A search for the rare leptonic decays B+ → μ+ νμ and B+ → e+ νe

N. Satoyama, K. Abe, I. Adachi, H. Aihara, D. Anipko, A. M. Bakich, E. Barberio, I. Bedny, K. Belous, U. Bitenc, I. Bizjak, A. Bondar, A. Bozek, M. Bračko, T. E. Browder, M. C. Chang, P. Chang, A. Chen, W. T. Chen, B. G. CheonR. Chistov, Y. Choi, Y. K. Choi, S. Cole, J. Dalseno, M. Dash, A. Drutskoy, S. Eidelman, S. Fratina, N. Gabyshev, T. Gershon, A. Go, G. Gokhroo, H. Ha, J. Haba, Y. Hasegawa, K. Hayasaka, D. Heffernan, T. Hokuue, Y. Hoshi, S. Hou, W. S. Hou, T. Iijima, K. Ikado, K. Inami, A. Ishikawa, R. Itoh, M. Iwasaki, Y. Iwasaki, J. H. Kang, S. U. Kataoka, N. Katayama, H. Kawai, T. Kawasaki, H. R. Khan, H. Kichimi, H. J. Kim, S. K. Kim, Y. J. Kim, K. Kinoshita, S. Korpar, P. Križan, P. Krokovny, R. Kumar, C. C. Kuo, A. Kuzmin, Y. J. Kwon, J. S. Lange, G. Leder, M. J. Lee, T. Lesiak, A. Limosani, S. W. Lin, D. Liventsev, G. Majumder, T. Matsumoto, S. McOnie, H. Miyake, H. Miyata, Y. Miyazaki, R. Mizuk, T. Mori, T. Nagamine, I. Nakamura, E. Nakano, M. Nakao, H. Nakazawa, Z. Natkaniec, S. Nishida, O. Nitoh, S. Noguchi, T. Nozaki, S. Ogawa, T. Ohshima, S. Okuno, Y. Onuki, H. Ozaki, P. Pakhlov, G. Pakhlova, H. Park, R. Pestotnik, L. E. Piilonen, H. Sahoo, Y. Sakai, T. Schietinger, O. Schneider, J. Schümann, C. Schwanda, R. Seidl, K. Senyo, M. E. Sevior, M. Shapkin, H. Shibuya, B. Shwartz, J. B. Singh, A. Sokolov, A. Somov, N. Soni, S. Stanič, M. Starič, H. Stoeck, K. Sumisawa, T. Sumiyoshi, S. Suzuki, F. Takasaki, K. Tamai, N. Tamura, M. Tanaka, G. N. Taylor, Y. Teramoto, X. C. Tian, I. Tikhomirov, T. Tsuboyama, T. Tsukamoto, S. Uehara, T. Uglov, S. Uno, P. Urquijo, G. Varner, S. Villa, C. C. Wang, C. H. Wang, M. Z. Wang, Y. Watanabe, R. Wedd, E. Won, Q. L. Xie, B. D. Yabsley, A. Yamaguchi, Y. Yamashita, M. Yamauchi, Z. P. Zhang, V. Zhilich, A. Zupanc

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Abstract

We present a search for the decays B+ → μ+ νμ and B+ → e+ νe in a 253 fb-1 data sample collected at the Υ{hooked} (4 S) resonance with the Belle detector at the KEKB asymmetric-energy B factory. We find no significant evidence for a signal and set 90% confidence level upper limits of B (B+ → μ+ νμ) < 1.7 × 10-6 and B (B+ → e+ νe) < 9.8 × 10-7.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-73
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume647
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Apr 5

Keywords

  • B decay
  • Leptonic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Satoyama, N., Abe, K., Adachi, I., Aihara, H., Anipko, D., Bakich, A. M., Barberio, E., Bedny, I., Belous, K., Bitenc, U., Bizjak, I., Bondar, A., Bozek, A., Bračko, M., Browder, T. E., Chang, M. C., Chang, P., Chen, A., Chen, W. T., ... Zupanc, A. (2007). A search for the rare leptonic decays B+ → μ+ νμ and B+ → e+ νe. Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, 647(2-3), 67-73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2007.01.068