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Determination of vertical bar V-ub vertical bar/vertical bar V- cb vertical bar with DELPHI at LEP

Abreu, P. et al. (2000) Determination of vertical bar V-ub vertical bar/vertical bar V- cb vertical bar with DELPHI at LEP. Physics Letters B, 478 (1-3). 14 -30. ISSN 0370-2693 (doi:10.1016/S0370-2693(00)00281-1)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0370-2693(00)00281-1

Abstract

The ratio of the CKM quark-mixing matrix elements \V-ub\/\V-cb\ has been measured using B hadron semileptonic decays. The analysis uses the reconstructed mass M-X of the secondary hadronic system produced in association with an identified lepton. Since B → X(u)l (v) over bar transitions are characterised by hadronic masses below those of the D mesons produced in B → X(c)l (v) over bar transitions, events with a reconstructed value of M-X significantly below the D mass are selected. Further signal enrichments are obtained using the topology of reconstructed decays and hadron identification. A fit to the numbers of decays in the b → u enriched and depleted samples with M-X above and below 1.6 GeV/c(2) and to the shapes of the lepton energy distribution in the B rest frame gives \V-ub\/\V-cb\ = 0.103 (+0.011)(-0.012) (stat.) +/- 0.016(syst.) +/- 0.010(model) and, correspondingly, a charmless semileptonic B decay branching fraction of BR(B → X(u)l (v) over bar)= (1.57 +/- 0.35 (stat.) +/- 0.48(syst.) +/- 0.27(model)) x 10(-3).

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s):UNSPECIFIED
Authors: Abreu, P., Adam, W., Adye, T., Adzic, P., 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., Belous, K., Benekos, M., Benvenuti, A.C., Berat, C., Berggren, M., Bertrand, D., Besancon, M., Bigi, M., Bilenky, M.S., Bizouard, M.A., Bloch, D., Blom, H.M., Bonesini, M., 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., Bracko, M., Branchini, P., Brenner, R.A., Bruckman, P., Brunet, J.M., Bugge, L., Buran, 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., Chapkin, M., Charpentier, P., 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., Crawley, H.B., Crennell, D., Crepe, S., Crosetti, G., Maestro, J.C., Czellar, S., Davenport, M., Da Silva, W., Della Ricca, G., Delpierre, P., Demaria, N., De Angelis, A., De Boer, W., De Clercq, C., 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, M.P., Santo, M.E., Fanourakis, G., Fassouliotis, D., Fayot, J., Feindt, M., 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., Ghodbane, N., Gil, I., Glege, F., Gokieli, R., Golob, B., Gomez-Ceballos, G., Goncalves, P., Caballero, I.G., Gopal, G., Gorn, L., Gouz, Y., Gracco, V., Grahl, J., Graziani, E., Gris, P., Grosdidier, G., Grzelak, K., Guy, J., Haag, C., 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., Huber, M., 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., Jeans, D., Johansson, E.K., Jonsson, P., Joram, C., Juillot, P., Jungermann, L., Kapusta, F., Karafasoulis, K., Katsanevas, S., Katsoufis, E.C., Keranen, R., Kernel, G., 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., Kostioukhine, V., Kourkoumelis, C., Kouznetsov, O., Krammer, M., Kriznic, E., Krumstein, Z., Kubinec, P., Kurowska, J., Kurvinen, K., Lamsa, J.W., Lane, D.W., Lapin, V., Laugier, J.P., Lauhakangas, R., Leder, G., Ledroit, F., Lefebure, V., Leinonen, L., Leisos, A., Leitner, R., Lenzen, G., Lepeltier, V., and Lesiak, T.
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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