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Search for the decay B0→γγ


BABAR Collaboration; del Amo Sanchez, P; Snoek, H (2011). Search for the decay B0→γγ. Physical Review D, 83(3):032006.

Abstract

We report the result of a search for the rare decay B0→γγ in 426  fb-1 of data, corresponding to 226×106 B0B̅ 0 pairs, collected on the Υ(4S) resonance at the PEP-II asymmetric-energy e+e- collider using the BABAR detector. We use a maximum likelihood fit to extract the signal yield and observe 21-12+13 signal events with a statistical significance of 1.8σ. This corresponds to a branching fraction B(B0→γγ)=(1.7±1.1(stat.)±0.2(syst.))×10-7. Based on this result, we set a 90% confidence level upper limit of B(B0→γγ)<3.2×10-7.

Abstract

We report the result of a search for the rare decay B0→γγ in 426  fb-1 of data, corresponding to 226×106 B0B̅ 0 pairs, collected on the Υ(4S) resonance at the PEP-II asymmetric-energy e+e- collider using the BABAR detector. We use a maximum likelihood fit to extract the signal yield and observe 21-12+13 signal events with a statistical significance of 1.8σ. This corresponds to a branching fraction B(B0→γγ)=(1.7±1.1(stat.)±0.2(syst.))×10-7. Based on this result, we set a 90% confidence level upper limit of B(B0→γγ)<3.2×10-7.

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Other titles:A Search for the Decay B^0 -> gamma gamma
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute
Dewey Decimal Classification:530 Physics
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:12 Feb 2012 17:08
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:35
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:1550-7998 (P) 1089-4918 (E)
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.83.032006
Related URLs:http://arxiv.org/abs/1010.2229

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