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Evidence for the Rare Decay Σ+ →pμ+μ-

  • Author(s): Aaij, R
  • Adeva, B
  • Adinolfi, M
  • Ajaltouni, Z
  • Akar, S
  • Albrecht, J
  • Alessio, F
  • Alexander, M
  • Alfonso Albero, A
  • Ali, S
  • Alkhazov, G
  • Alvarez Cartelle, P
  • Alves, AA
  • Amato, S
  • Amerio, S
  • Amhis, Y
  • An, L
  • Anderlini, L
  • Andreassi, G
  • Andreotti, M
  • Andrews, JE
  • Appleby, RB
  • Archilli, F
  • D'Argent, P
  • Arnau Romeu, J
  • Artamonov, A
  • Artuso, M
  • Aslanides, E
  • Atzeni, M
  • Auriemma, G
  • Baalouch, M
  • Babuschkin, I
  • Bachmann, S
  • Back, JJ
  • Badalov, A
  • Baesso, C
  • Baker, S
  • Balagura, V
  • Baldini, W
  • Baranov, A
  • Barlow, RJ
  • Barschel, C
  • Barsuk, S
  • Barter, W
  • Baryshnikov, F
  • Batozskaya, V
  • Battista, V
  • Bay, A
  • Beaucourt, L
  • Beddow, J
  • Bedeschi, F
  • Bediaga, I
  • Beiter, A
  • Bel, LJ
  • Beliy, N
  • Bellee, V
  • Belloli, N
  • Belous, K
  • Belyaev, I
  • Ben-Haim, E
  • Bencivenni, G
  • Benson, S
  • Beranek, S
  • Berezhnoy, A
  • Bernet, R
  • Berninghoff, D
  • Bertholet, E
  • Bertolin, A
  • Betancourt, C
  • Betti, F
  • Bettler, MO
  • Van Beuzekom, M
  • Bezshyiko, I
  • Bifani, S
  • Billoir, P
  • Birnkraut, A
  • Bizzeti, A
  • Bjørn, M
  • Blake, T
  • Blanc, F
  • Blusk, S
  • Bocci, V
  • Boettcher, T
  • Bondar, A
  • Bondar, N
  • Bordyuzhin, I
  • Borghi, S
  • Borisyak, M
  • Borsato, M
  • Bossu, F
  • Boubdir, M
  • Bowcock, TJV
  • et al.
Abstract

© 2018 CERN, for the LHCb Collaboration. Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the »https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/» Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article's title, journal citation, and DOI. Funded by SCOAP 3 . A search for the rare decay Σ+→pμ+μ- is performed using pp collision data recorded by the LHCb experiment at center-of-mass energies s=7 and 8 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3 fb-1. An excess of events is observed with respect to the background expectation, with a signal significance of 4.1 standard deviations. No significant structure is observed in the dimuon invariant mass distribution, in contrast with a previous result from the HyperCP experiment. The measured Σ+→pμ+μ- branching fraction is (2.2-1.3+1.8)×10-8, where statistical and systematic uncertainties are included, which is consistent with the standard model prediction.

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