4-11 July 2012
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Australia/Melbourne timezone
ICHEP2012 - 36th International Conference for High Energy Physics

Searches for very rare decays to purely leptonic final states at LHCb

6 Jul 2012, 17:15
15m
Room 217 (Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre)

Room 217

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Melbourne Australia
Parallel Sessions Track 7. CP Violation, CKM, Rare Decays, Meson Spectroscopy Room 217 - Heavy Ion Collisions / B-Physics / CP Violation - TR5/7/9

Speaker

Mr Mathieu Perrin-Terrin (Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille, Université d'Aix-Marseille (FR))

Description

We present a review of the searches for very rare decays to muon final states performed at LHCb using 1.0 fb–1 of pp collisions at 7 TeV centre of mass energy. Flavour changing neutral current processes, such as B0s -> μ+ μ– are highly suppressed in the Standard Model (SM). Such decays therefore allow the contributions from new processes or new heavy particles to significantly modify the expected SM rates. Charged lepton flavour violating processes (LFV), such as the neutrinoless τ+ -> μ+ μ– μ+ decay, have vanishingly small decay rates in the SM, but can be significantly enhanced in extended models. We report the latest results on these channels from the LHCb dataset.

Primary author

Mr Mathieu Perrin-Terrin (Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille, Université d'Aix-Marseille (FR))

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