The very rare D∗(2007)0→μ+μ- decay is searched for by analysing B-→π-μ+μ- decays. The analysis uses a sample of beauty mesons produced in proton–proton collisions collected with the LHCb detector between 2011 and 2018, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 9 \,fb - 1 . The signal signature corresponds to simultaneous peaks in the μ+μ- and π-μ+μ- invariant masses. No evidence for an excess of events over background is observed and an upper limit is set on the branching fraction of the decay at B(D∗(2007)0→μ+μ-)<2.6×10-8 at 90 % confidence level. This is the first limit on the branching fraction of D∗(2007)0→μ+μ- decays and the most stringent limit on D∗(2007) decays to leptonic final states. The analysis is the first search for a rare charm-meson decay exploiting production via beauty decays.

Search for D* (2007)0 → μ+ μ- in B- → π- μ+ μ- decays

Bolzonella, R;Calabrese, R;Capriotti, L;Cavallini, V;Couturier, B;Fiorini, M;Franzoso, E;Guarise, M;Kotriakhova, S;Luppi, E;Okamura, S;Pappalardo, LL;Passalacqua, B;Siddi, BG;Tomassetti, L;
2023

Abstract

The very rare D∗(2007)0→μ+μ- decay is searched for by analysing B-→π-μ+μ- decays. The analysis uses a sample of beauty mesons produced in proton–proton collisions collected with the LHCb detector between 2011 and 2018, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 9 \,fb - 1 . The signal signature corresponds to simultaneous peaks in the μ+μ- and π-μ+μ- invariant masses. No evidence for an excess of events over background is observed and an upper limit is set on the branching fraction of the decay at B(D∗(2007)0→μ+μ-)<2.6×10-8 at 90 % confidence level. This is the first limit on the branching fraction of D∗(2007)0→μ+μ- decays and the most stringent limit on D∗(2007) decays to leptonic final states. The analysis is the first search for a rare charm-meson decay exploiting production via beauty decays.
2023
Aaij, R; Abdelmotteleb, Asw; Beteta, Ca; Abudinén, F; Ackernley, T; Adeva, B; Adinolfi, M; Adlarson, P; Afsharnia, H; Agapopoulou, C; Aidala, Ca; Ajal...espandi
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