Journal article

First observation of the decay B+ -> pi(+)mu(+)mu(-)

Aaij, R.; Abellan Beteta, C.; Adametz, A.; Adeva, B.; Adinolfi, M.; Adrover, C.; Affolder, A.; Ajaltouni, Z.; Albrecht, J.; Alessio, F.

LHCb Collaboration

A discovery of the rare decay B+ -> pi(+)mu(+)mu(-) is presented. This decay is observed for the first time, with 5.2 sigma significance. The observation is made using p p collision data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.0 fb(-1), collected with the LHCb detector. The measured branching fraction is (2.3 +/- 0.6 (stat.) +/- 0.1 (syst.)) x 10(-8), and the ratio of the B+ -> pi(+)mu(+)mu(-) and B+ -> K+mu(+)mu(-) branching fractions is measured to be 0.053 +/- 0.014 (stat.) +/- 0.001 (syst.).


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