Using a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 342 $fb^{-1}$ collected with the BABAR detector at the SLAC PEP-II electron-positron storage ring operating at a center-of-mass energy near 10.58 GeV, we measure ${\cal{B}} (\tau^- \to \pi^- \pi^- \pi^+ \nu_\tau) = (8.83 \pm 0.01 \pm 0.13) %$, ${\cal{B}} (\tau^- \to K^- \pi^- \pi^+ \nu_\tau) = (0.273\pm 0.002\pm 0.009)%$, ${\cal{B}} (\tau^- \to K^- \pi^- K^+ \nu_\tau) = (0.1346\pm 0.0010 \pm 0.0036)%$ and ${\cal{B}} (\tau^- \to K^- K^- K^+ \nu_\tau) = (1.58\pm 0.13 \pm 0.12)\times 10^{-5}$, where the uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively. Events where the $\pi^+\pi^-$ pair is consistent with coming from a $K^0_S$ are excluded. These are significant improvements over previous measurements, with the ${\cal{B}} (\tau^- \to K^- K^- K^+ \nu_\tau)$ result being the first resonant plus non-resonant measurement of this mode. We also report a first measurement of ${\cal{B}} (\tau^- \to \phi\pi^- \nu_\tau) = (3.42\pm 0.55 \pm 0.25)\times 10^{-5}$ and a new measurement of ${\cal{B}} (\tau^- \to \phi K^- \nu_\tau) = (3.39\pm 0.20 \pm 0.28)\times 10^{-5}$.

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NEAL. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS. - ISSN 0031-9007. - 100:1(2008), pp. 011801.011801-1-011801.011801-7.

Exclusive branching fraction measurements of semileptonic tau decays into three charged hadrons, $\tau^- \to \phi \pi^- \nu_\tau$ and $\tau^- \to \phi K^- \nu_\tau$

A. LAZZARO;V. LOMBARDO;F. PALOMBO;N. NERI;
2008

Abstract

Using a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 342 $fb^{-1}$ collected with the BABAR detector at the SLAC PEP-II electron-positron storage ring operating at a center-of-mass energy near 10.58 GeV, we measure ${\cal{B}} (\tau^- \to \pi^- \pi^- \pi^+ \nu_\tau) = (8.83 \pm 0.01 \pm 0.13) %$, ${\cal{B}} (\tau^- \to K^- \pi^- \pi^+ \nu_\tau) = (0.273\pm 0.002\pm 0.009)%$, ${\cal{B}} (\tau^- \to K^- \pi^- K^+ \nu_\tau) = (0.1346\pm 0.0010 \pm 0.0036)%$ and ${\cal{B}} (\tau^- \to K^- K^- K^+ \nu_\tau) = (1.58\pm 0.13 \pm 0.12)\times 10^{-5}$, where the uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively. Events where the $\pi^+\pi^-$ pair is consistent with coming from a $K^0_S$ are excluded. These are significant improvements over previous measurements, with the ${\cal{B}} (\tau^- \to K^- K^- K^+ \nu_\tau)$ result being the first resonant plus non-resonant measurement of this mode. We also report a first measurement of ${\cal{B}} (\tau^- \to \phi\pi^- \nu_\tau) = (3.42\pm 0.55 \pm 0.25)\times 10^{-5}$ and a new measurement of ${\cal{B}} (\tau^- \to \phi K^- \nu_\tau) = (3.39\pm 0.20 \pm 0.28)\times 10^{-5}$.
Semileptonic B decays
Settore FIS/01 - Fisica Sperimentale
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