The present thesis is focused on the measurement of the form factors of the K+ → e+νeγ decay (Ke2γ) with data collected by the NA62 experiment in 2007 during a preliminary phase of data taking, dedicated to a precision test of lepton flavour universality. For this phase, the NA62 collaboration used the pre-existing apparatus of the NA48/2 experiment. The measurement of the form factors is a test for the effective theories of strong interaction at low energies as the Chiral Perturbation Theory (ChPT) and the Light Front Quark Model (LFQM). The only kinematic configuration accessible to the analysis is the structure-dependent configuration in which the photon is emitted preferentially with positive helicity (SD+ term). The measurement of the Ke2γ form factors is obtained by analysing 11170 reconstructed Ke2γ(SD+) candidates with 4% background contamination, about ten times the statistics collected by earlier experiments. The final result of the analysis, assuming ChPT at O(p6), is: FV (0) + FA(0) = 0.127 ± 0.002stat ± 0.010syst λ = 0.60 ± 0.05stat ± 0.39syst The LFQMprediction of the form factors was also tested but it was found to be completely inconsistent with data.

Study of the K+ → e+νeγ decay with the NA62 experiment / Gallorini, Stefano. - (2013 Jul 18).

Study of the K+ → e+νeγ decay with the NA62 experiment

Gallorini, Stefano
2013-07-18

Abstract

The present thesis is focused on the measurement of the form factors of the K+ → e+νeγ decay (Ke2γ) with data collected by the NA62 experiment in 2007 during a preliminary phase of data taking, dedicated to a precision test of lepton flavour universality. For this phase, the NA62 collaboration used the pre-existing apparatus of the NA48/2 experiment. The measurement of the form factors is a test for the effective theories of strong interaction at low energies as the Chiral Perturbation Theory (ChPT) and the Light Front Quark Model (LFQM). The only kinematic configuration accessible to the analysis is the structure-dependent configuration in which the photon is emitted preferentially with positive helicity (SD+ term). The measurement of the Ke2γ form factors is obtained by analysing 11170 reconstructed Ke2γ(SD+) candidates with 4% background contamination, about ten times the statistics collected by earlier experiments. The final result of the analysis, assuming ChPT at O(p6), is: FV (0) + FA(0) = 0.127 ± 0.002stat ± 0.010syst λ = 0.60 ± 0.05stat ± 0.39syst The LFQMprediction of the form factors was also tested but it was found to be completely inconsistent with data.
18-lug-2013
FIS/02 FISICA TEORICA, MODELLI E METODI MATEMATICI
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Chiral Perturbation Theory (ChPT)
Light Front Quark Model (LFQM)
Physics
Scuola Normale Superiore
Sozzi, Marco
Bloch-Devaux, Brigitte
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