K0(S) production in tau decays

ALEPH Collaboration, The and Barate, R. and Betteridge, Andrew and Bowdery, Christopher and Finch, Alexander and Colrain, Paul and Foster, Frank and Hughes, Gareth and Jones, Roger and Williams, Mark (1998) K0(S) production in tau decays. The European Physical Journal C (EPJ C) - Particles and Fields, 4 (1). pp. 29-45. ISSN 1434-6052

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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−ντ)=(9.70\pm0.58±0.62)×10−3 , where X− can be anything, and for the exclusive decays B(τ−→K¯¯¯0π−ντ)=(8.55±1.17±0.66)×10−3, B(τ−→K¯¯¯0π−π0ντ)=(2.94±0.73±0.37)×10−3, B(τ−→K¯¯¯0K−ντ)=(1.58±0.42±0.17)×10−3, B(τ−→K¯¯¯0K−π0ντ)=(1.52\pm0.76±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−ντ , τ−→K0SK0Sπ−π0ντ , τ−→K0SK0Lπ−π0ντ , τ−→K¯¯¯0π−π0π0ντ , τ−→K0K−π0π0ντ 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.

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