13-16 August 2019
Kane Hall 225
US/Pacific timezone

Search for BNV and LNV at BESIII

15 Aug 2019, 17:25
Walker-Ames (Kane Hall 225)


Kane Hall 225


Ke Li (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (US))


The observed matter-antimatter asymmetry in universe poses a serious challenge to our understanding of nature. BNV decay has been used in experiments to study this large scale fact. BESIII searches for BNV and LNV processes with the world largest J/psi data sets directly produced in e+e- collision. The BNV/LNV channel J/psi -> Lambda_c+ e- +c.c. is analyzed, no signal event is observed. The upper limit for the branching fraction is set to be 6.910^-8 at 90% C.L., which is still much larger than the SM estimation. The Majorana neutrino is searched in LNV decays D-> (K-pi-/Kspi-/K-pi0) e+e+, no significant signal is observed, the upper limits of the branching fractions are set to be 2.710^-6, 3.310^-6 and 8.510^-6 at 90% C.L., respectively. The Majorana neutrino is also looked for with different mass assumption, ranging from 0.25 to 1.0 GeV/c2, in the decays D0 -> K-e+nu_N(pi-e+) and D+->Kse+nu_N(pi-e+), and the upper limits of the branching fractions are extracted to be at the level of 10^-7 to 10^-6 at 90% C.L..

Primary author

Dr Huijing Li (Fundan University)

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