Recent results from NA48/2 and NA62 experiments at CERN

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The NA48/2 and $\text{NA62}\text{-}{\text{R}_\text{K}}$ experiments at the CERN SPS collected a large sample of charged kaon decays in flight. $\text{NA62}\text{-}{\text{R}_\text{K}}$ was running in 2007-08 with a highly efficient minimum bias trigger for decays into electrons. A preliminary measurement of the electromagnetic transition form factor slope of the $\pi^0$ from $1.05\times 10^{6}$ fully reconstructed $\pi^0$ Dalitz decays is presented. The obtained value $a = (3.70 \pm 0.53_\text{stat} \pm 0.36_\text{syst})\times 10^{-2}$ represents a $5.8\sigma$ observation of a non-zero slope in the time-like region of momentum transfer. An upper limit on the rate of a lepton number violating decay $K^\pm\to\pi^\mp\mu^\pm\mu^\pm$ is reported from $\sim 1.6\times 10^{11} K^\pm$ decays at NA48/2 in 2003-04: $\mathcal{B}

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10 pages, 6 figures, talk given at HQL 2016, Blacksburg, 22-27 May 2016


Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of Science
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jan 2017


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