@article{7e76a6c94e0f479cb7014759dabea17c,

title = "First observation of the decay B+ -> pi(+)mu(+)mu(-)",

abstract = "A discovery of the rare decay B+ -> pi(+)mu(+)mu(-) is presented. This decay is observed for the first time, with 5.2 sigma significance. The observation is made using p p collision data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.0 fb(-1), collected with the LHCb detector. The measured branching fraction is (2.3 +/- 0.6 (stat.) +/- 0.1 (syst.)) x 10(-8), and the ratio of the B+ -> pi(+)mu(+)mu(-) and B+ -> K+mu(+)mu(-) branching fractions is measured to be 0.053 +/- 0.014 (stat.) +/- 0.001 (syst.).",

keywords = "Hadron-Hadron Scattering, MODEL",

author = "R. Aaij and C.A. Beteta and A. Adametz and B. Adeva and M. Adinolfi and C. Adrover and A. Affolder and Z. Ajaltouni and J. Albrecht and F. Alessio and M. Alexander and S. Ali and G. Alkhazov and P.A. Cartelle and A.A. Alves and S. Amato and Y. Amhis and L. Anderlini and J. Anderson and R.B. Appleby and O.A. Gutierrez and F. Archilli and A. Artamonov and M. Artuso and E. Aslanides and G. Auriemma and S. Bachmann and J.J. Back and C. Baesso and V. Balagura and W. Baldini and R.J. Barlow and C. Barschel and S. Barsuk and W. Barter and A. Bates and C. Bauer and T. Bauer and A. Bay and J. Beddow and I. Bediaga and S. Belogurov and K. Belous and I. Belyaev and E. Ben-Haim and M. Benayoun and G. Bencivenni and S. Benson and J. Benton and {van den Brand}, J. and {LHCb collaboration}",

year = "2012",

month = dec,

day = "1",

doi = "10.1007/JHEP12(2012)125",

language = "English",

journal = "Journal of High Energy Physics",

issn = "1029-8479",

publisher = "Springer Verlag",

number = "12",

}