Measurement of the decay K+ → π+π-μ+ν

Conference paper

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Authors:

Andrey Belkin
Burkhard Renk

Source:

Verhandlungen der deutschen physikalischen Gesellschaft, T 601.3, Teilchenphysik no. 6, 2006.

Pages:

75

Conference:

Frühjahrstagung der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft, Dortmund, 2006

ISSN:

0420-0195

The NA48/2 experiment at CERN created great opportunities to analyze rare charged kaon decays. A large part of the 2003 year data was acquired with a newly introduced kaon spectrometer. Along with magnet spectrometer, calorimeters and muon detector systems a precise reconstruction of kaon decays became possible. Particularly, the decay K+ → π+π-μ+ν can be studied with calcuable parameters of all particles, including the neutrino.

As a result, about 2500 events were selected. This sample is about 360 times larger than any previous result - and so, it brings a significant improvement in branching ratio evaluation. Relative small amount of background will possibly allow calculation of form-factors and of π+π- scattering length.