Can we use hadronic tau decay for V_us determination

Research paper by Mihail V. Chizhov

Indexed on: 18 Dec '07Published on: 18 Dec '07Published in: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology


It is known that the discrepancy in pion spectral functions extracted from positron-electron annihilation and tau decay leads to different predictions for the muon anomalous magnetic moment. We will show that this discrepancy effects also the extraction of the Cabibbo angle from the hadronic tau decays. The corrections to the tau branching fractions, corresponding to the presence of new centi-weak tensor interactions, allow us to extract the Cabibbo angle from tau decays in agreement with its other precision determinations. Thus a more precise value of |V_us|=0.2246 +/- 0.0012 is obtained and as a consequence f(0)=0.9645 +/- 0.0055 and F_K/F_pi=1.196 +/- 0.007.