Analysis of Neutral B-Meson Decays into Two Muons

Aaij, R, Beteta, C Abellan, Ackernley, T, Adeva, B, Adinolfi, M, Afsharnia, H, Aidala, CA, Aiola, S, Ajaltouni, Z, Akar, S
et al (show 945 more authors) (2022) Analysis of Neutral B-Meson Decays into Two Muons. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 128 (4). 041801-.

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Branching fraction and effective lifetime measurements of the rare decay B_{s}^{0}→μ^{+}μ^{-} and searches for the decays B^{0}→μ^{+}μ^{-} and B_{s}^{0}→μ^{+}μ^{-}γ are reported using proton-proton collision data collected with the LHCb detector at center-of-mass energies of 7, 8, and 13 TeV, corresponding to a luminosity of 9  fb^{-1}. The branching fraction B(B_{s}^{0}→μ^{+}μ^{-})=(3.09_{-0.43-0.11}^{+0.46+0.15})×10^{-9} and the effective lifetime τ(B_{s}^{0}→μ^{+}μ^{-})=2.07±0.29±0.03  ps are measured, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second systematic. No significant signal for B^{0}→μ^{+}μ^{-} and B_{s}^{0}→μ^{+}μ^{-}γ decays is found and upper limits B(B^{0}→μ^{+}μ^{-})<2.6×10^{-10} and B(B_{s}^{0}→μ^{+}μ^{-}γ)<2.0×10^{-9} at the 95% C.L. are determined, where the latter is limited to the range m_{μμ}>4.9  GeV/c^{2}. The results are in agreement with the standard model expectations.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: LHCb Collaboration
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 12 May 2022 14:38
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2023 21:03
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.128.041801
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