Radiative corrections to the Dalitz plot ofKl3±decays: Contribution of the four-body region
J. J. Torres, A. Martínez, M. Neri, C. Juárez-León, Rubén Flores-Mendieta
Physical Review D
We calculate the radiative corrections to the Dalitz plot of K_l3^± decays to order (alpha/pi)(q/M_1), where q is the momentum transfer and M_1 is the mass of the kaon. We restrict the analysis to the so-called four-body region, which arises when no discrimination of real photons is made either kinematically or experimentally. We present our results in two ways: the first one with the triple integration over the photon kinematical variables ready to be performed numerically and the second one
... a fully analytical form. Our results can be useful in experimental analyses of the Dalitz plot, by evaluating the model-independent coefficients of the quadratic products of the form factors; we provide some numbers as a case example. We find a small, albeit non-negligible, contribution from the four-body region to the radiative correction to the total decay rate of K_l3^± decays.