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Improved Limits on $B^{0}$ Decays to Invisible $(+gamma)$ Final States

Description: We establish improved upper limits on branching fractions for B{sup 0} decays to final states where the decay products are purely invisible (i.e., no observable final state particles) and for final states where the only visible product is a photon. Within the Standard Model, these decays have branching fractions that are below the current experimental sensitivity, but various models of physics beyond the Standard Model predict significant contributions for these channels. Using 471 million B{bar B} pairs collected at the {Upsilon} (4S) resonance by the BABAR experiment at the PEP-II e{sup +}e{sup -} storage ring at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, we establish upper limits at the 90% confidence level of 2.4 x 10{sup -5} for the branching fraction of B{sup 0} {yields} invisible and 1.7 x 10{sup -5} for the branching fraction of B{sup 0} {yields} invisible + {gamma}.
Date: November 1, 2013
Creator: Lees, J. P.; Poireau, V.; Tisserand, V.; /Annecy, LAPP; Garra Tico, J.; Grauges, E. et al.
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Readiness of the ATLAS Liquid Argon Calorimeter for LHC Collisions

Description: Abstract Not Provided
Date: July 9, 2013
Creator: Aad, G & /Marseille, CPPM /Oklahoma U. /Barcelona, IFAE /Geneva U. /Oxford U. /Baku, Inst. Phys. /Oklahoma State U. /Michigan State U. /Tel Aviv U. /Orsay, LAL /ICTP, Trieste /INFN, Udine /Brookhaven /Hampton U. /Yale U. /Calabria U. /INFN, Cosenza /Queen Mary, U. of London /Rutherford /Brandeis U. /CAFPE, Granada
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Drift Time Measurement in the ATLAS Liquid Argon Electromagnetic Calorimeter using Cosmic Muons

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Date: July 8, 2013
Creator: Aad, G & /Freiburg U. /Oklahoma U. /Barcelona, IFAE /Geneva U. /Oxford U. /Baku, Inst. Phys. /Oklahoma State U. /Michigan State U. /Tel Aviv U. /Orsay, LAL /ICTP, Trieste /INFN, Udine /Brookhaven /Hampton U. /Yale U. /INFM, Cosenza /INFN, Cosenza /Queen Mary, U. of London /Rutherford /Brandeis U. /Granada U.
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Studies of the Performance of the ATLAS Detector Using Cosmic-Ray Muons

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Date: June 12, 2013
Creator: Aad, G. & /Freiburg U. /Oklahoma U. /Barcelona, IFAE /Geneva U. /Oxford U. /Wedel, Fachhochsch. /Oklahoma State U. /Michigan State U. /Tel Aviv U. /Orsay, LAL /INFN, Udine /Brookhaven /Hampton U. /Yale U. /Munich U. /Queen Mary, U. of London /Rutherford /Brandeis U. /Mainz U., Inst. Phys. /Boston U. /SUNY, Stony Brook
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