Precise measurement of the tau lifetime

Abdallah, J. et al. (2004) Precise measurement of the tau lifetime. European Physical Journal C, 36(3), pp. 283-296. (doi:10.1140/epjc/s2004-01953-7)

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Abstract

The tau lepton lifetime has been measured with the e(+) e(-) → tau(+) tau(-) events collected by the DELPHI detector at LEP in the years 1991 - 1995. Three different methods have been exploited, using both one-prong and three-prong tau decay channels. Two measurements have been made using events in which both taus decay to a single charged particle. Combining these measurements gave tau(tau) ( 1 prong) = 291.8 +/- 2.3(stat) +/- 1.5(sys) fs. A third measurement using taus which decayed to three charged particles yielded tau(tau) (3 prong) = 288.6 +/- 2.4(stat) +/- 1.3(sys) fs. These were combined with previous DELPHI results to measure the tau lifetime, using the full LEP1 data sample, to be tau(tau) = 290.9 +/- 1.4(stat) +/- 1.0(sys) fs.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Battaglia, Dr Marina
Authors: Abdallah, J., Abreu, P., Adam, W., Adzic, P., Albrecht, T., Alderweireld, T., Alemany-Fernandez, R., Allmendinger, T., Allport, P., Amaldi, U., Amapane, N., Amato, S., Anashkin, E., Andreazza, A., Andringa, S., Anjos, N., Antilogus, P., Apel, W.D., Arnoud, Y., Ask, S., Asman, B., Augustin, E., Augustinus, A., Baillon, P., Ballestrero, A., Bambade, P., Barbier, R., Bardin, D., Barker, J., Baroncelli, A., Battaglia, M., Baubillier, M., Becks, K.H., Begalli, M., Behrmann, A., Ben Haim, E., Benekos, N., Benvenuti, A., Berat, C., Berggren, M., Berntzon, L., Bertrand, D., Besancon, M., Besson, N., Bloch, D., Blom, M., Bluj, M., Bonesini, M., Boonekamp, M., Booth, L., Borisov, G., Botner, O., Bouquet, B., Bowcock, V., Boyko, I., Bracko, M., Brenner, R., Brodet, E., Bruckman, P., Brunet, M., Bugge, L., Buschmann, P., Calvi, M., Camporesi, T., Canale, V., Carena, F., Castro, N., Cavallo, F., Chapkin, M., Charpentier, P., Checchia, P., Chierici, R., Chliapnikov, P., Chudoba, J., Chung, U., Cieslik, K., Collins, P., Contri, R., Cosme, G., Cossutti, F., Costa, J., Crennell, D., Cuevas, J., D'Hondt, J., Dalmau, J., da Silva, T., Da Silva, W., Della Ricca, G., De Angelis, A., De Boer, W., De Clercq, C., De Lotto, B., De Maria, N., De Min, A., de Paula, L., Di Ciaccio, L., Di Simone, A., Doroba, K., Drees, J., Dris, M., Eigen, G., Ekelof, T., Ellert, M., Elsing, M., Santo, C.E., Fanourakis, G., Fassouliotis, D., Feindt, M., Fernandez, J., Ferrer, A., Ferro, F., Flagmeyer, U., Foeth, H., Fokitis, E., Fulda-Quenzer, F., Fuster, J., Gandelman, M., Garcia, C., Gavillet, P., Gazis, E., Gokieli, R., Golob, B., Gomez-Ceballos, G., Goncalves, P., Graziani, E., Grosdidier, G., Grzelak, K., Guy, J., Haag, C., Hallgren, A., Hamacher, K., Hamilton, K., Haug, S., Hauler, F., Hedberg, V., Hennecke, M., Herr, H., Hoffman, J., Holmgren, S.O., Holt, J., Houlden, A., Hultqvist, K., Jackson, N., Jarlskog, G., Jarry, P., Jeans, D., Johansson, K., Johansson, D., Jonsson, P., Joram, C., Jungermann, L., Kapusta, F., Katsanevas, S., Katsoufis, E., Kernel, G., Kersevan, P., Kerzel, U., Kiiskinen, A., King, T., Kjaer, J., Kluit, P., Kokkinias, P., Kourkoumelis, C., Kouznetsov, O., Krumstein, Z., Kucharczyk, M., Lamsa, J., Leder, G., Ledroit, F., Leinonen, L., Leitner, R., Lemonne, J., Lepeltier, V., Lesiak, T., Liebig, W., Liko, D., Lipniacka, A., Lopes, H., Lopez, M., Loukas, D., Lutz, P., Lyons, L., MacNaughton, J., Malek, A., Maltezos, S., Mandl, F., Marco, J., Marco, R., Marechal, B., Margoni, M., Marin, J.C., Mariotti, C., Markou, A., Martinez-Rivero, C., Masik, J., Mastroyiannopoulos, N., Matorras, F., Matteuzzi, C., Mazzucato, F., Mazzucato, M., Mc Nulty, R., Meroni, C., Migliore, E., Mitaroff, W., Mjoernmark, U., Moa, T., Moch, M., Moenig, K., Monge, R., Montenegro, J., Moraes, D., Moreno, S., Morettini, P., Mueller, U., Muenich, K., Mulders, M., Mundim, L., Murray, W., Muryn, B., Myatt, G., Myklebust, T., Nassiakou, M., Navarria, F., Nawrocki, K., Nicolaidou, R., Nikolenko, M., Oblakowska-Mucha, A., Obraztsov, V., Olshevski, A., Onofre, A., Orava, R., Osterberg, K., Ouraou, A., Oyanguren, A., Paganoni, M., Paiano, S., Palacios, P., Palka, H., Papadopoulou, D., Pape, L., Parkes, C., Parodi, F., Parzefall, U., Passeri, A., Passon, O., Peralta, L., Perepelitsa, V., Perrotta, A., Petrolini, A., Piedra, J., Pieri, L., Pierre, F., Pimenta, M., Piotto, E., and Podobnik, T.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:European Physical Journal C
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1434-6044
ISSN (Online):1434-6052

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