Search for anomalous weak dipole moments of the τ lepton

A. Heister, S. Schael, R. Barate, I. de Bonis, D. Decamp, C. Goy, J. P. Lees, E. Merle, M. N. Minard, B. Pietrzyk, S. Bravo, M. P. Casado, M. Chmeissani, J. M. Crespo, E. Fernandez, M. Fernandez-Bosman, L. Garrido, M. Martinez, A. Pacheco, H. RuizA. Colaleo, D. Creanza, M. de Palma, G. Iaselli, G. Maggi, M. Maggi, S. Nuzzo, A. Ranieri, G. Raso, F. Ruggieri, G. Selvaggi, L. Silvestris, P. Tempesta, A. Tricomi, G. Zito, X. Huang, J. Lin, Q. Ouyang, T. Wang, Y. Xie, R. Xu, S. Xue, J. Zhang, L. Zhang, W. Zhao, D. Abbaneo, P. Azzurri, O. Buchmüller, M. Cattaneo, F. Cerutti, B. Clerbaux, H. Drevermann, R. W. Forty, M. Frank, F. Gianotti, J. B. Hansen, J. Harvey, D. E. Hutchcroft, P. Janot, B. Jost, M. Kado, P. Mato, A. Moutoussi, F. Ranjard, L. Rolandi, D. Schlatter, O. Schneider, G. Sguazzoni, W. Tejessy, F. Teubert, A. Valassi, I. Videau, J. Ward, F. Badaud, A. Falvard, P. Gay, P. Henrard, J. Jousset, B. Michel, S. Monteil, J. C. Montret, D. Pallin, P. Perret, J. D. Hansen, J. R. Hansen, P. H. Hansen, B. S. Nilsson, A. Kyriakis, C. Markou, E. Simopoulou, A. Vayaki, K. Zachariadou, A. Blondel, G. Bonneaud, J. C. Brient, A. Rougé, M. Rumpf, M. Swynghedauw, M. Verderi, H. Videau, V. Ciulli, E. Focardi, G. Parrini, A. Antonelli, M. Antonelli, G. Bencivenni, F. Bossi, G. Capon, V. Chiarella, P. Laurelli, G. Mannocchi, G. P. Murtas, L. Passalacqua, M. Pepe-Altarelli, J. G. Lynch, P. Negus, V. O'Shea, C. Raine, A. S. Thompson, S. Wasserbaech, R. Cavanaugh, C. Geweniger, P. Hanke, V. Hepp, E. E. Kluge, A. Putzer, H. Stenzel, K. Tittel, M. Wunsch, R. Beuselinck, D. M. Binnie, W. Cameron, P. J. Dornan, M. Girone, N. Marinelli, J. K. Sedgbeer, J. C. Thompson, V. M. Ghete, P. Girtler, E. Kneringer, D. Kuhn, G. Rudolph, E. Bouhova-Thacker, C. K. Bowdery, A. J. Finch, F. Foster, G. Hughes, R. W.L. Jones, M. R. Pearson, N. A. Robertson, K. Jakobs, K. Kleinknecht, B. Renk, H. G. Sander, H. Wachsmuth, C. Zeitnitz, A. Bonissent, P. Coyle, O. Leroy, P. Payre, D. Rousseau, M. Talby, F. Ragusa, A. David, H. Dietl, G. Ganis, K. Hüttmann, G. Lütjens, W. Männer, H. G. Moser, R. Settles, W. Wiedenmann, G. Wolf, J. Boucrot, O. Callot, M. Davier, L. Duflot, J. F. Grivaz, Ph Heusse, A. Jacholkowska, J. Lefrançois, J. J. Veillet, C. Yuan, G. Bagliesi, T. Boccali, L. Foà, A. Giammanco, A. Giassi, F. Ligabue, A. Messineo, F. Palla, G. Sanguinetti, A. Sciabà, R. Tenchini, A. Venturi, P. G. Verdini, G. A. Blair, G. Cowan, M. G. Green, T. Medcalf, A. Misiejuk, J. A. Strong, P. Teixeira-Dias, R. W. Clifft, T. R. Edgecock, P. R. Norton, I. R. Tomalin, B. Bloch-Devaux, P. Colas, E. Lançon, M. C. Lemaire, E. Locci, P. Perez, J. Rander, J. P. Schuller, B. Vallage, N. Konstantinidis, A. M. Litke, G. Taylor, C. N. Booth, S. Cartwright, F. Combley, M. Lehto, L. F. Thompson, A. Böhrer, S. Brandt, C. Grupen, A. Ngac, G. Prange, G. Giannini, J. Rothberg, S. R. Armstrong, K. Berkelman, K. Cranmer, D. P.S. Ferguson, Y. Gao, S. González, O. J. Hayes, H. Hu, S. Jin, J. Kile, P. A. McNamara, J. Nielsen, Y. B. Pan, J. H. von Wimmersperg-Toeller, W. Wiedenmann, J. Wu, Sau Lan Wu, X. Wu, G. Zobernig, G. Dissertori

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    Abstract

    The anomalous weak dipole moments of the τ lepton are measured in a data sample collected by ALEPH from 1990 to 1995 corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 155 pb-1. Tau leptons produced in the reaction e +e- → τ+τ- at energies close to the Z mass are studied using their semileptonic decays to π, ρ, a1 → π2π0 or a1 → 3π. The real and imaginary components of both the anomalous weak magnetic dipole moment and the CP-violating anomalous weak electric dipole moment, Re μ τ, Im μτ, Re dτ and Im d τ, are measured simultaneously by means of a likelihood fit built from the full differential cross section. No evidence of new physics is found. The following bounds are obtained (95% CL): |Re μτ| < 1.14 × 10-3, |Im μτ| < 2.65 × 10-3, |Re dτ| < 0.91 × 10-3, and |Im dτ| < 2.01 × 10-3.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)291-304
    Number of pages14
    JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
    Volume30
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Oct 2003

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering (miscellaneous)
    • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Heister, A., Schael, S., Barate, R., de Bonis, I., Decamp, D., Goy, C., Lees, J. P., Merle, E., Minard, M. N., Pietrzyk, B., Bravo, S., Casado, M. P., Chmeissani, M., Crespo, J. M., Fernandez, E., Fernandez-Bosman, M., Garrido, L., Martinez, M., Pacheco, A., ... Dissertori, G. (2003). Search for anomalous weak dipole moments of the τ lepton. European Physical Journal C, 30(3), 291-304. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s2003-01286-1