K<sup>0</sup><inf>S</inf> 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-→K0SK0Lπ-ντ is studied for the first time, giving a branching ratio B(τ-→K0SK0Lπ-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
Pages (from-to)29-45
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1998


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