Evidence of B+→τ+ν decays with hadronic B tags

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We present a search for the decay B+→τ+ν using 467.8×106 BB̄ pairs collected at the Υ(4S) resonance with the BABAR detector at the SLAC PEP-II B-Factory. We select a sample of events with one completely reconstructed B- in the hadronic decay mode (B-→D(*)0X- and B -→J/ψX-). We examine the rest of the event to search for a B+→τ+ν decay. We identify the τ+ lepton in the following modes: τ+→e +νν̄, τ+→μ+νν ̄, τ+→π+ν̄ and τ+→ρ+ν̄. We find an excess of events with respect to the expected background, which excludes the null signal hypothesis at the level of 3.8σ (including systematic uncertainties) and corresponds to a branching fraction value of B(B+→τ +ν)=(1.83-0.49+0.53(stat)±0.24(syst))×10 -4. © 2013 American Physical Society.




Lees, J. P., Poireau, V., Tisserand, V., Garra Tico, J., Grauges, E., Palano, A., … Wu, S. L. (2013). Evidence of B+→τ+ν decays with hadronic B tags. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 88(3). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.88.031102

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