Search for the decay B-s(0) -> mu(+)mu(-) with the ATLAS detector

Jones, Roger and Chilingarov, Alexandre and Kartvelishvili, Vakhtang and Love, Peter and Borissov, Guennadi and Smizanska, Maria and Bouhova-Thacker, Evelina and Catmore, James and Cheatham, Sue and Fox, Harald and Walder, James and Hughes, Gareth and Long, Robin and Barton, Adam and Henderson, Robert and Price, Darren and Barton, Adam and Davidson, Ruth and de Mora, Lee and Dearnaley, William (2012) Search for the decay B-s(0) -> mu(+)mu(-) with the ATLAS detector. Physics Letters B, 713 (4-5). pp. 387-407. ISSN 0370-2693

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A blind analysis searching for the decay B-s(0) -> mu(+)mu(-) has been performed using proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV recorded with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. With an integrated luminosity of 2.4 fb(-1) no excess of events over the background expectation is found and an upper limit is set on the branching fraction BR(B-s(0) -> mu(+)mu(-)) <2.2(1.9) x 10(-8) at 95% (90%) confidence level.

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