Measurement of Branching Fractions and Rate Asymmetries in the Rare Decays B → K^{(*)}ℓ⁺ℓ⁻


In a sample of 471 x 106 BB̅ events collected with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II e⁺e⁻ collider we study the rare decays B → K^{(*)}ℓ⁺ℓ⁻, where ℓ⁺ℓ⁻ is either e⁺e⁻ or μ⁺μ⁻. We report results on partial branching fractions and isospin asymmetries in seven bins of dilepton mass-squared. We further present CP and lepton-flavor asymmetries for dilepton masses below and above the J/ψ resonance. We find no evidence for CP or lepton-flavor violation. The partial branching fractions and isospin asymmetries are consistent with the Standard Model predictions and with results from other experiments.



Branching fractions (Nuclear physics), CP violation (Nuclear physics), Leptons (Nuclear physics)


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