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Search for the lepton-flavour violating decays $B{_{(s)}}{^0} \to e^\pm\mu^\mp$


LHCb Collaboration; Bernet, R; Müller, K; Serra, N; Steinkamp, O; Straumann, U; Vollhardt, A; et al (2018). Search for the lepton-flavour violating decays $B{_{(s)}}{^0} \to e^\pm\mu^\mp$. Journal of High Energy Physics, 03:078.

Abstract

A search for the lepton-flavour violating decays B s 0  → e±μ∓ and B0 → e±μ∓ is performed based on a sample of proton-proton collision data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3 fb−1, collected with the LHCb experiment at centre-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV. The observed yields are consistent with the background-only hypothesis. Upper limits on the branching fraction of the B s 0  → e±μ∓ decays are evaluated both in the hypotheses of an amplitude completely dominated by the heavy eigenstate and by the light eigenstate. The results are @@B(B0s→e±μ∓)<6.3(5.4)×10−9 and @@B(B0s→e±μ∓)<7.2(6.0)×10−9 at 95% (90%) confidence level, respectively. The upper limit on the branching fraction of the B0 → e±μ∓ decay is also evaluated, obtaining @@B(B0→e±μ∓)<1.3(1.0)×10−9 at 95% (90%) confidence level. These are the strongest limits on these decays to date.

Abstract

A search for the lepton-flavour violating decays B s 0  → e±μ∓ and B0 → e±μ∓ is performed based on a sample of proton-proton collision data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3 fb−1, collected with the LHCb experiment at centre-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV. The observed yields are consistent with the background-only hypothesis. Upper limits on the branching fraction of the B s 0  → e±μ∓ decays are evaluated both in the hypotheses of an amplitude completely dominated by the heavy eigenstate and by the light eigenstate. The results are @@B(B0s→e±μ∓)<6.3(5.4)×10−9 and @@B(B0s→e±μ∓)<7.2(6.0)×10−9 at 95% (90%) confidence level, respectively. The upper limit on the branching fraction of the B0 → e±μ∓ decay is also evaluated, obtaining @@B(B0→e±μ∓)<1.3(1.0)×10−9 at 95% (90%) confidence level. These are the strongest limits on these decays to date.

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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:2018
Deposited On:07 Mar 2019 14:08
Last Modified:07 Mar 2019 14:10
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1029-8479
OA Status:Gold
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Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP03(2018)078

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