Search for the decay B0→pp̄

B. Aubert, R. Barate, D. Boutigny, F. Couderc, J. M. Gaillard, A. Hicheur, Y. Karyotakis, J. P. Lees, V. Tisserand, A. Zghiche, A. Palano, A. Pompili, J. C. Chen, N. D. Qi, G. Rong, P. Wang, Y. S. Zhu, G. Eigen, I. Ofte, B. StuguG. S. Abrams, A. W. Borgland, A. B. Breon, D. N. Brown, J. Button-Shafer, R. N. Cahn, E. Charles, C. T. Day, M. S. Gill, A. V. Gritsan, Y. Groysman, R. G. Jacobsen, R. W. Kadel, J. Kadyk, L. T. Kerth, Yu G. Kolomensky, G. Kukartsev, C. Leclerc, G. Lynch, A. M. Merchant, L. M. Mir, P. J. Oddone, T. J. Orimoto, M. Pripstein, N. A. Roe, M. T. Ronan, V. G. Shelkov, W. A. Wenzel, K. Ford, T. J. Harrison, C. M. Hawkes, S. E. Morgan, A. T. Watson, M. Fritsch, K. Goetzen, T. Held, H. Koch, B. Lewandowski, M. Pelizaeus, M. Steinke, J. T. Boyd, N. Chevalier, W. N. Cottingham, M. P. Kelly, T. E. Latham, F. F. Wilson, T. Cuhadar-Donszelmann, C. Hearty, N. S. Knecht, T. S. Mattison, J. A. McKenna, D. Thiessen, A. Khan, P. Kyberd, L. Teodorescu, V. E. Blinov, A. D. Bukin, V. P. Druzhinin, V. B. Golubev, V. N. Ivanchenko, E. A. Kravchenko, A. P. Onuchin, S. I. Serednyakov, Yu I. Skovpen, E. P. Solodov, A. N. Yushkov, D. Best, M. Bruinsma, M. Chao, I. Eschrich, D. Kirkby, A. J. Lankford, M. Mandelkern, R. K. Mommsen, W. Roethel, D. P. Stoker, C. Buchanan, B. L. Hartfiel, J. W. Gary

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We present the result of a search for the charmless two-body baryonic decay B0→ppmacr; in a sample of 88 million Y(4S)→BB̄ decays collected by the BABAR detector at the SLAC PEP-II asymmetric-energy B Factory. We use Cherenkov radiation to identify protons cleanly, and determine the signal yield with a maximum-likelihood fit technique using kinematic and topological information. We find no evidence for a signal and place a 90% confidence-level upper limit of B(B0→ pp̄)<2.7× 10-7.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number091503
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
Development of the Reactome database was supported by grants from the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health (grant number P41 HG003751); the European Union 6th Framework Programme ‘ENFIN’ (grant number LSHG‐CT‐2005‐518254). Funding for open access charge: National Institutes of Health grant number P41 HG003751. WHO is supported by a grant from the National Institute for Health Research England (grant number NIHR:RP‐PG‐0310‐1002).


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