Upper bound on the decay τ μγ from the Belle detector

K. Abe, K. Abe, T. Abe, I. Adachi, Byoung Sup Ahn, H. Aihara, K. Akai, M. Akatsu, M. Akemoto, Y. Asano, T. Aso, V. Aulchenko, T. Aushev, A. M. Bakich, Y. Ban, S. Banerjee, A. Bay, I. Bedny, I. Bizjak, A. BondarA. Bozek, M. Bračko, T. E. Browder, Y. Chao, K. F. Chen, B. G. Cheon, R. Chistov, S. K. Choi, Y. Choi, Y. K. Choi, A. Chuvikov, M. Danilov, L. Y. Dong, A. Drutskoy, S. Eidelman, V. Eiges, Y. Enari, J. Flanagan, C. Fukunaga, K. Furukawa, N. Gabyshev, A. Garmash, T. Gershon, R. Guo, J. Haba, C. Hagner, F. Handa, H. Hayashii, M. Hazumi, T. Hokuue, Y. Hoshi, W. S. Hou, H. C. Huang, T. Iijima, H. Ikeda, K. Inami, A. Ishikawa, R. Itoh, H. Iwasaki, M. Iwasaki, Y. Iwasaki, J. H. Kang, J. S. Kang, N. Katayama, H. Kawai, T. Kawasaki, H. Kichimi, E. Kikutani, H. J. Kim, J. H. Kim, S. K. Kim, K. Kinoshita, P. Koppenburg, S. Korpar, P. Krokovny, R. Kulasiri, A. Kuzmin, Y. J. Kwon, S. H. Lee, T. Lesiak, J. Li, A. Limosani, S. W. Lin, D. Liventsev, F. Mandl, T. Matsumoto, A. Matyja, S. Michizono, T. Mimashi, W. Mitaroff, K. Miyabayashi, H. Miyata, D. Mohapatra, T. Mori, T. Nagamine, Y. Nagasaka, T. T. Nakamura, E. Nakano, M. Nakao, H. Nakazawa, Z. Natkaniec, S. Nishida, O. Nitoh, S. Ogawa, Y. Ogawa, K. Ohmi, Y. Ohnishi, T. Ohshima, N. Ohuchi, T. Okabe, S. Okuno, W. Ostrowicz, H. Ozaki, H. Palka, C. W. Park, H. Park, N. Parslow, L. E. Piilonen, N. Root, H. Sagawa, S. Saitoh, Y. Sakai, M. Satapathy, A. Satpathy, O. Schneider, J. Schümann, A. J. Schwartz, S. Semenov, K. Senyo, R. Seuster, M. E. Sevior, H. Shibuya, T. Shidara, B. Shwartz, V. Sidorov, J. B. Singh, N. Soni, S. Stanič, M. Starič, A. Sugi, K. Sumisawa, T. Sumiyoshi, S. Suzuki, S. Y. Suzuki, F. Takasaki, K. Tamai, N. Tamura, M. Tanaka, M. Tawada, G. N. Taylor, Y. Teramoto, T. Tomura, T. Tsuboyama, T. Tsukamoto, S. Uehara, K. Ueno, S. Uno, G. Varner, C. C. Wang, C. H. Wang, J. G. Wang, Y. Watanabe, E. Won, B. D. Yabsley, Y. Yamada, A. Yamaguchi, Y. Yamashita, M. Yamauchi, H. Yanai, Heyoung Yang, M. Yoshida, Y. Yusa, Z. P. Zhang, Y. Zheng, V. Zhilich, D. Žontar

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Abstract

A study using 86.3 fb-1 of data collected at the γ(4S) resonance with the Belle detector at the KEKB asymmetric e+e - collider was presented. An event composed of exactly two oppositely charged tracks and one photon candidate, that is consistent with a τ+τ- event in which one τ decays to μγ and the other τ decys to a non muon charged particle, neutrinos and any number of γs was searched for. The selection criteria were determined by examining Monte Carlo simulations for signal τpair decay and background events. It was also assumed that the two body decay τ→μγ had a uniform angular distribution in the τ's rest system.

Original languageEnglish
Article number171802
Pages (from-to)171802-1-171802-6
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume92
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Apr 30

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We wish to thank the KEKB accelerator group for their excellent operation of the KEKB accelerator. We are grateful to J. Hisano, A. Ilakovac, and Y. Okada for fruitful discussions. 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 under Contract No. 10175071; the Department of Science and Technology of India; the BK21 program of the Ministry of Education of Korea and the CHEP SRC program 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 Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia; the National Science Council and the Ministry of Education of Taiwan; and the U.S. Department of Energy.

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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