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Measurement of the strange quark forward-backward asymmetry around the Z(0) peak

Abreu, P. et al. (2000) Measurement of the strange quark forward-backward asymmetry around the Z(0) peak. European Physical Journal C, 14 (4). 613 -631. ISSN 1434-6044 (doi:10.1007/s100520000378)

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Abstract

A precise measurement of the strange quark forward-backward asymmetry used 3.2 M multihadronic events around the Z(0) peak collected by the DELPHI experiment from 1992 to 1995. The ring imaging Cherenkov detectors in the barrel and end-cap regions identify high energy charged kaons which tag the s quark. The s quark asymmetry was measured at different centre-of-mass energies; in particular at the Z(0) pole A(s (s) over bar)(0) = 0.1008 +/- 0.0113 (stat.) +/- 0.0040 (syst.), taking the expected d and u quark asymmetries from the Standard Model. The quark flavour fractions are assumed from the Standard Model and the fragmentation process is modelled by JETSET. From the s quark pole asymmetry the electroweak mixing angle was determined: sin(2) theta(eff)(lept) = 0.2321 +/- 0.0029. The parity violating coupling of the s quark to the Z was determined to be: A(s) = 0.909 +/- 0.102 (stat.) +/- 0.036(syst.)

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Battaglia, Dr Marina
Authors: Abreu, P., Adam, W., Adye, T., Adzic, P., Abrecht, 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, N.C., Benvenuti, A.C., Berat, C., Berggren, M., Bertini, D., Bertrand, D., Besancon, M., Benekos, N.C., 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., 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., 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., Crawley, H.B., Crennell, D., Crepe, S., Crosetti, G., Maestro, J.C., Czeller, 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, H., Elsing, M., Engel, J.P., Santo, M.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., 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, E., Alexsson, M.G., 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., 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., Koratzinos, M., Kostioukhine, V., Kourkoumelis, C., Kouznetsov, O., Krammer, M., Kriznic, E., Krumstein, Z., Kubinec, P., Kurowska, J., Kurvinen, K., Lamsa, J.W., and Leigos, A.
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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