We present the first direct search for lepton flavour violating muon decay mediated by a new light particle X, μ+→e+X,X→γγ. This search uses a dataset resulting from 7.5 × 10 14 stopped muons collected by the MEG experiment at the Paul Scherrer Institut in the period 2009–2013. No significant excess is found in the mass region 20–45 MeV/c2 for lifetimes below 40 ps, and we set the most stringent branching ratio upper limits in the mass region of 20–40 MeV/c2, down to O(10 - 11) at 90% confidence level.

Search for lepton flavour violating muon decay mediated by a new light particle in the MEG experiment

Baldini A. M.;Biasotti M.;Cei F.;Chiappini M.;Francesconi M.;Galli L.;Kyle W.;Nicolo D.;Papa A.;
2020-01-01

Abstract

We present the first direct search for lepton flavour violating muon decay mediated by a new light particle X, μ+→e+X,X→γγ. This search uses a dataset resulting from 7.5 × 10 14 stopped muons collected by the MEG experiment at the Paul Scherrer Institut in the period 2009–2013. No significant excess is found in the mass region 20–45 MeV/c2 for lifetimes below 40 ps, and we set the most stringent branching ratio upper limits in the mass region of 20–40 MeV/c2, down to O(10 - 11) at 90% confidence level.
2020
Baldini, A. M.; Berg, F.; Biasotti, M.; Boca, G.; Cattaneo, P. W.; Cavoto, G.; Cei, F.; Chiappini, M.; Chiarello, G.; Chiri, C.; Corvaglia, A.; de Bar...espandi
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