Angular analysis of charged and neutral B → Kµ+µ- decays

LHCb Collaboration, R. Aaij*, B. Adeva, M. Adinolfi, A. Affolder, Z. Ajaltouni, J. Albrecht, F. Alessio, M. Alexander, S. Ali, G. Alkhazov, P. Alvarez Cartelle, A. A. Alves, S. Amato, S. Amerio, Y. Amhis, L. An, L. Anderlini, J. Anderson, R. AndreassenM. Andreotti, J. E. Andrews, R. B. Appleby, O. Aquines Gutierrez, F. Archilli, A. Artamonov, M. Artuso, E. Aslanides, G. Auriemma, M. Baalouch, S. Bachmann, J. J. Back, A. Badalov, V. Balagura, W. Baldini, R. J. Barlow, C. Barschel, S. Barsuk, W. Barter, V. Batozskaya, S. Bifani, P. Griffith, P. Ilten, I. R. Kenyon, C. Lazzeroni, A. Mazurov, J. McCarthy, C. J. Parkinson, L. Pescatore, D. Popov, N. K. Watson

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The angular distributions of the rare decays B → K+µ+µ- and B0 → K0Sμ+μ- are studied with data corresponding to 3 fb-1 of integrated luminosity, collected in proton-proton collisions at 7 and 8TeV centre-of-mass energies with the LHCb detector. The angular distribution is described by two parameters, FH and the forward-backward asymmetry of the dimuon system AFB, which are determined in bins of the dimuon mass squared. The parameter FH is a measure of the contribution from (pseudo)scalar and tensor amplitudes to the decay width. The measurements of AFB and FH reported here are the most precise to date and are compatible with predictions from the Standard Model.

Original languageEnglish
Article number82
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2014


  • B physics
  • Flavor physics
  • Flavour changing neutral currents
  • Hadron-hadron scattering
  • Rare decay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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