Measurement of the τ -lepton Lifetime at Belle

K. Belous, M. Shapkin, A. Sokolov, I. Adachi, H. Aihara, D. M. Asner, V. Aulchenko, A. M. Bakich, A. Bala, B. Bhuyan, A. Bobrov, A. Bondar, G. Bonvicini, A. Bozek, M. Bračko, T. E. Browder, D. Červenkov, V. Chekelian, A. Chen, B. G. CheonK. Chilikin, R. Chistov, K. Cho, V. Chobanova, Y. Choi, D. Cinabro, J. Dalseno, Z. Doležal, D. Dutta, S. Eidelman, D. Epifanov, H. Farhat, J. E. Fast, T. Ferber, V. Gaur, S. Ganguly, A. Garmash, R. Gillard, Y. M. Goh, B. Golob, J. Haba, T. Hara, K. Hayasaka, H. Hayashii, Y. Hoshi, W. S. Hou, T. Iijima, K. Inami, A. Ishikawa, R. Itoh, T. Iwashita, I. Jaegle, T. Julius, E. Kato, H. Kichimi, C. Kiesling, D. Y. Kim, H. J. Kim, J. B. Kim, M. J. Kim, Y. J. Kim, K. Kinoshita, B. R. Ko, P. Kodyš, S. Korpar, P. Križan, P. Krokovny, T. Kuhr, A. Kuzmin, Y. J. Kwon, J. S. Lange, S. H. Lee, J. Libby, D. Liventsev, P. Lukin, D. Matvienko, H. Miyata, R. Mizuk, G. B. Mohanty, T. Mori, R. Mussa, Y. Nagasaka, E. Nakano, M. Nakao, M. Nayak, E. Nedelkovska, C. Ng, N. K. Nisar, S. Nishida, O. Nitoh, S. Ogawa, S. Okuno, S. L. Olsen, W. Ostrowicz, G. Pakhlova, C. W. Park, H. Park, H. K. Park, T. K. Pedlar, R. Pestotnik, M. Petrič, L. E. Piilonen, M. Ritter, M. Röhrken, A. Rostomyan, S. Ryu, H. Sahoo, T. Saito, Y. Sakai, S. Sandilya, D. Santel, L. Santelj, T. Sanuki, V. Savinov, O. Schneider, G. Schnell, C. Schwanda, D. Semmler, K. Senyo, O. Seon, V. Shebalin, C. P. Shen, T. A. Shibata, J. G. Shiu, B. Shwartz, A. Sibidanov, F. Simon, Y. S. Sohn, S. Stanič, M. Starič, M. Steder, T. Sumiyoshi, U. Tamponi, G. Tatishvili, Y. Teramoto, K. Trabelsi, T. Tsuboyama, M. Uchida, S. Uehara, T. Uglov, Y. Unno, S. Uno, Y. Usov, S. E. Vahsen, C. Van Hulse, P. Vanhoefer, G. Varner, K. E. Varvell, A. Vinokurova, V. Vorobyev, M. N. Wagner, C. H. Wang, P. Wang, M. Watanabe, Y. Watanabe, K. M. Williams, E. Won, J. Yamaoka, Y. Yamashita, S. Yashchenko, Y. Yook, C. Z. Yuan, Z. P. Zhang, V. Zhilich, A. Zupanc

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Abstract

The lifetime of the τ lepton is measured using the process e+e-→τ+τ-, where both τ leptons decay to 3πντ. The result for the mean lifetime, based on 711 fb-1 of data collected with the Belle detector at the Ï (4S) resonance and 60 MeV below, is τ=(290. 17±0.53(stat)±0.33(syst))×10-15 s. The first measurement of the lifetime difference between τ+ and τ- is performed. The upper limit on the relative lifetime difference between positive and negative τ leptons is |Δτ|/τ<7.0×10-3 at 90% C.L.

Original languageEnglish
Article number031801
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume112
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 23

Keywords

  • 13.66.Jn
  • 14.60.Fg

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Belous, K., Shapkin, M., Sokolov, A., Adachi, I., Aihara, H., Asner, D. M., Aulchenko, V., Bakich, A. M., Bala, A., Bhuyan, B., Bobrov, A., Bondar, A., Bonvicini, G., Bozek, A., Bračko, M., Browder, T. E., Červenkov, D., Chekelian, V., Chen, A., ... Zupanc, A. (2014). Measurement of the τ -lepton Lifetime at Belle. Physical review letters, 112(3), [031801]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.031801