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Published September 6, 2013 | Supplemental Material + Submitted + Published
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Measurement of the B^0_s → µ^+µ^- Branching Fraction and Search for B^0 → µ^+µ^- with the CMS Experiment


Results are presented from a search for the rare decays B_s^0→μ^+μ^- and B^0→μ^+μ^- in pp collisions at √s=7 and 8 TeV, with data samples corresponding to integrated luminosities of 5 and 20  fb^(-1), respectively, collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC. An unbinned maximum-likelihood fit to the dimuon invariant mass distribution gives a branching fraction B(B_s^0→μ^+μ^-)=(3.0_(-0.9)^(+1.0))×10^(-9), where the uncertainty includes both statistical and systematic contributions. An excess of B_s^0→μ^+μ^- events with respect to background is observed with a significance of 4.3 standard deviations. For the decay B^0→μ^+μ^- an upper limit of B(B^0→μ^+μ^-)<1.1×10^(-9) at the 95% confidence level is determined. Both results are in agreement with the expectations from the standard model.

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© 2013 CERN, for the CMS Collaboration. Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article's title, journal citation, and DOI. Received 18 July 2013; published 5 September 2013. We congratulate our colleagues in the CERN accelerator departments for the excellent performance of the LHC and thank the technical and administrative staffs at CERN and at other CMS institutes for their contributions to the success of the CMS effort. In addition, we gratefully acknowledge the computing centers and personnel of the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid for delivering so effectively the computing infrastructure essential to our analyses. Finally, we acknowledge the enduring support for the construction and operation of the LHC and the CMS detector provided by the following funding agencies: BMWF and FWF (Austria); FNRS and FWO (Belgium); CNPq, CAPES, FAPERJ, and FAPESP (Brazil); MES (Bulgaria); CERN; CAS, MoST, and NSFC (China); COLCIENCIAS (Colombia); MSES (Croatia); RPF (Cyprus); MoER, SF0690030s09 and ERDF (Estonia); Academy of Finland, MEC, and HIP (Finland); CEA and CNRS/IN2P3 (France); BMBF, DFG, and HGF (Germany); GSRT (Greece); OTKA and NKTH (Hungary); DAE and DST (India); IPM (Iran); SFI (Ireland); INFN (Italy); NRF and WCU (Republic of Korea); LAS (Lithuania); CINVESTAV, CONACYT, SEP, and UASLP-FAI (Mexico); MBIE (New Zealand); PAEC (Pakistan); MSHE and NSC (Poland); FCT (Portugal); JINR (Dubna); MON, RosAtom, RAS and RFBR (Russia); MESTD (Serbia); SEIDI and CPAN (Spain); Swiss Funding Agencies (Switzerland); NSC (Taipei); ThEPCenter, IPST, STAR and NSTDA (Thailand); TUBITAK and TAEK (Turkey); NASU (Ukraine); STFC (United Kingdom); DOE and NSF (U.S.).

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Published - PhysRevLett.111.101804.pdf

Submitted - 1304.5657v2.pdf

Supplemental Material - BPH-13-004_supp-arXiv.pdf

Supplemental Material - README.TXT


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