Search for lepton flavor violation in the decay τ±→μ ±γ

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A search for the nonconservation of lepton flavor number in the decay τ±→μ±γ has been performed using 2.07×108 e+e-→τ+τ- events produced at a center-of-mass energy near 10.58 GeV with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II storage ring. We find no evidence for a signal and set an upper limit on the branching ratio of B(τ±→ μ±γ)<6.8×10-8 at 90% confidence level. © 2005 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-Pous, E; Palano, A; Pompili, A; Chen, JC; Qi, ND; Rong, G; Wang, P; Zhu, YS; Eigen, G; Ofte, I; Stugu, B; Abrams, GS; Borgland, AW; 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; Kelly, MP; Latham, TE; Wilson, FF; Cuhadar-Donszelmann, T; Hearty, C; Knecht, NS; Mattison, TS; McKenna, JA; Thiessen, D; Khan, A; Kyberd, P; Teodorescu, L; Blinov, AE; Blinov, VE; Druzhinin, VP; Golubev, VB; Ivanchenko, VN; Kravchenko, EA; Onuchin, AP; Serednyakov, SI; Skovpen, YI; Solodov, EP; Yushkov, AN; Best, D; Bruinsma, M; Chao, M; Eschrich, I; Kirkby, D; Lankford, AJ; Mandelkern, M; Mommsen, RK; Roethel, W; Stoker, DP; Buchanan, C; Hartfiel, BL

Published Date

  • July 22, 2005

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Volume / Issue

  • 95 / 4

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1079-7114

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.041802

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  • Scopus