We test whether or not the τ lepton manifests the same couplings as the μ lepton by investigating the relative decay rates in purely leptonic D+ meson decays. We use 281pb-1 of data accumulated at the ψ(3770) resonance with the CLEO-c detector, to limit B(D+→τ+ν)<2.1×10-3 at 90% confidence level (C.L.), thus allowing us to place the first upper limit on the ratio R=Γ(D+→τ+ν)/Γ(D+→μ+ν). The ratio of R to the standard model expectation of 2.65 then is <1.8 at 90% C.L., consistent with the prediction of lepton universality.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology|
|State||Published - Jun 19 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)