A limit for the μ→eγ decay from the MEG experiment

J. Adam, X. Bai, A. Baldini, E. Baracchini, A. Barchiesi, C. Bemporad, G. Boca, P. W. Cattaneo, G. Cavoto, G. Cecchet, F. Cei, C. Cerri, A. De Bari, M. De Gerone, T. Doke, S. Dussoni, J. Egger, L. Galli, G. Gallucci, F. GattiB. Golden, M. Grassi, D. N. Grigoriev, T. Haruyama, M. Hildebrandt, Y. Hisamatsu, F. Ignatov, T. Iwamoto, D. Kaneko, P. R. Kettle, B. I. Khazin, O. Kiselev, A. Korenchenko, N. Kravchuk, A. Maki, S. Mihara, W. Molzon, T. Mori, D. Mzavia, H. Natori, R. Nardò, D. Nicolò, H. Nishiguchi, Y. Nishimura, W. Ootani, M. Panareo, A. Papa, R. Pazzi, G. Piredda, A. Popov, F. Renga, S. Ritt, M. Rossella, R. Sawada, M. Schneebeli, F. Sergiampietri, G. Signorelli, S. Suzuki, C. Topchyan, V. Tumakov, Y. Uchiyama, R. Valle, C. Voena, F. Xiao, S. Yamada, A. Yamamoto, S. Yamashita, Yu V. Yudin, D. Zanello

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Abstract

A search for the decay μ+→e+γ, performed at PSI and based on data from the initial three months of operation of the MEG experiment, yields an upper limit on the branching ratio of BR(μ+e+γ)≤2.8×10-11 (90% C.L.). This corresponds to the measurement of positrons and photons from ∼1014 stopped μ+-decays by means of a superconducting positron spectrometer and a 900 litre liquid xenon photon detector.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalNuclear Physics B
Volume834
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jul 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Lepton flavour violation
  • Muon decay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Adam, J., Bai, X., Baldini, A., Baracchini, E., Barchiesi, A., Bemporad, C., Boca, G., Cattaneo, P. W., Cavoto, G., Cecchet, G., Cei, F., Cerri, C., De Bari, A., De Gerone, M., Doke, T., Dussoni, S., Egger, J., Galli, L., Gallucci, G., ... Zanello, D. (2010). A limit for the μ→eγ decay from the MEG experiment. Nuclear Physics B, 834(1-2), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2010.03.030