A study of three-prong tau decays with charged kaons

G. Abbiendi, K. Ackerstaff, G. Alexander, J. Allison, K. J. Anderson, S. Anderson, S. Arcelli, S. Asai, S. F. Ashby, D. Axen, G. Azuelos, A. H. Ball, E. Barberio, R. J. Barlow, J. R. Batley, S. Baumann, J. Bechtluft, T. Behnke, K. W. Bell, G. BellaA. Bellerive, S. Bentvelsen, S. Bethke, S. Betts, O. Biebel, A. Biguzzi, I. J. Bloodworth, P. Bock, J. Böhme, O. Boeriu, D. Bonacorsi, M. Boutemeur, S. Braibant, P. Bright-Thomas, L. Brigliadori, R. M. Brown, H. J. Burckhart, P. Capiluppi, R. K. Carnegie, A. A. Carter, J. R. Carter, C. Y. Chang, D. G. Charlton, D. Chrisman, C. Ciocca, P. E L Clarke, E. Clay, I. Cohen, J. E. Conboy, O. C. Cooke, J. Couchman, C. Couyoumtzelis, R. L. Coxe, M. Cuffiani, S. Dado, G. M. Dallavalle, S. Dallison, R. Davis, S. de Jong, A. de Roeck, P. Dervan, K. Desch, B. Dienes, M. S. Dixit, M. Donkers, J. Dubbert, E. Duchovni, G. Duckeck, I. P. Duerdoth, P. G. Estabrooks, E. Etzion, F. Fabbri, A. Fanfani, M. Fanti, A. A. Faust, L. Feld, P. Ferrari, F. Fiedler, M. Fierro, I. Fleck, A. Frey, A. Fürtjes, D. I. Futyan, P. Gagnon, J. W. Gary, G. Gaycken, C. Geich-Gimbel, G. Giacomelli, P. Giacomelli, W. R. Gibson, D. M. Gingrich, D. Glenzinski, J. Goldberg, W. Gorn, C. Grandi, K. Graham, E. Gross, J. Grunhaus, M. Gruwé, M. Hansroul, M. Hapke, K. Harder, A. Harel, C. K. Hargrove, M. Harin-Dirac, M. Hauschild, C. M. Hawkes, R. Hawkings, R. J. Hemingway, G. Herten, R. D. Heuer, M. D. Hildreth, J. C. Hill, P. R. Hobson, A. Hocker, K. Hoffman, R. J. Homer, A. K. Honma, D. Horváth, K. R. Hossain, R. Howard, P. Hüntemeyer, P. Igo-Kemenes, D. C. Imrie, K. Ishii, F. R. Jacob, A. Jawahery, H. Jeremie, M. Jimack, C. R. Jones, P. Jovanovic, T. R. Junk, N. Kanaya, J. Kanzaki, D. Karlen, V. Kartvelishvili, K. Kawagoe, T. Kawamoto, P. I. Kayal, R. K. Keeler, R. G. Kellogg, B. W. Kennedy, D. H. Kim, A. Klier, T. Kobayashi, M. Kobel, T. P. Kokott, M. Kolrep, S. Komamiya, R. V. Kowalewski, T. Kress, P. Krieger, J. von Krogh, T. Kuhl, P. Kyberd, G. D. Lafferty, H. Landsman, D. Lanske, J. Lauber, I. Lawson, J. G. Layter, D. Lellouch, J. Letts, L. Levinson, R. Liebisch, J. Lillich, B. List, C. Littlewood, A. W. Lloyd, S. L. Lloyd, F. K. Loebinger, G. D. Long, M. J. Losty, J. Lu, J. Ludwig, D. Liu, A. Macchiolo, A. Macpherson, W. Mader, M. Mannelli, S. Marcellini, T. E. Marchant, A. J. Martin, J. P. Martin, G. Martinez, T. Mashimo, P. Mättig, W. J. McDonald, J. McKenna, E. A. Mckigney, T. J. McMahon, R. A. McPherson, F. Meijers, P. Mendez-Lorenzo, F. S. Merritt, H. Mes, I. Meyer, A. Michelini, S. Mihara, G. Mikenberg, D. J. Miller, W. Mohr, A. Montanari, T. Mori, K. Nagai, I. Nakamura, H. A. Neal, R. Nisius, S. W. O'Neale, F. G. Oakham, F. Odorici, H. O. Ogren, A. Okpara, M. J. Oreglia, S. Orito, G. Pásztor, J. R. Pater, G. N. Patrick, J. Patt, R. Perez-Ochoa, S. Petzold, P. Pfeifenschneider, J. E. Pilcher, J. Pinfold, D. E. Plane, P. Poffenberger, B. Poli, J. Polok, M. Przybycień, A. Quadt, C. Rembser, H. Rick, S. Robertson, S. A. Robins, N. Rodning, J. M. Roney, S. Rosati, K. Roscoe, A. M. Rossi, Y. Rozen, K. Runge, O. Runolfsson, D. R. Rust, K. Sachs, T. Saeki, O. Sahr, W. M. Sang, E. K G Sarkisyan, C. Sbarra, A. D. Schaile, O. Schaile, P. Scharff-Hansen, J. Schieck, S. Schmitt, A. Schöning, M. Schröder, M. Schumacher, C. Schwick, W. G. Scott, R. Seuster, T. G. Shears, B. C. Shen, C. H. Shepherd-Themistocleous, P. Sherwood, G. P. Siroli, A. Skuja, A. M. Smith, G. A. Snow, R. Sobie, S. Söldner-Rembold, S. Spagnolo, M. Sproston, A. Stahl, K. Stephens, K. Stoll, D. Strom, R. Ströhmer, B. Surrow, S. D. Talbot, P. Taras, S. Tarem, R. Teuscher, M. Thiergen, J. Thomas, M. A. Thomson, E. Torrence, S. Towers, T. Trefzger, I. Trigger, Z. Trócsányi, E. Tsur, M. F. Turner-Watson, I. Ueda, R. Van Kooten, P. Vannerem, M. Verzocchi, H. Voss, F. Wackerle, A. Wagner, D. Waller, C. P. Ward, D. R. Ward, P. M. Watkins, A. T. Watson, N. K. Watson, P. S. Wells, N. Wermes, G. W. Wilson, J. A. Wilson, T. R. Wyatt, S. Yamashita, V. Zacek, D. Zer-Zion

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Abstract

From an analysis of the ionisation energy loss of charged particles selected from a sample of 147926 e+e-→τ+τ- candidates recorded in the OPAL detector at e+e- centre-of-mass energies near the Z° resonance, we determine the branching ratios: Br(τ- → ντ K-π-π+0)) = 0.343 ± 0.073 ± 0.031 % Br(τ- → ντK-π-K+0)) = 0.159 ± 0.053 ± 0.020 %, where the (π0) notation refers to decay modes with or without an accompanying π0. The τ- → ντK-π-π+0) final states occurring through τ- → ντK-KS 00) are treated as background in this analysis. We also examine the resonant structure of τ- → ντK-π-π+ candidates. Under the assumption that the resonant structure is dominated by the K1 resonances, we determine: R = Br(τ- → ντK1(1270))/Br(τ- → ντK1(1400)) + Br(τ- → ντK1(1270)) = 0.71 ± 0.16 ± 0.11. In all results, the first uncertainties are statistical and the second are systematic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-212
Number of pages16
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume13
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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Abbiendi, G., Ackerstaff, K., Alexander, G., Allison, J., Anderson, K. J., Anderson, S., ... Zer-Zion, D. (2000). A study of three-prong tau decays with charged kaons. European Physical Journal C, 13(3), 197-212.

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In: European Physical Journal C, Vol. 13, No. 3, 2000, p. 197-212.

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Abbiendi, G, Ackerstaff, K, Alexander, G, Allison, J, Anderson, KJ, Anderson, S, Arcelli, S, Asai, S, Ashby, SF, Axen, D, Azuelos, G, Ball, AH, Barberio, E, Barlow, RJ, Batley, JR, Baumann, S, Bechtluft, J, Behnke, T, Bell, KW, Bella, G, Bellerive, A, Bentvelsen, S, Bethke, S, Betts, S, Biebel, O, Biguzzi, A, Bloodworth, IJ, Bock, P, Böhme, J, Boeriu, O, Bonacorsi, D, Boutemeur, M, Braibant, S, Bright-Thomas, P, Brigliadori, L, Brown, RM, Burckhart, HJ, Capiluppi, P, Carnegie, RK, Carter, AA, Carter, JR, Chang, CY, Charlton, DG, Chrisman, D, Ciocca, C, Clarke, PEL, Clay, E, Cohen, I, Conboy, JE, Cooke, OC, Couchman, J, Couyoumtzelis, C, Coxe, RL, Cuffiani, M, Dado, S, Dallavalle, GM, Dallison, S, Davis, R, de Jong, S, de Roeck, A, Dervan, P, Desch, K, Dienes, B, Dixit, MS, Donkers, M, Dubbert, J, Duchovni, E, Duckeck, G, Duerdoth, IP, Estabrooks, PG, Etzion, E, Fabbri, F, Fanfani, A, Fanti, M, Faust, AA, Feld, L, Ferrari, P, Fiedler, F, Fierro, M, Fleck, I, Frey, A, Fürtjes, A, Futyan, DI, Gagnon, P, Gary, JW, Gaycken, G, Geich-Gimbel, C, Giacomelli, G, Giacomelli, P, Gibson, WR, Gingrich, DM, Glenzinski, D, Goldberg, J, Gorn, W, Grandi, C, Graham, K, Gross, E, Grunhaus, J, Gruwé, M, Hansroul, M, Hapke, M, Harder, K, Harel, A, Hargrove, CK, Harin-Dirac, M, Hauschild, M, Hawkes, CM, Hawkings, R, Hemingway, RJ, Herten, G, Heuer, RD, Hildreth, MD, Hill, JC, Hobson, PR, Hocker, A, Hoffman, K, Homer, RJ, Honma, AK, Horváth, D, Hossain, KR, Howard, R, Hüntemeyer, P, Igo-Kemenes, P, Imrie, DC, Ishii, K, Jacob, FR, Jawahery, A, Jeremie, H, Jimack, M, Jones, CR, Jovanovic, P, Junk, TR, Kanaya, N, Kanzaki, J, Karlen, D, Kartvelishvili, V, Kawagoe, K, Kawamoto, T, Kayal, PI, Keeler, RK, Kellogg, RG, Kennedy, BW, Kim, DH, Klier, A, Kobayashi, T, Kobel, M, Kokott, TP, Kolrep, M, Komamiya, S, Kowalewski, RV, Kress, T, Krieger, P, von Krogh, J, Kuhl, T, Kyberd, P, Lafferty, GD, Landsman, H, Lanske, D, Lauber, J, Lawson, I, Layter, JG, Lellouch, D, Letts, J, Levinson, L, Liebisch, R, Lillich, J, List, B, Littlewood, C, Lloyd, AW, Lloyd, SL, Loebinger, FK, Long, GD, Losty, MJ, Lu, J, Ludwig, J, Liu, D, Macchiolo, A, Macpherson, A, Mader, W, Mannelli, M, Marcellini, S, Marchant, TE, Martin, AJ, Martin, JP, Martinez, G, Mashimo, T, Mättig, P, McDonald, WJ, McKenna, J, Mckigney, EA, McMahon, TJ, McPherson, RA, Meijers, F, Mendez-Lorenzo, P, Merritt, FS, Mes, H, Meyer, I, Michelini, A, Mihara, S, Mikenberg, G, Miller, DJ, Mohr, W, Montanari, A, Mori, T, Nagai, K, Nakamura, I, Neal, HA, Nisius, R, O'Neale, SW, Oakham, FG, Odorici, F, Ogren, HO, Okpara, A, Oreglia, MJ, Orito, S, Pásztor, G, Pater, JR, Patrick, GN, Patt, J, Perez-Ochoa, R, Petzold, S, Pfeifenschneider, P, Pilcher, JE, Pinfold, J, Plane, DE, Poffenberger, P, Poli, B, Polok, J, Przybycień, M, Quadt, A, Rembser, C, Rick, H, Robertson, S, Robins, SA, Rodning, N, Roney, JM, Rosati, S, Roscoe, K, Rossi, AM, Rozen, Y, Runge, K, Runolfsson, O, Rust, DR, Sachs, K, Saeki, T, Sahr, O, Sang, WM, Sarkisyan, EKG, Sbarra, C, Schaile, AD, Schaile, O, Scharff-Hansen, P, Schieck, J, Schmitt, S, Schöning, A, Schröder, M, Schumacher, M, Schwick, C, Scott, WG, Seuster, R, Shears, TG, Shen, BC, Shepherd-Themistocleous, CH, Sherwood, P, Siroli, GP, Skuja, A, Smith, AM, Snow, GA, Sobie, R, Söldner-Rembold, S, Spagnolo, S, Sproston, M, Stahl, A, Stephens, K, Stoll, K, Strom, D, Ströhmer, R, Surrow, B, Talbot, SD, Taras, P, Tarem, S, Teuscher, R, Thiergen, M, Thomas, J, Thomson, MA, Torrence, E, Towers, S, Trefzger, T, Trigger, I, Trócsányi, Z, Tsur, E, Turner-Watson, MF, Ueda, I, Van Kooten, R, Vannerem, P, Verzocchi, M, Voss, H, Wackerle, F, Wagner, A, Waller, D, Ward, CP, Ward, DR, Watkins, PM, Watson, AT, Watson, NK, Wells, PS, Wermes, N, Wilson, GW, Wilson, JA, Wyatt, TR, Yamashita, S, Zacek, V & Zer-Zion, D 2000, 'A study of three-prong tau decays with charged kaons', European Physical Journal C, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 197-212.
Abbiendi G, Ackerstaff K, Alexander G, Allison J, Anderson KJ, Anderson S et al. A study of three-prong tau decays with charged kaons. European Physical Journal C. 2000;13(3):197-212.
Abbiendi, G. ; Ackerstaff, K. ; Alexander, G. ; Allison, J. ; Anderson, K. J. ; Anderson, S. ; Arcelli, S. ; Asai, S. ; Ashby, S. F. ; Axen, D. ; Azuelos, G. ; Ball, A. H. ; Barberio, E. ; Barlow, R. J. ; Batley, J. R. ; Baumann, S. ; Bechtluft, J. ; Behnke, T. ; Bell, K. W. ; Bella, G. ; Bellerive, A. ; Bentvelsen, S. ; Bethke, S. ; Betts, S. ; Biebel, O. ; Biguzzi, A. ; Bloodworth, I. J. ; Bock, P. ; Böhme, J. ; Boeriu, O. ; Bonacorsi, D. ; Boutemeur, M. ; Braibant, S. ; Bright-Thomas, P. ; Brigliadori, L. ; Brown, R. M. ; Burckhart, H. J. ; Capiluppi, P. ; Carnegie, R. K. ; Carter, A. A. ; Carter, J. R. ; Chang, C. Y. ; Charlton, D. G. ; Chrisman, D. ; Ciocca, C. ; Clarke, P. E L ; Clay, E. ; Cohen, I. ; Conboy, J. E. ; Cooke, O. C. ; Couchman, J. ; Couyoumtzelis, C. ; Coxe, R. L. ; Cuffiani, M. ; Dado, S. ; Dallavalle, G. M. ; Dallison, S. ; Davis, R. ; de Jong, S. ; de Roeck, A. ; Dervan, P. ; Desch, K. ; Dienes, B. ; Dixit, M. S. ; Donkers, M. ; Dubbert, J. ; Duchovni, E. ; Duckeck, G. ; Duerdoth, I. P. ; Estabrooks, P. G. ; Etzion, E. ; Fabbri, F. ; Fanfani, A. ; Fanti, M. ; Faust, A. A. ; Feld, L. ; Ferrari, P. ; Fiedler, F. ; Fierro, M. ; Fleck, I. ; Frey, A. ; Fürtjes, A. ; Futyan, D. I. ; Gagnon, P. ; Gary, J. W. ; Gaycken, G. ; Geich-Gimbel, C. ; Giacomelli, G. ; Giacomelli, P. ; Gibson, W. R. ; Gingrich, D. M. ; Glenzinski, D. ; Goldberg, J. ; Gorn, W. ; Grandi, C. ; Graham, K. ; Gross, E. ; Grunhaus, J. ; Gruwé, M. ; Hansroul, M. ; Hapke, M. ; Harder, K. ; Harel, A. ; Hargrove, C. K. ; Harin-Dirac, M. ; Hauschild, M. ; Hawkes, C. M. ; Hawkings, R. ; Hemingway, R. J. ; Herten, G. ; Heuer, R. D. ; Hildreth, M. D. ; Hill, J. C. ; Hobson, P. R. ; Hocker, A. ; Hoffman, K. ; Homer, R. J. ; Honma, A. K. ; Horváth, D. ; Hossain, K. R. ; Howard, R. ; Hüntemeyer, P. ; Igo-Kemenes, P. ; Imrie, D. C. ; Ishii, K. ; Jacob, F. R. ; Jawahery, A. ; Jeremie, H. ; Jimack, M. ; Jones, C. R. ; Jovanovic, P. ; Junk, T. R. ; Kanaya, N. ; Kanzaki, J. ; Karlen, D. ; Kartvelishvili, V. ; Kawagoe, K. ; Kawamoto, T. ; Kayal, P. I. ; Keeler, R. K. ; Kellogg, R. G. ; Kennedy, B. W. ; Kim, D. H. ; Klier, A. ; Kobayashi, T. ; Kobel, M. ; Kokott, T. P. ; Kolrep, M. ; Komamiya, S. ; Kowalewski, R. V. ; Kress, T. ; Krieger, P. ; von Krogh, J. ; Kuhl, T. ; Kyberd, P. ; Lafferty, G. D. ; Landsman, H. ; Lanske, D. ; Lauber, J. ; Lawson, I. ; Layter, J. G. ; Lellouch, D. ; Letts, J. ; Levinson, L. ; Liebisch, R. ; Lillich, J. ; List, B. ; Littlewood, C. ; Lloyd, A. W. ; Lloyd, S. L. ; Loebinger, F. K. ; Long, G. D. ; Losty, M. J. ; Lu, J. ; Ludwig, J. ; Liu, D. ; Macchiolo, A. ; Macpherson, A. ; Mader, W. ; Mannelli, M. ; Marcellini, S. ; Marchant, T. E. ; Martin, A. J. ; Martin, J. P. ; Martinez, G. ; Mashimo, T. ; Mättig, P. ; McDonald, W. J. ; McKenna, J. ; Mckigney, E. A. ; McMahon, T. J. ; McPherson, R. A. ; Meijers, F. ; Mendez-Lorenzo, P. ; Merritt, F. S. ; Mes, H. ; Meyer, I. ; Michelini, A. ; Mihara, S. ; Mikenberg, G. ; Miller, D. J. ; Mohr, W. ; Montanari, A. ; Mori, T. ; Nagai, K. ; Nakamura, I. ; Neal, H. A. ; Nisius, R. ; O'Neale, S. W. ; Oakham, F. G. ; Odorici, F. ; Ogren, H. O. ; Okpara, A. ; Oreglia, M. J. ; Orito, S. ; Pásztor, G. ; Pater, J. R. ; Patrick, G. N. ; Patt, J. ; Perez-Ochoa, R. ; Petzold, S. ; Pfeifenschneider, P. ; Pilcher, J. E. ; Pinfold, J. ; Plane, D. E. ; Poffenberger, P. ; Poli, B. ; Polok, J. ; Przybycień, M. ; Quadt, A. ; Rembser, C. ; Rick, H. ; Robertson, S. ; Robins, S. A. ; Rodning, N. ; Roney, J. M. ; Rosati, S. ; Roscoe, K. ; Rossi, A. M. ; Rozen, Y. ; Runge, K. ; Runolfsson, O. ; Rust, D. R. ; Sachs, K. ; Saeki, T. ; Sahr, O. ; Sang, W. M. ; Sarkisyan, E. K G ; Sbarra, C. ; Schaile, A. D. ; Schaile, O. ; Scharff-Hansen, P. ; Schieck, J. ; Schmitt, S. ; Schöning, A. ; Schröder, M. ; Schumacher, M. ; Schwick, C. ; Scott, W. G. ; Seuster, R. ; Shears, T. G. ; Shen, B. C. ; Shepherd-Themistocleous, C. H. ; Sherwood, P. ; Siroli, G. P. ; Skuja, A. ; Smith, A. M. ; Snow, G. A. ; Sobie, R. ; Söldner-Rembold, S. ; Spagnolo, S. ; Sproston, M. ; Stahl, A. ; Stephens, K. ; Stoll, K. ; Strom, D. ; Ströhmer, R. ; Surrow, B. ; Talbot, S. D. ; Taras, P. ; Tarem, S. ; Teuscher, R. ; Thiergen, M. ; Thomas, J. ; Thomson, M. A. ; Torrence, E. ; Towers, S. ; Trefzger, T. ; Trigger, I. ; Trócsányi, Z. ; Tsur, E. ; Turner-Watson, M. F. ; Ueda, I. ; Van Kooten, R. ; Vannerem, P. ; Verzocchi, M. ; Voss, H. ; Wackerle, F. ; Wagner, A. ; Waller, D. ; Ward, C. P. ; Ward, D. R. ; Watkins, P. M. ; Watson, A. T. ; Watson, N. K. ; Wells, P. S. ; Wermes, N. ; Wilson, G. W. ; Wilson, J. A. ; Wyatt, T. R. ; Yamashita, S. ; Zacek, V. ; Zer-Zion, D. / A study of three-prong tau decays with charged kaons. In: European Physical Journal C. 2000 ; Vol. 13, No. 3. pp. 197-212.
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title = "A study of three-prong tau decays with charged kaons",
abstract = "From an analysis of the ionisation energy loss of charged particles selected from a sample of 147926 e+e-→τ+τ- candidates recorded in the OPAL detector at e+e- centre-of-mass energies near the Z° resonance, we determine the branching ratios: Br(τ- → ντ K-π-π+(π0)) = 0.343 ± 0.073 ± 0.031 {\%} Br(τ- → ντK-π-K+(π 0)) = 0.159 ± 0.053 ± 0.020 {\%}, where the (π0) notation refers to decay modes with or without an accompanying π0. The τ- → ντK-π-π+(π 0) final states occurring through τ- → ντK-KS 0(π0) are treated as background in this analysis. We also examine the resonant structure of τ- → ντK-π-π+ candidates. Under the assumption that the resonant structure is dominated by the K1 resonances, we determine: R = Br(τ- → ντK1(1270))/Br(τ- → ντK1(1400)) + Br(τ- → ντK1(1270)) = 0.71 ± 0.16 ± 0.11. In all results, the first uncertainties are statistical and the second are systematic.",
author = "G. Abbiendi and K. Ackerstaff and G. Alexander and J. Allison and Anderson, {K. J.} and S. Anderson and S. Arcelli and S. Asai and Ashby, {S. F.} and D. Axen and G. Azuelos and Ball, {A. H.} and E. Barberio and Barlow, {R. J.} and Batley, {J. R.} and S. Baumann and J. Bechtluft and T. Behnke and Bell, {K. W.} and G. Bella and A. Bellerive and S. Bentvelsen and S. Bethke and S. Betts and O. Biebel and A. Biguzzi and Bloodworth, {I. J.} and P. Bock and J. B{\"o}hme and O. Boeriu and D. Bonacorsi and M. Boutemeur and S. Braibant and P. Bright-Thomas and L. Brigliadori and Brown, {R. M.} and Burckhart, {H. J.} and P. Capiluppi and Carnegie, {R. K.} and Carter, {A. A.} and Carter, {J. R.} and Chang, {C. Y.} and Charlton, {D. G.} and D. Chrisman and C. Ciocca and Clarke, {P. E L} and E. Clay and I. Cohen and Conboy, {J. E.} and Cooke, {O. C.} and J. Couchman and C. Couyoumtzelis and Coxe, {R. L.} and M. Cuffiani and S. Dado and Dallavalle, {G. M.} and S. Dallison and R. Davis and {de Jong}, S. and {de Roeck}, A. and P. Dervan and K. Desch and B. Dienes and Dixit, {M. S.} and M. Donkers and J. Dubbert and E. Duchovni and G. Duckeck and Duerdoth, {I. P.} and Estabrooks, {P. G.} and E. Etzion and F. Fabbri and A. Fanfani and M. Fanti and Faust, {A. A.} and L. Feld and P. Ferrari and F. Fiedler and M. Fierro and I. Fleck and A. Frey and A. F{\"u}rtjes and Futyan, {D. I.} and P. Gagnon and Gary, {J. W.} and G. Gaycken and C. Geich-Gimbel and G. Giacomelli and P. Giacomelli and Gibson, {W. R.} and Gingrich, {D. M.} and D. Glenzinski and J. Goldberg and W. Gorn and C. Grandi and K. Graham and E. Gross and J. Grunhaus and M. Gruw{\'e} and M. Hansroul and M. Hapke and K. Harder and A. Harel and Hargrove, {C. K.} and M. Harin-Dirac and M. Hauschild and Hawkes, {C. M.} and R. Hawkings and Hemingway, {R. J.} and G. Herten and Heuer, {R. D.} and Hildreth, {M. D.} and Hill, {J. C.} and Hobson, {P. R.} and A. Hocker and K. Hoffman and Homer, {R. J.} and Honma, {A. K.} and D. Horv{\'a}th and Hossain, {K. R.} and R. Howard and P. H{\"u}ntemeyer and P. Igo-Kemenes and Imrie, {D. C.} and K. Ishii and Jacob, {F. R.} and A. Jawahery and H. Jeremie and M. Jimack and Jones, {C. R.} and P. Jovanovic and Junk, {T. R.} and N. Kanaya and J. Kanzaki and D. Karlen and V. Kartvelishvili and K. Kawagoe and T. Kawamoto and Kayal, {P. I.} and Keeler, {R. K.} and Kellogg, {R. G.} and Kennedy, {B. W.} and Kim, {D. H.} and A. Klier and T. Kobayashi and M. Kobel and Kokott, {T. P.} and M. Kolrep and S. Komamiya and Kowalewski, {R. V.} and T. Kress and P. Krieger and {von Krogh}, J. and T. Kuhl and P. Kyberd and Lafferty, {G. D.} and H. Landsman and D. Lanske and J. Lauber and I. Lawson and Layter, {J. G.} and D. Lellouch and J. Letts and L. Levinson and R. Liebisch and J. Lillich and B. List and C. Littlewood and Lloyd, {A. W.} and Lloyd, {S. L.} and Loebinger, {F. K.} and Long, {G. D.} and Losty, {M. J.} and J. Lu and J. Ludwig and D. Liu and A. Macchiolo and A. Macpherson and W. Mader and M. Mannelli and S. Marcellini and Marchant, {T. E.} and Martin, {A. J.} and Martin, {J. P.} and G. Martinez and T. Mashimo and P. M{\"a}ttig and McDonald, {W. J.} and J. McKenna and Mckigney, {E. A.} and McMahon, {T. J.} and McPherson, {R. A.} and F. Meijers and P. Mendez-Lorenzo and Merritt, {F. S.} and H. Mes and I. Meyer and A. Michelini and S. Mihara and G. Mikenberg and Miller, {D. J.} and W. Mohr and A. Montanari and T. Mori and K. Nagai and I. Nakamura and Neal, {H. A.} and R. Nisius and O'Neale, {S. W.} and Oakham, {F. G.} and F. Odorici and Ogren, {H. O.} and A. Okpara and Oreglia, {M. J.} and S. Orito and G. P{\'a}sztor and Pater, {J. R.} and Patrick, {G. N.} and J. Patt and R. Perez-Ochoa and S. Petzold and P. Pfeifenschneider and Pilcher, {J. E.} and J. Pinfold and Plane, {D. E.} and P. Poffenberger and B. Poli and J. Polok and M. Przybycień and A. Quadt and C. Rembser and H. Rick and S. Robertson and Robins, {S. A.} and N. Rodning and Roney, {J. M.} and S. Rosati and K. Roscoe and Rossi, {A. M.} and Y. Rozen and K. Runge and O. Runolfsson and Rust, {D. R.} and K. Sachs and T. Saeki and O. Sahr and Sang, {W. M.} and Sarkisyan, {E. K G} and C. Sbarra and Schaile, {A. D.} and O. Schaile and P. Scharff-Hansen and J. Schieck and S. Schmitt and A. Sch{\"o}ning and M. Schr{\"o}der and M. Schumacher and C. Schwick and Scott, {W. G.} and R. Seuster and Shears, {T. G.} and Shen, {B. C.} and Shepherd-Themistocleous, {C. H.} and P. Sherwood and Siroli, {G. P.} and A. Skuja and Smith, {A. M.} and Snow, {G. A.} and R. Sobie and S. S{\"o}ldner-Rembold and S. Spagnolo and M. Sproston and A. Stahl and K. Stephens and K. Stoll and D. Strom and R. Str{\"o}hmer and B. Surrow and Talbot, {S. D.} and P. Taras and S. Tarem and R. Teuscher and M. Thiergen and J. Thomas and Thomson, {M. A.} and E. Torrence and S. Towers and T. Trefzger and I. Trigger and Z. Tr{\'o}cs{\'a}nyi and E. Tsur and Turner-Watson, {M. F.} and I. 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T1 - A study of three-prong tau decays with charged kaons

AU - Abbiendi, G.

AU - Ackerstaff, K.

AU - Alexander, G.

AU - Allison, J.

AU - Anderson, K. J.

AU - Anderson, S.

AU - Arcelli, S.

AU - Asai, S.

AU - Ashby, S. F.

AU - Axen, D.

AU - Azuelos, G.

AU - Ball, A. H.

AU - Barberio, E.

AU - Barlow, R. J.

AU - Batley, J. R.

AU - Baumann, S.

AU - Bechtluft, J.

AU - Behnke, T.

AU - Bell, K. W.

AU - Bella, G.

AU - Bellerive, A.

AU - Bentvelsen, S.

AU - Bethke, S.

AU - Betts, S.

AU - Biebel, O.

AU - Biguzzi, A.

AU - Bloodworth, I. J.

AU - Bock, P.

AU - Böhme, J.

AU - Boeriu, O.

AU - Bonacorsi, D.

AU - Boutemeur, M.

AU - Braibant, S.

AU - Bright-Thomas, P.

AU - Brigliadori, L.

AU - Brown, R. M.

AU - Burckhart, H. J.

AU - Capiluppi, P.

AU - Carnegie, R. K.

AU - Carter, A. A.

AU - Carter, J. R.

AU - Chang, C. Y.

AU - Charlton, D. G.

AU - Chrisman, D.

AU - Ciocca, C.

AU - Clarke, P. E L

AU - Clay, E.

AU - Cohen, I.

AU - Conboy, J. E.

AU - Cooke, O. C.

AU - Couchman, J.

AU - Couyoumtzelis, C.

AU - Coxe, R. L.

AU - Cuffiani, M.

AU - Dado, S.

AU - Dallavalle, G. M.

AU - Dallison, S.

AU - Davis, R.

AU - de Jong, S.

AU - de Roeck, A.

AU - Dervan, P.

AU - Desch, K.

AU - Dienes, B.

AU - Dixit, M. S.

AU - Donkers, M.

AU - Dubbert, J.

AU - Duchovni, E.

AU - Duckeck, G.

AU - Duerdoth, I. P.

AU - Estabrooks, P. G.

AU - Etzion, E.

AU - Fabbri, F.

AU - Fanfani, A.

AU - Fanti, M.

AU - Faust, A. A.

AU - Feld, L.

AU - Ferrari, P.

AU - Fiedler, F.

AU - Fierro, M.

AU - Fleck, I.

AU - Frey, A.

AU - Fürtjes, A.

AU - Futyan, D. I.

AU - Gagnon, P.

AU - Gary, J. W.

AU - Gaycken, G.

AU - Geich-Gimbel, C.

AU - Giacomelli, G.

AU - Giacomelli, P.

AU - Gibson, W. R.

AU - Gingrich, D. M.

AU - Glenzinski, D.

AU - Goldberg, J.

AU - Gorn, W.

AU - Grandi, C.

AU - Graham, K.

AU - Gross, E.

AU - Grunhaus, J.

AU - Gruwé, M.

AU - Hansroul, M.

AU - Hapke, M.

AU - Harder, K.

AU - Harel, A.

AU - Hargrove, C. K.

AU - Harin-Dirac, M.

AU - Hauschild, M.

AU - Hawkes, C. M.

AU - Hawkings, R.

AU - Hemingway, R. J.

AU - Herten, G.

AU - Heuer, R. D.

AU - Hildreth, M. D.

AU - Hill, J. C.

AU - Hobson, P. R.

AU - Hocker, A.

AU - Hoffman, K.

AU - Homer, R. J.

AU - Honma, A. K.

AU - Horváth, D.

AU - Hossain, K. R.

AU - Howard, R.

AU - Hüntemeyer, P.

AU - Igo-Kemenes, P.

AU - Imrie, D. C.

AU - Ishii, K.

AU - Jacob, F. R.

AU - Jawahery, A.

AU - Jeremie, H.

AU - Jimack, M.

AU - Jones, C. R.

AU - Jovanovic, P.

AU - Junk, T. R.

AU - Kanaya, N.

AU - Kanzaki, J.

AU - Karlen, D.

AU - Kartvelishvili, V.

AU - Kawagoe, K.

AU - Kawamoto, T.

AU - Kayal, P. I.

AU - Keeler, R. K.

AU - Kellogg, R. G.

AU - Kennedy, B. W.

AU - Kim, D. H.

AU - Klier, A.

AU - Kobayashi, T.

AU - Kobel, M.

AU - Kokott, T. P.

AU - Kolrep, M.

AU - Komamiya, S.

AU - Kowalewski, R. V.

AU - Kress, T.

AU - Krieger, P.

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PY - 2000

Y1 - 2000

N2 - From an analysis of the ionisation energy loss of charged particles selected from a sample of 147926 e+e-→τ+τ- candidates recorded in the OPAL detector at e+e- centre-of-mass energies near the Z° resonance, we determine the branching ratios: Br(τ- → ντ K-π-π+(π0)) = 0.343 ± 0.073 ± 0.031 % Br(τ- → ντK-π-K+(π 0)) = 0.159 ± 0.053 ± 0.020 %, where the (π0) notation refers to decay modes with or without an accompanying π0. The τ- → ντK-π-π+(π 0) final states occurring through τ- → ντK-KS 0(π0) are treated as background in this analysis. We also examine the resonant structure of τ- → ντK-π-π+ candidates. Under the assumption that the resonant structure is dominated by the K1 resonances, we determine: R = Br(τ- → ντK1(1270))/Br(τ- → ντK1(1400)) + Br(τ- → ντK1(1270)) = 0.71 ± 0.16 ± 0.11. In all results, the first uncertainties are statistical and the second are systematic.

AB - From an analysis of the ionisation energy loss of charged particles selected from a sample of 147926 e+e-→τ+τ- candidates recorded in the OPAL detector at e+e- centre-of-mass energies near the Z° resonance, we determine the branching ratios: Br(τ- → ντ K-π-π+(π0)) = 0.343 ± 0.073 ± 0.031 % Br(τ- → ντK-π-K+(π 0)) = 0.159 ± 0.053 ± 0.020 %, where the (π0) notation refers to decay modes with or without an accompanying π0. The τ- → ντK-π-π+(π 0) final states occurring through τ- → ντK-KS 0(π0) are treated as background in this analysis. We also examine the resonant structure of τ- → ντK-π-π+ candidates. Under the assumption that the resonant structure is dominated by the K1 resonances, we determine: R = Br(τ- → ντK1(1270))/Br(τ- → ντK1(1400)) + Br(τ- → ντK1(1270)) = 0.71 ± 0.16 ± 0.11. In all results, the first uncertainties are statistical and the second are systematic.

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M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0001440689

VL - 13

SP - 197

EP - 212

JO - European Physical Journal C

JF - European Physical Journal C

SN - 1434-6044

IS - 3

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