@article{9b482410368447e2b7640d0f19f4acd2,

title = "Observation of the semileptonic decay B+→ pp¯ μ+νμ ",

abstract = "The Cabibbo-suppressed semileptonic decay B+→ pp¯ μ+νμ is observed for the first time using a sample of pp collisions corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.0, 2.0 and 1.7 fb−1 at centre-of-mass energies of 7, 8 and 13 TeV, respectively. The differential branching fraction is measured as a function of the pp¯ invariant mass using the decay mode B+→ J/ψK+ for normalisation. The total branching fraction is measured to be ℬ(B+→pp¯μ+νμ)=(5.27−0.24+0.23±0.21±0.15)×10−6, where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second systematic and the third is from the uncertainty on the branching fraction of the normalisation channel. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]",

keywords = "B physics, Branching fraction, Flavor physics, Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)",

author = "{The Lhcb Collaboration} and R. Aaij and {Abell{\'a}n Beteta}, C. and T. Ackernley and B. Adeva and M. Adinolfi and H. Afsharnia and Aidala, {C. A.} and S. Aiola and Z. Ajaltouni and S. Akar and P. Albicocco and J. Albrecht and F. Alessio and M. Alexander and {Alfonso Albero}, A. and G. Alkhazov and {Alvarez Cartelle}, P. and Alves, {A. A.} and S. Amato and Y. Amhis and L. An and L. Anderlini and G. Andreassi and M. Andreotti and F. Archilli and {Arnau Romeu}, J. and A. Artamonov and M. Artuso and K. Arzymatov and E. Aslanides and M. Atzeni and B. Audurier and S. Bachmann and Back, {J. J.} and S. Baker and V. Balagura and W. Baldini and A. Baranov and Barlow, {R. J.} and S. Barsuk and W. Barter and M. Bartolini and F. Baryshnikov and G. Bassi and V. Batozskaya and B. Batsukh and S. Blusk and Rudolph, {M. S.} and T. Skwarnicki and S. Stone",

note = "Funding Information: This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY 4.0), which permits any use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited",

year = "2020",

month = mar,

day = "1",

doi = "10.1007/JHEP03(2020)146",

language = "English (US)",

volume = "2020",

journal = "Journal of High Energy Physics",

issn = "1126-6708",

publisher = "Springer Verlag",

number = "3",

}