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Search for lepton flavor violation in the decay τ±→μ ±γ

  • Aubert, B
  • Barate, R
  • Boutigny, D
  • Couderc, F
  • Karyotakis, Y
  • Lees, JP
  • Poireau, V
  • Tisserand, V
  • Zghiche, A
  • Grauges-Pous, E
  • Palano, A
  • Pompili, A
  • Chen, JC
  • Qi, ND
  • Rong, G
  • Wang, P
  • Zhu, YS
  • Eigen, G
  • Ofte, I
  • Stugu, B
  • And 80 more
Publication Date
Jul 22, 2005
eScholarship - University of California
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A search for the nonconservation of lepton flavor number in the decay τ±→μ±γ has been performed using 2.07×108 e+e-→τ+τ- events produced at a center-of-mass energy near 10.58 GeV with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II storage ring. We find no evidence for a signal and set an upper limit on the branching ratio of B(τ±→ μ±γ)<6.8×10-8 at 90% confidence level. © 2005 The American Physical Society.

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