A precise measurement of the B+, B-0 and mean b-hadron lifetime with the DELPHI detector at LEP I

Abdallah, J. et al. (2004) A precise measurement of the B+, B-0 and mean b-hadron lifetime with the DELPHI detector at LEP I. European Physical Journal C, 33(3), pp. 307-324. (doi:10.1140/epjc/s2004-01599-5)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s2004-01599-5

Abstract

Final results from the DELPHI Collaboration on the lifetime of B+ and B-0 mesons and the mean b-hadron lifetime, are presented using the data collected at the Z(0) peak in 1994 and 1995. Elaborate, inclusive, secondary vertexing methods have been employed to ensure a b-hadron reconstruction with good efficiency. To separate samples of B+ and B-0 mesons, high performance neural network techniques are used that achieve very high purity signals. The results obtained are: tau(B+) = 1.624+/-0.014 (stat)+/-0.018 (syst) ps tau(B)0 = 1.531+/-0.021 (stat)+/-0.031 (syst) ps tau(B+)/tau(B)0 = 1.060+/-0.021 (stat)+/-0.024 (syst) and for the average b-hadron lifetime: taub/tau(B)0 = 1.570+/-0.005 (stat)+/-0.008 (syst) ps.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Adamson, Dr Walt and Battaglia, Dr Marina
Authors: Abdallah, J., Abreu, P., Adamson, W., Adzic, P., Albrecht, T., Alderweireld, T., Alemany-Fernandez, R., Allmendinger, T., Allport, P., Amaldi, U., Amapane, N., Amato, S., Anashkin, E., Andreazza, A., Andringa, S., Anjos, N., Antilogus, P., Apel, W.D., Arnoud, Y., Ask, S., Asman, B., Augustin, E., Augustinus, A., Baillon, P., Ballestrero, A., Bambade, P., Barbier, R., Bardin, D., Barker, G.J., 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, L., Borisov, G., Botner, O., Bouquet, B., Bowcock, V., Boyko, I., Bracko, M., Brenner, R., Brodet, E., Bruckman, P., Brunet, 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, U., Cieslik, K., Collins, P., Contri, R., Cosme, G., Cossutti, F., Costa, 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, C.E., Fanourakis, G., Fassouliotis, D., Feindt, M., Fernandez, J., Ferrer, A., Ferro, F., Flagmeyer, U., Foeths, 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., Hansen, J., Haug, S., Hauler, F., Hedberg, V., Hennecke, M., Herr, H., Hoffman, J., Holmgren, S.O., Holt, J., Houlden, A., Hultqvist, K., Jackson, N., Jarlskog, G., Jarry, P., Jeans, D., Johansson, K., Johansson, D., Jonsson, P., Joram, C., Jungermann, L., Kapusta, F., Katsanevas, S., Katsoufis, E., Kernel, G., Kersevan, P., Kiiskinen, A., King, T., Kjaer, J., Kluit, P., Kokkinias, P., Kourkoumelis, C., Kouznetsov, O., Krumstein, Z., Kucharczyk, M., Lamsa, J., Leder, G., Ledroit, F., Leinonen, L., Leitner, R., Lemonne, J., Lepeltier, V., Lesiak, T., Liebig, W., Liko, D., Lipniacka, A., Lopes, H., Lopez, M., Loukas, D., Lutz, P., Lyons, L., MacNaughton, J., Malek, A., Maltezos, S., Mandl, F., Marco, J., Marco, R., Marechal, B., Margoni, M., Marin, J.C., Mariotti, C., Markou, A., Martinez-Rivero, C., Masik, J., Mastroyiannopoulos, N., Matorras, F., Matteuzzi, C., Mazzucato, F., Mazzucato, M., McNulty, R., Meroni, C., Meyer, 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, P., Palka, H., Papadopoulou, 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., and Pimenta, M.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:European Physical Journal C
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1434-6044
ISSN (Online):1434-6052

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