First observations of the rare decays B (+) -> K (+)pi (+)pi (-)mu(+)mu (-) and B (+)-> phi K (+)mu(+)mu (-)

LHCb Collaboration, R. Aaij*, B. Adeva, M. Adinolfi, A. Affolder, Z. Ajaltouni, S. Akar, J. Albrecht, F. Alessio, M. Alexander, S. Ali, G. Alkhazov, P. Alvarez Cartelle, A. A. Alves, S. Amato, S. Amerio, Y. Amhis, L. An, L. Anderlini, J. AndersonR. Andreassen, M. Andreotti, J. E. Andrews, R. B. Appleby, O. Aquines Gutierrez, F. Archilli, A. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, G. Auriemma, M. Baalouch, S. Bachmann, J. J. Back, A. Badalov, W. Baldini, R. J. Barlow, C. Barschel, S. Barsuk, W. Barter, V. Batozskaya, V. Battista, A. Bay, Laurence Carson, P. E. L. Clarke, G. A. Cowan, Daniel Craik, S. Eisenhardt, Silvia Gambetta, F. Muheim, M. Needham, S. Playfer

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Abstract / Description of output

First observations of the rare decays B (+) -> K (+)pi (+) pi (-) mu (+) mu (-) and B (+)-> phi K+ mu(+)mu(-) are presented using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0 fb(-1), collected by the LHCb experiment at centre-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV. The branching fractions of the decays are

B(B (+) -> K (+)pi (+) pi (-) mu (+) mu (-) ) = (4.36 (-0.27) (+0.29) (stat) +/- 0.21 (syst) +/- (norm)) x 10(-7), B(B (+)-> phi K+ mu(+)mu(-)) = (0.82 (+0.19)(-0.17) (stat) (+0.10)(-0.04) (syst) +/- 0.27 (norm)) x 10(-7) where the uncertainties are statistical, systematic, and due to the uncertainty on the branching fractions of the normalisation modes. A measurement of the differential branching fraction in bins of the invariant mass squared of the dimuon system is also presented for the decay B (+) -> K (+)pi (+) pi (-) mu (+) mu (-)

Original languageEnglish
Article number064
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 9 Oct 2014

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Rare decay
  • Hadron-Hadron Scattering
  • B physics
  • Flavor physics
  • TOOL


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