Search for the exotic decay μ+→e+ν̄eνμ

D. A. Krakauer, R. L. Talaga, R. C. Allen, H. H. Chen, P. J. Doe, R. Hausammann, W. P. Lee, X. Q. Lu, H. J. Mahler, M. E. Potter, K. C. Wang, Herng Yao, T. J. Bowles, R. L. Burman, R. D. Carlini, D. R.F. Cochran, J. S. Frank, E. Piasetzky, V. D. Sandberg

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Abstract

We search for the exotic decay μ+→e+νeνμ as a test of lepton number conversation. An exposure of ≈1020 μ+ -decay neutrinos to a 15 ton detector leads to a new upper bound for the branching ratio, Rε{lunate}Γ(μ+→e+νeνμ/Γ(μ+→all), R<0.018 (90% CL).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)534-538
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume263
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Jul 18

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Krakauer, D. A., Talaga, R. L., Allen, R. C., Chen, H. H., Doe, P. J., Hausammann, R., ... Sandberg, V. D. (1991). Search for the exotic decay μ+→e+ν&#x0304;eνμ. Physics Letters B, 263(3-4), 534-538. https://doi.org/10.1016/0370-2693(91)90501-G

Search for the exotic decay μ+→e+ν&#x0304;eνμ. / Krakauer, D. A.; Talaga, R. L.; Allen, R. C.; Chen, H. H.; Doe, P. J.; Hausammann, R.; Lee, W. P.; Lu, X. Q.; Mahler, H. J.; Potter, M. E.; Wang, K. C.; Yao, Herng; Bowles, T. J.; Burman, R. L.; Carlini, R. D.; Cochran, D. R.F.; Frank, J. S.; Piasetzky, E.; Sandberg, V. D.

In: Physics Letters B, Vol. 263, No. 3-4, 18.07.1991, p. 534-538.

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Krakauer, DA, Talaga, RL, Allen, RC, Chen, HH, Doe, PJ, Hausammann, R, Lee, WP, Lu, XQ, Mahler, HJ, Potter, ME, Wang, KC, Yao, H, Bowles, TJ, Burman, RL, Carlini, RD, Cochran, DRF, Frank, JS, Piasetzky, E & Sandberg, VD 1991, 'Search for the exotic decay μ+→e+ν&#x0304;eνμ', Physics Letters B, vol. 263, no. 3-4, pp. 534-538. https://doi.org/10.1016/0370-2693(91)90501-G
Krakauer DA, Talaga RL, Allen RC, Chen HH, Doe PJ, Hausammann R et al. Search for the exotic decay μ+→e+ν&#x0304;eνμ. Physics Letters B. 1991 Jul 18;263(3-4):534-538. https://doi.org/10.1016/0370-2693(91)90501-G
Krakauer, D. A. ; Talaga, R. L. ; Allen, R. C. ; Chen, H. H. ; Doe, P. J. ; Hausammann, R. ; Lee, W. P. ; Lu, X. Q. ; Mahler, H. J. ; Potter, M. E. ; Wang, K. C. ; Yao, Herng ; Bowles, T. J. ; Burman, R. L. ; Carlini, R. D. ; Cochran, D. R.F. ; Frank, J. S. ; Piasetzky, E. ; Sandberg, V. D. / Search for the exotic decay μ+→e+ν&#x0304;eνμ. In: Physics Letters B. 1991 ; Vol. 263, No. 3-4. pp. 534-538.
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