Journal article

Search for B-0 decays to invisible final states and to nu(nu)over-bar gamma

B Aubert, R Barate, D Boutigny, F Couderc, JM Gaillard, A Hicheur, Y Karyotakis, JP Lees, V Tisserand, A Zghiche, A Palano, A Pompili, JC Chen, ND Qi, G Rong, P Wang, YS Zhu, G Eigen, I Ofte, B Stugu Show all



We establish upper limits on branching fractions for B0 decays to final states where the decay products are purely invisible (i.e., no observable final state particles) and for B0 decays to nunugamma. Within the standard model, these decays have branching fractions that are below current experimental sensitivity, but various models of physics beyond the standard model predict significant contributions from these channels. Using 88.5 x 10(6) BB pairs collected at the Upsilon(4S) resonance by the BABAR experiment at the PEP-II e(+)e- storage ring at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, we establish upper limits at the 90% confidence level of 22 x 10(-5) for the branching fraction of B0-->in..

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Awarded by MEST, NRF, BRL program (Korea)

Funding Acknowledgements

We thank the KEKB group for excellent operation of the accelerator; the KEK cryogenics group for efficient solenoid operations; and the KEK computer group, the NII, and PNNL/EMSL for valuable computing and SINET4 network support. We acknowledge support from MEXT, JSPS, and Nagoya's TLPRC (Japan); ARC and DIISR (Australia); NSFC (China); MSMT (Czechia); DST (India); INFN (Italy); MEST, NRF, BRL program with Grant No. KRF-2011-0020333, GSDC of KISTI, and WCU (Korea); MNiSW (Poland); MES and RFAAE (Russia); ARRS (Slovenia); SNSF (Switzerland); NSC and MOE (Taiwan); and DOE and NSF (USA).