Abstract

We report on a precision measurement of the ratio Rτμϒ(3S)=B(ϒ(3S)→τ+τ-)/B(ϒ(3S)→μ+μ-) using data collected with the BABAR detector at the SLAC PEP-II e+e- collider. The measurement is based on a 28 fb-1 data sample collected at a center-of-mass energy of 10.355 GeV corresponding to a sample of 122 million ϒ(3S) mesons. The ratio is measured to be Rτμϒ(3S)=0.966±0.008stat±0.014syst and is in agreement with the standard model prediction of 0.9948 within 2 standard deviations. The uncertainty in Rτμϒ(3S) is almost an order of magnitude smaller than the only previous measurement.

Original languageEnglish
Article number241801
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume125
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2020

Keywords

  • MONTE-CARLO
  • BABAR DETECTOR

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