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Searches for Majorana neutrinos in B- decays


Anderson, J; Bernet, R; Büchler-Germann, A; Bursche, A; Chiapolini, N; De Cian, M; Elsasser, C; Müller, K; Palacios, J; Salzmann, C; Serra, N; Steinkamp, O; Straumann, U; Tobin, M; Vollhardt, A; LHCb Collaboration; et al (2012). Searches for Majorana neutrinos in B- decays. Physical Review D (Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology), 85(11):112004.

Abstract

Searches for heavy Majorana neutrinos in B- decays in final states containing hadrons plus a μ-μ- pair have been performed using 0.41  fb-1 of data collected with the LHCb detector in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV. The D+μ-μ- and D*+μ-μ- final states can arise from the presence of virtual Majorana neutrinos of any mass. Other final states containing π+, Ds+, or D0π+ can be mediated by an on-shell Majorana neutrino. No signals are found and upper limits are set on Majorana neutrino production as a function of mass, and also on the B- decay branching fractions.

Abstract

Searches for heavy Majorana neutrinos in B- decays in final states containing hadrons plus a μ-μ- pair have been performed using 0.41  fb-1 of data collected with the LHCb detector in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV. The D+μ-μ- and D*+μ-μ- final states can arise from the presence of virtual Majorana neutrinos of any mass. Other final states containing π+, Ds+, or D0π+ can be mediated by an on-shell Majorana neutrino. No signals are found and upper limits are set on Majorana neutrino production as a function of mass, and also on the B- decay branching fractions.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute
Dewey Decimal Classification:530 Physics
Language:English
Date:2012
Deposited On:04 Mar 2013 16:14
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 16:35
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:1550-2368
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.85.112004

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