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Search for the decay B^{0}→γγ

del Amo Sanchez, P. et al. (2011) Search for the decay B^{0}→γγ. Physical Review D, 83 (3). 032006. ISSN 1550-7998

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Abstract

We report the result of a search for the rare decay B0→γγ in 426 fb-1 of data, corresponding to 226×106 B0B̅ 0 pairs, collected on the Υ(4S) resonance at the PEP-II asymmetric-energy e+e- collider using the BABAR detector. We use a maximum likelihood fit to extract the signal yield and observe 21-12+13 signal events with a statistical significance of 1.8σ. This corresponds to a branching fraction B(B0→γγ)=(1.7±1.1(stat.)±0.2(syst.))×10-7. Based on this result, we set a 90% confidence level upper limit of B(B0→γγ)<3.2×10-7.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Schools: School of Applied Sciences
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Depositing User: Sharon Beastall
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2012 13:08
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2012 13:08
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/12495

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