Search for the familon via B(+/-) --> pi+/-X(0), B(+/-) --> K(+/-)X(0), and B(0) --> K(0)(S)X(0) decays. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • We have searched for the two-body decay of the B meson to a light pseudoscalar meson h = pi(+/-),K+/-,K(0)(S) and a massless neutral feebly interacting particle X(0) such as the familon, the Nambu-Goldstone boson associated with a spontaneously broken global family symmetry. We find no significant signal by analyzing a data sample containing 9.7x10(6) BBbar mesons collected with the CLEO detector at the Cornell Electron Storage Ring, and set 90% C.L. upper limits italicB(B(+/-) --> h(+/-)X(0)) = 4.9x10(-5) and italicB(B(0) --> K(0)(S)X(0)) = 5.3x10(-5). These limits correspond to a lower bound of approximately 10(8) GeV on the family symmetry breaking scale with vector coupling involving the third generation of quarks.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Ammar, R., Bean, A., Besson, D., Zhao, X., Anderson, S., Frolov, V. V., ... CLEO Collaboration.

citation count

  • 24

complete list of authors

  • Ammar, R||Bean, A||Besson, D||Zhao, X||Anderson, S||Frolov, VV||Kubota, Y||Lee, SJ||Poling, R||Smith, A||Stepaniak, CJ||Urheim, J||Ahmed, S||Alam, MS||Athar, SB||Jian, L||Ling, L||Saleem, M||Timm, S||Wappler, F||Anastassov, A||Eckhart, E||Gan, KK||Gwon, C||Hart, T||Honscheid, K||Hufnagel, D||Kagan, H||Kass, R||Pedlar, TK||Thayer, JB||von Toerne, E||Zoeller, MM||Richichi, SJ||Severini, H||Skubic, P||Undrus, A||Savinov, V||Chen, S||Hinson, JW||Lee, J||Miller, DH||Pavlunin, V||Shibata, EI||Shipsey, IP||Cronin-Hennessy, D||Lyon, AL||Thorndike, EH||Coan, TE||Fadeyev, V||Gao, YS||Maravin, Y||Narsky, I||Stroynowski, R||Ye, J||Wlodek, T||Artuso, M||Benslama, K||Boulahouache, C||Bukin, K||Dambasuren, E||Majumder, G||Mountain, R||Skwarnicki, T||Stone, S||Wang, JC||Wolf, A||Kopp, S||Kostin, M||Mahmood, AH||Csorna, SE||Danko, I||McLean, KW||Xu, Z||Godang, R||Bonvicini, G||Cinabro, D||Dubrovin, M||McGee, S||Bornheim, A||Lipeles, E||Pappas, SP||Shapiro, A||Sun, WM||Weinstein, AJ||Jaffe, DE||Mahapatra, R||Masek, G||Paar, HP||Asner, DM||Eppich, A||Hill, TS||Morrison, RJ||Briere, RA||Chen, GP||Ferguson, T||Vogel, H||Alexander, JP||Bebek, C||Berger, BE||Berkelman, K||Blanc, F||Boisvert, V||Cassel, DG||Drell, PS||Duboscq, JE||Ecklund, KM||Ehrlich, R||Gaidarev, P||Gibbons, L||Gittelman, B||Gray, SW||Hartill, DL||Heltsley, BK||Hsu, L||Jones, CD||Kandaswamy, J||Kreinick, DL||Lohner, M||Magerkurth, A||Mahlke-Kr├╝ger, H||Meyer, TO||Mistry, NB||Nordberg, E||Palmer, M||Patterson, JR||Peterson, D||Riley, D||Romano, A||Schwarthoff, H||Thayer, JG||Urner, D||Valant-Spaight, B||Viehhauser, G||Warburton, A||Avery, P||Prescott, C||Rubiera, AI||Stoeck, H||Yelton, J||Brandenburg, G||Ershov, A||Kim, DY||Wilson, R||Eisenstein, BI||Ernst, J||Gladding, GE||Gollin, GD||Hans, RM||Johnson, E||Karliner, I||Marsh, MA||Plager, C||Sedlack, C||Selen, M||Thaler, JJ||Williams, J||Edwards, KW||Sadoff, AJ

publication date

  • December 2001