Search for neutrinoless decays τ→3ℓ

Y. Yusa, T. Nagamine, A. Yamaguchi, K. Abe, K. Abe, T. Abe, I. Adachi, H. Aihara, M. Akatsu, Y. Asano, V. Aulchenko, T. Aushev, S. Bahinipati, A. M. Bakich, E. Banas, I. Bedny, U. Bitenc, I. Bizjak, A. Bondar, A. BozekM. Bračko, T. E. Browder, M. C. Chang, B. G. Cheon, R. Chistov, Y. Choi, A. Chuvikov, M. Danilov, L. Y. Dong, S. Eidelman, V. Eiges, Y. Enari, S. Fratina, N. Gabyshev, A. Garmash, T. Gershon, G. Gokhroo, B. Golob, J. Haba, H. Hayashii, M. Hazumi, L. Hinz, T. Hokuue, Y. Hoshi, W. S. Hou, T. Iijima, K. Inami, A. Ishikawa, R. Itoh, H. Iwasaki, M. Iwasaki, J. H. Kang, J. S. Kang, P. Kapusta, N. Katayama, H. Kawai, T. Kawasaki, H. Kichimi, H. O. Kim, P. Koppenburg, S. Korpar, P. Križan, P. Krokovny, A. Kuzmin, Y. J. Kwon, S. H. Lee, T. Lesiak, J. Li, S. W. Lin, J. MacNaughton, T. Matsumoto, A. Matyja, Y. Mikami, W. Mitaroff, H. Miyata, D. Mohapatra, G. R. Moloney, T. Mori, Y. Nagasaka, E. Nakano, M. Nakao, H. Nakazawa, Z. Natkaniec, S. Nishida, O. Nitoh, T. Nozaki, S. Ogawa, T. Ohshima, T. Okabe, S. Okuno, S. L. Olsen, W. Ostrowicz, H. Ozaki, P. Pakhlov, H. Palka, H. Park, K. S. Park, N. Parslow, J. P. Perroud, L. E. Piilonen, A. Poluektov, N. Root, H. Sagawa, S. Saitoh, Y. Sakai, T. R. Sarangi, O. Schneider, A. J. Schwartz, S. Semenov, K. Senyo, M. E. Sevior, H. Shibuya, B. Shwartz, J. B. Singh, N. Soni, S. Stanič, M. Starič, K. Sumisawa, T. Sumiyoshi, S. Suzuki, O. Tajima, F. Takasaki, K. Tamai, N. Tamura, M. Tanaka, Y. Teramoto, T. Tomura, T. Tsuboyama, T. Tsukamoto, S. Uehara, T. Uglov, Y. Unno, S. Uno, G. Varner, C. C. Wang, C. H. Wang, Y. Yamada, Y. Yamashita, M. Yamauchi, H. Yanai, J. Zhang, Z. P. Zhang, V. Zhilich, T. Ziegler, D. Žontar

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We have searched for neutrinoless τ lepton decays into three charged leptons using an 87.1fb-1 data sample collected with the Belle detector at the KEKB e+e- collider. Since the number of signal candidate events is compatible with that expected from the background, we set 90% confidence level upper limits on the branching fractions in the range (1.9-3.5)×10-7 for various decay modes τ -→ℓ-+- where ℓ represents e or μ.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-110
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jun 10

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Funding Information:
We wish to thank the KEKB accelerator group for the excellent operation of the KEKB accelerator. 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 Science Foundation of China under contract No. 10175071; the Department of Science and Technology of India; the BK21 program of the Ministry of Education of Korea and the CHEP SRC program of the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation; the Polish State Committee for Scientific Research under contract No. 2P03B 01324; the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Russian Federation; the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia; the National Science Council and the Ministry of Education of Taiwan; and the US Department of Energy.

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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