Search for lepton flavor violating τ decays into three leptons

K. Abe, I. Adachi, H. Aihara, K. Arinstein, T. Aso, V. Aulchenko, T. Aushev, T. Aziz, S. Bahinipati, A. M. Bakich, V. Balagura, Y. Ban, S. Banerjee, E. Barberio, A. Bay, I. Bedny, K. Belous, V. Bhardwaj, U. Bitenc, S. BlythA. Bondar, A. Bozek, M. Bracko, J. Brodzicka, T. E. Browder, M. C. Chang, P. Chang, Y. Chao, A. Chen, K. F. Chen, W. T. Chen, B. G. Cheon, C. C. Chiang, R. Chistov, I. S. Cho, S. K. Choi, Y. Choi, Y. K. Choi, S. Cole, J. Dalseno, M. Danilov, A. Das, M. Dash, J. Dragic, A. Drutskoy, S. Eidelman, D. Epifanov, S. Fratina, H. Fujii, M. Fujikawa, N. Gabyshev, A. Garmash, A. Go, G. Gokhroo, P. Goldenzweig, B. Golob, M. Grosse Perdekamp, H. Guler, H. Ha, J. Haba, K. Hara, T. Hara, Y. Hasegawa, N. C. Hastings, K. Hayasaka, H. Hayashii, M. Hazumi, D. Heffernan, T. Higuchi, L. Hinz, H. Hoedlmoser, T. Hokuue, Y. Horii, Y. Hoshi, K. Hoshina, S. Hou, W. S. Hou, Y. B. Hsiung, H. J. Hyun, Y. Igarashi, T. Iijima, K. Ikado, K. Inami, A. Ishikawa, H. Ishino, R. Itoh, M. Iwabuchi, M. Iwasaki, Y. Iwasaki, C. Jacoby, N. J. Joshi, M. Kaga, D. H. Kah, H. Kaji, S. Kajiwara, H. Kakuno, J. H. Kang, P. Kapusta, S. U. Kataoka, N. Katayama, H. Kawai, T. Kawasaki, A. Kibayashi, H. Kichimi, H. J. Kim, H. O. Kim, J. H. Kim, S. K. Kim, Y. J. Kim, K. Kinoshita, S. Korpar, Y. Kozakai, P. Krizan, P. Krokovny, R. Kumar, E. Kurihara, A. Kusaka, A. Kuzmin, Y. J. Kwon, J. S. Lange, G. Leder, J. Lee, J. S. Lee, M. J. Lee, S. E. Lee, T. Lesiak, J. Li, A. Limosani, S. W. Lin, Y. Liu, D. Liventsev, J. MacNaughton, G. Majumder, F. Mandl, D. Marlow, T. Matsumura, A. Matyja, S. McOnie, T. Medvedeva, Y. Mikami, W. Mitaroff, K. Miyabayashi, H. Miyake, H. Miyata, Y. Miyazaki, R. Mizuk, G. R. Moloney, T. Mori, J. Mueller, A. Murakami, T. Nagamine, Y. Nagasaka, Y. Nakahama, I. Nakamura, E. Nakano, M. Nakao, H. Nakayama, H. Nakazawa, Z. Natkaniec, K. Neichi, S. Nishida, K. Nishimura, Y. Nishio, I. Nishizawa, O. Nitoh, S. Noguchi, T. Nozaki, A. Ogawa, S. Ogawa, T. Ohshima, S. Okuno, S. L. Olsen, S. Ono, W. Ostrowicz, H. Ozaki, P. Pakhlov, G. Pakhlova, H. Palka, C. W. Park, H. Park, K. S. Park, N. Parslow, L. S. Peak, M. Pernicka, R. Pestotnik, M. Peters, L. E. Piilonen, A. Poluektov, J. Rorie, M. Rozanska, H. Sahoo, Y. Sakai, H. Sakaue, N. Sasao, T. R. Sarangi, N. Satoyama, K. Sayeed, T. Schietinger, O. Schneider, P. Schönmeier, J. Schümann, C. Schwanda, A. J. Schwartz, R. Seidl, A. Sekiya, K. Senyo, M. E. Sevior, L. Shang, M. Shapkin, C. P. Shen, H. Shibuya, S. Shinomiya, J. G. Shiu, B. Shwartz, J. B. Singh, A. Sokolov, E. Solovieva, A. Somov, S. Stanic, M. Staric, J. Stypula, A. Sugiyama, K. Sumisawa, T. Sumiyoshi, S. Suzuki, S. Y. Suzuki, O. Tajima, F. Takasaki, K. Tamai, N. Tamura, M. Tanaka, N. Taniguchi, G. N. Taylor, Y. Teramoto, I. Tikhomirov, K. Trabelsi, Y. F. Tse, T. Tsuboyama, K. Uchida, Y. Uchida, S. Uehara, K. Ueno, T. Uglov, Y. Unno, S. Uno, P. Urquijo, Y. Ushiroda, Y. Usov, G. Varner, K. E. Varvell, K. Vervink, S. Villa, A. Vinokurova, C. C. Wang, C. H. Wang, J. Wang, M. Z. Wang, P. Wang, X. L. Wang, M. Watanabe, Y. Watanabe, R. Wedd, J. Wicht, L. Widhalm, J. Wiechczynski, E. Won, B. D. Yabsley, A. Yamaguchi, H. Yamamoto, M. Yamaoka, Y. Yamashita, M. Yamauchi, C. Z. Yuan, Y. Yusa, C. C. Zhang, L. M. Zhang, Z. P. Zhang, V. Zhilich, V. Zhulanov, A. Zupanc, N. Zwahlen

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Abstract

We search for lepton-flavor-violating τ decays into three leptons (electron or muon) using 535 fb-1 of data collected with the Belle detector at the KEKB asymmetric-energy e+e- collider. No evidence for these decays is observed and we set 90% confidence level upper limits on the branching fractions between 2.0 × 10-8 and 4.1 × 10 -8. These results improve the best previously published upper limits by factors from 4.9 to 7.0.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event23rd International Symposium on Lepton-Photon Interactions at High Energy, LP 2007 - Daegu, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2007 Aug 132007 Aug 18

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Other23rd International Symposium on Lepton-Photon Interactions at High Energy, LP 2007
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityDaegu
Period07/8/1307/8/18

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors are grateful to A. Buras and Th. Mannel for fruitful discussions. 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 Science Foundation of China and the Knowledge Innovation Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences under contract No. 10575109 and IHEP-U-503; 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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