Search for the rare decay W±→π± + γ in proton-antiproton collisions at √s=1.8 TeV

F. Abe, H. Akimoto, A. Akopian, M. G. Albrovv, A. Amadon, S. R. Amendolia, D. Amidei, J. Antos, S. Aota, G. Apollinari, T. Arisawa, T. Asakawa, W. Ashmanskas, P. Azzi-Bacchetta, S. Bagdasarov, P. De Barbara, A. Barbaro-Galtieri, V. E. Barnes, B. A. Barnett, F. BedeschiS. Behrends, S. Belforte, G. Bellettini, J. Bellinger, D. Benjamin, J. Bensinger, A. Beretvas, J. P. Berge, J. Berryhill, S. Bertolucci, S. Bettelli, B. Bevensee, A. Bhatti, K. Biery, C. Bigongiari, M. Binkley, D. Bisello, R. E. Blair, C. Blocker, S. Blusk, A. Bodek

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Abstract

We have searched for the rare decay W± π± ir + y in 83 pb of data taken in proton-antiproton collisions at Vs = 1.8 TeV with the Collider Detector at Fermilab. We find three events in the signal region and estimate the background to be 5.2±1.5 events. We set a 95% confidence level upper limit of 7X 10~4 on the ratio of partial widths, r(W±→π± + y)/r(W±-e± + v).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number031101
Pages (from-to)311011-311015
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume58
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Abe, F., Akimoto, H., Akopian, A., Albrovv, M. G., Amadon, A., Amendolia, S. R., Amidei, D., Antos, J., Aota, S., Apollinari, G., Arisawa, T., Asakawa, T., Ashmanskas, W., Azzi-Bacchetta, P., Bagdasarov, S., De Barbara, P., Barbaro-Galtieri, A., Barnes, V. E., Barnett, B. A., ... Bodek, A. (1998). Search for the rare decay W±→π± + γ in proton-antiproton collisions at √s=1.8 TeV. Physical Review D, 58(3), 311011-311015. [031101].