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Observation of the Z -> psi l(+)l(-) Decay in pp Collisions at root s=13 TeV

Author
Sirunyan A.M. Yerevan Physics Institute, Armenia
Finger Miroslav, prof. Ing. DrSc. Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague
Finger Michael, M.Sc. CSc. Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague, JINR Dubna
et al.  CMS collaboration

Year
2018

Scientific journal
Physical Review Letters, 121 (14), 141801

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Abstract
This Letter presents the observation of the rare Z boson decay Z -> psi l(+)l(-). Here, psi represents contributions from direct J/psi and psi(2S) -> J/psi X, l(+)l(-) is a pair of electrons or muons, and the J/psi meson is detected via its decay to mu(+)mu(-). The sample of proton-proton collision data, collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV, corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb(-1). The signal is observed with a significance in excess of 5 standard deviations. After subtraction of the psi(2S) -> J/psi X contribution, the ratio of the branching fraction of the exclusive decay Z -> J/psi X, l(+) l(-) to the decay Z -> mu(+)mu(-)mu(+)mu(-) within a fiducial phase space is measured to be B(Z -> J/psi X, l(+) l(-))/B(Z -> mu(+)mu(-)mu(+)mu(-)) = 0.67 +/- 0.18(stat) +/- 0.05(syst).

Cite article as:
A. Sirunyan, M. Finger, M. Finger, . et al., "Observation of the Z -> psi l(+)l(-) Decay in pp Collisions at root s=13 TeV", Physical Review Letters, 121 (14), 141801 (2018)