Publications [#307890] of Ashutosh V. Kotwal

Papers Published
  1. Aaltonen, T; González, BÁ; Amerio, S; Amidei, D; Anastassov, A; Annovi, A; Antos, J; Apollinari, G; Appel, JA; Apresyan, A; Arisawa, T; Artikov, A; Asaadi, J; Ashmanskas, W; Auerbach, B; Aurisano, A; Azfar, F; Badgett, W; Barbaro-Galtieri, A; Barnes, VE; Barnett, BA; Barria, P; Bartos, P; Bauce, M; Bauer, G; Bedeschi, F; Beecher, D; Behari, S; Bellettini, G; Bellinger, J; Benjamin, D; Beretvas, A; Bhatti, A; Binkley, M; Bisello, D; Bizjak, I; Bland, KR; Blumenfeld, B; Bocci, A; Bodek, A et al., Search for Bs0→μ+μ- and B0→μ+μ- decays with CDF II, Physical Review Letters, vol. 107 no. 19 (2011) [doi] .

    Abstract:
    A search has been performed for Bs0→μ+μ- and B0→μ+μ- decays using 7fb-1 of integrated luminosity collected by the CDF II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron collider. The observed number of B0 candidates is consistent with background-only expectations and yields an upper limit on the branching fraction of B(B0→μ+μ-)<6.0×10-9 at 95% confidence level. We observe an excess of Bs0 candidates. The probability that the background processes alone could produce such an excess or larger is 0.27%. The probability that the combination of background and the expected standard model rate of Bs0→μ+μ- could produce such an excess or larger is 1.9%. These data are used to determine B(Bs0→μ+μ-)=(1.8-0.9+1.1)×10 -8 and provide an upper limit of B(Bs0→μ+μ -)<4.0×10-8 at 95% confidence level. © 2011 American Physical Society.