Search for a dimuon resonance in the ϒ mass region

Peter Clarke, Greig Cowan, Stephan Eisenhardt, Silvia Gambetta, Franz Muheim, Matthew Needham, Stephen Playfer, LHCb Collaboration, Marco Pappagallo

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Abstract

A search is performed for a spin-0 boson, $\phi$, produced in proton-proton collisions at centre-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV, using prompt $\phi\rightarrow\mu^+\mu^-$ decays and a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of approximately 3.0 ${\rm fb}^{-1}$ collected with the LHCb detector. No evidence is found for a signal in the mass range from 5.5 to 15 GeV. Upper limits are placed on the product of the production cross-section and the branching fraction into the dimuon final state. The limits are comparable to the best existing over most of the mass region considered and are the first to be set near the $\Upsilon$ resonances.
Original languageEnglish
Article number147
Journal Journal of High Energy Physics
Volume1809
Early online date26 Sep 2018
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 26 Sep 2018

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