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Title: Evidence for an Excess of B̄→D(*)τ⁻ν̄τ Decays

Abstract

Based on the full BABAR data sample, we report improved measurements of the ratios R(D(*))=B(B̄→D(*)τ⁻ν¯τ)/B(B̄→D(*)lν¯l), where l is either e or μ. These ratios are sensitive to new physics contributions in the form of a charged Higgs boson. We measure R(D)=0.440±0.058±0.042 and R(D*)=0.332±0.024±0.018, which exceed the standard model expectations by 2.0σ and 2.7σ, respectively. Taken together, our results disagree with these expectations at the 3.4σ level. This excess cannot be explained by a charged Higgs boson in the type II two-Higgs-doublet model.

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USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1103278
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Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
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Journal Name: Physical Review Letters Journal Volume: 109 Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
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American Physical Society
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United States
Language:
English

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Lees, J. P., Poireau, V., Tisserand, V., Garra Tico, J., Grauges, E., Palano, A., Eigen, G., Stugu, B., Brown, D. N., Kerth, L. T., Kolomensky, Yu. G., Lynch, G., Koch, H., Schroeder, T., Asgeirsson, D. J., Hearty, C., Mattison, T. S., McKenna, J. A., So, R. Y., Khan, A., Blinov, V. E., Buzykaev, A. R., Druzhinin, V. P., Golubev, V. B., Kravchenko, E. A., Onuchin, A. P., Serednyakov, S. I., Skovpen, Yu. I., Solodov, E. P., Todyshev, K. Yu., Yushkov, A. N., Bondioli, M., Kirkby, D., Lankford, A. J., Mandelkern, M., Atmacan, H., Gary, J. W., Liu, F., Long, O., Vitug, G. M., Campagnari, C., Hong, T. M., Kovalskyi, D., Richman, J. D., West, C. A., Eisner, A. M., Kroseberg, J., Lockman, W. S., Martinez, A. J., Schumm, B. A., Seiden, A., Chao, D. S., Cheng, C. H., Echenard, B., Flood, K. T., Hitlin, D. G., Ongmongkolkul, P., Porter, F. C., Rakitin, A. Y., Andreassen, R., Huard, Z., Meadows, B. T., Sokoloff, M. D., Sun, L., Bloom, P. C., Ford, W. T., Gaz, A., Nauenberg, U., Smith, J. G., Wagner, S. R., Ayad, R., Toki, W. H., Spaan, B., Schubert, K. R., Schwierz, R., Bernard, D., Verderi, M., Clark, P. J., Playfer, S., Bettoni, D., Bozzi, C., Calabrese, R., Cibinetto, G., Fioravanti, E., Garzia, I., Luppi, E., Munerato, M., Piemontese, L., Santoro, V., Baldini-Ferroli, R., Calcaterra, A., de Sangro, R., Finocchiaro, G., Patteri, P., Peruzzi, I. M., Piccolo, M., Rama, M., Zallo, A., Contri, R., Guido, E., Lo Vetere, M., Monge, M. R., Passaggio, S., Patrignani, C., Robutti, E., Bhuyan, B., Prasad, V., Lee, C. L., Morii, M., Edwards, A. J., Adametz, A., Uwer, U., Lacker, H. M., Lueck, T., Dauncey, P. D., Mallik, U., Chen, C., Cochran, J., Meyer, W. T., Prell, S., Rubin, A. E., Gritsan, A. V., Guo, Z. J., Arnaud, N., Davier, M., Derkach, D., Grosdidier, G., Le Diberder, F., Lutz, A. M., Malaescu, B., Roudeau, P., Schune, M. H., Stocchi, A., Wormser, G., Lange, D. J., Wright, D. M., Chavez, C. A., Coleman, J. P., Fry, J. R., Gabathuler, E., Hutchcroft, D. E., Payne, D. J., Touramanis, C., Bevan, A. J., Di Lodovico, F., Sacco, R., Sigamani, M., Cowan, G., Brown, D. N., Davis, C. L., Denig, A. G., Fritsch, M., Gradl, W., Griessinger, K., Hafner, A., Prencipe, E., Barlow, R. J., Jackson, G., Lafferty, G. D., Behn, E., Cenci, R., Hamilton, B., Jawahery, A., Roberts, D. A., Dallapiccola, C., Cowan, R., Dujmic, D., Sciolla, G., Cheaib, R., Lindemann, D., Patel, P. M., Robertson, S. H., Biassoni, P., Neri, N., Palombo, F., Stracka, S., Cremaldi, L., Godang, R., Kroeger, R., Sonnek, P., Summers, D. J., Nguyen, X., Simard, M., Taras, P., De Nardo, G., Monorchio, D., Onorato, G., Sciacca, C., Martinelli, M., Raven, G., Jessop, C. P., LoSecco, J. M., Wang, W. F., Honscheid, K., Kass, R., Brau, J., Frey, R., Sinev, N. B., Strom, D., Torrence, E., Feltresi, E., Gagliardi, N., Margoni, M., Morandin, M., Posocco, M., Rotondo, M., Simi, G., Simonetto, F., Stroili, R., Akar, S., Ben-Haim, E., Bomben, M., Bonneaud, G. R., Briand, H., Calderini, G., Chauveau, J., Hamon, O., Leruste, Ph., Marchiori, G., Ocariz, J., Sitt, S., Biasini, M., Manoni, E., Pacetti, S., Rossi, A., Angelini, C., Batignani, G., Bettarini, S., Carpinelli, M., Casarosa, G., Cervelli, A., Forti, F., Giorgi, M. A., Lusiani, A., Oberhof, B., Paoloni, E., Perez, A., Rizzo, G., Walsh, J. J., Lopes Pegna, D., Olsen, J., Smith, A. J. S., Telnov, A. V., Anulli, F., Faccini, R., Ferrarotto, F., Ferroni, F., Gaspero, M., Li Gioi, L., Mazzoni, M. A., Piredda, G., Bünger, C., Grünberg, O., Hartmann, T., Leddig, T., Schröder, H., Voss, C., Waldi, R., Adye, T., Olaiya, E. O., Wilson, F. F., Emery, S., Hamel de Monchenault, G., Vasseur, G., Yèche, Ch., Aston, D., Bard, D. J., Bartoldus, R., Benitez, J. F., Cartaro, C., Convery, M. R., Dorfan, J., Dubois-Felsmann, G. P., Dunwoodie, W., Ebert, M., Field, R. C., Franco Sevilla, M., Fulsom, B. G., Gabareen, A. M., Graham, M. T., Grenier, P., Hast, C., Innes, W. R., Kelsey, M. H., Kim, P., Kocian, M. L., Leith, D. W. G. S., Lewis, P., Lindquist, B., Luitz, S., Luth, V., Lynch, H. L., MacFarlane, D. B., Muller, D. R., Neal, H., Nelson, S., Perl, M., Pulliam, T., Ratcliff, B. N., Roodman, A., Salnikov, A. A., Schindler, R. H., Snyder, A., Su, D., Sullivan, M. K., Va’vra, J., Wagner, A. P., Wisniewski, W. J., Wittgen, M., Wright, D. H., Wulsin, H. W., Young, C. C., Ziegler, V., Park, W., Purohit, M. V., White, R. M., Wilson, J. R., Randle-Conde, A., Sekula, S. J., Bellis, M., Burchat, P. R., Miyashita, T. S., Puccio, E. M. T., Alam, M. S., Ernst, J. A., Gorodeisky, R., Guttman, N., Peimer, D. R., Soffer, A., Lund, P., Spanier, S. M., Ritchie, J. L., Ruland, A. M., Schwitters, R. F., Wray, B. C., Izen, J. M., Lou, X. C., Bianchi, F., Gamba, D., Zambito, S., Lanceri, L., Vitale, L., Martinez-Vidal, F., Oyanguren, A., Ahmed, H., Albert, J., Banerjee, Sw., Bernlochner, F. U., Choi, H. H. F., King, G. J., Kowalewski, R., Lewczuk, M. J., Nugent, I. M., Roney, J. M., Sobie, R. J., Tasneem, N., Gershon, T. J., Harrison, P. F., Latham, T. E., Band, H. R., Dasu, S., Pan, Y., Prepost, R., and Wu, S. L. Evidence for an Excess of B̄→D(*)τ⁻ν̄τ Decays. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.101802.
Lees, J. P., Poireau, V., Tisserand, V., Garra Tico, J., Grauges, E., Palano, A., Eigen, G., Stugu, B., Brown, D. N., Kerth, L. T., Kolomensky, Yu. G., Lynch, G., Koch, H., Schroeder, T., Asgeirsson, D. J., Hearty, C., Mattison, T. S., McKenna, J. A., So, R. Y., Khan, A., Blinov, V. E., Buzykaev, A. R., Druzhinin, V. P., Golubev, V. B., Kravchenko, E. A., Onuchin, A. P., Serednyakov, S. I., Skovpen, Yu. I., Solodov, E. P., Todyshev, K. Yu., Yushkov, A. N., Bondioli, M., Kirkby, D., Lankford, A. J., Mandelkern, M., Atmacan, H., Gary, J. W., Liu, F., Long, O., Vitug, G. M., Campagnari, C., Hong, T. M., Kovalskyi, D., Richman, J. D., West, C. A., Eisner, A. M., Kroseberg, J., Lockman, W. S., Martinez, A. J., Schumm, B. A., Seiden, A., Chao, D. S., Cheng, C. H., Echenard, B., Flood, K. T., Hitlin, D. G., Ongmongkolkul, P., Porter, F. C., Rakitin, A. Y., Andreassen, R., Huard, Z., Meadows, B. T., Sokoloff, M. D., Sun, L., Bloom, P. C., Ford, W. T., Gaz, A., Nauenberg, U., Smith, J. G., Wagner, S. R., Ayad, R., Toki, W. H., Spaan, B., Schubert, K. R., Schwierz, R., Bernard, D., Verderi, M., Clark, P. J., Playfer, S., Bettoni, D., Bozzi, C., Calabrese, R., Cibinetto, G., Fioravanti, E., Garzia, I., Luppi, E., Munerato, M., Piemontese, L., Santoro, V., Baldini-Ferroli, R., Calcaterra, A., de Sangro, R., Finocchiaro, G., Patteri, P., Peruzzi, I. M., Piccolo, M., Rama, M., Zallo, A., Contri, R., Guido, E., Lo Vetere, M., Monge, M. R., Passaggio, S., Patrignani, C., Robutti, E., Bhuyan, B., Prasad, V., Lee, C. L., Morii, M., Edwards, A. J., Adametz, A., Uwer, U., Lacker, H. M., Lueck, T., Dauncey, P. D., Mallik, U., Chen, C., Cochran, J., Meyer, W. T., Prell, S., Rubin, A. E., Gritsan, A. V., Guo, Z. J., Arnaud, N., Davier, M., Derkach, D., Grosdidier, G., Le Diberder, F., Lutz, A. M., Malaescu, B., Roudeau, P., Schune, M. H., Stocchi, A., Wormser, G., Lange, D. J., Wright, D. M., Chavez, C. A., Coleman, J. P., Fry, J. R., Gabathuler, E., Hutchcroft, D. E., Payne, D. J., Touramanis, C., Bevan, A. J., Di Lodovico, F., Sacco, R., Sigamani, M., Cowan, G., Brown, D. N., Davis, C. L., Denig, A. G., Fritsch, M., Gradl, W., Griessinger, K., Hafner, A., Prencipe, E., Barlow, R. J., Jackson, G., Lafferty, G. D., Behn, E., Cenci, R., Hamilton, B., Jawahery, A., Roberts, D. A., Dallapiccola, C., Cowan, R., Dujmic, D., Sciolla, G., Cheaib, R., Lindemann, D., Patel, P. M., Robertson, S. H., Biassoni, P., Neri, N., Palombo, F., Stracka, S., Cremaldi, L., Godang, R., Kroeger, R., Sonnek, P., Summers, D. J., Nguyen, X., Simard, M., Taras, P., De Nardo, G., Monorchio, D., Onorato, G., Sciacca, C., Martinelli, M., Raven, G., Jessop, C. P., LoSecco, J. M., Wang, W. F., Honscheid, K., Kass, R., Brau, J., Frey, R., Sinev, N. B., Strom, D., Torrence, E., Feltresi, E., Gagliardi, N., Margoni, M., Morandin, M., Posocco, M., Rotondo, M., Simi, G., Simonetto, F., Stroili, R., Akar, S., Ben-Haim, E., Bomben, M., Bonneaud, G. R., Briand, H., Calderini, G., Chauveau, J., Hamon, O., Leruste, Ph., Marchiori, G., Ocariz, J., Sitt, S., Biasini, M., Manoni, E., Pacetti, S., Rossi, A., Angelini, C., Batignani, G., Bettarini, S., Carpinelli, M., Casarosa, G., Cervelli, A., Forti, F., Giorgi, M. A., Lusiani, A., Oberhof, B., Paoloni, E., Perez, A., Rizzo, G., Walsh, J. J., Lopes Pegna, D., Olsen, J., Smith, A. J. S., Telnov, A. V., Anulli, F., Faccini, R., Ferrarotto, F., Ferroni, F., Gaspero, M., Li Gioi, L., Mazzoni, M. A., Piredda, G., Bünger, C., Grünberg, O., Hartmann, T., Leddig, T., Schröder, H., Voss, C., Waldi, R., Adye, T., Olaiya, E. O., Wilson, F. F., Emery, S., Hamel de Monchenault, G., Vasseur, G., Yèche, Ch., Aston, D., Bard, D. J., Bartoldus, R., Benitez, J. F., Cartaro, C., Convery, M. R., Dorfan, J., Dubois-Felsmann, G. P., Dunwoodie, W., Ebert, M., Field, R. C., Franco Sevilla, M., Fulsom, B. G., Gabareen, A. M., Graham, M. T., Grenier, P., Hast, C., Innes, W. R., Kelsey, M. H., Kim, P., Kocian, M. L., Leith, D. W. G. S., Lewis, P., Lindquist, B., Luitz, S., Luth, V., Lynch, H. L., MacFarlane, D. B., Muller, D. R., Neal, H., Nelson, S., Perl, M., Pulliam, T., Ratcliff, B. N., Roodman, A., Salnikov, A. A., Schindler, R. H., Snyder, A., Su, D., Sullivan, M. K., Va’vra, J., Wagner, A. P., Wisniewski, W. J., Wittgen, M., Wright, D. H., Wulsin, H. W., Young, C. C., Ziegler, V., Park, W., Purohit, M. V., White, R. M., Wilson, J. R., Randle-Conde, A., Sekula, S. J., Bellis, M., Burchat, P. R., Miyashita, T. S., Puccio, E. M. T., Alam, M. S., Ernst, J. A., Gorodeisky, R., Guttman, N., Peimer, D. R., Soffer, A., Lund, P., Spanier, S. M., Ritchie, J. L., Ruland, A. M., Schwitters, R. F., Wray, B. C., Izen, J. M., Lou, X. C., Bianchi, F., Gamba, D., Zambito, S., Lanceri, L., Vitale, L., Martinez-Vidal, F., Oyanguren, A., Ahmed, H., Albert, J., Banerjee, Sw., Bernlochner, F. U., Choi, H. H. F., King, G. J., Kowalewski, R., Lewczuk, M. J., Nugent, I. M., Roney, J. M., Sobie, R. J., Tasneem, N., Gershon, T. J., Harrison, P. F., Latham, T. E., Band, H. R., Dasu, S., Pan, Y., Prepost, R., & Wu, S. L. Evidence for an Excess of B̄→D(*)τ⁻ν̄τ Decays. United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.101802
Lees, J. P., Poireau, V., Tisserand, V., Garra Tico, J., Grauges, E., Palano, A., Eigen, G., Stugu, B., Brown, D. N., Kerth, L. T., Kolomensky, Yu. G., Lynch, G., Koch, H., Schroeder, T., Asgeirsson, D. J., Hearty, C., Mattison, T. S., McKenna, J. A., So, R. Y., Khan, A., Blinov, V. E., Buzykaev, A. R., Druzhinin, V. P., Golubev, V. B., Kravchenko, E. A., Onuchin, A. P., Serednyakov, S. I., Skovpen, Yu. I., Solodov, E. P., Todyshev, K. Yu., Yushkov, A. N., Bondioli, M., Kirkby, D., Lankford, A. J., Mandelkern, M., Atmacan, H., Gary, J. W., Liu, F., Long, O., Vitug, G. M., Campagnari, C., Hong, T. M., Kovalskyi, D., Richman, J. D., West, C. A., Eisner, A. M., Kroseberg, J., Lockman, W. S., Martinez, A. J., Schumm, B. A., Seiden, A., Chao, D. S., Cheng, C. H., Echenard, B., Flood, K. T., Hitlin, D. G., Ongmongkolkul, P., Porter, F. C., Rakitin, A. Y., Andreassen, R., Huard, Z., Meadows, B. T., Sokoloff, M. D., Sun, L., Bloom, P. C., Ford, W. T., Gaz, A., Nauenberg, U., Smith, J. G., Wagner, S. R., Ayad, R., Toki, W. H., Spaan, B., Schubert, K. R., Schwierz, R., Bernard, D., Verderi, M., Clark, P. J., Playfer, S., Bettoni, D., Bozzi, C., Calabrese, R., Cibinetto, G., Fioravanti, E., Garzia, I., Luppi, E., Munerato, M., Piemontese, L., Santoro, V., Baldini-Ferroli, R., Calcaterra, A., de Sangro, R., Finocchiaro, G., Patteri, P., Peruzzi, I. M., Piccolo, M., Rama, M., Zallo, A., Contri, R., Guido, E., Lo Vetere, M., Monge, M. R., Passaggio, S., Patrignani, C., Robutti, E., Bhuyan, B., Prasad, V., Lee, C. L., Morii, M., Edwards, A. J., Adametz, A., Uwer, U., Lacker, H. M., Lueck, T., Dauncey, P. D., Mallik, U., Chen, C., Cochran, J., Meyer, W. T., Prell, S., Rubin, A. E., Gritsan, A. V., Guo, Z. J., Arnaud, N., Davier, M., Derkach, D., Grosdidier, G., Le Diberder, F., Lutz, A. M., Malaescu, B., Roudeau, P., Schune, M. H., Stocchi, A., Wormser, G., Lange, D. J., Wright, D. M., Chavez, C. A., Coleman, J. P., Fry, J. R., Gabathuler, E., Hutchcroft, D. E., Payne, D. J., Touramanis, C., Bevan, A. J., Di Lodovico, F., Sacco, R., Sigamani, M., Cowan, G., Brown, D. N., Davis, C. L., Denig, A. G., Fritsch, M., Gradl, W., Griessinger, K., Hafner, A., Prencipe, E., Barlow, R. J., Jackson, G., Lafferty, G. D., Behn, E., Cenci, R., Hamilton, B., Jawahery, A., Roberts, D. A., Dallapiccola, C., Cowan, R., Dujmic, D., Sciolla, G., Cheaib, R., Lindemann, D., Patel, P. M., Robertson, S. H., Biassoni, P., Neri, N., Palombo, F., Stracka, S., Cremaldi, L., Godang, R., Kroeger, R., Sonnek, P., Summers, D. J., Nguyen, X., Simard, M., Taras, P., De Nardo, G., Monorchio, D., Onorato, G., Sciacca, C., Martinelli, M., Raven, G., Jessop, C. P., LoSecco, J. M., Wang, W. F., Honscheid, K., Kass, R., Brau, J., Frey, R., Sinev, N. B., Strom, D., Torrence, E., Feltresi, E., Gagliardi, N., Margoni, M., Morandin, M., Posocco, M., Rotondo, M., Simi, G., Simonetto, F., Stroili, R., Akar, S., Ben-Haim, E., Bomben, M., Bonneaud, G. R., Briand, H., Calderini, G., Chauveau, J., Hamon, O., Leruste, Ph., Marchiori, G., Ocariz, J., Sitt, S., Biasini, M., Manoni, E., Pacetti, S., Rossi, A., Angelini, C., Batignani, G., Bettarini, S., Carpinelli, M., Casarosa, G., Cervelli, A., Forti, F., Giorgi, M. A., Lusiani, A., Oberhof, B., Paoloni, E., Perez, A., Rizzo, G., Walsh, J. J., Lopes Pegna, D., Olsen, J., Smith, A. J. S., Telnov, A. V., Anulli, F., Faccini, R., Ferrarotto, F., Ferroni, F., Gaspero, M., Li Gioi, L., Mazzoni, M. A., Piredda, G., Bünger, C., Grünberg, O., Hartmann, T., Leddig, T., Schröder, H., Voss, C., Waldi, R., Adye, T., Olaiya, E. O., Wilson, F. F., Emery, S., Hamel de Monchenault, G., Vasseur, G., Yèche, Ch., Aston, D., Bard, D. J., Bartoldus, R., Benitez, J. F., Cartaro, C., Convery, M. R., Dorfan, J., Dubois-Felsmann, G. P., Dunwoodie, W., Ebert, M., Field, R. C., Franco Sevilla, M., Fulsom, B. G., Gabareen, A. M., Graham, M. T., Grenier, P., Hast, C., Innes, W. R., Kelsey, M. H., Kim, P., Kocian, M. L., Leith, D. W. G. S., Lewis, P., Lindquist, B., Luitz, S., Luth, V., Lynch, H. L., MacFarlane, D. B., Muller, D. R., Neal, H., Nelson, S., Perl, M., Pulliam, T., Ratcliff, B. N., Roodman, A., Salnikov, A. A., Schindler, R. H., Snyder, A., Su, D., Sullivan, M. K., Va’vra, J., Wagner, A. P., Wisniewski, W. J., Wittgen, M., Wright, D. H., Wulsin, H. W., Young, C. C., Ziegler, V., Park, W., Purohit, M. V., White, R. M., Wilson, J. R., Randle-Conde, A., Sekula, S. J., Bellis, M., Burchat, P. R., Miyashita, T. S., Puccio, E. M. T., Alam, M. S., Ernst, J. A., Gorodeisky, R., Guttman, N., Peimer, D. R., Soffer, A., Lund, P., Spanier, S. M., Ritchie, J. L., Ruland, A. M., Schwitters, R. F., Wray, B. C., Izen, J. M., Lou, X. C., Bianchi, F., Gamba, D., Zambito, S., Lanceri, L., Vitale, L., Martinez-Vidal, F., Oyanguren, A., Ahmed, H., Albert, J., Banerjee, Sw., Bernlochner, F. U., Choi, H. H. F., King, G. J., Kowalewski, R., Lewczuk, M. J., Nugent, I. M., Roney, J. M., Sobie, R. J., Tasneem, N., Gershon, T. J., Harrison, P. F., Latham, T. E., Band, H. R., Dasu, S., Pan, Y., Prepost, R., and Wu, S. L. Thu . "Evidence for an Excess of B̄→D(*)τ⁻ν̄τ Decays". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.101802.
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title = {Evidence for an Excess of B̄→D(*)τ⁻ν̄τ Decays},
author = {Lees, J. P. and Poireau, V. and Tisserand, V. and Garra Tico, J. and Grauges, E. and Palano, A. and Eigen, G. and Stugu, B. and Brown, D. N. and Kerth, L. T. and Kolomensky, Yu. G. and Lynch, G. and Koch, H. and Schroeder, T. and Asgeirsson, D. J. and Hearty, C. and Mattison, T. S. and McKenna, J. A. and So, R. Y. and Khan, A. and Blinov, V. E. and Buzykaev, A. R. and Druzhinin, V. P. and Golubev, V. B. and Kravchenko, E. A. and Onuchin, A. P. and Serednyakov, S. I. and Skovpen, Yu. I. and Solodov, E. P. and Todyshev, K. Yu. and Yushkov, A. N. and Bondioli, M. and Kirkby, D. and Lankford, A. J. and Mandelkern, M. and Atmacan, H. and Gary, J. W. and Liu, F. and Long, O. and Vitug, G. M. and Campagnari, C. and Hong, T. M. and Kovalskyi, D. and Richman, J. D. and West, C. A. and Eisner, A. M. and Kroseberg, J. and Lockman, W. S. and Martinez, A. J. and Schumm, B. A. and Seiden, A. and Chao, D. S. and Cheng, C. H. and Echenard, B. and Flood, K. T. and Hitlin, D. G. and Ongmongkolkul, P. and Porter, F. C. and Rakitin, A. Y. and Andreassen, R. and Huard, Z. and Meadows, B. T. and Sokoloff, M. D. and Sun, L. and Bloom, P. C. and Ford, W. T. and Gaz, A. and Nauenberg, U. and Smith, J. G. and Wagner, S. R. and Ayad, R. and Toki, W. H. and Spaan, B. and Schubert, K. R. and Schwierz, R. and Bernard, D. and Verderi, M. and Clark, P. J. and Playfer, S. and Bettoni, D. and Bozzi, C. and Calabrese, R. and Cibinetto, G. and Fioravanti, E. and Garzia, I. and Luppi, E. and Munerato, M. and Piemontese, L. and Santoro, V. and Baldini-Ferroli, R. and Calcaterra, A. and de Sangro, R. and Finocchiaro, G. and Patteri, P. and Peruzzi, I. M. and Piccolo, M. and Rama, M. and Zallo, A. and Contri, R. and Guido, E. and Lo Vetere, M. and Monge, M. R. and Passaggio, S. and Patrignani, C. and Robutti, E. and Bhuyan, B. and Prasad, V. and Lee, C. L. and Morii, M. and Edwards, A. J. and Adametz, A. and Uwer, U. and Lacker, H. M. and Lueck, T. and Dauncey, P. D. and Mallik, U. and Chen, C. and Cochran, J. and Meyer, W. T. and Prell, S. and Rubin, A. E. and Gritsan, A. V. and Guo, Z. J. and Arnaud, N. and Davier, M. and Derkach, D. and Grosdidier, G. and Le Diberder, F. and Lutz, A. M. and Malaescu, B. and Roudeau, P. and Schune, M. H. and Stocchi, A. and Wormser, G. and Lange, D. J. and Wright, D. M. and Chavez, C. A. and Coleman, J. P. and Fry, J. R. and Gabathuler, E. and Hutchcroft, D. E. and Payne, D. J. and Touramanis, C. and Bevan, A. J. and Di Lodovico, F. and Sacco, R. and Sigamani, M. and Cowan, G. and Brown, D. N. and Davis, C. L. and Denig, A. G. and Fritsch, M. and Gradl, W. and Griessinger, K. and Hafner, A. and Prencipe, E. and Barlow, R. J. and Jackson, G. and Lafferty, G. D. and Behn, E. and Cenci, R. and Hamilton, B. and Jawahery, A. and Roberts, D. A. and Dallapiccola, C. and Cowan, R. and Dujmic, D. and Sciolla, G. and Cheaib, R. and Lindemann, D. and Patel, P. M. and Robertson, S. H. and Biassoni, P. and Neri, N. and Palombo, F. and Stracka, S. and Cremaldi, L. and Godang, R. and Kroeger, R. and Sonnek, P. and Summers, D. J. and Nguyen, X. and Simard, M. and Taras, P. and De Nardo, G. and Monorchio, D. and Onorato, G. and Sciacca, C. and Martinelli, M. and Raven, G. and Jessop, C. P. and LoSecco, J. M. and Wang, W. F. and Honscheid, K. and Kass, R. and Brau, J. and Frey, R. and Sinev, N. B. and Strom, D. and Torrence, E. and Feltresi, E. and Gagliardi, N. and Margoni, M. and Morandin, M. and Posocco, M. and Rotondo, M. and Simi, G. and Simonetto, F. and Stroili, R. and Akar, S. and Ben-Haim, E. and Bomben, M. and Bonneaud, G. R. and Briand, H. and Calderini, G. and Chauveau, J. and Hamon, O. and Leruste, Ph. and Marchiori, G. and Ocariz, J. and Sitt, S. and Biasini, M. and Manoni, E. and Pacetti, S. and Rossi, A. and Angelini, C. and Batignani, G. and Bettarini, S. and Carpinelli, M. and Casarosa, G. and Cervelli, A. and Forti, F. and Giorgi, M. A. and Lusiani, A. and Oberhof, B. and Paoloni, E. and Perez, A. and Rizzo, G. and Walsh, J. J. and Lopes Pegna, D. and Olsen, J. and Smith, A. J. S. and Telnov, A. V. and Anulli, F. and Faccini, R. and Ferrarotto, F. and Ferroni, F. and Gaspero, M. and Li Gioi, L. and Mazzoni, M. A. and Piredda, G. and Bünger, C. and Grünberg, O. and Hartmann, T. and Leddig, T. and Schröder, H. and Voss, C. and Waldi, R. and Adye, T. and Olaiya, E. O. and Wilson, F. F. and Emery, S. and Hamel de Monchenault, G. and Vasseur, G. and Yèche, Ch. and Aston, D. and Bard, D. J. and Bartoldus, R. and Benitez, J. F. and Cartaro, C. and Convery, M. R. and Dorfan, J. and Dubois-Felsmann, G. P. and Dunwoodie, W. and Ebert, M. and Field, R. C. and Franco Sevilla, M. and Fulsom, B. G. and Gabareen, A. M. and Graham, M. T. and Grenier, P. and Hast, C. and Innes, W. R. and Kelsey, M. H. and Kim, P. and Kocian, M. L. and Leith, D. W. G. S. and Lewis, P. and Lindquist, B. and Luitz, S. and Luth, V. and Lynch, H. L. and MacFarlane, D. B. and Muller, D. R. and Neal, H. and Nelson, S. and Perl, M. and Pulliam, T. and Ratcliff, B. N. and Roodman, A. and Salnikov, A. A. and Schindler, R. H. and Snyder, A. and Su, D. and Sullivan, M. K. and Va’vra, J. and Wagner, A. P. and Wisniewski, W. J. and Wittgen, M. and Wright, D. H. and Wulsin, H. W. and Young, C. C. and Ziegler, V. and Park, W. and Purohit, M. V. and White, R. M. and Wilson, J. R. and Randle-Conde, A. and Sekula, S. J. and Bellis, M. and Burchat, P. R. and Miyashita, T. S. and Puccio, E. M. T. and Alam, M. S. and Ernst, J. A. and Gorodeisky, R. and Guttman, N. and Peimer, D. R. and Soffer, A. and Lund, P. and Spanier, S. M. and Ritchie, J. L. and Ruland, A. M. and Schwitters, R. F. and Wray, B. C. and Izen, J. M. and Lou, X. C. and Bianchi, F. and Gamba, D. and Zambito, S. and Lanceri, L. and Vitale, L. and Martinez-Vidal, F. and Oyanguren, A. and Ahmed, H. and Albert, J. and Banerjee, Sw. and Bernlochner, F. U. and Choi, H. H. F. and King, G. J. and Kowalewski, R. and Lewczuk, M. J. and Nugent, I. M. and Roney, J. M. and Sobie, R. J. and Tasneem, N. and Gershon, T. J. and Harrison, P. F. and Latham, T. E. and Band, H. R. and Dasu, S. and Pan, Y. and Prepost, R. and Wu, S. L.},
abstractNote = {Based on the full BABAR data sample, we report improved measurements of the ratios R(D(*))=B(B̄→D(*)τ⁻ν¯τ)/B(B̄→D(*)ll¯ν¯l), where l is either e or μ. These ratios are sensitive to new physics contributions in the form of a charged Higgs boson. We measure R(D)=0.440±0.058±0.042 and R(D*)=0.332±0.024±0.018, which exceed the standard model expectations by 2.0σ and 2.7σ, respectively. Taken together, our results disagree with these expectations at the 3.4σ level. This excess cannot be explained by a charged Higgs boson in the type II two-Higgs-doublet model.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.101802},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 10,
volume = 109,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {9}
}

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