Search for Rare Decays of D0 Mesons into Two Muons

(LHCb Collaboration)

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Abstract

A search for the very rare D0+- decay is performed using data collected by the LHCb experiment in proton-proton collisions at s=7, 8, and 13 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 9 fb-1. The search is optimized for D0 mesons from D?+?D0?+ decays but is also sensitive to D0 mesons from other sources. No evidence for an excess of events over the expected background is observed. An upper limit on the branching fraction of this decay is set at B(D0+-)<3.1×10-9 at a 90% C.L. This represents the world's most stringent limit, constraining models of physics beyond the standard model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number041804
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume131
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 28 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy

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