Search for the lepton-flavor-violating leptonic B 0 → μ ± τ and B 0 → e ± τ

A. Bornheim, E. Lipeles, S. P. Pappas, A. J. Weinstein, R. A. Briere, G. P. Chen, T. Ferguson, G. Tatishvili, H. Vogel, M. E. Watkins, N. E. Adam, J. P. Alexander, K. Berkelman, D. G. Cassel, J. E. Duboscq, K. M. Ecklund, R. Ehrlich, L. Fields, R. S. Galik, L. GibbonsB. Gittelman, R. Gray, S. W. Gray, D. L. Hartill, B. K. Heltsley, D. Hertz, L. Hsu, C. D. Jones, J. Kandaswamy, D. L. Kreinick, V. E. Kuznetsov, H. Mahlke-Krüger, T. O. Meyer, P. U.E. Onyisi, J. R. Patterson, D. Peterson, J. Pivarski, D. Riley, J. L. Rosner, A. Ryd, A. J. Sadoff, H. Schwarthoff, M. R. Shepherd, W. M. Sun, J. G. Thayer, D. Urner, T. Wilksen, M. Weinberger, S. B. Athar, P. Avery, L. Breva-Newell, R. Patel, V. Potlia, H. Stoeck, J. Yelton, P. Rubin, C. Cawlfield, B. I. Eisenstein, G. D. Gollin, I. Karliner, D. Kim, N. Lowrey, P. Naik, C. Sedlack, M. Selen, J. J. Thaler, J. Williams, J. Wiss, K. W. Edwards, D. Besson, K. Y. Gao, D. T. Gong, Y. Kubota, S. Z. Li, R. Poling, A. W. Scott, A. Smith, C. J. Stepaniak, J. Urheim, Z. Metreveli, K. K. Seth, A. Tomaradze, P. Zweber, J. Ernst, K. Arms, K. K. Gan, H. Severini, P. Skubic, D. M. Asner, S. A. Dytman, S. Mehrabyan, J. A. Mueller, V. Savinov, Z. Li, A. Lopez, H. Mendez, J. Ramirez, G. S. Huang, D. H. Miller, V. Pavlunin, B. Sanghi, E. I. Shibata, I. P.J. Shipsey, G. S. Adams, M. Chasse, J. P. Cummings, I. Danko, J. Napolitano, D. Cronin-Hennessy, C. S. Park, W. Park, J. B. Thayer, E. H. Thorndike, T. E. Coan, Y. S. Gao, F. Liu, R. Stroynowski, M. Artuso, C. Boulahouache, S. Blusk, J. Butt, E. Dambasuren, O. Dorjkhaidav, N. Menaa, R. Mountain, H. Muramatsu, R. Nandakumar, R. Redjimi, R. Sia, T. Skwarnicki, S. Stone, J. C. Wang, K. Zhang, A. H. Mahmood, S. E. Csorna, G. Bonvicini, D. Cinabro, M. Dubrovin

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Abstract

The decay search for the lepton-flavor-violatng leptonic B decays such as B 0 → μ τ and B 0 → e τ was investigated. The decay modes are found to be forbidden in the conventional standard model by the lepton-flavor conservation law. The Monte Carlo simulation was used to determine the efficiency for detecting the signal modes. It was observed that the leptonic B decays were generated with the τ lepton unpolarized. The results show that there was no indication of a signal, and upper limits on the branching fractions were also obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number241802
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume93
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 10 2004

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    Bornheim, A., Lipeles, E., Pappas, S. P., Weinstein, A. J., Briere, R. A., Chen, G. P., Ferguson, T., Tatishvili, G., Vogel, H., Watkins, M. E., Adam, N. E., Alexander, J. P., Berkelman, K., Cassel, D. G., Duboscq, J. E., Ecklund, K. M., Ehrlich, R., Fields, L., Galik, R. S., ... Dubrovin, M. (2004). Search for the lepton-flavor-violating leptonic B 0 → μ ± τ and B 0 → e ± τ Physical Review Letters, 93(24), [241802]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.93.241802