Measurement of the branching fraction for γ (1S) → τ+τ-

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Abstract

We have studied the leptonic decay of the γ (1S) resonance into tau pairs using the CLEO II detector. A clean sample of tau pair events is identified via events containing two charged particles where exactly one of the particles is an identified electron. We find B(γ(1S) → τ+τ-) = (2.61±0.12-0.13 +0.09)%. The result is consistent with expectations from lepton universality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-134
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume340
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Dec 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We gratefully acknowledge the effort of the CESR staff in providing us with excellent luminosity and running conditions. LEA. and P.S.D. thank the PYI program of the NSF, I.P.J.S. thanks the YI program of the NSF, G.E. thanks the Heisenberg Foundation, I.P.J.S., and T.S. thank the TNRLC, K.K.G., M.S., H.N.N., J.D.R., T.S. and H.Y. thank the OJI program of DOE and P.R. thanks the A.P. Sloan Foundation for support. This work was supported by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Dept. of Energy and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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