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Determination of P(c → D*(+)) and BR(c → l(+)) at LEP 1

Abreu, P. et al. (2000) Determination of P(c → D*(+)) and BR(c → l(+)) at LEP 1. European Physical Journal C, 12 (2). 209 -224. ISSN 1434-6044 (doi:10.1007/s100529900227)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s100529900227

Abstract

The probability P(c → D*(+)) that a charm quark fragments into a D*+ meson and the c → l(+) semileptonic branching fraction were measured in Z(0) decay into c (c) over bar events. From the analysis of 3.5 Million Z(0) events collected from 1992 to 1995, a sample of charm meson decays with 81% c (c) over bar purity was selected. The product of the c → D*(+) fragmentation probability times the D*(+) → D(0)pi(+) branching fraction was measured to be: P(c → D*(+)).BR(D*(+) → D(0)pi(+)) = 0.174 +/- 0.010(stat) +/- 0.004(syst). Using the world averaged value for BR(D*+ → D(0)pi(+)), the fragmentation probability is inferred: P(c → D*(+)) = 0.255 +/- 0.015(stat) +/- 0.006(syst) +/- 0.005(syst.BR). From the same sample, 1828 +/- 51 identified leptons in the opposite hemisphere were selected. From this sample, the charm semileptonic branching fraction was measured to be: BR(c → l(+)) = 0.0958 +/- 0.0042(stat) +/- 0.0028(syst).

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s):Battaglia, Dr Marina
Authors: Abreu, P., Adam, W., Adye, T., Adzic, P., Ajinenko, I., Albrecht, Z., Alderweireld, T., Alekseev, G.D., Alemany, R., Allmendinger, T., Allport, P.P., Almehed, S., Amaldi, U., Amapane, N., Amato, S., Anassontzis, E.G., Andersson, P., Andreazza, A., Andringa, S., Antilogus, P., Apel, W.D., Arnoud, Y., Asman, B., Augustin, J.E., Augustinus, A., Baillon, P., Bambade, P., Barao, F., Barbiellini, G., Barbier, R., Bardin, D.Y., Barker, G., Baroncelli, A., Battaglia, M., Baubillier, M., Becks, K.H., Begalli, M., Behrmann, A., Beilliere, P., Belokopytov, Y., Benekos, N.C., Benvenuti, A.C., Berat, C., Berggren, M., Bertini, D., Bertrand, D., Besancon, M., Bigi, M., Bilenky, M.S., Bizouard, M.A., Bloch, D., Blom, H.M., Bonesini, M., Bonivento, W., Boonekamp, M., Booth, P.S.L., Borgland, A.W., Borisov, G., Bosio, C., Botner, O., Boudinov, E., Bouquet, B., Bourdarios, C., Bowcock, T.J.V., Boyko, I., Bozovic, I., Bozzo, M., Branchini, P., Brenke, T., Brenner, R.A., Bruckman, P., Brunet, J.M., Bugge, L., Buran, T., Burgsmueller, T., Buschbeck, B., Buschmann, P., Cabrera, S., Caccia, M., Calvi, M., Camporesi, T., Canale, V., Carena, F., Carroll, L., Caso, C., Gimenez, M.V.C., Cattai, A., Cavallo, F.R., Chabaud, V., Charpentier, P., Chaussard, L., Checchia, P., Chelkov, G.A., Chierici, R., Chliapnikov, P., Chochula, P., Chorowicz, V., Chudoba, J., Cieslik, K., Collins, P., Contri, R., Cortina, E., Cosme, G., Cossutti, F., Cowell, J.H., Crawley, H.B., Crennell, D., Crepe, S., Crosetti, G., Maestro, J.C., Czellar, S., Davenport, M., Da Silva, W., Deghorain, A., Della Ricca, G., Delpierre, P., Demaria, N., De Angelis, A., De Boer, W., De Clercq, C., De Lotto, B., De Min, A., de Paula, L., Dijkstra, H., Di Ciaccio, L., Dolbeau, J., Doroba, K., Dracos, M., Drees, J., Dris, M., Duperrin, A., Durand, J.D., Eigen, G., Ekelof, T., Ekspong, G., Ellert, M., Elsing, M., Engel, J.P., Erzen, B., Santo, M.E., Falk, E., Fanourakis, G., Fassouliotis, D., Fayot, J., Feindt, M., Ferrari, P., Ferrer, A., Ferrer-Ribas, E., Ferro, F., Fichet, S., Firestone, A., Flagmeyer, U., Foeth, H., Fokitis, E., Fontanelli, F., Franek, B., Frodesen, A.G., Fruhwirth, R., Fulda-Quenzer, F., Fuster, J., Galloni, A., Gamba, D., Gamblin, S., Gandelman, M., Garcia, C., Gaspar, C., Gaspar, M., Gasparini, U., Gavillet, P., Gazis, E.N., Gele, D., Gerdyukov, L., Ghodbane, N., Gil, I., Glege, F., Gokieli, R., Golob, B., Gomez-Ceballos, G., Goncalves, P., Caballero, I.G., Gopal, G., Gorn, L., Gorski, M., Gouz, Y., Gracco, V., Grahl, J., Graziani, E., Green, C., Grimm, H.J., Gris, P., Grosdidier, G., Grzelak, K., Gunther, M., Guy, J., Hahn, F., Hahn, S., Haider, S., Hallgren, A., Hamacher, K., Hansen, J., Harris, F.J., Hedberg, V., Heising, S., Hernandez, J.J., Herquet, P., Herr, H., Hessing, T.L., Heuser, J.M., Higon, E., Holmgren, S.O., Holt, P.J., Hoorelbeke, S., Houlden, M., Hrubec, J., Huet, K., Hughes, G.J., Hultqvist, K., Jackson, J.N., Jacobsson, R., Jalocha, P., Janik, R., Jarlskog, C., Jarlskog, G., Jarry, P., Jean-Marie, B., Johansson, E.K., Jonsson, P., Joram, C., Juillot, P., Kapusta, F., Karafasoulis, K., Katsanevas, S., Katsoufis, E.C., Keranen, R., Kersevan, B.P., Khomenko, B.A., Khovanski, N.N., Kiiskinen, A., King, B., Kinvig, A., Kjaer, N.J., Klapp, O., Klein, H., Kluit, P., Kokkinias, P., Koratzinos, M., Kostioukhine, V., Kourkoumelis, C., Kouznetsov, O., Krammer, M., Kriznic, E., Krstic, J., Krumstein, Z., Kubinec, P., and Kurowska, J.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:European Physical Journal C
ISSN:1434-6044

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