Search for lepton flavor violating decays τ- → ℓ- π0, ℓ- η, ℓ- η′

Y. Enari, N. Sato, K. Abe, K. Abe, H. Aihara, Y. Asano, V. Aulchenko, S. Bahinipati, A. M. Baakich, I. Bedny, U. Bitenc, I. Bizjak, S. Blyth, A. Bondar, A. Bozek, M. Bračko, J. Brodzicka, M. C. Chang, Y. Chao, A. ChenW. T. Chen, B. G. Cheon, R. Chistov, Y. Choi, A. Chuvikov, J. Dalseno, M. Dash, A. Drutskoy, S. Eidelman, D. Epifanov, F. Fang, S. Fratina, N. Gabyshev, T. Gershon, G. Gokhroo, B. Golob, A. Gorišek, J. Haba, K. Hayasaka, H. Hayashii, M. Hazumi, L. Hinz, T. Hokuue, Y. Hoshi, S. Hou, W. S. Hou, T. Iijima, A. Imoto, K. Inami, A. Ishikawa, R. Itoh, M. Iwasaki, Y. Iwasaki, J. H. Kang, J. S. Kang, P. Kapusta, N. Katayama, H. Kawai, T. Kawasaki, H. R. Khan, H. Kichimi, H. J. Kim, S. M. Kim, S. Korpar, P. Krokovny, S. Kumar, C. C. Kuo, A. Kuzmin, Y. J. Kwon, G. Leder, S. E. Lee, T. Lesiak, J. Li, S. W. Lin, D. Liventsev, F. Mandl, T. Matsumoto, Y. Mikami, W. Mitaroff, H. Miyake, H. Miyata, R. Mizuk, G. R. Moloney, T. Nagamine, Y. Nagasaka, E. Nakano, M. Nakao, H. Nakazawa, Z. Natkaniec, S. Nishida, O. Nitoh, S. Ogawa, T. Ohshima, T. Okabe, S. Okuno, S. L. Olsen, W. Ostrowicz, H. Ozaki, P. Pakhlov, H. Palka, C. W. Park, N. Parslow, L. S. Peak, L. E. Piilonen, N. Root, H. Sagawa, Y. Sakai, T. Schietinger, O. Schneider, P. Schönmeier, J. Schümann, K. Senyo, M. E. Sevior, T. Shibata, H. Shibuya, B. Shwartz, J. B. Singh, A. Somov, N. Soni, R. Stamen, S. Stanič, M. Starič, K. Sumisawa, T. Sumiyoshi, O. Tajima, F. Takasaki, K. Tamai, N. Tamura, M. Tanaka, Y. Teramoto, X. C. Tian, T. Tsukamoto, S. Uehara, K. Ueno, T. Uglov, S. Uno, P. Urquijo, Y. Ushiroda, G. Varner, S. Villa, C. C. Wang, C. H. Wang, M. Watanabe, Q. L. Xie, B. D. Yabsley, A. Yamaguchi, Y. Yamashita, M. Yamauchi, Heyoung Yang, J. Ying, J. Zhang, L. M. Zhang, Z. P. Zhang, V. Zhilich, D. Žontar

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Abstract

We have searched for lepton flavor violating semileptonic τ- decays using a data sample of 153.8 fb-1 accumulated with the Belle detector at the KEKB e+e- collider. For the six decay modes studied, the observed yield is compatible with the estimated background and the following upper limits are set at the 90% confidence level: B(τ-→e-η)<2.3×10-7, B(τ-→μ-η)<1.5×10-7, B(τ-→e-π0)<1.9×10-7, B(τ-→μ-π0)<4.1×10-7, B(τ-→e-η′) <10×10-7, and B(τ-→μ-η′)<4.7×10-7. These results are 10 to 64 times more restrictive than previous limits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-228
Number of pages11
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume622
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Sep 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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