A limit on the mass of the ντ

R. Ammar, P. Baringer, A. Bean, D. Besson, D. Coppage, C. Darling, R. Davis, S. Kotov, I. Kravchenko, N. Kwak, L. Zhou, S. Anderson, Y. Kubota, S. J. Lee, J. J. O'Neill, R. Poling, T. Riehle, A. Smith, M. S. Alam, S. B. AtharZ. Ling, A. H. Mahmood, S. Timm, F. Wappler, A. Anastassov, J. E. Duboscq, D. Fujino, K. K. Gan, T. Hart, K. Honscheid, H. Kagan, R. Kass, J. Lee, H. Schwarthoff, M. B. Spencer, M. Sung, A. Undrus, A. Wolf, M. M. Zoeller, S. J. Richichi, H. Severini, P. Skubic, M. Bishai, J. Fast, J. W. Hinson, N. Menon, D. H. Miller, E. I. Shibata, I. P.J. Shipsey, M. Yurko, S. Glenn, Y. Kwon, A. L. Lyon, S. Roberts, E. H. Thorndike, C. P. Jessop, K. Lingel, H. Marsiske, M. L. Perl, V. Savinov, D. Ugolini, X. Zhou, T. E. Coan, V. Fadeyev, I. Korolkov, Y. Maravin, I. Narsky, V. Shelkov, J. Staeck, R. Stroynowski, I. Volobouev, J. Ye, M. Artuso, F. Azfar, A. Efimov, M. Goldberg, D. He, S. Kopp, G. C. Moneti, R. Mountain, S. Schuh, T. Skwarnicki, S. Stone, G. Viehhauser, J. C. Wang, X. Xing, J. Bartelt, S. E. Csorna, V. Jain, K. W. McLean, S. Marka, R. Godang, K. Kinoshita, I. C. Lai, P. Pomianowski, S. Schrenk, G. Bonvicini, D. Cinabro, R. Greene, L. P. Perera, G. J. Zhou, M. Chadha, S. Chan, G. Eigen, J. S. Miller, M. Schmidtler, J. Urheim, A. J. Weinstein, F. Würthwein, D. W. Bliss, D. E. Jaffe, G. Masek, H. P. Paar, S. Prell, V. Sharma, D. M. Asner, J. Gronberg, T. S. Hill, D. J. Lange, R. J. Morrison, H. N. Nelson, T. K. Nelson, D. Roberts, B. H. Behrens, W. T. Ford, A. Gritsan, J. Roy, J. G. Smith, J. P. Alexander, R. Baker, C. Bebek, B. E. Berger, K. Berkelman, K. Bloom, V. Boisvert, D. G. Cassel, D. S. Crowcroft, M. Dickson, S. von Dombrowski, P. S. Drell, K. M. Ecklund, R. Ehrlich, A. D. Foland, P. Gaidarev, L. Gibbons, B. Gittelman, S. W. Gray, D. L. Hartill, B. K. Heltsley, P. I. Hopman, J. Kandaswamy, D. L. Kreinick, T. Lee, Y. Liu, N. B. Mistry, C. R. Ng, E. Nordberg, M. Ogg, J. R. Patterson, D. Peterson, D. Riley, A. Soffer, B. Valant-Spaight, C. Ward, M. Athanas, P. Avery, C. D. Jones, M. Lohner, S. Patton, C. Prescott, J. Yelton, J. Zheng, A. Ershov, Y. S. Gao, D. Y.J. Kim, R. Wilson, H. Yamamoto, T. E. Browder, Y. Li, J. L. Rodriguez, T. Bergfeld, B. I. Eisenstein, J. Ernst, G. E. Gladding, G. D. Gollin, R. M. Hans, E. Johnson, I. Karliner, M. A. Marsh, M. Palmer, M. Selen, J. J. Thaler, K. W. Edwards, A. Bellerive, R. Janicek, D. B. MacFarlane, P. M. Patel, A. J. Sadoff

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Abstract

A limit on the mass of the tau neutrino mντ is derived from 4.5 × 106 tau pairs produced in an integrated luminosity of 5.0 fb-1 of e+e- → γ * → τ+τ- reactions at center of mass energies ≈ 10.6 GeV. The measurement technique involves a two-dimensional extended likelihood analysis, including the dependence of the end-point population on mντ, and allows for the first time an explicit background contribution. We use the the decays τ → 5πντ and τ → 3π2π0ντ to obtain an upper limit of 30 MeV/c2 at 95% C.L.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-218
Number of pages10
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume431
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 9 1998

Keywords

  • Tau neutrino mass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Ammar, R., Baringer, P., Bean, A., Besson, D., Coppage, D., Darling, C., Davis, R., Kotov, S., Kravchenko, I., Kwak, N., Zhou, L., Anderson, S., Kubota, Y., Lee, S. J., O'Neill, J. J., Poling, R., Riehle, T., Smith, A., Alam, M. S., ... Sadoff, A. J. (1998). A limit on the mass of the ντ. Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, 431(1-2), 209-218. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0370-2693(98)00539-5