Measurement of the decay τ-→π-π+π-2π0ντ

D. Bortoletto, D. N. Brown, J. Fast, R. L. Mcilwain, T. Miao, D. H. Miller, M. Modesitt, S. F. Schaffner, E. I. Shibata, I. P.J. Shipsey, P. N. Wang, M. Battle, J. Ernst, H. Kroha, S. Roberts, K. Sparks, E. H. Thorndike, C. H. Wang, J. Dominick, S. SangheraT. Skwarnicki, R. Stroynowski, M. Artuso, D. He, M. Goldberg, N. Horwitz, R. Kennett, G. C. Moneti, F. Muheim, Y. Mukhin, S. Playfer, Y. Rozen, S. Stone, M. Thulasidas, G. Vasseur, G. Zhu, J. Bartelt, S. E. Csorna, Z. Egyed, V. Jain, P. Sheldon, D. S. Akerib, B. Barish, M. Chadha, S. Chan, D. F. Cowen, G. Eigen, J. S. Miller, C. O'Grady, J. Urheim, A. J. Weinstein, D. Acosta, M. Athanas, G. Masek, B. Ong, H. Paar, M. Sivertz, A. Bean, J. Gronberg, R. Kutschke, S. Menary, R. J. Morrison, S. Nakanishi, H. N. Nelson, T. K. Nelson, J. D. Richman, A. Ryd, H. Tajima, D. Schmidt, D. Sperka, M. S. Witherell, M. Procario, S. Yang, R. Balest, K. Cho, M. Dauodi, W. T. Ford, D. R. Johnson, K. Lingel, M. Lohner, P. Rankin, J. G. Smith, J. P. Alexander, C. Bebek, K. Berkelman, D. Besson, T. E. Browder, D. G. Cassel, H. A. Cho, D. M. Coffman, P. S. Drell, R. Ehrlich, M. Garcia-Sciveres, B. Geiser, B. Gittelman, S. W. Gray, D. L. Hartill, B. K. Heltsley, C. D. Jones, S. L. Jones, J. Kandaswamy, N. Katayama, P. C. Kim, D. L. Kreinick, G. S. Ludwig, J. Masui, J. Mevissen, N. B. Mistry, C. R. Ng, E. Nordberg, M. Ogg, J. R. Patterson, D. Peterson, D. Riley, S. Salman, M. Sapper, H. Worden, F. Würthwein, P. Avery, A. Freyberger, J. Rodriguez, R. Stephens, J. Yelton, D. Cinabro, S. Henderson, K. Kinoshita, T. Liu, M. Saulnier, F. Shen, R. Wilson, H. Yamamoto, M. Selen, A. J. Sadoff, R. Ammar, S. Ball, P. Baringer, D. Coppage, N. Copty, R. Davis, N. Hancock, M. Kelly, N. Kwak, H. Lam, Y. Kubota, M. Lattery, J. K. Nelson, S. Patton, D. Perticone, R. Poling, V. Savinov, S. Schrenk, R. Wang, M. S. Alam, I. J. Kim, B. Nemati, J. J. O'Neill, H. Severini, C. R. Sun, M. M. Zoeller, G. Crawford, C. M. Daubenmier, R. Fulton, D. Fujino, K. K. Gan, K. Honscheid, H. Kagan, R. Kass, J. Lee, R. Malchow, F. Morrow, Y. Skovpen, M. Sung, C. White, J. Whitmore, P. Wilson, F. Butler, X. Fu, G. Kalbfleisch, M. Lambrecht, W. R. Ross, P. Skubic, J. Snow, P. L. Wang, M. Wood

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Abstract

The decay τ-→π-π+π-2π0ντ has been observed in e+e- annihilation using the CLEO II detector at the Cornell Electron Storage Ring. In a data sample collected at s ∼10.6 GeV, 668±38 decay candidates have been identified by exclusively reconstructing two π0's accompanying three charged particles, which are assumed to be pions. Normalizing to the number of τ pairs detected with one charged particle recoiling against three charged particles, this yields a branching ratio of B3π2π0=(0.48±0.04±0.04)%. A signal of 430±33 events for the decay τ-→π-ωπ0ντ has also been observed, corresponding to a branching ratio of Bπωπ0=(0.39±0.04±0.04)%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1791-1795
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume71
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993

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    Bortoletto, D., Brown, D. N., Fast, J., Mcilwain, R. L., Miao, T., Miller, D. H., Modesitt, M., Schaffner, S. F., Shibata, E. I., Shipsey, I. P. J., Wang, P. N., Battle, M., Ernst, J., Kroha, H., Roberts, S., Sparks, K., Thorndike, E. H., Wang, C. H., Dominick, J., ... Wood, M. (1993). Measurement of the decay τ-→π-π+π-2π0ντ. Physical Review Letters, 71(12), 1791-1795. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.71.1791