We revisit the possibilities of accommodating the experimental indications of the lepton flavor universality violation in b -hadron decays in the minimal scenarios in which the Standard Model is extended by the presence of a single O (1 TeV ) leptoquark state. To do so we combine the most recent low energy flavor physics constraints, including RK(*) exp and RD(*) exp , and combine them with the bounds on the leptoquark masses and their couplings to quarks and leptons as inferred from the direct searches at the LHC and the studies of the large pT tails of the p p →ℓℓ differential cross section. We find that none of the scalar leptoquarks of mLQ≃1 ÷2 TeV can accommodate the B -anomalies alone. Only the vector leptoquark, known as U1, can provide a viable solution which, in the minimal setup, provides an interesting prediction, i.e., a lower bound to the lepton flavor violating b →s μ±τ∓ decay modes, such as B (B →K μ τ )≳0.7 ×10-7 .
Physical Review D
- Pub Date:
- September 2021
- High Energy Physics - Phenomenology;
- High Energy Physics - Experiment;
- High Energy Physics - Lattice
- 12 pages, 5 figures (10 plots) [v2: references added, Fig. 3 improved]