Search for the rare decay B0 → τ+τ- at B A B A R

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We present the results of a search for the decay B0→τ+τ- in a data sample of (232±3)×106 Υ(4S)→BB̄ decays using the BABAR detector. Certain extensions of the standard model predict measurable levels of this otherwise rare decay. We reconstruct fully one neutral B meson and seek evidence for the signal decay in the rest of the event. We find no evidence for signal events and obtain B(B0→τ+τ-)<4.1×10-3 at the 90% confidence level. © 2006 The American Physical Society.

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  • Aubert, B; Barate, R; Boutigny, D; Couderc, F; Karyotakis, Y; Lees, JP; Poireau, V; Tisserand, V; Zghiche, A; Grauges, E; Palano, A; Pappagallo, M; Pompili, A; Chen, JC; Qi, ND; Rong, G; Wang, P; Zhu, YS; Eigen, G; Ofte, I; Stugu, B; Abrams, GS; Battaglia, M; Breon, AB; Brown, DN; Button-Shafer, J; Cahn, RN; Charles, E; Day, CT; Gill, MS; Gritsan, AV; Groysman, Y; Jacobsen, RG; Kadel, RW; Kadyk, J; Kerth, LT; Kolomensky, YG; Kukartsev, G; Lynch, G; Mir, LM; Oddone, PJ; Orimoto, TJ; Pripstein, M; Roe, NA; Ronan, MT; Wenzel, WA; Barrett, M; Ford, KE; Harrison, TJ; Hart, AJ; Hawkes, CM; Morgan, SE; Watson, AT; Fritsch, M; Goetzen, K; Held, T; Koch, H; Lewandowski, B; Pelizaeus, M; Peters, K; Schroeder, T; Steinke, M; Boyd, JT; Burke, JP; Chevalier, N; Cottingham, WN; Cuhadar-Donszelmann, T; Fulsom, BG; Hearty, C; Knecht, NS; Mattison, TS; McKenna, JA; Khan, A; Kyberd, P; Saleem, M; Teodorescu, L; Blinov, AE; Blinov, VE; Bukin, AD; Druzhinin, VP; Golubev, VB; Kravchenko, EA; Onuchin, AP; Serednyakov, SI; Skovpen, YI; Solodov, EP; Yushkov, AN; Best, D; Bondioli, M; Bruinsma, M; Chao, M; Curry, S; Eschrich, I; Kirkby, D; Lankford, AJ; Lund, P; Mandelkern, M; Mommsen, RK; Roethel, W; Stoker, DP

Published Date

  • January 1, 2006

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Volume / Issue

  • 96 / 24

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1079-7114

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.241802

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  • Scopus