Search for the Electric Dipole Moment and anomalous magnetic moment of the tau lepton at tau factories

  • Xin Chen
  • Yongcheng WuEmail author
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Regular Article - Experimental Physics


Precise measurement of the Electric Dipole Moment (EDM) and anomalous magnetic moment (g-2) of particles are important tests of Beyond Standard Model (BSM) physics. It is generally believed that the tau lepton couples more strongly to BSM due to its large mass, and can be searched for at collider experiments. A new method to ap- proximately reconstruct the neutrinos from the hadronic decays of ττ+ pairs produced at ee+ tau factories is proposed. With all final state particle momenta available, observables based on matrix elements and sensitive to BSM are calculated. It is estimated that with 50 ab−1 of data to be delivered by the Belle-II experiment, a tau EDM search with a 1-σ level precision of \( \left|{d}_{\tau}^{NP}\right|<2.04\times {10}^{-19}\ 10 \) e·cm, and g-2 search with \( \left|{\alpha}_{\tau}^{NP}\right|<1.75\times {10}^{-5} \) (1.5% of the SM prediction), can be expected when systematics are not considered. The new precision can effectively constrain BSM models with heavy mirror neutrinos. It can also constrain models containing a light scalar with mass at O(1 GeV), which can explain the current muon g-2 anomaly as well. The method in this work offers a new opportunity to search for BSM at current and future tau factories with high precision.


Beyond Standard Model e+-e- Experiments Tau Physics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Collaborative Innovation Center of Quantum MatterBeijingChina
  3. 3.Center for High Energy PhysicsPeking UniversityBeijingChina
  4. 4.Ottawa-Carleton Institute for PhysicsCarleton UniversityOttawaCanada

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