Measurement of the K+→π+νν̄ branching ratio

S. Adler, V. V. Anisimovsky, M. Aoki, M. Ardebili, A. V. Artamonov, M. Atiya, B. Bassalleck, A. O. Bazarko, B. Bhuyan, E. W. Blackmore, D. A. Bryman, S. Chen, I. H. Chiang, I. A. Christidi, M. R. Convery, P. S. Cooper, M. V. Diwan, J. S. Frank, T. Fujiwara, J. HaggertyJ. Hu, T. Inagaki, M. M. Ito, A. P. Ivashkin, D. E. Jaffe, S. Kabe, M. Kazumori, Y. Kuno, M. Kuriki, S. H. Kettell, M. M. Khabibullin, A. N. Khotjantsev, P. Kitching, M. Kobayashi, T. K. Komatsubara, A. Konaka, A. P. Kozhevnikov, Yu G. Kudenko, A. Kushnirenko, L. G. Landsberg, B. Lewis, K. K. Li, L. S. Littenberg, J. A. Macdonald, D. R. Marlow, R. A. McPherson, P. D. Meyers, J. Mildenberger, O. V. Mineev, M. Miyajima, K. Mizouchi, V. A. Mukhin, N. Muramatsu, T. Nakano, M. Nomachi, T. Nomura, T. Numao, V. F. Obraztsov, K. Omata, D. I. Patalakha, S. V. Petrenko, R. Poutissou, E. J. Ramberg, G. Redlinger, T. Sato, T. Sekiguchi, T. Shinkawa, F. C. Shoemaker, A. J.S. Smith, J. R. Stone, R. C. Strand, S. Sugimoto, Y. Tamagawa, R. Tschirhart, T. Tsunemi, D. V. Vavilov, B. Viren, N. V. Yershov, Y. Yoshimura, T. Yoshioka

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Experiment E949 at Brookhaven National Laboratory studied the rare decay K+→π+νν̄ and other processes with an exposure of 1.77×1012 K+'s. The data were analyzed using a blind analysis technique yielding one candidate event with an estimated background of 0.30±0.03 events. Combining this result with the observation of two candidate events by the predecessor experiment E787 gave the branching ratio B(K+→π+νν ̄)=(1.47-0.89+1.30)×10-10, consistent with the standard model prediction of (0.74±0.20)×10-10. This is a more detailed report of results previously published.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number052003
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 13 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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