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A Search for B+ -> tau+ nu Recoiling Against B- -> D0 l- nu X

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We present a search for the decay $B^+ \to \ell^+ \nu_{\ell}$ ($\ell = e,\mu\tau$) in $(458.9 \pm 5.1) \times 10^6$ $B\bar{B}$ pairs recorded with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II B-Factory. We search for these B decays in a sample of $B^+B^-$ events where one $B$-meson is reconstructed as $B^- \to D^0 \ell^- \nu X$. Using the method of Feldman and Cousins, we obtain $\mathcal{B}(B^+ \to \tau^+ \nu) = (1.7 \pm 0.8 \pm 0.2) \times 10^{-4}$, which excludes zero at $2.3\sigma$. We interpret the ...

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10.1103/PhysRevD.81.051101

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2009-12-12
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244699
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