Heavy flavour production in Z decays

D. Decamp, B. Deschizeaux, C. Goy, J. P. Lees, M. N. Minard, J. M. Crespo, M. Delfino, E. Fernandez, P. Mato, R. Miguel, Ll M. Mir, S. Orteu, A. Pacheco, J. A. Perlas, E. Tubau, M. G. Catanesi, M. de Palma, A. Farilla, G. Iaselli, G. MaggiS. Natali, S. Nuzzo, A. Ranieri, G. Raso, F. Romano, F. Ruggieri, G. Selvaggi, L. Silvestris, P. Tempesta, G. Zito, Y. Gao, H. Hu, D. Huang, S. Jin, J. Lin, T. Ruan, T. Wang, W. Wu, Y. Xie, D. Xu, R. Xu, J. Zhang, Z. Zhang, W. Zhao, H. Albrecht, W. B. Atwood, F. Bird, E. Blucher, D. Brown, T. H. Burnett, H. Drevermann, F. Dydak, R. W. Forty, Ll Garrido, C. Grab, R. Hagelberg, S. Haywood, B. Jost, M. Kasemann, G. Kellner, J. Knobloch, A. Lacourt, I. Lehraus, T. Lohse, D. Lüke, A. Marchioro, M. Martinez, J. May, S. Menary, A. Minten, A. Miotto, P. Palazzi, M. Pepe-Altarelli, F. Ranjard, A. Roth, J. Rothberg, H. Rotscheidt, W. von Rüden, R. St.Denis, D. Schlatter, M. Takashima, M. Talby, H. Taureg, W. Tejessy, H. Wachsmuth, S. Wasserbaech, S. Wheeler, W. Wiedenmann, W. Witzeling, J. Wotschack, Z. Ajaltouni, M. Bardadin-Otwinowska, A. Falvard, P. Gay, P. Henrard, J. Jousset, B. Michel, J. C. Montret, D. Pallin, P. Perret

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From an analysis of inclusive leptons in data collected by the ALEPH detector at LEP, we measure the fractions of bb and cc events in hadronic Z decays. The bb fraction times semileptonic branching ratio is measured to be Br(b → e)·Γbb/Γhad = 0.0224 ± 0.0016 ± 0.0010. Assuming a b semileptonic branching ratio of 0.102 ± 0.010 gives Γbb/Γhad = 0.220 ± 0.016 ± 0.024, in good agreement with the standard model prediction of 0.217. The cc fraction times semileptonic branching ratio is measured to be Br(c → e)·Γcc/Γhad = 0.0133 ± 0.0040-0.0031+0.0038. Assuming a c semileptonic branching ratio of 0.090 ± 0.013 gives Γcc/Γhad = 0.148 ± 0.044-0.038+0.045, in agreement with the standard model prediction of 0.171. © 1990.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)551-565
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jul 1990


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