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

Charm production and rare charm decays at LHCb

Jul 5, 2012, 2:00 PM
Room 220 (Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre)

Room 220

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Melbourne Australia
Parallel Sessions Track 7. CP Violation, CKM, Rare Decays, Meson Spectroscopy TR5 & TR7 - Room 220 - B Physics and CP Violation, etc.


Dr Walter Bonivento (INFN Cagliari (IT))


Flavour-changing neutral current decays such as c -> u l+ l– are highly suppressed in the Standard Model (SM), but may be enhanced by New Physics. For D0 -> μ+ μ–, the SM decay rate is dominated by long distance contributions but is still a few order of magnitudes below the current experimental limit. In decays such as D+ -> π+ μ+ μ–, measuring the differential branching ratio as a function of the μ+ μ– invariant mass is a sensitive probe for New Physics contributions. We present results of searches for rare charm decays with the 2011 LHCb data sample, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.0 fb–1.

Primary author

Dr Walter Bonivento (INFN Cagliari (IT))

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