A Caltech Library Service

Search for the decay B^+ → τ^+ν_τ

Aubert, B. and Albert, J. and Chen, E. and Dubois-Felsmann, G. P. and Dvoretskii, A. and Hitlin, D. G. and Narsky, I. and Piatenko, T. and Porter, F. C. and Ryd, A. and Samuel, A. (2006) Search for the decay B^+ → τ^+ν_τ. Physical Review D, 73 (5). Art. No. 057101. ISSN 2470-0010.

PDF - Published Version
See Usage Policy.


Use this Persistent URL to link to this item:


We search for the rare leptonic decay B^+ → τ^+ν_τ in a sample of 232 × 10^6 BB̅ pairs collected with the BABAR detector at the SLAC PEP-II B-Factory. Signal events are selected by examining the properties of the B meson recoiling against the semileptonic decay B^- → D^9*0)ℓ^-ν̅_ ℓ. We find no evidence for a signal and set an upper limit on the branching fraction of B(B^+ → τ^+ν_τ)<2.8 × 10^9-4) at the 90% confidence level. We combine this result with a previous, statistically independent BABAR search for B+→τ+ντ to give an upper limit of B(B^+ → τ^+ν_τ)<2.6 × 10^(-4) at the 90% confidence level.

Item Type:Article
Related URLs:
URLURL TypeDescription
Dubois-Felsmann, G. P.0000-0003-1598-6979
Hitlin, D. G.0000-0003-4028-6982
Porter, F. C.0000-0003-1948-8889
Additional Information:© 2006 American Physical Society. Received 14 July 2005; published 10 March 2006. We are grateful for the excellent luminosity and machine conditions provided by our PEP-II colleagues, and for the substantial dedicated effort from the computing organizations that support BABAR. The collaborating institutions wish to thank SLAC for its support and kind hospitality. This work is supported by DOE and NSF (USA), NSERC (Canada), IHEP (China), CEA and CNRS-IN2P3 (France), BMBF and DFG (Germany), INFN (Italy), FOM (The Netherlands), NFR (Norway), MIST (Russia), and PPARC (United Kingdom). Individuals have received support from CONACyT (Mexico), A. P. Sloan Foundation, Research Corporation, and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Department of Energy (DOE)UNSPECIFIED
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)UNSPECIFIED
Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) (China)UNSPECIFIED
Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA) (France)UNSPECIFIED
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) (France)UNSPECIFIED
Institut National de Physique Nucléaire et Physique des Particules (IN2P3) (France)UNSPECIFIED
Bundesministerium fur Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) (Germany)UNSPECIFIED
German Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) (Germany)UNSPECIFIED
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) (Italy)UNSPECIFIED
Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) (The Netherlands)UNSPECIFIED
Research Council of Norway (NFR)UNSPECIFIED
Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC) (UK)UNSPECIFIED
Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) (Mexico)UNSPECIFIED
A. P. Sloan FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Research CorporationUNSPECIFIED
Alexander von Humboldt FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Issue or Number:5
Classification Code:PACS: 13.20.He, 14.40.Nd, 14.60.Fg
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20110216-093218959
Persistent URL:
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:22238
Deposited By: Benjamin Perez
Deposited On:16 Feb 2011 19:28
Last Modified:09 Mar 2020 13:18

Repository Staff Only: item control page