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Phys Rev Lett. 2012 Mar 9;108(10):101601. Epub 2012 Mar 7.

Search for lepton number violating decays B+ → π- μ+ μ+ and B+ → K- μ+ μ+.

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  • 1Nikhef National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Abstract

A search is performed for the lepton number violating decay B+ → h- μ+ μ+, where h- represents a K- or a π-, 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+ → K- μ+ μ+) < 5.4×10(-8) and B(B+ → π- μ+ μ+) < 5.8×10(-8) are set at the 95% confidence level. These improve the previous best limits by factors of 40 and 30, respectively.

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