Lepton-number violating four-body decays of heavy mesons

  • Han Yuan
  • Tianhong Wang
  • Guo-Li Wang
  • Wan-Li Ju
  • Jin-Mei Zhang


Neutrinoless hadron Lepton Number Violating (LNV) decays can be induced by virtual Majorana neutrino, which in turn indubitably show the Majorana nature of neutrinos. Many three-body LNV processes and Lepton Flavour Violating (LFV) processes have been studied extensively in theory and by experiment. As a supplement, we here study 75 four-body LNV (LFV) processes from heavy pseudoscalar B and D decays. Most of these processes have not been studied in theory and searched for in experiment, while they may have sizable decay rates. Since the four-body decay modes have the same vertexes and mixing parameters with three-body cases, so their branching fractions are comparable with the corresponding three-body decays. We calculate their decay widths and branching fractions with current bounds on heavy Majorana neutrino mixing parameters, and estimate some channels’ reconstruction events using the current experimental data from Belle.


Rare Decays Beyond Standard Model Neutrino Physics B-Physics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Han Yuan
    • 1
  • Tianhong Wang
    • 1
  • Guo-Li Wang
    • 1
  • Wan-Li Ju
    • 1
  • Jin-Mei Zhang
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsHarbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinChina
  2. 2.Xiamen Institute of StandardizationXiamenChina

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