Measurement of cabibbo-suppressed decays of the τ lepton

M. Battle, J. Ernst, Y. Kwon, S. Roberts, E. H. Thorndike, C. H. Wang, J. Dominick, M. Lambrecht, S. Sanghera, V. Shelkov, T. Skwarnicki, R. Stroynowski, I. Volobouev, G. Wei, P. Zadorozhny, M. Artuso, M. Goldberg, D. He, N. Horwitz, R. KennettR. Mountain, G. C. Moneti, F. Muheim, Y. Muheim, S. Playfer, Y. Rozen, S. Stone, M. Thulasidas, G. Vasseur, G. Zhu, J. Bartelt, S. E. Csorna, Z. Egyed, V. Jain, K. Kinoshita, K. W. Edwards, M. Ogg, D. I. Britton, E. R.F. Hyatt, D. B. MacFarlane, P. M. Patel, D. S. Akerib, B. Barish, M. Chadha, S. Chan, D. F. Cowen, G. Eigen, J. S. Miller, C. O'Grady, J. Urheim, A. J. Weinstein, D. Acosta, M. Athanas, G. Masek, H. P. Paar, M. Sivertz, J. Gronberg, R. Kutschke, S. Menary, R. J. Morrison, S. Nakanishi, H. N. Nelson, T. K. Nelson, C. Qiao, J. D. Richman, A. Ryd, H. Tajima, D. Sperka, M. S. Witherell, M. Procario, R. Balest, K. Cho, M. Daoudi, W. T. Ford, D. R. Johnson, K. Lingel, M. Lohner, P. Rankin, J. G. Smith, J. P. Alexander, C. Bebek, K. Berkelman, K. Bloom, T. E. Browder, D. G. Cassel, H. A. Cho, D. M. Coffman, P. S. Drell, R. Ehrlich, P. Gaiderev, R. S. Galik, M. Garcia-Sciveres, B. Geiser, B. Gittelman, S. W. Gray, D. L. Hartill, B. K. Heltsley, C. D. Jones, S. L. Jones, J. Kandaswamy, N. Katayama, P. C. Kim, D. L. Kreinick, G. S. Ludwig, J. Masui, J. Mevissen, N. B. Mistry, C. R. Ng, E. Nordberg, J. R. Patterson, D. Peterson, D. Riley, S. Salman, M. Sapper, F. Würthwein, P. Avery, A. Freyberger, J. Rodriguez, R. Stephens, S. Yang, J. Yelton, D. Cinabro, S. Henderson, T. Liu, M. Saulnier, R. Wilson, H. Yamamoto, T. Bergfeld, B. I. Eisenstein, G. Gollin, B. Ong, M. Palmer, M. Selen, J. J. Thaler, A. J. Sadoff, R. Ammar, S. Ball, P. Baringer, A. Bean, D. Besson, D. Coppage, N. Copty, R. Davis, N. Hancock, M. Kelly, N. Kwak, H. Lam, Y. Kubota, M. Lattery, J. K. Nelson, S. Patton, D. Perticone, R. Poling, V. Savinov, S. Schrenk, R. Wang, M. S. Alam, I. J. Kim, B. Nemati, J. J. O'Neill, H. Severini, C. R. Sun, M. M. Zoeller, G. Crawford, C. M. Daubenmier, R. Fulton, D. Fujino, K. K. Gan, K. Honscheid, H. Kagan, R. Kass, J. Lee, R. Malchow, Y. Skovpen, M. Sung, C. White, F. Butler, X. Fu, G. Kalbfleisch, W. R. Ross, P. Skubic, J. Snow, P. L. Wang, M. Wood, D. N. Brown, J. Fast, R. L. McIlwain, T. Miao, D. H. Miller, M. Modesitt, D. Payne, E. I. Shibata, I. P.J. Shipsey, P. N. Wang

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Abstract

Branching ratios for the dominant Cabibbo-suppressed decays of the τ lepton have been measured by CLEO II in e+e- annihilation at the Cornell Electron Storage Ring (s∼10.6 GeV) using kaons with momenta below 0.7 GeV/c. The inclusive branching ratio into one charged kaon is (1.60 ± 0.12 ± 0.19)%. For the exclusive decays, B(τ-→K-ντ)=(0.66±0.07±0.09)%, B(τ-→K-π0ντ)=(0.51±0.10±0.07)%, and, based on three events, B(τ-→K-2π0ντ)<0.3% at the 90% confidence level. These represent significant improvements over previous results. B(τ-→K-π0ντ) is measured for the first time with exclusive π0 reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1079-1083
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume73
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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    Battle, M., Ernst, J., Kwon, Y., Roberts, S., Thorndike, E. H., Wang, C. H., Dominick, J., Lambrecht, M., Sanghera, S., Shelkov, V., Skwarnicki, T., Stroynowski, R., Volobouev, I., Wei, G., Zadorozhny, P., Artuso, M., Goldberg, M., He, D., Horwitz, N., ... Wang, P. N. (1994). Measurement of cabibbo-suppressed decays of the τ lepton. Physical review letters, 73(8), 1079-1083. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.73.1079