Search for D-(s)(+) -> pi(+)mu(+)mu(-) and D-(s)(+) -> pi(-)mu(+)mu(+) decays

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

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A search for non-resonant D-(s)(+) -> pi(+)mu(+)mu(-) and D-(s)(+) -> pi(-)mu(+)mu(+) decays is performed using protonproton collision data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.0 fb(-1), at root s = 7 TeV recorded by the LHCb experiment in 2011. No signals are observed and the 90% (95%) confidence level (CL) limits on the branching fractions are found to beB(D+ -> pi(+)mu(+)mu(-)) < 7.3 (8.3) x 10(-8),B(D-s(+) -> pi(+)mu(+)mu(-)) < 4.1 (4.8) x 10(-7),B(D-s(+) -> pi(+)mu(+)mu(-)) < 2.2 (2.5) x 10(-8),B(D-s(+) -> pi(+)mu(+)mu(-)) < 1.2 (1.4) x 10(-7).These limits are the most stringent to date. (C) 2013 CERN. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved,
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-212
Number of pages10
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number4-5
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2013
Externally publishedYes

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