Constraints on the KS0 →μ+μ- Branching Fraction

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  • LHCb Collaboration

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External organisations

  • Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics
  • University of Zurich
  • University of Liverpool
  • Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
  • University of Bristol
  • Université Clermont Auvergne
  • University of Michigan
  • Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Milano
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Laboratori Nazionali dell'Infn di Frascati
  • TU Dortmund University, Germany
  • CERN
  • University of Glasgow
  • Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
  • Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (PNPI)
  • Imperial College London
  • Universidade Federal Do Rio de Janeiro
  • Paris-Saclay University
  • Sezione INFN di Firenze
  • Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
  • Sezione INFN di Ferrara
  • Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
  • IN2P3
  • Institute for High Energy Physics (IHEP)
  • Syracuse University
  • Yandex School of Data Analysis
  • INFN Sezione di Cagliari
  • University of Warwick
  • Institute of Physics

Abstract

A search for the decay KS0→μ+μ- is performed using proton-proton collision data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.6 fb-1 and collected with the LHCb experiment during 2016, 2017, and 2018 at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. The observed signal yield is consistent with zero, yielding an upper limit of B(KS0→μ+μ-)<2.2×10-10 at 90% C.L.. The limit reduces to B(KS0→μ+μ-)<2.1×10-10 at 90% C.L. once combined with the result from data taken in 2011 and 2012.

Bibliographic note

Funding Information: We would like to thank M. Moulson, J. Martin Camalich, and G. D’Ambrosio for fruitful discussions. We express our gratitude to our colleagues in the CERN accelerator departments for the excellent performance of the LHC. We thank the technical and administrative staff at the LHCb institutes. We acknowledge support from CERN and from the national agencies: CAPES, CNPq, FAPERJ and FINEP (Brazil); MOST and NSFC (China); CNRS/IN2P3 (France); BMBF, DFG and MPG (Germany); INFN (Italy); NWO (Netherlands); MNiSW and NCN (Poland); MEN/IFA (Romania); MSHE (Russia); MinECo (Spain); SNSF and SER (Switzerland); NASU (Ukraine); STFC (United Kingdom); DOE NP and NSF (USA). We acknowledge the computing resources that are provided by CERN, IN2P3 (France), KIT and DESY (Germany), INFN (Italy), SURF (Netherlands), PIC (Spain), GridPP (United Kingdom), RRCKI and Yandex LLC (Russia), CSCS (Switzerland), IFIN-HH (Romania), CBPF (Brazil), PL-GRID (Poland) and OSC (USA). We are indebted to the communities behind the multiple open-source software packages on which we depend. Individual groups or members have received support from AvH Foundation (Germany); EPLANET, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and ERC (European Union); ANR, Labex P2IO and OCEVU, and Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (France); Key Research Program of Frontier Sciences of CAS, CAS PIFI, and the Thousand Talents Program (China); RFBR, RSF and Yandex LLC (Russia); GVA, XuntaGal and GENCAT (Spain); the Royal Society and the Leverhulme Trust (United Kingdom). Publisher Copyright: © 2020 CERN. Copyright: Copyright 2020 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Article number231801
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume125
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2020

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