@article{3003059b357c47e9af33298fba9432a0,

title = "Observation of the semileptonic decay B+→ pp¯ μ+νμ",

abstract = "The Cabibbo-suppressed semileptonic decay B+→ pp¯ μ+νμ is observed for the first time using a sample of pp collisions corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.0, 2.0 and 1.7 fb−1 at centre-of-mass energies of 7, 8 and 13 TeV, respectively. The differential branching fraction is measured as a function of the pp¯ invariant mass using the decay mode B+→ J/ψK+ for normalisation. The total branching fraction is measured to be ℬ(B+→pp¯μ+νμ)=(5.27−0.24+0.23±0.21±0.15)×10−6, where the first uncertainty is statistical, the second systematic and the third is from the uncertainty on the branching fraction of the normalisation channel. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]",

keywords = "B physics, Branching fraction, Flavor physics, Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)",

author = "{The LHCb Collaboration} and R. Aaij and {Abell{\'a}n Beteta}, C. and T. Ackernley and B. Adeva and M. Adinolfi and H. Afsharnia and Aidala, {C. A.} and S. Aiola and Z. Ajaltouni and S. Akar and P. Albicocco and J. Albrecht and F. Alessio and M. Alexander and {Alfonso Albero}, A. and G. Alkhazov and {Alvarez Cartelle}, P. and Alves, {A. A.} and S. Amato and Y. Amhis and L. An and L. Anderlini and G. Andreassi and M. Andreotti and F. Archilli and {Arnau Romeu}, J. and A. Artamonov and M. Artuso and K. Arzymatov and E. Aslanides and M. Atzeni and B. Audurier and S. Bachmann and Back, {J. J.} and S. Baker and V. Balagura and W. Baldini and A. Baranov and Barlow, {R. J.} and S. Barsuk and W. Barter and M. Bartolini and F. Baryshnikov and A. Bondar and S. Eidelman and P. Krokovny and V. Kudryavtsev and T. Maltsev and L. Shekhtman and V. Vorobyev",

year = "2020",

month = mar,

day = "25",

doi = "10.1007/JHEP03(2020)146",

language = "English",

volume = "2020",

journal = "Journal of High Energy Physics",

issn = "1029-8479",

publisher = "Springer US",

number = "3",

}