Measurement of the τ lepton polarization and R(D*) in the decay B¯→D*τ−ν¯τ with one-prong hadronic τ decays at Belle

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Abstract

With the full data sample of 772×106 BB̄ pairs recorded by the Belle detector at the KEKB electron-positron collider, the decay B̄→D∗τ-ν̄τ is studied with the hadronic τ decays τ-→π-ντ and τ-→ρ-ντ. The τ polarization Pτ(D∗) in two-body hadronic τ decays is measured, as well as the ratio of the branching fractions R(D∗)=B(B̄→D∗τ-ν̄τ)/B(B̄→D∗-ν̄), where - denotes an electron or a muon. Our results, Pτ(D∗)=-0.38±0.51(stat)-0.16+0.21(syst) and R(D∗)=0.270±0.035(stat)-0.025+0.028(syst), are consistent with the theoretical predictions of the standard model. The polarization values of Pτ(D∗)>+0.5 are excluded at the 90% confidence level.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012004
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume97
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We acknowledge Y. Sakaki, M. Tanaka, and R. Watanabe for their invaluable suggestions and help. We thank the KEKB group for the excellent operation of the accelerator; the KEK cryogenics group for the efficient operation of the solenoid; and the KEK computer group, the National Institute of Informatics, and the PNNL/EMSL computing group for valuable computing and SINET5 network support. We acknowledge support from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) of Japan, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), and the Tau-Lepton Physics Research Center of Nagoya University; the Australian Research Council; Austrian Science Fund under Grant No. P 26794-N20; the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Contracts No. 10575109, No. 10775142, No. 10875115, No. 11175187, No. 11475187, No. 11521505 and No. 11575017; Key Research Program of Frontier Sciences, CAS, Grant No. QYZDJ-SSW-SLH011; the CAS Center for Excellence in Particle Physics (CCEPP); Fudan University Grant No. JIH5913023, No. IDH5913011/003, No. JIH5913024, No. IDH5913011/002; the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic under Contract No. LTT17020; the Carl Zeiss Foundation, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the Excellence Cluster Universe, and the VolkswagenStiftung; the Department of Science and Technology of India; the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare of Italy; the WCU program of the Ministry of Education, National Research Foundation (NRF) of Korea Grants No. 2011-0029457, No. 2012-0008143, No. 2014R1A2A2A01005286, No. 2014R1A2A2A01002734, No. 2015R1A2A2A01003280, No. 2015H1A2A1033649, No. 2016R1D1A1B01010135, No. 2016K1A3A7A09005603, No. 2016K1A3A7A09005604, No. 2016R1D1A1B02012900, No. 2016K1A3A7A09005606, No. NRF-2013K1A3A7A06056592; the Brain Korea 21-Plus program, Radiation Science Research Institute, Foreign Large-size Research Facility Application Supporting project and the Global Science Experimental Data Hub Center of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information; the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the National Science Center; the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research; the Slovenian Research Agency; Ikerbasque, Basque Foundation for Science and MINECO (Juan de la Cierva), Spain; the Swiss National Science Foundation; the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan; and the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation. This work is supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S) “Probing New Physics with Tau-Lepton” (No. 26220706) and was partly supported by a Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows (No. 25.3096).

Funding Information:
We acknowledge Y. Sakaki, M. Tanaka, and R. Watanabe for their invaluable suggestions and help. We thank the KEKB group for the excellent operation of the accelerator; the KEK cryogenics group for the efficient operation of the solenoid; and the KEK computer group, the National Institute of Informatics, and the PNNL/EMSL computing group for valuable computing and SINET5 network support. We acknowledge support from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) of Japan, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), and the Tau-Lepton Physics Research Center of Nagoya University; the Australian Research Council; Austrian Science Fund under Grant No. P 26794-N20; the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Contracts No. 10575109, No. 10775142, No. 10875115, No. 11175187, No. 11475187, No. 11521505 and No. 11575017; Key Research Program of Frontier Sciences, CAS, Grant No. QYZDJ-SSW-SLH011; the CAS Center for Excellence in Particle Physics (CCEPP); Fudan University Grant No. JIH5913023, No. IDH5913011/003, No. JIH5913024, No. IDH5913011/002; the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic under Contract No. LTT17020; the Carl Zeiss Foundation, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the Excellence Cluster Universe, and the VolkswagenStiftung; the Department of Science and Technology of India; the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare of Italy; the WCU program of the Ministry of Education, National Research Foundation (NRF) of Korea Grants No. 2011-0029457, No. 2012-0008143, No. 2014R1A2A2A01005286, No. 2014R1A2A2A01002734, No. 2015R1A2A2A01003280, No. 2015H1A2A1033649, No. 2016R1D1A1B01010135, No. 2016K1A3A7A09005603, No. 2016K1A3A7A09005604, No. 2016R1D1A1B02012900, No. 2016K1A3A7A09005606, No. NRF-2013K1A3A7A06056592; the Brain Korea 21-Plus program, Radiation Science Research Institute, Foreign Large-size Research Facility Application Supporting project and the Global Science Experimental Data Hub Center of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information; the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the National Science Center; the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research; the Slovenian Research Agency; Ikerbasque, Basque Foundation for Science and MINECO (Juan de la Cierva), Spain; the Swiss National Science Foundation; the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan; and the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation. This work is supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S) Probing New Physics with Tau-Lepton (No. 26220706) and was partly supported by a Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows (No. 25.3096).

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