A measurement of A<inf>FB</inf><sup>b</sup> in lifetime tagged heavy flavour Z decays

D. Buskulic, D. Casper, I. De Bonis, D. Decamp, P. Ghez, C. Goy, J. P. Lees, M. N. Minard, P. Odier, B. Pietrzyk, F. Ariztizabal, M. Chmeissani, J. M. Crespo, I. Efthymiopoulos, E. Fernandez, M. Fernandez-Bosman, V. Gaitan, Ll Garrido, M. Martinez, T. MattisonS. Orteu, A. Pacheco, C. Padilla, F. Palla, A. Pascual, J. A. Perlas, F. Teubert, D. Creanza, M. de Palma, A. Farilla, G. Iaselli, G. Maggi, N. Marinelli, S. Natali, S. Nuzzo, A. Ranieri, G. Raso, F. Romano, F. Ruggieri, G. Selvaggi, L. Silvestris, P. Tempesta, G. Zito, Y. Chai, D. Huang, X. Huang, X. Huang, J. Lin, T. Wang, Y. Xie, D. Xu, R. Xu, J. Zhang, L. Zhang, W. Zhao, G. Bonvicini, J. Boudreau, P. Comas, P. Coyle, H. Drevermann, A. Engelhardt, R. W. Forty, G. Ganis, C. Gay, M. Girone, R. Hagelberg, J. Harvey, R. Jacobsen, B. Jost, J. Knobloch, I. Lehraus, M. Maggi, C. Markou, P. Mato, H. Meinhard, A. Minten, R. Miquel, P. Palazzi, J. R. Pater, P. Perrodo, J. F. Pusztaszeri, F. Ranjard, L. Rolandi, J. Rothberg, M. Saich, D. Schlatter, M. Schmelling, W. Tejessy, I. R. Tomalin, R. Veenhof, A. Venturi, H. Wachsmuth, S. Wasserbaech, W. Wiedenmann, T. Wildish, W. Witzeling, J. Wotschack, Z. Ajaltouni, M. Bardadin-Otwinowska, A. Barres

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A new measurement of the forward-backward asymmetry in Z→ bb decays is presented. Hadrons from b decays are tagged using their long lifetimes. The b quark charge and direction are reconstructed with a hemisphere charge algorithm. The asymmetry and reconstructed b hemisphere charge are measured in the 69 pb-1 of data collected by ALEPH during 1991, 1992 and 1993. They are used to extract sin2θWeff, which is determined to be 0.2315 ± 0.0016 (stat.) ± 0.0009 (syst.), corresponding to an AFBb of 0.0992 ± 0.0084 (stat.) ± 0.0046 (syst.). © 1994.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-108
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 1994


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