Search for the lepton number violating decay ς- →pe-e- And the rare inclusive decay ς- → ς+X

(BESIII Collaboration)

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Using a data sample of (1310.6±7.0)×106 J/ψ events taken with the BESIII detector at the center-of-mass energy of 3.097 GeV, we search for the first time for the lepton number violating decay ς-→pe-e- and the rare inclusive decay ς-→ς+X, where X denotes any possible particle combination. The ς- candidates are tagged in J/ψ→ς¯(1385)+ς- decays. No signal candidates are found, and the upper limits on the branching fractions at the 90% confidence level are determined to be B(ς-→pe-e-)<6.7×10-5 and B(ς-→ς+X)<1.2×10-4.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number052011
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 24 2021

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Funding Information:
The BESIII collaboration thanks the staff of BEPCII and the IHEP computing center for their strong support. This work is supported in part by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) under Contracts No. 11625523, No. 11635010, No. 11735014, No. 11822506, No. 11835012, No. 11935015, No. 11935016, No. 11935018, No. 11961141012, and No. 12035009; the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Large-Scale Scientific Facility Program; Joint Large-Scale Scientific Facility Funds of the NSFC and CAS under Contracts No. U1532257, No. U1732263, and No. U1832207; CAS Key Research Program of Frontier Sciences under Contracts No. QYZDJ-SSW-SLH003 and No. QYZDJ-SSW-SLH040; 100 Talents Program of CAS; Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics and Shanghai Key Laboratory for Particle Physics and Cosmology; ERC under Contract No. 758462; German Research Foundation DFG under Contract No. 443159800, Collaborative Research Center CRC 1044, FOR 2359, FOR 2359, GRK 214; Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Italy; Ministry of Development of Turkey under Contract No. DPT2006K-120470; National Science and Technology fund; Olle Engkvist Foundation under Contract No. 200-0605; STFC (United Kingdom); The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (Sweden) under Contract No. 2016.0157; The Royal Society, U.K. under Contracts No. DH140054 and No. DH160214; The Swedish Research Council; U.S. Department of Energy under Contracts No. DE-FG02-05ER41374 and No. DE-SC-0012069.

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