Angular analysis of the decay B+ → K∗(892)+ μ + μ − in proton-proton collisions at √s = 8 TeV


Sirunyan A., Tumasyan A., Adam W., Bergauer T., Dragicevic M., Escalante Del Valle A., ...More

Journal of High Energy Physics, vol.2021, no.4, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2021 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/jhep04(2021)124
  • Title of Journal : Journal of High Energy Physics
  • Keywords: B physics, Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)

Abstract

© 2021, The Author(s).Angular distributions of the decay B+→ K∗(892)+μ+μ− are studied using events collected with the CMS detector in s = 8 TeV proton-proton collisions at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 20.0 fb−1. The forward-backward asymmetry of the muons and the longitudinal polarization of the K∗(892)+ meson are determined as a function of the square of the dimuon invariant mass. These are the first results from this exclusive decay mode and are in agreement with a standard model prediction. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]