Search for B(s)(0) → μ+ μ- and B(0) → μ+ μ- decays with CDF II. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • A search has been performed for B(s)(0) → μ+ μ- and B(0) → μ+ μ- decays using 7 fb(-1) of integrated luminosity collected by the CDF II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron collider. The observed number of B(0) candidates is consistent with background-only expectations and yields an upper limit on the branching fraction of B(B(0) → μ+ μ-) < 6.0 × 10(-9) at 95% confidence level. We observe an excess of B(s)(0) candidates. The probability that the background processes alone could produce such an excess or larger is 0.27%. The probability that the combination of background and the expected standard model rate of B(s)(0) → μ+ μ- could produce such an excess or larger is 1.9%. These data are used to determine B(B(s)(0)→ μ+ μ-) = (1.8(-0.9) (+1.1)) × 10(-8) and provide an upper limit of B(B(s)(0) → μ+ μ-) < 4.0 × 10(-8) at 95% confidence level.

altmetric score

  • 38.57

author list (cited authors)

  • Aaltonen, T., Álvarez González, B., Amerio, S., Amidei, D., Anastassov, A., Annovi, A., ... CDF Collaboration, ..

citation count

  • 67

publication date

  • November 2011