Publications [#24127] of Thomas J Phillips

Papers Published
  1. D. Acousta et al. (CDF Collaboration), Search for B0s-->µ+µ- and B0d-->µ+µ- Decays in pp-bar Collisions at sqrt[s]=1.96 TeV, Physical Review Letters, vol. 93 (2004), pp. 032001 [e032001] .

    We report on a search for B0s-->µ+µ- and B0d-->µ+µ- decays in pp-bar collisions at sqrt[s]=1.96 TeV using 171 pb-1 of data collected by the CDF II experiment at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider. The decay rates of these rare processes are sensitive to contributions from physics beyond the standard model. One event survives all our selection requirements, consistent with the background expectation. We derive branching ratio limits of B(B0s-- >µ+µ-)<5.8 x 10-7 and B(B0d-->µ+µ-)<1.5 x 10-7 at 90% confidence level.