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Search for B⁺ → μ⁺ν$_{μ}$ and B⁺ → μ⁺N with inclusive tagging

Belle Collaboration; Prim, M. T.; Bernlochner, F. U.; Goldenzweig, P.; Heck, M.; Adachi, I.; Adamczyk, K.; Aihara, H.; Al Said, S.; Asner, D. M.; Atmacan, H.; Aulchenko, V.; Aushev, T.; Ayad, R.; Babu, V.; Bakich, A. M.; Bansal, V.; Behera, P.; Beleño, C.; Bhardwaj, V.; Bhuyan, B.; ... mehr

Abstract:
We report the result for a search for the leptonic decay of B$^{+}$ → μ$^{+}$ν$_{μ}$ using the full Belle dataset of 711 fb$^{-1}$ of integrated luminosity at the ϒ(4S) resonance. In the Standard Model leptonic B-meson decays are helicity and Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa suppressed. To maximize sensitivity an inclusive tagging approach is used to reconstruct the second B meson produced in the collision. The directional information from this second B meson is used to boost the observed μ into the signal B-meson rest frame, in which the μ has a monochromatic momentum spectrum. Though its momentum is smeared by the experimental resolution, this technique improves the analysis sensitivity considerably. Analyzing the μ momentum spectrum in this frame we find B(B$^{+}$ → μ$^{+}$ν$_{μ}$) = 5.3 ± 2.0 ± 0.9) × 10$^{-7}$ with a one-sided significance of 2.8 standard deviations over the background-only hypothesis. This translates to a frequentist upper limit of B(B$^{+}$ → μ$^{+}$ν$_{μ}$) < 8.6 × 10$^{-7}$ at 90% confidence level. The experimental spectrum is then used to search for a massive sterile neutrino, B$^{+}$ → μ$^{+}$N, but no evidence is observed for a sterile neutrino with a mass in a range of 0–1.5 GeV. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000106013
Veröffentlicht am 24.02.2020
Originalveröffentlichung
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.101.032007
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Zitationen: 1
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Experimentelle Teilchenphysik (ETP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2470-0010, 2470-0029
KITopen-ID: 1000106013
Erschienen in Physical review / D
Verlag American Physical Society (APS)
Band 101
Heft 3
Seiten Article: 032007
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Vorab online veröffentlicht am 21.02.2020
Nachgewiesen in arXiv
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