Search for the decay b → Xs μ+ μ-

B. Abbott, M. Abolins, B. S. Acharya, I. Adam, D. L. Adams, M. Adams, S. Ahn, H. Aihara, G. A. Alves, N. Amos, E. W. Anderson, R. Astur, M. M. Baarmand, A. Baden, V. Balamurali, J. Balderston, B. Baldin, S. Banerjee, J. Bantly, E. BarberisJ. F. Bartlett, K. Bazizi, A. Belyaev, S. B. Beri, I. Bertram, V. A. Bezzubov, P. C. Bhat, V. Bhatnagar, M. Bhattacharjee, N. Biswas, G. Blazey, S. Blessing, P. Bloom, A. Boehnlein, N. I. Bojko, F. Borcherding, C. Boswell, A. Brandt, R. Brock, A. Bross, D. Buchholz, V. S. Burtovoi, J. M. Butler, W. Carvalho, D. Casey, Z. Casilum, H. Castilla-Valdez, D. Chakraborty, S. M. Chang, S. V. Chekulaev, L. P. Chen, W. Chen, S. Choi, S. Chopra, B. C. Choudhary, J. H. Christenson, M. Chung, D. Claes, A. R. Clark, W. G. Cobau, J. Cochran, L. Coney, W. E. Cooper, C. Cretsinger, D. Cullen-Vidai, M. A.C. Cummings, D. Cutts, O. I. Dahl, K. Davis, K. De, K. Del Signore, M. Demarteau, D. Denisov, S. P. Denisov, H. T. Diehl, M. Diesburg, G. Di Loreto, P. Draper, Y. Ducros, L. V. Dudko, S. R. Dugad, D. Edmunds, J. Ellison, V. D. Elvira, R. Engelmann, S. Eno, G. Eppley, P. Ermolov, O. V. Eroshin, V. N. Evdokimov, T. Fahland, M. K. Fatyga, S. Feher, D. Fein, T. Ferbel, G. Finocchiaro, H. E. Fisk, Y. Fisyak

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We have searched for the flavor-changing neutral current decay b → Xs μ+ μ- in pp̄ collisions at √s = 1.8 TeV with the DØ detector at Fermilab. We determine the 90% confidence level limit for the branching fraction to be B(b → Xs μ+ μ-) < 3.2 × 10-4. We argue that this limit is more stringent than the best published limit on this decay rate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-426
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Mar 26
Externally publishedYes


  • Beauty
  • FCNC
  • Rare decays
  • Tevatron

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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