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B̅ →Xsγ in two universal extra dimensions


Freitas, A; Haisch, U (2008). B̅ →Xsγ in two universal extra dimensions. Physical Review D, 77(9):093008.

Abstract

We calculate the leading order corrections to the [overline B]-->Xsgamma decay in the standard model with two large flat universal extra dimensions. We find that the contributions involving the exchange of Kaluza-Klein modes of the physical scalar field a(kl)[plus-minus] depend logarithmically on the ultraviolet cutoff scale Lambda. We emphasize that all flavor-changing neutral current transitions suffer from this problem. Although the ultraviolet sensitivity weakens the lower bound on the inverse compactification radius 1/R that follows from [overline B]-->Xsgamma, the constraint remains stronger than any other available direct measurement. After performing a careful study of the potential impact of cutoff and higher-order effects, we find 1/R>650 GeV at 95% confidence level if errors are combined in quadrature. Our limit is at variance with the parameter region 1/R<~600 GeV preferred by dark matter constraints.

Abstract

We calculate the leading order corrections to the [overline B]-->Xsgamma decay in the standard model with two large flat universal extra dimensions. We find that the contributions involving the exchange of Kaluza-Klein modes of the physical scalar field a(kl)[plus-minus] depend logarithmically on the ultraviolet cutoff scale Lambda. We emphasize that all flavor-changing neutral current transitions suffer from this problem. Although the ultraviolet sensitivity weakens the lower bound on the inverse compactification radius 1/R that follows from [overline B]-->Xsgamma, the constraint remains stronger than any other available direct measurement. After performing a careful study of the potential impact of cutoff and higher-order effects, we find 1/R>650 GeV at 95% confidence level if errors are combined in quadrature. Our limit is at variance with the parameter region 1/R<~600 GeV preferred by dark matter constraints.

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Other titles:Anti-B --> X(s) gamma in two universal extra dimensions
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute for Computational Science
Dewey Decimal Classification:530 Physics
Language:English
Date:May 2008
Deposited On:10 Mar 2009 07:57
Last Modified:06 Dec 2017 18:48
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:1550-2368
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.77.093008
Related URLs:http://arxiv.org/abs/0801.4346

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