# Response to a critique of the Borexino result in "A new experimental limit for the stability of the electron" by H.V. Klapdor-Kleingrothaus, I.V. Krivosheina and I.V. Titkova

1 APC - AHE - APC - Astrophysique des Hautes Energies
APC (UMR_7164) - AstroParticule et Cosmologie, Dipartimento di Astronomia, Universita degli Studi di Bologna
3 APC - Neutrinos
LPNHE - Laboratoire de Physique Nucléaire et de Hautes Énergies, APC (UMR_7164) - AstroParticule et Cosmologie
Abstract : A recently published article by Klapdor-Kleingrothaus et al. critiques the limit on the stability of the electron obtained by the Borexino collaboration. We respond here to the criticisms raised by Klapdor-Kleingrothaus and his colleagues, and re-establish that our result is based on very conservative premises and that the "indication of a signal of 1.4 $\sigma$" for the decay of the electron in the $\gamma+\nu$ channel, reported by Klapdor-Kleingrothaus and colleagues, is excluded by the Borexino result.
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H.O. Back, M. Balata, A. de Bari, T. Beau, A. de Bellefon, et al.. Response to a critique of the Borexino result in "A new experimental limit for the stability of the electron" by H.V. Klapdor-Kleingrothaus, I.V. Krivosheina and I.V. Titkova. 2007. ⟨in2p3-00147896⟩

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