We have searched for τ lepton decays, τ-→Λ̄π- and τ-→Λπ-, that simultaneously violate the conservation of the lepton (L) and baryon (B) number using a data sample of 154 fb-1 collected with the Belle detector at the KEKB e+e- asymmetric-energy collider. No evidence for a signal was found in either of the decay modes and we set the following upper limits for the branching fractions: B(τ-→Λ̄π-) <1.4×10-7 and B(τ-→Λπ-)<0.72×10-7 at the 90% confidence level. This is the first search ever performed for these modes.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2006 Jan 5|
Bibliographical noteFunding 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 Super-SINET network support. We acknowledge support from
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics