@article{085d1cfaee17458c96d739cf7a751a03,

title = "Search for Lepton Number Violating Decays B+ -> pi(-)mu(+)mu(+) and B+ -> K-mu(+)mu(+)",

abstract = "A search is performed for the lepton number violating decay B+ -> h(-)mu(+)mu(+), where h(-) represents a K- or a pi(-), using an integrated luminosity of 36 pb(-1) of data collected with the LHCb detector. The decay is forbidden in the standard model but allowed in models with a Majorana neutrino. No signal is observed in either channel and limits of B(B+ -> h(-)mu(+)mu(+)) < 5.4 X 10(-8) and B(B+ -> h(-)mu(+)mu(+)) < 5.8 X 10(-8) are set at the 95% confidence level. These improve the previous best limits by factors of 40 and 30, respectively.",

author = "R. Aaij and C.A. Beteta 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 G. Alkhazov and P.A. Cartelle and A.A. Alves and S. Amato and Y. Amhis and J. Anderson and R.B. Appleby and O.A. Gutierrez and F. Archilli and L. Arrabito and A. Artamonov and M. Artuso and E. Aslanides and G. Auriemma and S. Bachmann and J.J. Back and D.S. Bailey 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 I. Bediaga and K. Belous and I. Belyaev and E. Ben-Haim and M. Benayoun and G. Bencivenni and S. Benson and J. Benton and R. Bernet and M.O. Bettler and {van Beuzekom}, M. and A. Bien and {van den Brand}, J. and {LHCb collaboration}",

year = "2012",

month = mar,

day = "7",

doi = "10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.101601",

language = "English",

volume = "108",

journal = "Physical Review Letters",

issn = "0031-9007",

publisher = "American Physical Society",

number = "10",

}