@article{1d549589122f49d4afe4ca70022d4a78,

title = "Evidence for the decay BS0→K¯∗0 μ+ μ−",

abstract = "A search for the decay BS0→K¯∗0μ+μ− is presented using data sets corresponding to 1.0, 2.0 and 1.6 fb−1 of integrated luminosity collected during pp collisions with the LHCb experiment at centre-of-mass energies of 7, 8 and 13 TeV, respectively. An excess is found over the background-only hypothesis with a significance of 3.4 standard deviations. The branching fraction of the BS0→K¯∗0μ+μ− decay is determined to be ℬ(Bs0→K¯∗0μ+μ−)=[2.9±1.0(stat)±0.2(syst)±0.3(norm)]×10−8, where the first and second uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively. The third uncertainty is due to limited knowledge of external parameters used to normalise the branching fraction measurement.[Figure not available: see fulltext.].",

keywords = "B physics, FCNC Interaction, Flavor physics, Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments), Rare decay",

author = "R. Aaij and B. Adeva and M. Adinolfi and Z. Ajaltouni and S. Akar and P. Albicocco and J. Albrecht and F. Alessio and M. Alexander and {Alfonso Albero}, A. and S. Ali and G. Alkhazov and {Alvarez Cartelle}, P. and Alves, {A. A.} and S. Amato and S. Amerio and Y. Amhis and L. An and L. Anderlini and G. Andreassi and M. Andreotti and Andrews, {J. E.} and Appleby, {R. B.} and F. Archilli and P. d{\textquoteright}Argent and {Arnau Romeu}, J. and A. Artamonov and M. Artuso and E. Aslanides and M. Atzeni and G. Auriemma and S. Bachmann and Back, {J. J.} and S. Baker and {Carvalho Akiba}, K. and V. Coco and {De Bruyn}, K. and M. Ferro-Luzzi and T. Ketel and T. Li and M. Merk and Onderwater, {C. J.G.} and G. Raven and M. Schiller and N. Serra and B. Storaci and V. Syropoulos and {van Tilburg}, J. and S. Tolk and N. Tuning and {The LHCb collaboration}",

year = "2018",

month = jul,

day = "1",

doi = "10.1007/JHEP07(2018)020",

language = "English",

volume = "2018",

journal = "Journal of High Energy Physics",

issn = "1126-6708",

publisher = "Springer Verlag",

number = "7",

}