First Observation of the DecayKL→π0e+e−γ

A. Alavi-Harati, T. Alexopoulos, M. Arenton, K. Arisaka, S. Averitte, A. R. Barker, L. Bellantoni, A. Bellavance, J. Belz, R. Ben-David, D. R. Bergman, E. Blucher (+71 others)
2001 Physical Review Letters  
We report on the first observation of the decay KL -> pi0 ee gamma by the KTeV E799 experiment at Fermilab. Based upon a sample of 48 events with an estimated background of 3.6 +/- 1.1 events, we measure the KL -> pi0 ee gamma branching ratio to be (2.34 +/- 0.35 +/- 0.13)x10^-8. Our data agree with recent O(p^6) calculations in chiral perturbation theory that include contributions from vector meson exchange through the parameter a_V. A fit was made to the KL -> pi0 ee gamma data for a_V with
more » ... e result -0.67 +/- 0.21 +/- 0.12, which is consistent with previous results from KTeV.
doi:10.1103/physrevlett.87.021801 fatcat:nof4wogewfd5db5yzc2mhqkg7e