Precise measurement of hadronic τ-decays with an η meson

K. Inami, T. Ohshima, H. Kaji, I. Adachi, H. Aihara, K. Arinstein, V. Aulchenko, T. Aushev, I. Bedny, V. Bhardwaj, A. Bondar, M. Bračko, T. E. Browder, M. C. Chang, Y. Chao, R. Chistov, I. S. Cho, Y. Choi, J. Dalseno, M. DashS. Eidelman, D. Epifanov, N. Gabyshev, B. Golob, J. Haba, K. Hara, K. Hayasaka, H. Hayashii, D. Heffernan, Y. Hoshi, W. S. Hou, H. J. Hyun, T. Iijima, A. Ishikawa, Y. Iwasaki, D. H. Kah, J. H. Kang, T. Kawasaki, H. Kichimi, H. O. Kim, S. K. Kim, Y. I. Kim, Y. J. Kim, P. Krokovny, R. Kumar, A. Kuzmin, Y. J. Kwon, S. H. Kyeong, J. S. Lange, J. S. Lee, M. J. Lee, S. E. Lee, A. Limosani, S. W. Lin, R. Louvot, F. Mandl, S. McOnie, T. Medvedeva, K. Miyabayashi, H. Miyata, Y. Miyazaki, R. Mizuk, E. Nakano, M. Nakao, H. Nakazawa, O. Nitoh, S. Noguchi, S. Ogawa, S. Okuno, H. Ozaki, P. Pakhlov, G. Pakhlova, C. W. Park, H. Park, H. K. Park, K. S. Park, L. S. Peak, L. E. Piilonen, A. Poluektov, Y. Sakai, O. Schneider, M. Shapkin, V. Shebalin, J. G. Shiu, B. Shwartz, J. B. Singh, S. Stanič, M. Starič, T. Sumiyoshi, M. Tanaka, G. N. Taylor, Y. Teramoto, S. Uehara, T. Uglov, S. Uno, Y. Usov, Y. Usuki, G. Varner, A. Vinokurova, C. H. Wang, P. Wang, X. L. Wang, Y. Watanabe, R. Wedd, E. Won, Y. Yamashita, Z. P. Zhang, V. Zhilich, V. Zhulanov, T. Zivko, A. Zupanc, O. Zyukova

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We have studied hadronic τ decay modes involving an η meson using 490 fb-1 of data collected with the Belle detector at the KEKB asymmetric-energy e+ e- collider. The following branching fractions have been measured: B (τ- → K- η ντ) = (1.58 ± 0.05 ± 0.09) × 10- 4, B (τ- → K- π0 η ντ) = (4.6 ± 1.1 ± 0.4) × 10- 5, B (τ- → π- π0 η ντ) = (1.35 ± 0.03 ± 0.07) × 10- 3, B (τ- → π- KS0 η ντ) = (4.4 ± 0.7 ± 0.2) × 10- 5, and B (τ- → K* - η ντ) = (1.34 ± 0.12 ± 0.09) × 10- 4. These results are substantially more precise than previous measurements. The new measurements are compared with theoretical calculations based on the CVC hypothesis or the chiral perturbation theory. We also set upper limits on branching fractions for τ decays into K- KS0 η ντ, π- KS0 π0 η ντ, K- η η ντ, π- η η ντ and non-resonant K- π0 η ντ final states.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-218
Number of pages10
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Feb 23

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Funding Information:
We thank the KEKB group for the excellent operation of the accelerator, the KEK cryogenics group for the efficient operation of the solenoid, and the KEK computer group and the National Institute of Informatics for valuable computing and SINET3 network support as well as Tau lepton physics research center of Nagoya University. We acknowledge support from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology of Japan and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science; the Australian Research Council and the Australian Department of Education, Science and Training; the National Natural Science Foundation of China under contract No. 10575109 and 10775142; the Department of Science and Technology of India; the BK21 program of the Ministry of Education of Korea, the CHEP src program and Basic Research program (grant No. R01-2008-000-10477-0) of the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation; the Polish State Committee for Scientific Research; the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and the Russian Federal Agency for Atomic Energy; the Slovenian Research Agency; the Swiss National Science Foundation; the National Science Council and the Ministry of Education of Taiwan; and the U.S. Department of Energy. This work is supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Science Research on Priority Area (New Development of Flavor Physics) from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan and Creative Scientific Research (Evolution of Tau-lepton Physics) from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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