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Search for a light pseudoscalar particle in the decay K0(L) ---> pi0 pi0 X


Tung, Y.C. (Taiwan, Natl. Taiwan U.) ; Hsiung, Y.B. (Taiwan, Natl. Taiwan U.) ; Wu, M.L. (Taiwan, Natl. Taiwan U.) ; Chen, K.F. (Taiwan, Natl. Taiwan U.) ; Ahn, J.K. (Pusan Natl. U.) ; Akune, Y. (Saga U., Japan) ; Baranov, V. (Dubna, JINR) ; Comfort, J. (Arizona State U.) ; Doroshenko, M. (Osaka U.) ; Fujioka, Y. (Saga U., Japan) ; Inagaki, T. (KEK, Tsukuba) ; Ishibashi, S. (Saga U., Japan) ; Ishihara, N. (KEK, Tsukuba) ; Ishii, H. (Osaka U.) ; Iwai, E. (Osaka U.) ; Iwata, T. (Yamagata U.) ; Kato, I. (Yamagata U.) ; Kobayashi, S. (Saga U., Japan) ; Komatsubara, T.K. (KEK, Tsukuba) ; Kurilin, A.S. (Dubna, JINR) ; Kuzmin, E. (Dubna, JINR) ; Lednev, A. (Chicago U., EFI) ; Lee, H.S. (Pusan Natl. U.) ; Lee, S.Y. (Pusan Natl. U.) ; Lim, G.Y. (KEK, Tsukuba) ; Ma, J. (Chicago U., EFI) ; Matsumura, T. (Japan, Natl. Defence Academy) ; Moisseenko, A. (Dubna, JINR) ; Morii, H. (Kyoto U.) ; Morimoto, T. (KEK, Tsukuba) ; Nakano, T. (Osaka U., Res. Ctr. Nucl. Phys.) ; Nanjo, H. (Kyoto U.) ; Nix, J. (Chicago U., EFI) ; Nomura, T. (Kyoto U.) ; Nomachi, M. (Osaka U.) ; Ogata, R. (Saga U., Japan) ; Okuno, H. (KEK, Tsukuba) ; Omata, K. (Osaka U., Res. Ctr. Nucl. Phys.) ; Perdue, G.N. (Chicago U., EFI) ; Podolsky, S. (Dubna, JINR) ; Sakashita, K. (Osaka U.) ; Sasaki, T. (Yamagata U.) ; Sasao, N. (Kyoto U.) ; Sato, H. (Yamagata U.) ; Sato, T. (KEK, Tsukuba) ; Sekimoto, M. (KEK, Tsukuba) ; Shinkawa, T. (Japan, Natl. Defence Academy) ; Sugaya, Y. (Osaka U.) ; Sugiyama, A. (Saga U., Japan) ; Sumida, T. (Kyoto U.) ; Suzuki, S. (Saga U., Japan) ; Tajima, Y. (Yamagata U.) ; Takita, S. (Yamagata U.) ; Tsamalaidze, Z. (Dubna, JINR) ; Tsukamoto, T. (Saga U., Japan) ; Wah, Y. (Chicago U., EFI) ; Watanabe, H. (Chicago U., EFI) ; Yamaga, M. (KEK, Tsukuba) ; Yamanaka, T. (Osaka U.) ; Yoshida, H.Y. (Yamagata U.) ; Yoshimura, Y. (KEK, Tsukuba) ; Zheng, Y. (Chicago U., EFI)

Published in: Phys.Rev.Lett.
Year: 2009
Vol.: 102
Page No: 051802
Pages: 5

Abstract: We performed a search for a light pseudoscalar particle $X$ in the decay $K_L^0->pi0pi0X$, $X->\gamma\gamma$ with the E391a detector at KEK. Such a particle with a mass of 214.3 MeV/$c^2$ was suggested by the HyperCP experiment. We found no evidence for $X$ and set an upper limit on the product branching ratio for $K_L^0->pi0pi0X$, $X->\gamma\gamma$ of $2.4 \times 10^{-7}$ at the $90\%$ confidence level. Upper limits on the branching ratios in the mass region of $X$ from $194.3$ to $219.3$ MeV/$c^2$ are also presented.

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