Further search for the decay K +→π +νν̄ in the momentum region P<195 MeV/c

S. Adler, M. Aoki, M. Ardebili, M. S. Atiya, A. O. Bazarko, P. C. Bergbusch, B. Bhuyan, E. W. Blackmore, D. A. Bryman, I. H. Chiang, M. R. Convery, M. V. Diwan, J. S. Frank, J. S. Haggerty, T. Inagaki, M. M. Ito, V. Jain, D. E. Jaffe, S. Kabe, M. KazumoriS. H. Kettell, P. Kitching, M. Kobayashi, T. K. Komatsubara, A. Konaka, Y. Kuno, M. Kuriki, T. F. Kycia, K. K. Li, L. S. Littenberg, J. A. Macdonald, R. A. McPherson, P. D. Meyers, J. Mildenberger, N. Muramatsu, T. Nakano, C. Ng, S. Ng, T. Numao, A. Otomo, J. M. Poutissou, R. Poutissou, G. Redlinger, T. Sasaki, T. Sato, T. Shinkawa, F. C. Shoemaker, A. J.S. Smith, R. Soluk, J. R. Stone, R. C. Strand, S. Sugimoto, C. Witzig, Y. Yoshimura

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We report the results of a search for the decay K +→π +νν in the kinematic region with π + momentum 140<P<195 MeV/c using the data collected by the E787 experiment at BNL. No events were observed. When combined with our previous search in this region, one candidate event with an expected background of 1.22±0.24 events results in a 90% C.L. upper limit of 2.2×10 -9 on the branching ratio of K +→π +νν. We also report improved limits on the rates of K +→π +X 0 and K +→π +X 1X 2 where X 0,X 1X 2 are hypothetical, massless, long-lived neutral particles.

Original languageEnglish
Article number037102
Pages (from-to)037102-1-037102-4
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Aug 15


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