, Tisserand, V, Grauges, E, Palano, A, Eigen, G, Brown, DN, Kolomensky, Yu G, Fritsch, M, Koch, H
et al (show 227 more authors) (2019) Search for B- -> Lambda(p)over-bar nu(nu)over-bar with the BABAR experiment. PHYSICAL REVIEW D, 100 (11). 111101-.

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Abstract

We search for the rare flavor-changing neutral current process $B^- \to \Lambda {\overline p} \nu{\overline{\nu}}$ using data from the BABAR experiment. A total of 424 fb$^{-1}$ of $e^+e^-$ collision data collected at the center-of-mass energy of the $\Upsilon$(4S) resonance is used in this study, corresponding to a sample of ${(471 \pm 3) \times 10^{6}}$ $B\overline{B}$ pairs. Signal $B^- \to \Lambda {\overline p} \nu{\overline{\nu}}$ candidates are identified by first fully reconstructing a $B^+$ decay in one of many possible exclusive decays to hadronic final states, then examining detector activity that is not associated with this reconstructed $B^+$ decay for evidence of a signal $B^- \to \Lambda {\overline p} \nu{\overline{\nu}}$ decay. The data yield is found to be consistent with the expected background contribution under a null signal hypothesis, resulting in an upper limit of ${{\cal B} (B^- \to \Lambda {\overline p} \nu{\overline{\nu}}) < 3.0\times 10^{-5}}$ at the $90\%$ confidence level.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 10 pages, 7 figures
Uncontrolled Keywords: hep-ex, hep-ex
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2019 10:18
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 00:28
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.100.111101
Open Access URL: https://journals.aps.org/prd/abstract/10.1103/Phys...
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3052632