Search for B+→K+ τ + τ − at the BaBar Experiment

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We search for the rare flavor-changing neutral current process B+→K+τ+τ− using data from the BABAR experiment. The data sample, collected at the center-of-mass energy of the Υ(4S) resonance, corresponds to a total integrated luminosity of 424  fb−1 and to 471×106  B¯¯¯B pairs. We reconstruct one B meson, produced in the Υ(4S)→B+B− decay, in one of many hadronic decay modes and search for activity compatible with a B+→K+τ+τ− decay in the rest of the event. Each τ lepton is required to decay leptonically into an electron or muon and neutrinos. Comparing the expected number of background events with the data sample after applying the selection criteria, we do not find evidence for a signal. The resulting upper limit, at the 90% confidence level, is B(B+→K+τ+τ−)<2.25×10−3.
Original languageEnglish
Article number031802
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2017

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