A measurement of the inclusive b → sγ branching ratio

R. Barate, D. Buskulic, D. Decamp, P. Ghez, C. Goy, J. P. Lees, A. Lucotte, E. Merle, M. N. Minard, J. Y. Nief, B. Pietrzyk, R. Alemany, G. Boix, M. P. Casado, M. Chmeissani, J. M. Crespo, M. Delfino, E. Fernandez, M. Fernandez-Bosman, L. GarridoE. Graugès, A. Juste, M. Martinez, G. Merino, R. Miquel, L. M. Mir, I. C. Park, A. Pascual, J. A. Perlas, I. Riu, F. Sanchez, A. Colaleo, D. Creanza, M. de Palma, G. Gelao, G. Iaselli, G. Maggi, M. Maggi, S. Nuzzo, A. Ranieri, G. Raso, F. Ruggieri, G. Selvaggi, L. Silvestris, P. Tempesta, A. Tricomi, G. Zito, X. Huang, J. Lin, Q. Ouyang, T. Wang, Y. Xie, R. Xu, S. Xue, J. Zhang, L. Zhang, W. Zhao, D. Abbaneo, U. Becker, P. Bright-Thomas, D. Casper, M. Cattaneo, V. Ciulli, G. Dissertori, H. Drevermann, R. W. Forty, M. Frank, R. Hagelberg, J. B. Hansen, J. Harvey, P. Janot, B. Jost, I. Lehraus, P. Mato, A. Minten, L. Moneta, A. Pacheco, J. F. Pusztaszeri, F. Ranjard, L. Rolandi, D. Rousseau, D. Schlatter, M. Schmitt, O. Schneider, W. Tejessy, F. Teubert, I. R. Tomalin, H. Wachsmuth, Z. Ajaltouni, F. Badaud, G. Chazelle, O. Deschamps, A. Falvard, C. Ferdi, P. Gay, C. Guicheney, P. Henrard, J. Jousset, B. Michel, S. Monteil

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Abstract

The flavour changing neutral current decay b → sγ has been detected in hadronic Z decays collected by ALEPH at LEP. The signal is isolated in lifetime-tagged bb̄ events by the presence of a hard photon associated with a system of high momentum and high rapidity hadrons. The background processes are normalised from the data themselves. The inclusive branching ratio is measured to be (3.11±0.80stat±0.72syst)× 10-4, consistent with the Standard Model expectation via penguin processes. © 1998 Published by Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-187
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume429
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 1998

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    Barate, R., Buskulic, D., Decamp, D., Ghez, P., Goy, C., Lees, J. P., Lucotte, A., Merle, E., Minard, M. N., Nief, J. Y., Pietrzyk, B., Alemany, R., Boix, G., Casado, M. P., Chmeissani, M., Crespo, J. M., Delfino, M., Fernandez, E., Fernandez-Bosman, M., ... Monteil, S. (1998). A measurement of the inclusive b → sγ branching ratio. Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, 429, 169-187. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0370-2693(98)00404-3