Experimental tests of lepton universality in [Formula presented] decay

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Abstract

The branching fractions for [Formula presented] [Formula presented] and [Formula presented] are measured using data collected with the CLEO detector at the CESR [Formula presented] collider: [Formula presented]=0.1776[Formula presented]0.0006[Formula presented]0.0017, [Formula presented]=0.1737[Formula presented]0.0008[Formula presented]0.0018, and [Formula presented]=0.1152[Formula presented]0.0005[Formula presented]0.0012, where the first error is statistical, the second systematic, and [Formula presented] refers to either a charged [Formula presented] or [Formula presented]. Also measured is the [Formula presented] mass, [Formula presented]=(1778.2[Formula presented]1.4) MeV. Lepton universality is affirmed by the relative branching fractions [Formula presented]/[Formula presented]=0.9777[Formula presented]0.0063[Formula presented]0.0087, [Formula presented]/[Formula presented]=0.6484[Formula presented]0.0041[Formula presented]0.0060) and the charged-current gauge coupling-constant ratios [Formula presented]=1.0026[Formula presented]0.0055, [Formula presented]=0.9990[Formula presented]0.0098). The [Formula presented] mass result may be recast as a [Formula presented] neutrino mass limit, [Formula presented]60 MeV at 95% C.L.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2559-2576
Number of pages18
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume55
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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