Improved Limits on B0 Decays to Invisible Final States and to ννˉγ

The BaBar Collaboration, Philip Clark

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Abstract

We establish improved upper limits on branching fractions for B0 decays to final States 10 where the decay products are purely invisible (i.e., no observable final state particles) and for final states where the only visible product is a photon. Within the Standard Model, these decays have branching fractions that are below the current experimental sensitivity, but various models of physics beyond the Standard Model predict significant contributions for these channels. Using 471 million BB pairs collected at the Y(4S) resonance by the BABAR experiment at the PEP-II e+e- storage ring at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, we establish upper limits at the 90% confidence level of 2.4x10^-5 for the branching fraction of B0-->Invisible and 1.7x10^-5 for the branching fraction of B0-->Invisible+gamma
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)051105
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review D
VolumeD86
Early online date13 Jun 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Sep 2012

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