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Improved limit on the branching fraction of the rare decay K0S→μ+μ−

The European Physical Journal C - Particles and Fields. 2017. Vol. 10. No. C77. P. 678-690.

A search for the decay K0S→μ+μ− is performed, based on a data sample of proton-proton collisions corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3 fb−1, collected by the LHCb experiment at centre-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV. The observed yield is consistent with the background-only hypothesis, yielding a limit on the branching fraction of B(K0S→μ+μ−)<0.8 (1.0)×10−9 at 90% (95%) confidence level. This result improves the previous upper limit on the branching fraction by an order of magnitude.