Observation of the Decay Ξ0→Σ+e-νe

KTeV Collaboration

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Abstract

We present the first observation of Ξ0 beta decay using the KTeV beam line and detector at Fermilab. We have identified 176 beta decay events after subtracting a 7 event background. Normalization to 41 024 simultaneously collected Ξ0→ Λ0π0 decays yields a branching ratio of Γ(Ξ0→Σ+ e-νe)/Γ total =(2.71 ± 0.22statistical ± 0.31 systematic) × 10-4. The flavor symmetric quark model calculation agrees with this result.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3751-3754
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume82
Issue number19
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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