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

Sirunyan A. M. , Tumasyan A., Adam W., Ambrogi F., Asilar E., Bergauer T., ...Daha Fazla

PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, cilt.121, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


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).