Measurement of the branching fractions of the b-quark into charged and neutral b-hadrons

Abdallah, J. et al. (2003) Measurement of the branching fractions of the b-quark into charged and neutral b-hadrons. Physics Letters B, 576(1-2), 29 -42. (doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2003.09.070)

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Abstract

The production fractions of charged and neutral b-hadrons in b- quark events from Z(0) decays have been measured with the DELPHI detector at LEP. An algorithm has been developed, based on a neural network, to estimate the charge of the weakly- decaying b-hadron by distinguishing its decay products from particles produced at the primary vertex. From the data taken in the years 1994 and 1995, the fraction of (b) over bar - quarks fragmenting into positively charged weakly-decaying b- hadrons has been measured to be: f(+) = (42.09+/-0.82(stat)+/- 0.89(syst))%. Subtracting the rates for charged Xi(b)(+) and Omega(b)(+) baryons gives the production fraction of B+ mesons: f(Bu) = (40.99+/-0.82(stat)+/-1.11 (syst)) %.

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.P., Amaldi, U., Amapane, N., Amato, S., Anashkin, E., Andreazza, E., Andringa, S., Anjos, N., Antilogus, P., Apel, W.D., Arnoud, Y., Ask, S., Asman, B., Augustin, J.E., Augustinus, A., Baillon, P., Ballestrero, A., Bambade, P., Barbier, R., Bardin, D., Barker, G., 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, P.S.L., Borisov, G., Botner, O., Bouquet, B., Bowcock, T.J.V., Boyko, I., Bracko, M., Brenner, R., Brodet, E., Bruckman, P., Brunet, J.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, S.U., Cieslik, K., Collins, P., Contri, R., Cosme, G., Cossutti, F., Costa, M.J., Crawley, B., 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, M.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, P.J., Houlden, M.A., Hultqvist, K., Jackson, J.N., Jarlskog, G., Jarry, P., Jeans, D., Johansson, E.K., Johansson, P.D., Jonsson, P., Joram, C., Jungermann, L., Kapusta, F., Katsanevas, S., Katsoufis, E., Kernel, G., Kersevan, B.P., Kerzel, U., Matteuzzi, C., Mazzucato, F., Mazzucato, M., Mc Nulty, R., Meroni, C., Meyer, W.T., 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, J.P., Palka, H., Papadopoulou, T.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., Podobnik, T., Poireau, V., Pol, M.E., Polok, G., Poropat, P., Pozdniakov, V., Pukhaeva, N., Pullia, A., Rames, J., Ramler, L., Read, A., Rebecchi, P., Rehn, J., Reid, D., Reinhardt, R., Renton, P., Richard, F., Ridky, J., Rivero, M., Rodriguez, D., Romero, A., Ronchese, P., Rosenberg, E., Roudeau, P., Rovelli, T., Ruhlmann-Kleider, V., Ryabtchikov, D., Sadovsky, A., Salmi, L., Salt, J., Savoy-Navarro, A., Schwickerath, U., Segar, A., Sekulin, R., Siebel, M., Sisakian, A., Smadja, G., Smirnova, O., and Sokolov, A.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physics Letters B
Publisher:Elsevier BV
ISSN:0370-2693
ISSN (Online):1873-2445

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