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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

, ; Aaboud, M; Åkesson, Torsten LU ; Bocchetta, Simona LU ; Bryngemark, Lene LU ; Corrigan, Eric LU ; Doglioni, Caterina LU ; Gregersen, Kristian LU ; Brottmann Hansen, Eva LU and Hedberg, Vincent LU , et al. (2019) In Journal of High Energy Physics 2019(4).
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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(Bs0→μ+μ−)=(3.2−1.0+1.1)×10−9 and an upper limit ℬ (B→ μ + μ − ) < 4.3 × 10 − 10 at 95% confidence level. The result is combined with the Run 1 ATLAS result, yielding ℬ(Bs0→μ+μ−)=(2.8−0.7+0.8)×10−9 and ℬ (B→ μ + μ − ) < 2.1 × 10 − 10 at 95% confidence level. The combined result is consistent with the Standard Model prediction... (More)
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(Bs0→μ+μ−)=(3.2−1.0+1.1)×10−9 and an upper limit ℬ (B→ μ + μ − ) < 4.3 × 10 − 10 at 95% confidence level. The result is combined with the Run 1 ATLAS result, yielding ℬ(Bs0→μ+μ−)=(2.8−0.7+0.8)×10−9 and ℬ (B→ μ + μ − ) < 2.1 × 10 − 10 at 95% confidence level. The combined result is consistent with the Standard Model prediction within 2.4 standard deviations in the ℬ(B0→μ+μ−)−ℬ(Bs0→μ+μ−) plane.[Figure not available: see fulltext.] © 2019, The Author(s). (Less)
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  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(Bs0→μ+μ−)=(3.2−1.0+1.1)×10−9 and an upper limit ℬ (B→ μ + μ − ) &lt; 4.3 × 10 − 10 at 95% confidence level. The result is combined with the Run 1 ATLAS result, yielding ℬ(Bs0→μ+μ−)=(2.8−0.7+0.8)×10−9 and ℬ (B→ μ + μ − ) &lt; 2.1 × 10 − 10 at 95% confidence level. The combined result is consistent with the Standard Model prediction within 2.4 standard deviations in the ℬ(B0→μ+μ−)−ℬ(Bs0→μ+μ−) plane.[Figure not available: see fulltext.] © 2019, The Author(s).},
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  author       = {,  and Aaboud, M and Åkesson, Torsten and Bocchetta, Simona and Bryngemark, Lene and Corrigan, Eric and Doglioni, Caterina and Gregersen, Kristian and Brottmann Hansen, Eva and Hedberg, Vincent and Jarlskog, Göran and Kalderon, Charles and Kellermann, Edgar and Konya, Balazs and Lytken, Else and Mankinen, Katja and Marcon, Caterina and Mjörnmark, Ulf and Mullier, Geoffrey and Pöttgen, Ruth and Poulsen, Trine and Smirnova, Oxana and Zwalinski, L},
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  language     = {eng},
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  title        = {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},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/JHEP04(2019)098},
  volume       = {2019},
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