Improved measurement of the B0 and B+ meson lifetimes

D. Buskulic, I. De Bonis, D. Decamp, P. Ghez, C. Goy, J. P. Lees, A. Lucotte, M. N. Minard, P. Odier, B. Pietrzyk, M. P. Casado, M. Chmeissani, J. M. Crespo, M. Delfino, I. Efthymiopoulos, E. Fernandez, M. Fernandez-Bosman, Ll Garrido, A. Juste, M. MartinezS. Orteu, A. Pacheco, C. Padilla, A. Pascual, J. A. Perlas, I. Riu, F. Sanchez, F. Teubert, A. Colaleo, D. Creanza, M. De Palma, G. Gelao, M. Girone, G. Iaselli, G. Maggi, M. Maggi, N. Marinelli, S. Nuzzo, A. Ranieri, G. Raso, F. Ruggieri, G. Selvaggi, L. Silvestris, P. Tempesta, G. Zito, X. Huang, J. Lin, Q. Ouyang, T. Wang, Y. Xie, R. Xu, S. Xue, J. Zhang, L. Zhang, W. Zhao, R. Alemany, A. O. Bazarko, G. Bonvicini, M. Cattaneo, P. Comas, P. Coyle, H. Drevermann, R. W. Forty, M. Frank, R. Hagelberg, J. Harvey, P. Janot, B. Jost, E. Kneringer, J. Knobloch, I. Lehraus, E. B. Martin, P. Mato, A. Minten, R. Miquel, Ll M. Mir, L. Moneta, T. Oest, F. Palla, J. R. Pater, J. F. Pusztaszeri, F. Ranjard, P. Rensing, L. Rolandi, D. Schlatter, M. Schmelling, O. Schneider, W. Tejessy, I. R. Tomalin, A. Venturi, H. Wachsmuth, A. Wagner, T. Wildish, Z. Ajaltouni, A. Barrès, C. Boyer, A. Falvard, P. Gay, C. Guicheney, P. Henrard

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Abstract

The lifetimes of the B0 and B+ mesons have been measured with the ALEPH detector at LEP, using approximately 3 million hadronic Z decays collected in the period 1991-1994. In the first of three methods, semileptonic decays of B0 and B+ mesons were partially reconstructed by identifying events containing a lepton with an associated D*- or D̄0 meson. The second method used fully reconstructed B0 and B+ mesons. The third method, used to measure the B0 lifetime, employed a partial reconstruction technique to identify B0 → D*-π+X decays. The combined results are τ0 = 1.55 ± 0.06 ± 0.03 ps, τ+ = 1.58 ± 0.09 ± 0.03 ps, τ+/τ0 = 1.03 ± 0.08 ± 0.02. © Springer-Verlag 1996.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-44
JournalZeitschrift fur Physik C-Particles and Fields
Volume71
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996

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