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One prong tau decays into charged kaons

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1994
<mark>Journal</mark>Physics Letters B
Issue number1-2
Number of pages10
Pages (from-to)209-218
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Form a sample of about 75000 τ decays measured in the ALEPH detector, 1-prong charged kaon decays are identified by the dE/dx measurement in the central detector. The resulting branching ratios for the inclusive and exclusive modes are: B(τ → ντK− ≥ 0π0 ≥ 0K0) = (1.60±0.07±0.12)%, B(τ → ντK− = (0.64±0.05±0.05)%, B(τ → ντ−π0 = (0.53±0.05±0.07)% and B(τ → ντK−π0π0) = (0.04±0.03±0.02)%. Exclusive modes are corrected for measured KL0 production. The rate for τ → ντK− agrees well with the prediction based on τ - μ universality.