Improved Measurement of the π → eν Branching Ratio

A. Aguilar-Arevalo, M. Aoki, M. Blecher, D. I. Britton, D. A. Bryman, D. Vom Bruch, S. Chen, J. Comfort, M. Ding, L. Doria, S. Cuen-Rochin, P. Gumplinger, A. Hussein, Y. Igarashi, S. Ito, S. H. Kettell, L. Kurchaninov, L. S. Littenberg, C. Malbrunot, R. E. MischkeT. Numao, D. Protopopescu, A. Sher, T. Sullivan, D. Vavilov, K. Yamada

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Abstract

A new measurement of the branching ratio Re/μ=Γ(π+→e+ν+π+→e+νγ)/Γ(π+→μ+ν+π+→μ+νγ) resulted in Re/μexp=[1.2344±0.0023(stat)±0.0019(syst)]×10-4. This is in agreement with the standard model prediction and improves the test of electron-muon universality to the level of 0.1%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number071801
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume115
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 13 2015

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Aguilar-Arevalo, A., Aoki, M., Blecher, M., Britton, D. I., Bryman, D. A., Vom Bruch, D., Chen, S., Comfort, J., Ding, M., Doria, L., Cuen-Rochin, S., Gumplinger, P., Hussein, A., Igarashi, Y., Ito, S., Kettell, S. H., Kurchaninov, L., Littenberg, L. S., Malbrunot, C., ... Yamada, K. (2015). Improved Measurement of the π → eν Branching Ratio. Physical Review Letters, 115(7), [071801]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.071801