Search for lepton flavor violating τ- decays with a KS0 meson

Y. Miyazaki, K. Abe, K. Abe, H. Aihara, D. Anipko, K. Arinstein, V. Aulchenko, T. Aushev, A. M. Bakich, M. Barbero, I. Bedny, K. Belous, U. Bitenc, I. Bizjak, S. Blyth, A. Bondar, A. Bozek, M. Bračko, T. E. Browder, A. ChenW. T. Chen, R. Chistov, Y. Choi, Y. K. Choi, A. Chuvikov, S. Cole, J. Dalseno, M. Danilov, M. Dash, J. Dragic, S. Eidelman, D. Epifanov, N. Gabyshev, T. Gershon, A. Gorišek, H. Ha, K. Hayasaka, H. Hayashii, M. Hazumi, D. Heffernan, T. Hokuue, Y. Hoshi, S. Hou, T. Iijima, A. Imoto, K. Inami, A. Ishikawa, R. Itoh, M. Iwasaki, Y. Iwasaki, J. H. Kang, P. Kapusta, H. Kawai, H. R. Khan, H. Kichimi, H. O. Kim, S. Korpar, P. Krokovny, R. Kumar, C. C. Kuo, A. Kuzmin, Y. J. Kwon, J. Lee, T. Lesiak, S. W. Lin, F. Mandl, T. Matsumoto, S. McOnie, W. Mitaroff, H. Miyake, H. Miyata, E. Nakano, M. Nakao, S. Nishida, O. Nitoh, S. Noguchi, S. Ogawa, T. Ohshima, T. Okabe, S. Okuno, Y. Onuki, H. Ozaki, H. Palka, H. Park, L. S. Peak, R. Pestotnik, L. E. Piilonen, A. Poluektov, Y. Sakai, T. Schietinger, O. Schneider, R. Seidl, K. Senyo, M. E. Sevior, M. Shapkin, H. Shibuya, B. Shwartz, V. Sidorov, J. B. Singh, A. Somov, N. Soni, S. Stanič, M. Starič, H. Stoeck, K. Sumisawa, T. Sumiyoshi, F. Takasaki, N. Tamura, M. Tanaka, G. N. Taylor, Y. Teramoto, X. C. Tian, T. Tsukamoto, S. Uehara, K. Ueno, T. Uglov, S. Uno, P. Urquijo, Y. Usov, G. Varner, S. Villa, C. C. Wang, C. H. Wang, Y. Watanabe, E. Won, A. Yamaguchi, Y. Yamashita, M. Yamauchi, L. M. Zhang, V. Zhilich

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Abstract

We have searched for the lepton flavor violating decays τ- → ℓ- KS0 (ℓ = e or μ), using a data sample of 281 fb-1 collected with the Belle detector at the KEKB e+ e- asymmetric-energy collider. No evidence for a signal was found in either of the decay modes, and we set the following upper limits for the branching fractions: B (τ- → e- KS0) < 5.6 × 10-8 and B (τ- → μ- KS0) < 4.9 × 10-8 at the 90% confidence level. These results improve the previously published limits set by the CLEO Collaboration by factors of 16 and 19, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-164
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume639
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Aug 10

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 Science Foundation of China and the Knowledge Innovation Program of Chinese Academy of Sciencies 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, and the CHEP SRC program and Basic Research program (grant No. R01-2005-000-10089-0) of the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation; the Polish State Committee for Scientific Research under contract No. 2P03B 01324; the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Russian Federation; 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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