Measurement of the Λ<inf>b</inf> polarization in Z decays

D. Buskulic, D. Casper, I. de Bonis, D. Decamp, P. Ghez, C. Goy, J. P. Lees, A. Lucotte, M. N. Minard, P. Odier, B. Pietrzyk, M. Chmeissani, J. M. Crespo, I. Efthymiopoulos, E. Fernandez, M. Fernandez-Bosman, LI Garrido, A. Juste, M. Martinez, S. OrteuA. Pacheco, C. Padilla, F. Palla, A. Pascual, J. A. Perlas, I. Riu, F. Sanchez, F. Teubert, A. Colaleo, D. Creanza, M. de Palma, A. Farilla, G. Gelao, M. Girone, G. Iaselli, G. Maggi, M. Maggi, N. Marinelli, S. Natali, S. Nuzzo, A. Ranieri, G. Raso, F. Romano, 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, R. Jacobsen, P. Janot, B. Jost, E. Kneringer, J. Knobloch, I. Lehraus, E. B. Martin, P. Mato, A. Minten, R. Miquel, L. M. Mir, L. Moneta, T. Oest, P. Palazzi, 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, T. Wildish, W. Witzeling, J. Wotschack, Z. Ajaltouni, M. Bardadin-Otwinowska

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Abstract

The Λb polarization in hadronic Z decays is measured in semileptonic decays from the average energies of the charged lepton and the neutrino. In a data sample of approximately 3 million hadronic Z decays collected by the ALEPH detector at LEP between 1991 and 1994, 462 ± 31 Λb candidates are selected using (Λπ+)-lepton correlations. From this event sample, the Λb polarization is measured to be PΛb = -0.23+0.24-0.20 (stat.)+0.08-0.07(syst.).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-447
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume365
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jan 1996

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