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Study of \chi_{bJ}(1P) Properties in the Radiative \Upsilon(2S) Decays

The Belle collaboration Abdesselam, A. ; Adachi, I. ; Adamczyk, K. ; et al.
No Journal Information, 2016.
Inspire Record 1467448 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.82574

We report a study of radiative decays of \chi_{bJ}(1P)(J=0,1,2) mesons into 74 hadronic final states comprising charged and neutral pions, kaons, protons; out of these, 41 modes are observed with at least 5 standard deviation significance. Our measurements not only improve the previous measurements by the CLEO Collaboration but also lead to first observations in many new modes. The large sample allows us to probe the total decay width of the \chi_{b0}(1P). In the absence of a statistically significant result, a 90% confidence-level upper limit is set on the width at \Gamma_{total}< 2.4 MeV. Our results are based on 24.7 fb^{-1} of e+e- collision data recorded by the Belle detector at the \Upsilon(2S) resonance, corresponding to (157.8\pm3.6)\times10^6 \Upsilon(2S) decays.

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Product branching fractions ${\cal B}[\Upsilon(2S)\to\gamma\chi_{b0}(1P)]\times{\cal B}[\chi_{b1}(1P)\to h_{i}]$ ($\times 10^{-5}$) and statistical significance for $\chi_{b0}(1P)$ state. Upper limits at the 90% CL are calculated for modes having significance less than 3$\sigma$.

Product branching fractions ${\cal B}[\Upsilon(2S)\to\gamma\chi_{b1}(1P)]\times{\cal B}[\chi_{b1}(1P)\to h_{i}]$ ($\times 10^{-5}$) and statistical significance for $\chi_{b1}(1P)$ state. Upper limits at the 90% CL are calculated for modes having significance less than 3$\sigma$.

Product branching fractions ${\cal B}[\Upsilon(2S)\to\gamma\chi_{b2}(1P)]\times{\cal B}[\chi_{b1}(1P)\to h_{i}]$ ($\times 10^{-5}$) and statistical significance for $\chi_{b2}(1P)$ state. Upper limits at the 90% CL are calculated for modes having significance less than 3$\sigma$.


Search for a massive invisible particle $X^0$ in $B^{+}\to e^{+}X^{0}$ and $B^{+}\to \mu^{+}X^{0}$ decays

The Belle collaboration Park, C.S. ; Kwon, Y.J. ; Adachi, I. ; et al.
Phys.Rev. D94 (2016) 012003, 2016.
Inspire Record 1459050 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.78546

We present a search for a non-Standard-Model invisible particle X0 in the mass range 0.1–1.8  GeV/c2 in B+→e+X0 and B+→μ+X0 decays. The results are obtained from a 711  fb-1 data sample that corresponds to 772×106BB¯ pairs, collected at the ϒ(4S) resonance with the Belle detector at the KEKB e+e- collider. One B meson is fully reconstructed in a hadronic mode to determine the momentum of the lepton of the signal decay in the rest frame of the recoiling partner B meson. We find no evidence of a signal and set upper limits on the order of 10-6.

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Summary of upper limits at the 90$\%$ CL for $B^+ \to e^+ X^0$.

Summary of upper limits at the 90$\%$ CL for $B^+ \to \mu^+ X^0$.


Study of $\psi$ decays to the $\Xi^{-}\bar\Xi^{+}$ and $\Sigma(1385)^{\mp}\bar\Sigma(1385)^{\pm}$ final states

The BESIII collaboration Ablikim, Medina ; Achasov, Mikhail N ; Ai, Xiaocong ; et al.
Phys.Rev. D93 (2016) 072003, 2016.
Inspire Record 1422780 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.77053

We study the decays of the charmonium resonances $J/\psi$ and $\psi(3686)$ to the final states $\Xi^{-}\bar\Xi^{+}$, $\Sigma(1385)^{\mp}\bar\Sigma(1385)^{\pm}$ based on a single baryon tag method using data samples of $(223.7 \pm 1.4) \times 10^{6}$ $J/\psi$ and $(106.4 \pm 0.9) \times 10^{6}$ $\psi(3686)$ events collected with the BESIII detector at the BEPCII collider. The decay $\psi(3686)\rightarrow\Sigma(1385)^{\mp}\bar\Sigma(1385)^{\pm}$ is observed for the first time, and the measurements of the other processes, including the branching fractions and angular distributions, are in good agreement with and much more precise than the previously published results. Additionally, the ratios $\frac{{\cal{B}}(\psi(3686)\rightarrow\Xi^{-}\bar\Xi^{+})}{{\cal{B}}(J/\psi\rightarrow\Xi^{-}\bar\Xi^{+})}$, $\frac{{\cal{B}}(\psi(3686)\rightarrow\Sigma(1385)^{-}\bar\Sigma(1385)^{+})}{{\cal{B}}(J/\psi\rightarrow\Sigma(1385)^{-}\bar\Sigma(1385)^{+})}$ and $\frac{{\cal{B}}(\psi(3686)\rightarrow\Sigma(1385)^{+}\bar\Sigma(1385)^{-})}{{\cal{B}}(J/\psi\rightarrow\Sigma(1385)^{+}\bar\Sigma(1385)^{-})}$ are determined.

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The number of the observed events $N_\rm{obs.}$, efficiencies $\epsilon$, $\alpha$ values, and branching fractions ${\cal B}$ for $\psi\rightarrow\Xi^{-}\bar\Xi^{+}$, $\Sigma(1385)^{\mp}\bar\Sigma(1385)^{\pm}$. Only statistical uncertainties are indicated.


Search for anomalous Wtb couplings and flavour-changing neutral currents in t-channel single top quark production in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s} =$ 7 and 8 TeV

The CMS collaboration Khachatryan, Vardan ; Sirunyan, Albert M ; Tumasyan, Armen ; et al.
JHEP 1702 (2017) 028, 2017.
Inspire Record 1491379 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.77022

Single top quark events produced in the t channel are used to set limits on anomalous Wtb couplings and to search for top quark flavour-changing neutral current (FCNC) interactions. The data taken with the CMS detector at the LHC in proton-proton collisions at $ \sqrt{s}=7 $ and 8 TeV correspond to integrated luminosities of 5.0 and 19.7 fb$^{−1}$, respectively. The analysis is performed using events with one muon and two or three jets. A Bayesian neural network technique is used to discriminate between the signal and backgrounds, which are observed to be consistent with the standard model prediction. The 95% confidence level (CL) exclusion limits on anomalous right-handed vector, and left- and right-handed tensor Wtb couplings are measured to be |f$_{V}^{R}$ | < 0.16, |f$_{T}^{L}$ | < 0.057, and − 0.049 < f$_{T}^{R}$  < 0.048, respectively. For the FCNC couplings κ$_{tug}$ and κ$_{tcg}$, the 95% CL upper limits on coupling strengths are |κ$_{tug}$|/Λ < 4.1 × 10$^{− 3}$ TeV$^{−1}$ and |κ$_{tcg}$|/Λ < 1.8 × 10$^{− 2}$ TeV$^{−1}$, where Λ is the scale for new physics, and correspond to upper limits on the branching fractions of 2.0 × 10$^{−5}$ and 4.1 × 10$^{−4}$ for the decays t → ug and t → cg, respectively.

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Predicted and observed event yields before and after multijet BNN selection for $\sqrt{s}=7$ and $8$ TeV.

List of input variables for the Bayesian neural networks used in the analysis. Numbers in the cells indicate whether the variable was used in a network in 7 TeV analysis, 8 TeV one, or in both of them.

One-dimensional exclusion limits on anomalous $Wtb$ couplings, evaluated in different two- and three-dimensional scenarios in the analyses conducted at $\sqrt{s}=7$ and $8$ TeV.).

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First measurement of the differential branching fraction and $C\!P$ asymmetry of the $B^\pm\to\pi^\pm\mu^+\mu^-$ decay

The LHCb collaboration Aaij, Roel ; Adeva, Bernardo ; Adinolfi, Marco ; et al.
JHEP 1510 (2015) 034, 2015.
Inspire Record 1391325 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.75486

The differential branching fraction with respect to the dimuon invariant mass squared, and the CP asymmetry of the B$^{±}$ → π$^{±}$ μ$^{+}$ μ$^{−}$ decay are measured for the first time. The CKM matrix elements |V$_{td}$ | and |V$_{ts}$ |, and the ratio |V$_{td}$ /V$_{ts}$ | are determined. The analysis is performed using proton-proton collision data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0 fb$^{−1}$, collected by the LHCb experiment at centre-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV. The total branching fraction and CP asymmetry of B$^{±}$ → π$^{±}$ μ$^{+}$ μ$^{−}$ decays are measured to be $ \begin{array}{l}\mathrm{\mathcal{B}}\left({B}^{\pm}\to {\pi}^{\pm }{\mu}^{+}{\mu}^{-}\right)=\left(1.83\pm 0.24\pm 0.05\right)\times {10^{-}}^8\,\mathrm{and}\hfill \\ {}{\mathcal{A}}_{CP}\left({B}^{\pm}\to {\pi}^{\pm }{\mu}^{+}{\mu}^{-}\right)=-0.11\pm 0.12\pm 0.01,\hfill \end{array} $ where the first uncertainties are statistical and the second are systematic. These are the most precise measurements of these observables to date, and they are compatible with the predictions of the Standard Model.

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The results for the differential branching fraction for $B^+ \rightarrow \pi^+\mu^+\mu^-$ in bins of $q^2$.


Differential branching fraction and angular moments analysis of the decay $B^0 \to K^+ \pi^- \mu^+ \mu^-$ in the $K^*_{0,2}(1430)^0$ region

The LHCb collaboration Aaij, Roel ; Adeva, Bernardo ; Adinolfi, Marco ; et al.
JHEP 1612 (2016) 065, 2016.
Inspire Record 1486676 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.75193
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: Differential branching fraction of $B^0 \to K^+ \pi^- \mu^+ \mu^-$ in bins of $q^2$ for the range $1330<m(K^+ \pi^-)<1530~MeV/c^2$. The first uncertainty is statistical, the second systematic and the third due to the uncertainty on the $B^0 \to J/\psi K^*(892)^0$ and $J/\psi \to \mu\mu$ branching fractions.

Measurement of the normalised moments, $\overline{\Gamma}_{i}$, of the decay $B^0 \to K^+ \pi^- \mu^+ \mu^-$ in the range $1.1< q^2<6.0 GeV^2/c^4$ and $1330<m(K^+ \pi^-)<1530~MeV/c^2$. The first uncertainty is statistical and the second systematic.

Full covariance matrix of the normalised moments. The statistical and systematic uncertainties are combined.


Angular analysis and differential branching fraction of the decay $B^0_s\to\phi\mu^+\mu^-$

The LHCb collaboration Aaij, Roel ; Adeva, Bernardo ; Adinolfi, Marco ; et al.
JHEP 1509 (2015) 179, 2015.
Inspire Record 1380188 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.73774

An angular analysis and a measurement of the differential branching fraction of the decay B$^{s}$  → ϕμ$^{+}$ μ$^{−}$ are presented, using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.0 fb$^{−1}$ of pp collisions recorded by the LHCb experiment at $ \sqrt{s}=7 $ and 8 TeV. Measurements are reported as a function of q$^{2}$, the square of the dimuon invariant mass and results of the angular analysis are found to be consistent with the Standard Model. In the range 1 < q$^{2}$ < 6 GeV$^{2}$ /c$^{4}$, where precise theoretical calculations are available, the differential branching fraction is found to be more than 3σ below the Standard Model predictions.

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The signal yields for $B_s^0 \to \phi\mu^+\mu^-$ decays, as well as the differential branching fraction relative to the normalisation mode and the absolute differential branching fraction, in bins of $q^2$. The given uncertainties are (from left to right) statistical, systematic, and the uncertainty on the branching fraction of the normalisation mode.

(Top) $CP$-averaged angular observables $F_{\rm L}$ and $S_{3,4,7}$ obtained from the unbinned maximum likelihood fit.

(Bottom) $CP$ asymmetries $A_{5,6,8,9}$ obtained from the unbinned maximum likelihood fit.


Measurement of $e^+e^- \to \gamma\chi_{cJ}$ via initial state radiation at Belle

The Belle collaboration Han, Y.L. ; Wang, X.L. ; Yuan, C.Z. ; et al.
Phys.Rev. D92 (2015) 012011, 2015.
Inspire Record 1376480 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.73745

The process e+e-→γχcJ (J=1, 2) is studied via initial state radiation using 980  fb-1 of data at and around the ϒ(nS) (n=1, 2, 3, 4, 5) resonances collected with the Belle detector at the KEKB asymmetric-energy e+e- collider. No significant signal is observed except from ψ(2S) decays. Upper limits on the cross sections between s=3.80 and 5.56 GeV are determined at the 90% credibility level, which range from a few pb to a few tens of pb. We also set upper limits on the decay rate of the vector charmonium [ψ(4040), ψ(4160), and ψ(4415)] and charmoniumlike [Y(4260), Y(4360), and Y(4660)] states to γχcJ.

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Upper limits on the $e^+e^-\to \gamma\chi_{cJ}$ cross sections.

Upper limits on $\Gamma_{ee} \times \mathcal{B}$ at the 90$\%$ C.L.

Upper limits on branching fractions $\mathcal{B}(R \to \gamma \chi_{cJ})$ at the 90$\%$ C.L.


Search for pair production of third-generation scalar leptoquarks and top squarks in proton–proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}$=8 TeV

The CMS collaboration Khachatryan, Vardan ; Sirunyan, Albert M ; Tumasyan, Armen ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B739 (2014) 229-249, 2014.
Inspire Record 1309874 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.66933

A search for pair production of third-generation scalar leptoquarks and supersymmetric top quark partners, top squarks, in final states involving tau leptons and bottom quarks is presented. The search uses events from a data sample of proton-proton collisions corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 inverse femtobarns, collected with the CMS detector at the LHC with sqrt(s) = 8 TeV. The number of observed events is found to be in agreement with the expected standard model background. Third-generation scalar leptoquarks with masses below 740 GeV are excluded at 95% confidence level, assuming a 100% branching fraction for the leptoquark decay to a tau lepton and a bottom quark. In addition, this mass limit applies directly to top squarks decaying via an R-parity violating coupling lambda'[333]. The search also considers a similar signature from top squarks undergoing a chargino-mediated decay involving the R-parity violating coupling lambda'[3jk]. Each top squark decays to a tau lepton, a bottom quark, and two light quarks. Top squarks in this model with masses below 580 GeV are excluded at 95% confidence level. The constraint on the leptoquark mass is the most stringent to date, and this is the first search for top squarks decaying via lambda'[3jk].

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The estimated backgrounds, observed event yields, and expected number of signal events for the leptoquark search. For the simulation-based entries, the statistical and systematic uncertainties are shown separately, in that order.

The estimated backgrounds, observed event yields, and expected number of signal events for the top squark search. For the simulation-based entries, the statistical and systematic uncertainties are shown separately, in that order.

Selection efficiencies in % for the signal in the leptoquark search, estimated from the simulation.

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Measurement of the $\bar{B} \rightarrow X_s \gamma$ Branching Fraction with a Sum of Exclusive Decays

The Belle collaboration Saito, T. ; Ishikawa, A. ; Yamamoto, H. ; et al.
Phys.Rev. D91 (2015) 052004, 2015.
Inspire Record 1330289 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.72902

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The yields and partial branching fraction in each $M_{X_s}$ mass bin for the decay $\bar{B} \rightarrow X_s \gamma$, where $\bar{B}$ is either $\bar{B}^0$ or $B^-$, $X_s$ denotes all the hadron combinations that carry strangeness of +1, and charge conjugation is implied.


Angular analysis of the decay $B^0 \to K^{*0} \mu^+ \mu^-$ from pp collisions at $\sqrt s = 8$ TeV

The CMS collaboration Khachatryan, Vardan ; Sirunyan, Albert M ; Tumasyan, Armen ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B753 (2016) 424-448, 2016.
Inspire Record 1385600 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.17057
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The measured values of signal yield, FL, AFB, and differential branching fraction in bins of the dimuon invariant mass squared. The (FL,AFB) correlation factors are also shown.

The measured values of FL, AFB, and differential branching fraction in bins of the dimuon invariant mass squared, combining the 7 TeV and 8 TeV results.


Search for anomalous single top quark production in association with a photon in pp collisions at $ \sqrt{s}=8 $ TeV

The CMS collaboration Khachatryan, Vardan ; Sirunyan, Albert M ; Tumasyan, Armen ; et al.
JHEP 1604 (2016) 035, 2016.
Inspire Record 1404159 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.70010
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The expected and observed $95\%$ CL upper limits on the FCNC $tu\gamma$ and $tc\gamma$ cross sections times branching fraction, the anomalous couplings $\kappa_{tu\gamma}$ and $\kappa_{tc\gamma}$, and the corresponding branching fractions B($t \rightarrow u \gamma$)and B($t\rightarrow c \gamma$)at LO are given. The one and two standard deviation ($\sigma$) ranges on the LO expected limits are also presented.

The expected and observed $95\%$ CL upper limits on the FCNC $tu\gamma$ and $tc\gamma$ cross sections times branching fraction, the anomalous couplings $\kappa_{tu\gamma}$ and $\kappa_{tc\gamma}$, and the corresponding branching fractions B($t \rightarrow u \gamma$)and B($t\rightarrow c \gamma$)at NLO are given. The one and two standard deviation ($\sigma$) ranges on the NLO expected limits are also presented.

Upper limits on the signal cross sections are also determined for a restricted phase-space region in which the detector is fully efficient. This removes the need to extrapolate to phase-space regions where the analysis has little or no sensitivity. The fiducial region is defined as:.

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Search for charged Higgs bosons decaying via $H^{\pm} \rightarrow \tau^{\pm}\nu$ in fully hadronic final states using $pp$ collision data at $\sqrt{s} = 8$ TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Brad ; Abdallah, Jalal ; et al.
JHEP 1503 (2015) 088, 2015.
Inspire Record 1335266 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.68153

The results of a search for charged Higgs bosons decaying to a τ lepton and a neutrino, H$^{±}$ → τ$^{±}$ ν, are presented. The analysis is based on 19.5 fb$^{−1}$ of proton-proton collision data at $ \sqrt{s} $ = 8 TeV collected by the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. Charged Higgs bosons are searched for in events consistent with top-quark pair production or in associated production with a top quark, depending on the considered H$^{±}$ mass. The final state is characterised by the presence of a hadronic τ decay, missing transverse momentum, b-tagged jets, a hadronically decaying W boson, and the absence of any isolated electrons or muons with high transverse momenta. The data are consistent with the expected background from Standard Model processes. A statistical analysis leads to 95% confidence-level upper limits on the product of branching ratios ℬ(t → bH$^{±}$) × ℬ(H$^{±}$ → τ$^{±}$ ν), between 0.23% and 1.3% for charged Higgs boson masses in the range 80-160GeV. It also leads to 95% confidence-level upper limits on the production cross section times branching ratio, σ(pp → tH$^{±}$ + X) × ℬ(H$^{±}$ → τ$^{±}$ ν), between 0.76 pb and 4.5 fb, for charged Higgs boson masses ranging from 180 GeV to 1000 GeV. In the context of different scenarios of the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model, these results exclude nearly all values of tan β above one for charged Higgs boson masses between 80 GeV and 160 GeV, and exclude a region of parameter space with high tan β for H$^{±}$ masses between 200 GeV and 250 GeV.

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The measured B(t->H+)xB(H+->tau+ nu) limit.

The measured P P --> t H+ --> t tau+nu limit.


Observation of Z decays to four leptons with the CMS detector at the LHC

The CMS collaboration Chatrchyan, Serguei ; Khachatryan, Vardan ; Sirunyan, Albert M ; et al.
JHEP 1212 (2012) 034, 2012.
Inspire Record 1190671 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.65757

The first observation of the Z boson decaying to four leptons in proton-proton collisions is presented. The analyzed data set corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 5.02 inverse femtobarns at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV collected by the CMS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. A pronounced resonance peak, with a statistical significance of 9.7 sigma, is observed in the distribution of the invariant mass of four leptons (electrons and/or muons) with mass and width consistent with expectations for Z boson decays. The branching fraction and cross section reported here are defined by phase space restrictions on the leptons, namely, 80 < m[4l] < 100 GeV, where m[4l] is the invariant mass of the four leptons, and m[ll] > 4 GeV for all pairs of leptons, where m[ll] is the two-lepton invariant mass. The measured branching fraction is B(Z to 4l) = (4.2 /+0.9/-0.8 (stat.) +/- 0.2 (syst.)) 10E-6 and agrees with the standard model prediction of 4.45 10E-6. The measured cross section times branching fraction is sigma(pp to Z) B(Z to 4 l) = 112 +23/-20 (stat.) +7/-5 (syst.) +3/-2 (lumi.) fb, also consistent with the standard model prediction of 120 fb. The four-lepton mass peak arising from Z to 4 l decays provides a calibration channel for the Higgs boson search in the H to ZZ to 4 l decay mode.

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The measured branching fraction Z->4l.

The measured Z->4l cross section times branching fraction. The (sys) error is the total systematic error, luminosity uncertainty is separated.


Search for baryon number violation in top-quark decays

The CMS collaboration Chatrchyan, Serguei ; Khachatryan, Vardan ; Sirunyan, Albert M ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B731 (2014) 173-196, 2014.
Inspire Record 1257387 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.62206

A search for baryon number violation (BNV) in top-quark decays is performed using pp collisions produced by the LHC at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV. The top-quark decay considered in this search results in one light lepton (muon or electron), two jets, but no neutrino in the final state. Data used for the analysis were collected by the CMS detector and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 19.5 inverse femtobarns. The event selection is optimized for top quarks produced in pairs, with one undergoing the BNV decay and the other the standard model hadronic decay to three jets. No significant excess of events over the expected yield from standard model processes is observed. The upper limits at 95% confidence level on the branching fraction of the BNV top-quark decay are calculated to be 0.0016 and 0.0017 for the muon and the electron channels, respectively. Assuming lepton universality, an upper limit of 0.0015 results from the combination of the two channels. These limits are the first that have been obtained on a BNV process involving the top quark.

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Muon channel: expected and observed yields in the tight selections for an assumed BNV decay branching fraction of zero. The uncertainties include both statistical and systematic contributions.

Electron channel: expected and observed yields in the tight selections for an assumed BNV decay branching fraction of zero. The uncertainties include both statistical and systematic contributions.

Expected and observed 95% CL upper limits on the BNV decay branching fraction.