Search for lepton-number violating processes in B+ -> h- l+ l+ decays

Abstract : We have searched for the lepton-number violating processes B+ -> h- l+ l+ with h- = K-/pi- and l+ = e+/mu+, using a sample of 471+/-3 million BBbar events collected with the BaBar detector at the PEP-II e+e- collider at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. We find no evidence for these decays and place 90% confidence level upper limits on their branching fractions Br(B+ -> pi- e+ e+) < 2.3 x 10^{-8}, Br(B+ -> K- e+ e+) < 3.0 x 10^{-8}, Br(B+ -> pi- mu+ mu+) < 10.7 x 10^{-8}, and Br(B+ -> K- mu+ mu+) < 6.7 x 10^{-8}.
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J. P. Lees, V. Poireau, V. Tisserand, D. Bernard, M. Verderi, et al.. Search for lepton-number violating processes in B+ -> h- l+ l+ decays. Physical Review D, American Physical Society, 2012, 85, pp.071103. ⟨10.1103/PhysRevD.85.071103⟩. ⟨in2p3-00679867⟩

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