Search for a Heavy Neutrino in τ Decays at Belle

D. Liventsev, I. Adachi, H. Aihara, S. Al Said, D. M. Asner, H. Atmacan, R. Ayad, V. Babu, Sw Banerjee, M. Bauer, P. Behera, K. Belous, J. Bennett, M. Bessner, T. Bilka, D. Biswas, D. Bodrov, G. Bonvicini, J. Borah, A. BozekM. Bračko, P. Branchini, T. E. Browder, A. Budano, M. Campajola, D. Červenkov, M. C. Chang, A. Chen, B. G. Cheon, H. E. Cho, K. Cho, S. J. Cho, S. K. Choi, Y. Choi, S. Choudhury, D. Cinabro, S. Das, G. De Nardo, G. De Pietro, R. Dhamija, F. Di Capua, Z. DoleŽal, T. V. Dong, D. Dossett, D. Epifanov, T. Ferber, D. Ferlewicz, B. G. Fulsom, R. Garg, V. Gaur, A. Giri, P. Goldenzweig, E. Graziani, T. Gu, K. Gudkova, C. Hadjivasiliou, X. Han, T. Hara, K. Hayasaka, H. Hayashii, M. T. Hedges, D. Herrmann, M. Hernández Villanueva, C. L. Hsu, K. Inami, N. Ipsita, A. Ishikawa, R. Itoh, M. Iwasaki, W. W. Jacobs, E. J. Jang, S. Jia, Y. Jin, A. B. Kaliyar, K. H. Kang, T. Kawasaki, C. Kiesling, C. H. Kim, D. Y. Kim, K. H. Kim, Y. K. Kim, P. Kodyš, A. Korobov, S. Korpar, E. Kovalenko, P. KriŽan, P. Krokovny, M. Kumar, R. Kumar, K. Kumara, Y. J. Kwon, T. Lam, J. S. Lange, S. C. Lee, P. Lewis, L. K. Li, Y. Li, L. Li Gioi, J. Libby, K. Lieret, Y. R. Lin, T. Luo, T. Matsuda, D. Matvienko, F. Meier, M. Merola, F. Metzner, K. Miyabayashi, R. Mizuk, G. B. Mohanty, R. Mussa, I. Nakamura, T. Nakano, M. Nakao, Z. Natkaniec, A. Natochii, L. Nayak, M. Nayak, N. K. Nisar, S. Nishida, S. Ogawa, H. Ono, P. Oskin, P. Pakhlov, G. Pakhlova, S. Pardi, H. Park, J. Park, A. Passeri, S. Patra, S. Paul, T. K. Pedlar, R. Pestotnik, L. E. Piilonen, T. Podobnik, E. Prencipe, M. T. Prim, A. Rostomyan, N. Rout, G. Russo, S. Sandilya, A. Sangal, L. Santelj, V. Savinov, G. Schnell, J. Schueler, C. Schwanda, Y. Seino, K. Senyo, M. E. Sevior, M. Shapkin, C. Sharma, C. P. Shen, J. G. Shiu, B. Shwartz, F. Simon, A. Sokolov, E. Solovieva, M. Starič, M. Sumihama, T. Sumiyoshi, W. Sutcliffe, M. Takizawa, U. Tamponi, K. Tanida, F. Tenchini, M. Uchida, S. Uehara, S. Uno, Y. Usov, R. Van Tonder, G. Varner, K. E. Varvell, A. Vinokurova, M. Z. Wang, X. L. Wang, M. Watanabe, S. Watanuki, O. Werbycka, E. Won, X. Xu, B. D. Yabsley, W. Yan, S. B. Yang, J. Yelton, J. H. Yin, C. Z. Yuan, L. Yuan, Z. P. Zhang, V. Zhilich, V. Zhukova

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Abstract

We report on a search for a heavy Majorana neutrino in the decays τ-→π-νh, νh→π± =e, μ. The results are obtained using the full data sample of 988 fb-1 collected with the Belle detector at the KEKB asymmetric energy e+e- collider, which contains 912×106 ττ pairs. We observe no significant signal and set 95% CL upper limits on the couplings of the heavy right-handed neutrinos to the conventional standard model left-handed neutrinos in the mass range 0.2-1.6 GeV/c2. This is the first study of a mixed couplings of heavy neutrinos to τ leptons and light-flavor leptons.

Original languageEnglish
Article number211802
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume131
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023 Nov 24

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