Search for lepton-flavor-violating τ → ℓ V0 decays at Belle

Y. Nishio, K. Inami, T. Ohshima, I. Adachi, H. Aihara, K. Arinstein, V. Aulchenko, T. Aushev, T. Aziz, A. M. Bakich, V. Balagura, E. Barberio, I. Bedny, K. Belous, U. Bitenc, S. Blyth, A. Bondar, M. Bračko, T. E. Browder, A. ChenW. T. Chen, B. G. Cheon, I. S. Cho, Y. Choi, J. Dalseno, M. Danilov, M. Dash, A. Drutskoy, S. Eidelman, D. Epifanov, N. Gabyshev, B. Golob, H. Ha, J. Haba, K. Hara, K. Hayasaka, H. Hayashii, M. Hazumi, Y. Horii, Y. Hoshi, W. S. Hou, Y. B. Hsiung, T. Iijima, A. Ishikawa, R. Itoh, M. Iwasaki, Y. Iwasaki, N. J. Joshi, D. H. Kah, H. Kaji, J. H. Kang, N. Katayama, H. Kawai, T. Kawasaki, H. Kichimi, Y. J. Kim, S. Korpar, Y. Kozakai, P. Križan, P. Krokovny, R. Kumar, C. C. Kuo, Y. Kuroki, A. Kuzmin, Y. J. Kwon, J. S. Lee, M. J. Lee, S. E. Lee, T. Lesiak, A. Limosani, Y. Liu, D. Liventsev, F. Mandl, S. McOnie, H. Miyake, H. Miyata, Y. Miyazaki, R. Mizuk, G. R. Moloney, T. Mori, E. Nakano, M. Nakao, H. Nakazawa, S. Nishida, O. Nitoh, S. Ogawa, S. Okuno, H. Ozaki, P. Pakhlov, G. Pakhlova, C. W. Park, H. Park, R. Pestotnik, L. E. Piilonen, A. Poluektov, Y. Sakai, O. Schneider, K. Senyo, M. E. Sevior, M. Shapkin, V. Shebalin, H. Shibuya, J. G. Shiu, B. Shwartz, J. B. Singh, A. Sokolov, A. Somov, S. Stanič, M. Starič, T. Sumiyoshi, F. Takasaki, M. Tanaka, G. N. Taylor, Y. Teramoto, I. Tikhomirov, S. Uehara, K. Ueno, T. Uglov, Y. Unno, S. Uno, Y. Usov, G. Varner, S. Villa, A. Vinokurova, C. H. Wang, P. Wang, X. L. Wang, Y. Watanabe, E. Won, Y. Yamashita, Z. P. Zhang, V. Zhilich, V. Zhulanov, A. Zupanc, O. Zyukova

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Abstract

We have searched for neutrinoless τ lepton decays into ℓ and V0, where ℓ stands for an electron or muon, and V0 for a vector meson (φ{symbol}, ω, K* 0, over(K, ̄)* 0 or ρ0), using 543 fb-1 of data collected with the Belle detector at the KEKB asymmetric-energy e+ e- collider. No excess of signal events over the expected background has been observed, and we set upper limits on the branching fractions in the range (5.9 - 18) × 10-8 at the 90% confidence level. These upper limits are significantly more restrictive than our previous results for the ℓφ{symbol}, ℓ K* 0, ℓ over(K, ̄)* 0 and ℓ ρ0 modes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-40
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume664
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jun 12

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
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 and the National Institute of Informatics for valuable computing and Super-SINET network support. We acknowledge support from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology of Japan and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science; the Australian Research Council and the Australian Department of Education, Science and Training; the National Natural Science Foundation of China under contract Nos. 10575109 and 10775142; the Department of Science and Technology of India; the BK21 program of the Ministry of Education of Korea, the CHEP SRC program and Basic Research program (grant No. R01-2005-000-10089-0) of the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation, and the Pure Basic Research Group program of the Korea Research Foundation; the Polish State Committee for Scientific Research; the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and the Russian Federal Agency for Atomic Energy; the Slovenian Research Agency; the Swiss National Science Foundation; the National Science Council and the Ministry of Education of Taiwan; and the US Department of Energy.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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