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Título : Search for the rare decays B+ -> mu(+)mu K--(+), B-0 -> mu(+)mu(-) K*(892)(0), and B-s(0) -> mu(+)mu(-)phi at CDF
Autor : CDF Collaboration, Cabrera, Susana, Cuenca Almenar, Cristóbal, Álvarez González, B., Casal, Bruno, Cuevas, Javier, Gómez, G., Rodrigo, Teresa, Ruiz, Alberto, Scodellaro, Luca, Vila, Iván, Vilar, Rocío, Aaltonen, T.
Fecha de publicación : 22-Jan-2009
Editor: American Physical Society
Citación : Physical Review - Section D - Particles and Fields 79 (1): 011104 (2009)
Resumen: We search for b --> s mu(+)mu(-) transitions in B meson (B+, B-0, or B-s(0)) decays with 924 pb(-1) of p (p) over bar collisions at root 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+ --> mu(+)mu K--(+), B-0 --> mu(+)mu(-) K*(892)(0), and B-s(0) --> mu(+)mu(-)phi decay modes, respectively. Using B --> J/psi h (h = K+, K*(892)(0), phi) decays as normalization channels, we report branching fractions for the previously observed B+ and B-0 decays, B(B+ --> mu(+)mu K--(+)) = (0.59 +/- 0.15 +/- 0.04) x 10(-6), and B(B-0 --> mu(+)mu K-*(892)(0)) = (0.81 +/- 0.30 +/- 0.10) x 10(-6), where the first uncertainty is statistical, and the second is systematic. We set an upper limit on the relative branching fraction B(B-s(0) --> mu(+)mu(-)phi)/B(B-s(0) --> J/psi phi) < 2.6(2.3) x 10(-3) at the 95(90)% confidence level, which is the most stringent to date.
Versión del editor: 10.1103/PhysRevD.79.011104
ISSN: 1550-7998
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.79.011104
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