A measurement of the semileptonic branching ratio BR(b-baryon → plv̄X) and a study of inclusive π±, K±, (p, p̄) production in Z decays

R. Barate, D. Buskulic, D. Decamp, P. Ghez, C. Goy, J. P. Lees, A. Lucotte, M. N. Minard, J. Y. Nief, B. Pietrzyk, G. Boix, M. P. Casado, M. Chmeissani, J. M. Crespo, M. Delfino, E. Fernandez, M. Fernandez-Bosman, L. Garrido, E. Graugès, A. JusteM. 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, N. Marinelli, 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, R. Alemany, U. Becker, P. Bright-Thomas, D. Casper, M. Cattaneo, F. Cerutti, 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, A. Wagner, Z. Ajaltouni, F. Badaud, G. Chazelle, O. Deschamps, A. Falvard, C. Ferdi, P. Gay, C. Guicheney, P. Henrard, J. Jousset

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Inclusive π±, K± and (p, p̄) production is investigated using data recorded by the ALEPH detector between 1992 and 1994. The momentum spectra and multiplicities are measured separately in Z → bb̄, Z → cc̄ and Z → uū, dd̄, ss̄ decays. The number of protons found in b-hadron decays is used to estimate the fraction of b-baryons in b events to be (10.2 ± 0.7 ± 2.7)% assuming BR(b-baryon→ pX) = (58 ± 6)%. From an additional study of proton-lepton correlations in b events, the branching ratio BR(b-baryon → plv̄X) = (4.63 ± 0.72 ± 0.98)% is obtained. The ratio BR(b-baryon → plv̄X)/BR(b-baryon → pX) is found to be 0.080 ± 0.012 ± 0.014.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-227
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998


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