Observation of the Baryonic Flavor-Changing Neutral Current Decay Λb0→Λμ+μ- Academic Article uri icon


  • We report the first observation of the baryonic flavor-changing neutral current decay Λb0→Λμ+μ- with 24 signal events and a statistical significance of 5.8 Gaussian standard deviations. This measurement uses a pp̄ collisions data sample corresponding to 6.8fb-1 at √s=1.96TeV collected by the CDF II detector at the Tevatron collider. The total and differential branching ratios for Λb0→Λμ+μ- are measured. We find B(Λb0→Λμ+μ-)=[1.73±0. 42(stat)±(syst)]×10-6. We also report the first measurement of the differential branching ratio of Bs0→μ+μ -, using 49 signal events. In addition, we report branching ratios for B+→K+μ+μ-, B0→K0μ+μ-, and B→K*(892) μ+μ- decays. © 2011 American Physical Society.

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  • 19.004

author list (cited authors)

  • Aaltonen, T., González, B., Amerio, S., Amidei, D., Anastassov, A., Annovi, A., ... Zucchelli, S.

citation count

  • 97

publication date

  • November 2011