A new measurement of the branching ratio of K(S) → γ γ

A. Lai*, D. Marras, A. Bevan, R. S. Dosanjh, T. J. Gershon, B. Hay, G. E. Kalmus, C. Lazzeroni, D. J. Munday, E. Olaiya, M. A. Parker, T. O. White, S. A. Wotton, G. Barr, G. Bocquet, A. Ceccucci, T. Cuhadar-Dönszelmann, D. Cundy, G. D'Agostini, N. DobleV. Falaleev, L. Gatignon, A. Gonidec, B. Gorini, G. Govi, P. Grafström, W. Kubischta, A. Lacourt, M. Lenti, I. Mikulec, A. Norton, S. Palestini, B. Panzer-Steindel, G. Tatishvili, H. Taureg, M. Velasco, H. Wahl, C. Cheshkov, A. Gaponenko, P. Hristov, V. Kekelidze, D. Madigojine, N. Molokanova, Y. Potrebenikov, A. Tkatchev, A. Zinchenko, I. Knowles, V. Martin, R. Sacco, A. Walker, M. Contalbrigo, P. Dalpiaz, J. Duclos, P. L. Frabetti, A. Gianoli, M. Martini, F. Petrucci, M. Savrié, A. Bizzeti, M. Calvetti, G. Collazuol, G. Graziani, E. Iacopini, F. Martelli, M. Veltri, H. G. Becker, M. Eppard, H. Fox, K. Holtz, A. Kalter, K. Kleinknecht, U. Koch, L. Köpke, P. Lopes da Silva, P. Marouelli, I. Pellmann, A. Peters, B. Renk, S. A. Schmidt, V. Schönharting, Y. Schué, R. Wanke, A. Winhart, M. Wittgen, J. C. Chollet, L. Fayard, L. Iconomidou-Fayard, J. Ocariz, G. Unal, I. Wingerter-Seez, G. Anzivino, P. Cenci, E. Imbergamo, P. Lubrano, A. Mestvirishvili, A. Nappi, M. Pepe, M. Piccini, L. Bertanza, R. Carosi, R. Casali, C. Cerri, M. Cirilli, F. Costantini, R. Fantechi, S. Giudici, I. Mannelli, G. Pierazzini, M. Sozzi, J. B. Cheze, J. Cogan, M. de Beer, P. Debu, A. Formica, R. Granier de Cassagnac, E. Mazzucato, B. Peyaud, R. Turlay, B. Vallage, M. Holder, A. Maier, M. Ziolkowski, R. Arcidiacono, C. Biino, N. Cartiglia, R. Guida, F. Marchetto, E. Menichetti, N. Pastrone, J. Nassalski, E. Rondio, M. Szleper, W. Wislicki, S. Wronka, H. Dibon, G. Fischer, M. Jeitler, M. Markytan, G. Neuhofer, M. Pernicka, A. Taurok, L. Widhalm

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Abstract

The decay rate of K(S) → γγ has been measured with the NA48 detector at the CERN SPS. A total of 149 K(S) → γγ events have been observed. The branching ratio is determined to be (2.58 ± 0.36(stat) ± 0.22(sys)) x 10-6. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-35
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume493
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 9 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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