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Measurements of the Z partial decay width into c(c)over-bar and multiplicity of charm quarks per b decay

Abreu, P. et al. (2000) Measurements of the Z partial decay width into c(c)over-bar and multiplicity of charm quarks per b decay. European Physical Journal C, 12 (2). 225 -241. ISSN 1434-6044 (doi:10.1007/s1005299000228)

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Abstract

The partial decay width R-c of the Z into c (c) over bar quark pair and the number of charm quarks n(c) per b decay are measured with the DELPHI detector at LEP 1. Particle identification provides clear DO, D+, D-s(+) and Lambda(c)(+) signatures. The charm hadron production rate is measured in each channel by a fit to the scaled energy, impact parameter information and the invariant mass spectrum. Two measurements of R-c are presented, from the D*(+) production rate and from the overall charm counting, including strange charm baryon production, in c (c) over bar events. The multiplicity n(c), which includes hidden c (c) over bar and strange charm baryon production, is inferred from the charm counting in bb events. The final results are R-c = 0.1665 +/- 0.0095 and n(c) = 1.166 +/- 0.086.

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., Bruckmann, 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., Gron, 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., Janik, R., Jarlskog, C., Jarlskog, G., Jarry, P., Jean-Marie, B., Jahansson, 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., and Kostioukhine, V.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:European Physical Journal C
Publisher:Spinger-Verlag
ISSN:1434-6044
ISSN (Online):1434-6052

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