Study of the rare decays of B0s and B0 into muon pairs from data collected during the LHC Run 1 with the ATLAS detector

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A study of the decays B0s→μ+μ−Bs0→μ+μ− and B0→μ+μ−B0→μ+μ− has been performed using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 25 fb−1−1 of 7 and 8 TeV proton–proton collisions collected with the ATLAS detector during the LHC Run 1. For the B0B0 dimuon decay, an upper limit on the branching fraction is set at B(B0→μ+μ−)<4.2×10−10B(B0→μ+μ−)<4.2×10−10 at 95 % confidence level. For B0sBs0, the branching fraction B(B0s→μ+μ−)=(0.9+1.1−0.8)×10−9B(Bs0→μ+μ−)=(0.9−0.8+1.1)×10−9 is measured. The results are consistent with the Standard Model expectation with a p value of 4.8 %, corresponding to 2.0 standard deviations.
Original languageEnglish
Article number513
Pages (from-to)1-31
Number of pages31
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sept 2016

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