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Study of the rare decays of B s 0 and B 0 mesons into muon pairs using data collected during 2015 and 2016 with the ATLAS detector

CollaborationWith : Akilli, Ece / Amrouche, Cherifa Sabrina / Ancu, Lucian Stefan / Benoit, Mathieu / Clark, Allan Geoffrey / Della Volpe, Domenico / Di Bello, Francesco / Dubreuil, Arnaud / Ferrere, Didier / Gadatsch, Stefan / Golling, Tobias / Gonzalez Sevilla, Sergio / Iacobucci, Giuseppe / Iizawa, Tomoya / Jansky, Roland / Khoo, Teng Jian / Kiehn, Moritz / Lanfermann, Marie Christine / Lionti, Anthony Eric / March Ruiz, Luis / Mermod, Philippe / Nessi, Marzio / Nindhito, Herjuno Rah / Paolozzi, Lorenzo / Poggi, Riccardo / Raine, Johnny / Salamani, Dalila / Schramm, Steven / Sfyrla, Anna / Sultan, D M S / Valente, Marco / Vicente Barreto Pinto, Mateus / Wu, Xin / Zaffaroni, Ettore
Published in Journal of High Energy Physics. 2019, vol. 1904, p. 098
Collection Open Access - SCOAP3
Abstract A study of the decays B s 0 → μ + μ − and B 0 → μ + μ − has been performed using 26.3 fb −1 of 13 TeV LHC proton-proton collision data collected with the ATLAS detector in 2015 and 2016. Since the detector resolution in μ + μ − invariant mass is comparable to the B s 0 - B 0 mass difference, a single fit determines the signal yields for both decay modes. This results in a measurement of the branching fraction ℬ B s 0 → μ + μ − = 3.2 − 1.0 + 1.1 × 10 − 9 $$ \mathrm{\mathcal{B}}\left({B}_s^0\to {\mu}^{+}{\mu}^{-}\right)=\left({3.2}_{-1.0}^{+1.1}\right)\times {10}^{-9} $$ and an upper limit ℬ B 0 → μ + μ − < 4.3 × 10 − 10 $$ \mathrm{\mathcal{B}}\left({B}^0\to {\mu}^{+}{\mu}^{-}\right)<4.3\times {10}^{-10} $$ at 95% confidence level. The result is combined with the Run 1 ATLAS result, yielding ℬ B s 0 → μ + μ − = 2.8 − 0.7 + 0.8 × 10 − 9 $$ \mathrm{\mathcal{B}}\left({B}_s^0\to {\mu}^{+}{\mu}^{-}\right)=\left({2.8}_{-0.7}^{+0.8}\right)\times {10}^{-9} $$ and ℬ B 0 → μ + μ − < 2.1 × 10 − 10 $$ \mathrm{\mathcal{B}}\left({B}^0\to {\mu}^{+}{\mu}^{-}\right)<2.1\times {10}^{-10} $$ at 95% confidence level. The combined result is consistent with the Standard Model prediction within 2.4 standard deviations in the ℬ B 0 → μ + μ − − ℬ B s 0 → μ + μ − $$ \mathrm{\mathcal{B}}\left({B}^0\to {\mu}^{+}{\mu}^{-}\right)-\mathrm{\mathcal{B}}\left({B}_s^0\to {\mu}^{+}{\mu}^{-}\right) $$ plane.
Keywords Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)
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arXiv: 1812.03017
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ATLAS COLLABORATION. Study of the rare decays of B s 0 and B 0 mesons into muon pairs using data collected during 2015 and 2016 with the ATLAS detector. In: Journal of High Energy Physics, 2019, vol. 1904, p. 098. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:116876

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