Search for lepton-flavor-violating τ decays into a lepton and a vector meson

Y. Miyazaki, H. Aihara, K. Arinstein, V. Aulchenko, A. M. Bakich, V. Balagura, E. Barberio, A. Bay, K. Belous, V. Bhardwaj, M. Bischofberger, A. Bondar, A. Bozek, M. Bračko, T. E. Browder, A. Chen, P. Chen, B. G. Cheon, C. C. Chiang, I. S. ChoK. Cho, K. S. Choi, Y. Choi, J. Dalseno, M. Danilov, Z. Doležal, A. Drutskoy, S. Eidelman, D. Epifanov, N. Gabyshev, A. Garmash, B. Golob, H. Ha, J. Haba, K. Hara, K. Hayasaka, H. Hayashii, Y. Horii, Y. Hoshi, W. S. Hou, Y. B. Hsiung, H. J. Hyun, T. Iijima, K. Inami, R. Itoh, M. Iwabuchi, N. J. Joshi, T. Julius, D. H. Kah, J. H. Kang, H. Kawai, T. Kawasaki, C. Kiesling, H. J. Kim, H. O. Kim, M. J. Kim, Y. J. Kim, K. Kinoshita, B. R. Ko, P. Križan, T. Kumita, A. Kuzmin, Y. J. Kwon, S. H. Kyeong, J. S. Lange, M. J. Lee, S. H. Lee, Y. Li, C. Liu, Y. Liu, D. Liventsev, R. Louvot, S. McOnie, K. Miyabayashi, H. Miyata, R. Mizuk, G. B. Mohanty, A. Moll, T. Mori, Y. Nagasaka, E. Nakano, M. Nakao, H. Nakazawa, Z. Natkaniec, S. Nishida, O. Nitoh, S. Ogawa, T. Ohshima, S. Okuno, G. Pakhlova, C. W. Park, H. Park, H. K. Park, R. Pestotnik, M. Petrič, L. E. Piilonen, A. Poluektov, M. Röhrken, S. Ryu, H. Sahoo, K. Sakai, Y. Sakai, O. Schneider, C. Schwanda, K. Senyo, M. E. Sevior, M. Shapkin, V. Shebalin, C. P. Shen, J. G. Shiu, B. Shwartz, F. Simon, P. Smerkol, Y. S. Sohn, A. Sokolov, S. Stanič, M. Starič, T. Sumiyoshi, Y. Teramoto, K. Trabelsi, S. Uehara, T. Uglov, Y. Unno, S. Uno, Y. Usov, S. E. Vahsen, G. Varner, A. Vinokurova, A. Vossen, C. H. Wang, P. Wang, M. Watanabe, Y. Watanabe, K. M. Williams, E. Won, H. Yamamoto, Y. Yamashita, Z. P. Zhang, V. Zhilich, V. Zhulanov, T. Zivko, A. Zupanc, O. Zyukova

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Abstract

We search for lepton-flavor-violating τ→ℓV0 decays, where ℓ is an electron or muon and V0 is one of the vector mesons ρ0, φ, ω, K*0 and K*0. We use 854 fb-1 of data collected with the Belle detector at the KEKB asymmetric-energy e+e- collider. No evidence for a signal is found in any decay mode, and we obtain 90% confidence level upper limits on the individual branching fractions in the range (1.2-8.4)×10-8.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-257
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume699
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May 16

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 SINET3 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 and the Australian Department of Industry, Innovation, Science and Research ; the National Natural Science Foundation of China under contract Nos. 10575109 , 10775142 , 10875115 and 10825524 ; the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic under contract Nos. LA10033 and MSM0021620859 ; the Department of Science and Technology of India ; the BK21 and WCU program of the Ministry Education Science and Technology, National Research Foundation of Korea , and NSDC of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information ; the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education ; 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 U.S. Department of Energy . This work is supported by a Grant-in-Aid from MEXT for Science Research in a Priority Area (“New Development of Flavor Physics”), and from JSPS for Creative Scientific Research (“Evolution of Tau-Lepton Physics”).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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