Search for heavy neutral lepton production in $K^+$ decays

The NA62 collaboration Cortina Gil, Edoardo ; Minucci, Elisa ; Padolski, Sergey ; et al.
No Journal Information, 2017.
Inspire Record 1640276 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.81001

A search for heavy neutral lepton production in $K^+$ decays using a data sample collected with a minimum bias trigger by the NA62 experiment at CERN in 2015 is reported. Upper limits at the $10^{-7}$ to $10^{-6}$ level are established on the elements of the extended neutrino mixing matrix $|U_{\ell 4}|^2$ ($\ell=e,\mu$) for heavy neutral lepton mass in the range $170-448~{\rm MeV}/c^2$. This improves on the results from previous production searches in $K^+$ decays, setting more stringent limits and extending the mass range.

2 data tables

Upper limits on |U_e4|^2 vs assumed neutrino mass [MeV].

Upper limits on |U_mu4|^2 vs assumed neutrino mass [MeV].


Measurement of the $\pi^0$ electromagnetic transition form factor slope

The NA62 collaboration Lazzeroni, C. ; Lurkin, N. ; Romano, A. ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B768 (2017) 38-45, 2017.
Inspire Record 1506406 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.77001

The NA62 experiment collected a large sample of charged kaon decays in 2007 with a highly efficient trigger for decays into electrons. A measurement of the $\pi^0$ electromagnetic transition form factor slope parameter from $1.11\times10^{6}$ fully reconstructed $K^\pm \to \pi^\pm \pi^0_D, \pi^0_D \to e^+ e^-\gamma$ events is reported. The measured value $a = (3.68 \pm 0.57)\times10^{-2}$ is in good agreement with theoretical expectations and previous measurements, and represents the most precise experimental determination of the slope in the time-like momentum transfer region.

1 data table

Number of reconstructed data events and MC events as a function of the Dalitz kinematic variable $x=(M_{ee}/M_{\pi^0})^2$. The MC events are reweighted to correspond to a TFF slope a=0. The MC sample is not normalized to the size of the data. The values of $x$ quoted in the table are the barycenters of the 50 variable size bins.