Search for neutrinoless decays τ → ℓ h h and τ → ℓ V0

Y. Yusa, K. Abe, K. Abe, I. Adachi, H. Aihara, Y. Asano, V. Aulchenko, A. Bay, U. Bitenc, I. Bizjak, S. Blyth, A. Bondar, T. E. Browder, A. Chen, B. G. Cheon, R. Chistov, Y. Choi, Y. K. Choi, A. Chuvikov, S. ColeJ. Dalseno, M. Dash, A. Drutskoy, S. Eidelman, S. Fratina, N. Gabyshev, T. Gershon, G. Gokhroo, A. Gorišek, H. C. Ha, J. Haba, K. Hayasaka, H. Hayashii, M. Hazumi, Y. Hoshi, W. S. Hou, T. Iijima, K. Ikado, K. Inami, R. Itoh, M. Iwasaki, Y. Iwasaki, J. H. Kang, H. Kawai, T. Kawasaki, H. R. Khan, H. Kichimi, S. K. Kim, S. Korpar, P. Križan, R. Kulasiri, C. C. Kuo, A. Kuzmin, Y. J. Kwon, T. Lesiak, S. W. Lin, D. Liventsev, G. Majumder, T. Matsumoto, W. Mitaroff, Y. Miyazaki, R. Mizuk, T. Nagamine, E. Nakano, Z. Natkaniec, S. Nishida, S. Ogawa, T. Ohshima, T. Okabe, S. L. Olsen, Y. Onuki, H. Ozaki, P. Pakhlov, H. Palka, R. Pestotnik, L. E. Piilonen, Y. Sakai, N. Sato, T. Schietinger, O. Schneider, C. Schwanda, R. Seidl, K. Senyo, M. Shapkin, H. Shibuya, B. Shwartz, A. Sokolov, A. Somov, N. Soni, R. Stamen, S. Stanič, M. Starič, K. Sumisawa, O. Tajima, F. Takasaki, K. Tamai, M. Tanaka, G. N. Taylor, Y. Teramoto, X. C. Tian, T. Tsukamoto, S. Uehara, S. Uno, Y. Usov, G. Varner, S. Villa, E. Won, B. D. Yabsley, A. Yamaguchi, Y. Yamashita, M. Yamauchi, Z. P. Zhang

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Abstract

We have searched for neutrinoless τ lepton decays into ℓhh or ℓ V0, where ℓ stands for an electron or muon, h for a charged light hadron, π or K, and V0 for a neutral vector meson, ρ0, K* (892)0 and φ{symbol}, using a 158 fb-1 data sample collected with the Belle detector at the KEKB e+ e- collider. Since the number of events observed are consistent with the expected background, we set upper limits on the branching fractions in the range of (1.6 - 8.0) × 10-7 for various decay modes at the 90% confidence level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)138-144
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume640
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Sep 14

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.

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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