Apr 26 – 30, 2009
Palacio de Congresos de Madrid
Europe/Zurich timezone

ATLAS preparations for precise B-decays measurements sensitive to BSM phenomena

Apr 28, 2009, 12:30 PM
Room "SALA 9" (Palacio de Congresos de Madrid)

Room "SALA 9"

Palacio de Congresos de Madrid

Paseo de la Castellana, 99 28046 Madrid España


Konstantin Toms (University of New Mexico)


The LHC experiments will perform sensitive tests of physics phenomena beyond the Standard Model (BSM). Investigation of decays of beauty hadrons represents an alternative approach in addition to direct BSM searches. The ATLAS efforts concentrate on those B decays that can be selected already at the first and second trigger levels. The most favorable trigger signature will be for B hadrons decaying to J/psi -> mumu Using this trigger ATLAS will be able to accommodate unprecedentedly high statistics in so called Golden LHC channel: Bs->J/psi phi allowing a measurement of the CP violation effect, where BSM models predicted values are significantly higher than SM. In the rare decays sector, these are purely di-muon decays, and families of semi-muonic exclusive channels. Already with 1 fb-1 the ATLAS sensitivity in the di-muon channels will be comparable to today worlds statistics. The strategy is to carry on the di-muon channel programme up to nominal LHC luminosity. In particular in each of these two experiments the Bs -> mumu signal with 4.3 sigma significance can be measured combining low luminosity samples with those of one year of LHC operation at a luminosity of 10^34 cm-2 s-1. This precision allows excludingvor confirming the SM unambiguously.

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Konstantin Toms (University of New Mexico)

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