K0S production in τ decays

R. Barate, D. Buskulic, D. Decamp, P. Ghez, C. Goy, J. P. Lees, A. Lucotte, M. N. Minard, J. Y. Nief, B. Pietrzyk, G. Boix, M. P. Casado, M. Chmeissani, J. M. Crespo, M. Delfino, E. Fernandez, M. Fernandez-Bosman, Ll Garrido*, E. Graugès, A. JusteM. Martinez, G. Merino, R. Miquel, Ll M. Mir, I. C. Park, A. Pascual, J. A. Perlas, I. Riu, F. Sanchez, A. Colaleo, D. Creanza, M. De Palma, G. Gelao, G. Iaselli, G. Maggi, M. Maggi, S. Nuzzo, A. Ranieri, G. Raso, F. Ruggieri, G. Selvaggi, L. Silvestris, P. Tempesta, A. Tricomi, G. Zito, X. Huang, J. Lin, Q. Ouyang, T. Wang, Y. Xie, R. Xu, S. Xue, J. Zhang, L. Zhang, W. Zhao, D. Abbaneo, R. Alemany, U. Becker, P. Bright-Thomas, D. Casper, M. Cattaneo, F. Cerutti, V. Ciulli, G. Dissertori, H. Drevermann, R. W. Forty, M. Frank, R. Hagelberg, J. B. Hansen, J. Harvey, P. Janot, B. Jost, I. Lehraus, P. Mato, A. Minten, L. Moneta, A. Pacheco, J. F. Pusztaszeri, F. Ranjard, L. Rolandi, D. Rousseau, D. Schlatter, M. Schmitt, O. Schneider, W. Tejessy, F. Teubert, I. R. Tomalin, H. Wachsmuth, A. Wagner, Z. Ajaltouni, F. Badaud, G. Chazelle, O. Deschamps, A. Falvard, C. Ferdi, P. Gay, C. Guicheney, P. Henrard, J. Jousset

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From a sample of about 160k Z → τ+τ- candidates collected with the ALEPH detector at LEP between 1991 and 1995, τ lepton decays involving K0S → π+π- are studied. The K0SK0L associated production in τ decays is also investigated. The branching ratios are measured for the inclusive decay B(τ-→K0SX-ν τ) = (9.70±0.58±0.62) × 10-3, where X- can be anything, and for the exclusive decays B(τ-→K̄0π-ν τ) = (8.55±1.17±0.66) × 10-3, B(τ-→K̄0π-π 0ντ) = (2.94±0.73±0.37) × 10-3, B(τ-→K̄0K-ντ) = (1.58±0.42±0.17) × 10-3, B(τ-→K̄0K-π 0ντ) = (1.52±0.76±0.21) × 10-3. The decay τ-→K0SK0 Lπ-ντ is studied for the first time, giving a branching ratio B(τ-→K0SK0 Lπ-ντ) = (1.01±0.23±0.13) × 10-3. The channels τ- → K0SK0Sπ-ν τ , τ- → K0SK0Sπ-π 0ντ , τ- → K0SK0Lπ-π 0ντ , τ- → K̄0π-π0π0ν τ, τ-→K0K-π0π 0ντ and τ-→K0h+h-h -ντ are also investigated. In addition, mass spectra in the K0Sh- and K0Sh-π0 final states are analysed to provide information on the intermediate states produced in the decays.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-45
Number of pages17
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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