Search for the rare decays $B^{0}\to J/\psi \gamma$ and $B^{0}_{s} \to J/\psi \gamma$

  title={Search for the rare decays \$B^\{0\}\to J/\psi \gamma\$ and \$B^\{0\}_\{s\} \to J/\psi \gamma\$},
  author={L. C. R. Aaij and C. Beteta and B. Adeva and M. Adinolfi and A. Affolder and Z. Ajaltouni and S. Akar and J. Albrecht and F. Alessio and M. Alexander and S. Ali and G. Alkhazov and P. Cartelle and A. A. Alves and S. Amato and S. Amerio and Y. Amhis and L. An and L. Anderlini and J. Anderson and G. Andreassi and M. Andreotti and J. Andrews and R. Appleby and O. A. Guti{\'e}rrez and F. Archilli and P. d'Argent and A. Artamonov and M. Artuso and E. Aslanides and G. Auriemma and M. Baalouch and S. Bachmann and J. Back and A. Badalov and C. Baesso and W. Baldini and R. Barlow and C. Barschel and S. Barsuk and W. Barter and V. Batozskaya and V. Battista and A. Bay and L. Beaucourt and J. Beddow and F. Bedeschi and I. Bediaga and L. Bel and V. Bellee and N. Belloli and I. Belyaev and E. Ben-Haim and G. Bencivenni and S. Benson and J. Benton and A. Berezhnoy and R. Bernet and A. Bertolin and M. Bettler and M. Beuzekom and A. Bie{\~n} and S. Bifani and P. Billoir and T. Bird and A. Birnkraut and A. Bizzeti and T. Blake and F. Blanc and J. Blouw and S. Blusk and V. Bocci and A. Bondar and N. Bondar and W. Bonivento and S. Borghi and M. Borsato and T. Bowcock and E. Bowen and C. Bozzi and S. Braun and M. Britsch and T. Britton and J. Brodzicka and N. Brook and E. Buchanan and C. Burr and A. Bursche and J. Buytaert and S. Cadeddu and R. Calabrese and M. Calvi and M. C. Gomez and P. Campana and D. Perez and L. Capriotti and A. Carbone and G. Carboni and R. Cardinale and A. Cardini and P. Carniti and L. Carson and K. Akiba and G. Casse and L. Cassina and L. C. Garc{\'i}a and M. Cattaneo and C. Cauet and G. Cavallero and R. Cenci and M. Charles and P. Charpentier and M. Chefdeville and S. Chen and S. Cheung and N. Chiapolini and M. Chrzaszcz and X. C. Vidal and G. Ciezarek and P. Clarke and M. Clemencic and H. Cliff and J. Closier and V. Coco and J. Cogan and E. Cogneras and V. Cogoni and L. Cojocariu and G. Collazuol and P. Collins and A. Comerma-Montells and A. Contu and A. Cook and M. Coombes and S. Coquereau and G. Corti and M. Corvo and B. Couturier and G. Cowan and D. Craik and A. Crocombe and M. C. Torres and S. Cunliffe and R. Currie and C. D’Ambrosio and E. Dall’Occo and J. Dalseno and P. David and A. Davis and O. Francisco and K. Bruyn and S. Capua and M. Cian and J. Miranda and L. Paula and P. Simone and C. Dean and D. Decamp and M. Deckenhoff and L. Buono and N. D'el'eage and M. Demmer and D. Derkach and O. Deschamps and F. Dettori and B. Dey and A. Canto and F. Ruscio and H. Dijkstra and S. Donleavy and F. Dordei and M. Dorigo and A. Su'arez and D. Dossett and A. Dovbnya and K. Dreimanis and L. Dufour and G. Dujany and F. Dupertuis and P. Durante and R. Dzhelyadin and A. Dziurda and A. Dzyuba and S. Easo and U. Egede and V. Egorychev and S. Eidelman and S. Eisenhardt and U. Eitschberger and R. Ekelhof and L. Eklund and I. Rifai and C. Elsasser and S. Ely and S. Esen and H. Evans and T. Evans and A. Falabella and C. Farber and N. 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Zhokhov and L. Zhong and S. Zucchelli},
  journal={Physical Review D},
A search for the rare decay of a $B^{0}$ or $B^{0}_{s}$ meson into the final state $J/\psi\gamma$ is performed, using data collected by the LHCb experiment in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=7$ and $8$ TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3 fb$^{-1}$. The observed number of signal candidates is consistent with a background-only hypothesis. Branching fraction values larger than $1.7\times 10^{-6}$ for the $B^{0}\to J/\psi\gamma$ decay mode are excluded at 90% confidence level. For the… Expand
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