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Search for the rare decays B+ -> μ+μK+, B0 -> μ+μK*(892)0, and Bs0 -> μ+μϕ at CDF

CollaborationWith : Clark, Allan Geoffrey / Sfyrla, Anna / Vallecorsa, Sofia / Wu, Xin
Published in Physical Review. D. 2009, vol. 79, no. 01, p. 011104
Abstract We search for b→sμ+μ− transitions in B meson (B+, B0, or B0s) decays with 924  pb−1 of pp collisions at s√=1.96  TeV collected with the CDF II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron. We find excesses with significances of 4.5, 2.9, and 2.4 standard deviations in the B+→μ+μ−K+, B0→μ+μ−K∗(892)0, and B0s→μ+μ−ϕ decay modes, respectively. Using B→J/ψh (h=K+, K∗(892)0, ϕ) decays as normalization channels, we report branching fractions for the previously observed B+ and B0 decays, B(B+→μ+μ−K+)=(0.59±0.15±0.04)×10−6, and B(B0→μ+μ−K∗(892)0)=(0.81±0.30±0.10)×10−6, where the first uncertainty is statistical, and the second is systematic. We set an upper limit on the relative branching fraction B(B0s→μ+μ−ϕ)/B(B0s→J/ψϕ)<2.6(2.3)×10−3 at the 95(90)% confidence level, which is the most stringent to date.
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CDF COLLABORATION. Search for the rare decays B+ -> μ+μK+, B0 -> μ+μK*(892)0, and Bs0 -> μ+μϕ at CDF. In: Physical Review. D, 2009, vol. 79, n° 01, p. 011104. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevD.79.011104 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:38548

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