Strong Constraints on the Rare Decays Bs0→μ+μ- and B0→μ+μ-

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

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Abstract

A search for Bs0→μ+μ- and B0→μ+μ- decays is performed using 1.0  fb-1 of pp collision data collected at √s=7  TeV with the LHCb experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. For both decays, the number of observed events is consistent with expectation from background and standard model signal predictions. Upper limits on the branching fractions are determined to be B(Bs0→μ+μ-)<4.5(3.8)×10-9 and B(B0→μ+μ-)<1.0(0.81)×10-9 at 95% (90%) confidence level.

Original languageEnglish
Article number231801
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume108
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2012

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