Study of the KL0→π0π0νν̄ decay

R. Ogata, S. Suzuki, J. K. Ahn, Y. Akune, V. Baranov, K. F. Chen, J. Comfort, M. Doroshenko, Y. Fujioka, Y. B. Hsiung, T. Inagaki, S. Ishibashi, N. Ishihara, H. Ishii, E. Iwai, T. Iwata, I. Kato, S. Kobayashi, S. Komatsu, T. K. KomatsubaraA. S. Kurilin, E. Kuzmin, A. Lednev, H. S. Lee, S. Y. Lee, G. Y. Lim, J. Ma, T. Matsumura, A. Moisseenko, H. Morii, T. Morimoto, Y. Nakajima, T. Nakano, H. Nanjo, N. Nishi, J. Nix, T. Nomura, M. Nomachi, H. Okuno, K. Omata, G. N. Perdue, S. Perov, S. Podolsky, S. Porokhovoy, K. Sakashita, T. Sasaki, N. Sasao, H. Sato, T. Sato, M. Sekimoto, T. Shimogawa, T. Shinkawa, Y. Stepanenko, Y. Sugaya, A. Sugiyama, T. Sumida, Y. Tajima, S. Takita, Z. Tsamalaidze, T. Tsukamoto, Y. C. Tung, Y. W. Wah, H. Watanabe, M. L. Wu, M. Yamaga, T. Yamanaka, H. Y. Yoshida, Y. Yoshimura, Y. Zheng

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Abstract

The rare decay KL0→π0π0νν̄ was studied with the E391a detector at the KEK 12-GeV proton synchrotron. Based on 9.4×109 KL0 decays, an upper limit of 8.1×10-7 was obtained for the branching fraction at 90% confidence level. We also set a limit on the KL0→π0π0X (X→invisible particles) process; the limit on the branching fraction varied from 7.0×10-7 to 4.0×10 -5 for the mass of X ranging from 50MeV/c2 to 200MeV/c2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number052009
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume84
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 21 2011

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Ogata, R., Suzuki, S., Ahn, J. K., Akune, Y., Baranov, V., Chen, K. F., Comfort, J., Doroshenko, M., Fujioka, Y., Hsiung, Y. B., Inagaki, T., Ishibashi, S., Ishihara, N., Ishii, H., Iwai, E., Iwata, T., Kato, I., Kobayashi, S., Komatsu, S., ... Zheng, Y. (2011). Study of the KL0→π0π0νν̄ decay. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 84(5), [052009]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.84.052009