Search for lepton-flavor-violating decays of B mesons

K. W. Edwards*, R. Ammar, D. Besson, X. Zhao, S. Anderson, V. V. Frolov, Y. Kubota, S. J. Lee, S. Z. Li, R. Poling, A. Smith, C. J. Stepaniak, J. Urheim, Z. Metreveli, K. K. Seth, A. Tomaradze, P. Zweber, S. Ahmed, M. S. Alam, L. JianM. Saleem, F. Wappler, E. Eckhart, K. K. Gan, C. Gwon, T. Hart, K. Honscheid, D. Hufnagel, H. Kagan, R. Kass, T. K. Pedlar, J. B. Thayer, E. von Toerne, T. Wilksen, M. M. Zoeller, H. Muramatsu, S. J. Richichi, H. Severini, P. Skubic, S. A. Dytman, J. A. Mueller, S. Nam, V. Savinov, S. Chen, J. W. Hinson, J. Lee, D. H. Miller, V. Pavlunin, E. I. Shibata, I. P.J. Shipsey, D. Cronin-Hennessy, A. L. Lyon, C. S. Park, W. Park, E. H. Thorndike, T. E. Coan, Y. S. Gao, F. Liu, Y. Maravin, I. Narsky, R. Stroynowski, M. Artuso, C. Boulahouache, K. Bukin, E. Dambasuren, K. Khroustalev, R. Mountain, R. Nandakumar, T. Skwarnicki, S. Stone, J. C. Wang, A. H. Mahmood, S. E. Csorna, I. Danko, Z. Xu, G. Bonvicini, D. Cinabro, M. Dubrovin, S. McGee, A. Bornheim, E. Lipeles, S. P. Pappas, A. Shapiro, W. M. Sun, A. J. Weinstein, G. Masek, H. P. Paar, R. Mahapatra, R. A. Briere, G. P. Chen, T. Ferguson, G. Tatishvili, H. Vogel, N. E. Adam, J. P. Alexander, K. Berkelman, F. Blanc, V. Boisvert, D. G. Cassel, P. S. Drell, J. E. Duboscq, K. M. Ecklund, R. Ehrlich, L. Gibbons, B. Gittelman, S. W. Gray, D. L. Hartill, B. K. Heltsley, L. Hsu, C. D. Jones, J. Kandaswamy, D. L. Kreinick, A. Magerkurth, H. Mahlke-Krüger, T. O. Meyer, N. B. Mistry, E. Nordberg, J. R. Patterson, D. Peterson, J. Pivarski, D. Riley, A. J. Sadoff, H. Schwarthoff, M. R. Shepherd, J. G. Thayer, D. Urner, B. Valant-Spaight, G. Viehhauser, A. Warburton, M. Weinberger, S. B. Athar, P. Avery, L. Breva-Newell, V. Potlia, H. Stoeck, J. Yelton, G. Brandenburg, A. Ershov, D. Y.J. Kim, R. Wilson, K. Benslama, B. I. Eisenstein, J. Ernst, G. D. Gollin, R. M. Hans, I. Karliner, N. Lowrey, M. A. Marsh, C. Plager, C. Sedlack, M. Selen, J. J. Thaler, J. Williams

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Abstract

We have searched a sample of 9.6 million BB̄ events for the lepton-flavor-violating decays B→he±μ±, B+→h-e-e+, B+→h-e+μ+, and B+→h-μ-μ+, where h is π, K, p, and K*(892), a total of sixteen modes. We find no evidence for these decays, and place 90% confidence level upper limits on their branching fractions that range from 1.0 to 8.3×10-6.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number111102
Pages (from-to)1111021-1111024
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume65
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2002

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    Edwards, K. W., Ammar, R., Besson, D., Zhao, X., Anderson, S., Frolov, V. V., Kubota, Y., Lee, S. J., Li, S. Z., Poling, R., Smith, A., Stepaniak, C. J., Urheim, J., Metreveli, Z., Seth, K. K., Tomaradze, A., Zweber, P., Ahmed, S., Alam, M. S., ... Williams, J. (2002). Search for lepton-flavor-violating decays of B mesons. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 65(11), 1111021-1111024. [111102]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.65.111102