A determination of the cabibbo-kobayashi-maskawa parameter |VUS| using KL decays

T. Alexopoulos, M. Arenton, R. F. Barbosa, A. R. Barker, L. Bellantoni, A. Bellavance, E. Blucher, G. J. Bock, E. Cheu, S. Childress, R. Coleman, M. D. Corcoran, B. Cox, A. R. Erwin, R. Ford, A. Glazov, A. Golossanov, J. Graham, J. Hamm, K. HanagakiY. B. Hsiung, H. Huang, V. Jejer, D. A. Jensen, R. Kessler, H. G.E. Kobrak, K. Kotera, J. LaDue, A. Ledovskoy, P. L. McBride, E. Monnier, K. S. Nelson, H. Nguyen, R. Niclasen, V. Prasad, X. R. Qi, E. J. Ramberg, R. E. Ray, M. Ronquest, E. Santos, P. Shanahan, J. Shields, W. Slater, D. Smith, N. Solomey, E. C. Swallow, P. A. Toale, R. Tschirhart, Y. W. Wah, J. Wang, H. B. White, J. Whitmore, M. Wilking, B. Winstein, R. Winston, E. T. Worcester, T. Yamanaka, E. D. Zimmerman

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The KTev experiment was performed at Fermilab to determine the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa parameter |Vus| based on new measurements of the six largest KL branching fractions and semileptonic forms factors. The |Vus| was found to be equivalent to 0.2252±0. 0008KTeV±0.0021ext , where the errors were from KTeV measurements and from external sources. The CP violation parameter |η+-|=(2.228±0.005fKTeV±0.009 ext) ×10-3 was determined using the measured branching fractions. The results indicate that the improved form factor measurements may help to reduce theoretical uncertainties in f+(0).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number181802
Pages (from-to)181802-1-181802-4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number18
StatePublished - Oct 29 2004

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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