Measurement of the τ Lepton Polarization and R(D^{*}) in the Decay B[over ¯]→D^{*}τ^{-}ν[over ¯]_{τ}.

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We report the first measurement of the τ lepton polarization P_{τ}(D^{*}) in the decay B[over ¯]→D^{*}τ^{-}ν[over ¯]_{τ} as well as a new measurement of the ratio of the branching fractions R(D^{*})=B(B[over ¯]→D^{*}τ^{-}ν[over ¯]_{τ})/B(B[over ¯]→D^{*}ℓ^{-}ν[over ¯]_{ℓ}), where ℓ^{-} denotes an electron or a muon, and the τ is reconstructed in the modes τ^{-}→π^{-}ν_{τ} and τ^{-}→ρ^{-}ν_{τ}. We use the full data sample of 772×10^{6}  BB[over ¯] pairs recorded with the Belle detector at the KEKB electron-positron collider. Our results, P_{τ}(D^{*})=-0.38±0.51(stat)_{-0.16}^{+0.21}(syst) and R(D^{*})=0.270±0.035(stat)_{-0.025}^{+0.028}(syst), are consistent with the theoretical predictions of the standard model.

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  • Hirose, S; Iijima, T; Adachi, I; Adamczyk, K; Aihara, H; Al Said, S; Asner, DM; Atmacan, H; Aulchenko, V; Aushev, T; Ayad, R; Babu, V; Badhrees, I; Bakich, AM; Bansal, V; Barberio, E; Behera, P; Berger, M; Bhuyan, B; Biswal, J; Bondar, A; Bonvicini, G; Bozek, A; Bračko, M; Browder, TE; Červenkov, D; Chang, P; Chen, A; Cheon, BG; Chilikin, K; Chistov, R; Cho, K; Choi, Y; Cinabro, D; Danilov, M; Dash, N; Di Carlo, S; Dingfelder, J; Doležal, Z; Drásal, Z; Dutta, D; Eidelman, S; Epifanov, D; Farhat, H; Fast, JE; Ferber, T; Fulsom, BG; Gaur, V; Gabyshev, N; Garmash, A; Goldenzweig, P; Golob, B; Greenwald, D; Grygier, J; Haba, J; Hara, K; Hasenbusch, J; Hayasaka, K; Hayashii, H; Higuchi, T; Hou, W-S; Hsu, C-L; Inami, K; Inguglia, G; Ishikawa, A; Itoh, R; Iwasaki, Y; Jacobs, WW; Jaegle, I; Jin, Y; Joffe, D; Joo, KK; Julius, T; Kato, Y; Kawasaki, T; Kichimi, H; Kiesling, C; Kim, DY; Kim, JB; Kim, KT; Kim, MJ; Kim, SH; Kinoshita, K; Kodyš, P; Korpar, S; Kotchetkov, D; Križan, P; Krokovny, P; Kuhr, T; Kulasiri, R; Kumar, R; Kwon, Y-J; Lange, JS; Li, CH; Li, L; Li, Y; Li Gioi, L; Libby, J; Liventsev, D; Lubej, M; Luo, T; MacNaughton, J; Masuda, M; Matsuda, T; Matvienko, D; Miyabayashi, K; Miyake, H; Miyata, H; Mizuk, R; Mohanty, GB; Moon, HK; Mori, T; Mussa, R; Nakao, M; Nanut, T; Nath, KJ; Natkaniec, Z; Nayak, M; Niiyama, M; Nisar, NK; Nishida, S; Ogawa, S; Okuno, S; Ono, H; Onuki, Y; Ostrowicz, W; Pakhlov, P; Pakhlova, G; Pal, B; Park, CW; Park, H; Paul, S; Pesántez, L; Pestotnik, R; Piilonen, LE; Prasanth, K; Ritter, M; Rostomyan, A; Rozanska, M; Sakai, Y; Sandilya, S; Santelj, L; Sanuki, T; Sato, Y; Savinov, V; Schlüter, T; Schneider, O; Schnell, G; Schwanda, C; Seino, Y; Senyo, K; Seon, O; Sevior, ME; Shebalin, V; Shen, CP; Shibata, T-A; Shiu, J-G; Simon, F; Sokolov, A; Solovieva, E; Starič, M; Strube, JF; Sumisawa, K; Sumiyoshi, T; Takizawa, M; Tamponi, U; Tenchini, F; Trabelsi, K; Uchida, M; Uglov, T; Unno, Y; Uno, S; Urquijo, P; Ushiroda, Y; Usov, Y; Van Hulse, C; Varner, G; Varvell, KE; Vossen, A; Wang, CH; Wang, M-Z; Wang, P; Watanabe, M; Watanabe, Y; Widmann, E; Won, E; Yamashita, Y; Ye, H; Yelton, J; Yuan, CZ; Zhang, ZP; Zhilich, V; Zhulanov, V; Zupanc, A; Belle Collaboration,

Published Date

  • May 26, 2017

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Volume / Issue

  • 118 / 21

Start / End Page

  • 211801 -

PubMed ID

  • 28598663

Pubmed Central ID

  • 28598663

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1079-7114

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/physrevlett.118.211801

Language

  • eng