Journal or Book Title
Physical Review Letters
Using a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 342 fb−1 collected with the BABAR detector at the SLAC PEP-II electron-positron storage ring operating at a center-of-mass energy near 10.58 GeV, we measure B(τ−→π−π−π+ντ(ex.K0S))=(8.83±0.01±0.13)%, B(τ−→K−π−π+ντ(ex.K0S))=(0.273±0.002±0.009)%, B(τ−→K−π−K+ντ)=(0.1346±0.0010±0.0036)%, and B(τ−→K−K−K+ντ)=(1.58±0.13±0.12)×10−5, where the uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively. These include significant improvements over previous measurements and a first measurement of B(τ−→K−K−K+ντ) in which no resonance structure is assumed. We also report a first measurement of B(τ−→ϕπ−ντ)=(3.42±0.55±0.25)×10−5, a new measurement of B(τ−→ϕK−ντ)=(3.39±0.20±0.28)×10−5 and a first upper limit on B(τ−→K−K−K+ντ(ex.ϕ)).
The BABAR Collaboration, "Exclusive branching-fraction measurements of semileptonic tau decays into three charged hadrons, into phi pi(-)nu(tau), and into phi K-nu(tau)" (2008). Physical Review Letters. 50.