Search for the rare decays Bs 0 → μ+μ- and B0 → μ+μ-

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Abstract

A search for the decays Bs 0 → μ+μ- and B0 → μ+μ- is performed with about 37 pb-1 of pp collisions at s√=7 TeV collected by the LHCb experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The observed numbers of events are consistent with the background expectations. The resulting upper limits on the branching ratios are B(Bs 0 → μ+μ-)<5.6×10-8 and B(B0 → μ+μ-)<1.5×10-8 at 95% confidence level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)330-340
Number of pages11
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume699
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • B-Hadron
  • FCNC
  • Leptonic decays
  • LHC
  • Rare decays

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