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High Precision Measurement of the Form Factors of the Semileptonic Decays K+- to pi0 I+- nu (KI3) at NA48/2

Speaker: Mauro Raggi


Semileptonic kaon decays offer the most precise determination of the CKM matrix element |Vus|. The experimental precision is however limited by the knowledge of the form factors of this decay, since these enter both the phase space integral and the detector acceptances. 

The NA48/2 experiment presents new measurements of the form factors of the semileptonic decays of charged kaons, based on 4.3 million Ke3 and 3.5 million Kmu3 decays, both with negligible background. The result matches the precision of the current world average on the vector and scalar form factors and allows to significantly reduce the form factor uncertainty on |Vus|. In addition, the comparison of both channels sets tight constraints on lepton flavor violation and other possible new physics.

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Kaon13 Conference,
Apr 29, 2013, 11:15 PM
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