Search for the decay KL → π0µ+µ-

A. Alavi-Harati, I. F. Albuquerque, T. Alexopoulos, M. Arenton, K. Arisaka, S. Averitte, A. R. Barker, L. Bellantoni, A. Bellavance, J. Belz, R. Ben-David, D. R. Bergman, E. Blucher, G. J. Bock, C. Bown, S. Bright, E. Cheu, S. Childress, R. Coleman, M. D. CorcoranG. Corti, B. Cox, M. B. Crisler, A. R. Erwin, R. Ford, A. Glazov, A. Golossanov, G. Graham, J. Graham, K. Hagan, E. Halkiadakis, K. Hanagaki, M. Hazumi, S. Hidaka, Y. B. Hsiung, V. Jejer, J. Jennings, D. A. Jensen, R. Kessler, H. G.E. Kobrak, J. La Due, A. Lath, A. Ledovskoy, P. L. Mc Bride, A. P. Mc Manus, P. Mikelsons, E. Monnier, T. Nakaya, K. S. Nelson, H. Nguyen, V. O’dell, M. Pang, R. Pordes, V. Prasad, C. Qiao, B. Quinn, E. J. Ramberg, R. E. Ray, A. Roodman, M. Sadamoto, S. Schnetzer, K. Senyo, P. Shanahan, P. S. Shawhan, W. Slater, N. Solomey, S. V. Somalwar, R. L. Stone, I. Suzuki, E. C. Swallow, R. A. Swanson, S. A. Taegar, R. J. Tesarek, G. B. Thomson, P. A. Toale, A. Tripathi, R. Tschirhart, Y. W. Wah, J. Wang, H. B. White, J. Whitmore, B. Winstein, R. Winston, T. Yamanaka, E. D. Zimmerman

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Abstract

We report on a search for the decay KL → π0µ+µ- carried out as a part of the KTeV experiment at Fermilab. This decay is expected to have a significant CP violating contribution and a direct measurement will either support the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa mechanism for CP violation or point to new physics. Two events were observed in the 1997 data with an expected background of 0.87 ± 0.15 events, and we set an upper limit B(KL → π0µ+µ-) < 3.8 × 10-10 at the 90% confidence level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5279-5282
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume84
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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