7-9 April 2014
Royal Holloway, University of London
Europe/London timezone
Institute of Physics 2014 Joint High Energy Particle Physics and Astro Particle Physics Groups Annual Meeting

The analysis of $B^0\rightarrow K^{{\star}0}\mu\mu$ decays at including S-wave contributions at LHCb

8 Apr 2014, 13:30
Room B (Windsor Building)

Room B

Windsor Building

contributed talk Flavour Physics and Beyond Parallel 1B


Sam Cunliffe (Imperial College Sci., Tech. & Med. (GB))


A status report for the analysis of $B^0\rightarrow K^{\star}(892)^{0} (\rightarrow K^+ \pi^-) \mu^+\mu^- $ decays at the LHCb detector at the LHC is presented. This process is the decay of a beauty meson to a vector meson final state and produces an angular distribution in the final state decay products. This angular distribution is highly sensitive to the contributions from Beyond Standard Model theories. There is a scalar $K^{{\star}0}$ component which enters into the analysis which has the effect of diluting the angular distribution. This so-called 'S-wave pollution' is addressed.

Primary author

Sam Cunliffe (Imperial College Sci., Tech. & Med. (GB))

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