Palo Alto, Calif.
Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science
50 (2000), S. 249-297
Annual Reviews Electronic Back Volume Collection 1932-2001ff
Abstract We review the current status of the field of rare kaon decays. The study of rare kaon decays has played a key role in the development of the standard model, and the field continues to have significant impact. The two areas of greatest import are the search for physics beyond the standard model and the determination of fundamental standard-model parameters. Due to the exquisite sensitivity of rare kaon decay experiments, searches for new physics can probe very high mass scales. Studies of the Kpinu modes in particular, where the first event has recently been seen, will permit tests of the standard-model picture of quark mixing and CP violation.
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