Search for the rare decay K 0 S →μ + μ −

The LHCb Collaboration, Matthew Needham, Franz Muheim, Peter Clarke, Yuehong Xie, Stephan Eisenhardt

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Abstract

A search for the decay K 0 S →μ + μ − is performed, based on a data sample of 1.0 fb−1 of pp collisions at s √ =7TeV collected by the LHCb experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. The observed number of candidates is consistent with the background-only hypothesis, yielding an upper limit of B(K 0 S →μ + μ − ) < 11(9) × 10−9 at 95 (90)% confidence level. This limit is a factor of thirty below the previous measurement.
Original languageEnglish
Article number90
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume2013
Issue number1
Early online date18 Sep 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013

Keywords

  • Hadron
  • Hadron Scattering

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