A new measurement of the K ±π ±γγ decay at the NA48/2 experiment

J. R. Batley, G. Kalmus, C. Lazzeroni, D. J. Munday, M. W. Slater, S. A. Wotton, R. Arcidiacono, G. Bocquet, N. Cabibbo, A. Ceccucci, D. Cundy, V. Falaleev, M. Fidecaro, L. Gatignon, A. Gonidec, W. Kubischta, A. Norton, A. Maier, M. Patel, A. PetersS. Balev, P. L. Frabetti, E. Gersabeck, E. Goudzovski*, P. Hristov, V. Kekelidze, V. Kozhuharov, L. Litov, D. Madigozhin, N. Molokanova, I. Polenkevich, Yu Potrebenikov, S. Stoynev, A. Zinchenko, E. Monnier, E. Swallow, R. Winston, P. Rubin, A. Walker, W. Baldini, A. Cotta Ramusino, P. Dalpiaz, C. Damiani, M. Fiorini, A. Gianoli, M. Martini, F. Petrucci, M. Savrié, M. Scarpa, H. Wahl, A. Bizzeti, M. Lenti, M. Veltri, M. Calvetti, E. Celeghini, E. Iacopini, G. Ruggiero, M. Behler, K. Eppard, K. Kleinknecht, P. Marouelli, L. Masetti, U. Moosbrugger, C. Morales Morales, B. Renk, M. Wache, R. Wanke, A. Winhart, D. Coward, A. Dabrowski, T. FonsecaMartin, M. Shieh, M. Szleper, M. Velasco, D. Wood, P. Cenci, M. Pepe, C. Petrucci, G. Anzivino, E. Imbergamo, A. Nappi, M. Piccini, M. Raggi, M. Valdata-Nappi, C. Cerri, R. Fantechi, G. Collazuol, L. DiLella, G. Lamanna, I. Mannelli, A. Michetti, F. Costantini, N. Doble, L. Fiorini, S. Giudici, G. Pierazzini, M. Sozzi, S. Venditti, B. Bloch-Devaux, C. Cheshkov, J. B.Chèze, M. DeBeer, J. Derré, G. Marel, E. Mazzucato, B. Peyaud, B. Vallage, M. Holder, M. Ziolkowski, C. Biino, N. Cartiglia, F. Marchetto, S. Bifani, M. Clemencic, S. Goy Lopez, H. Dibon, M. Jeitler, M. Markytan, I. Mikulec, G. Neuhofer, L. Widhalm

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Abstract

The NA48/2 experiment at CERN collected two data samples with minimum bias trigger conditions in 2003 and 2004. A measurement of the rate and dynamic properties of the rare decay K ±π ±γγ from these data sets based on 149 decay candidates with an estimated background of 15.5 ± 0.7 events is reported. The model-independent branching ratio in the kinematic range z=(mγγ/mK)2>0.2 is measured to be BMI(z>0.2)=(0.877±0.089)×10-6, and the branching ratio in the full kinematic range assuming a particular Chiral Perturbation Theory description to be B(Kπγγ)=(0.910±0.075)×10-6.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-148
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume730
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 7 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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