Measurement of the Michel parameters and the v<inf>τ</inf> helicity in τ lepton decays

A. Heister, S. Schael, R. Barate, I. de Bonis, D. Decamp, C. Goy, J. P. Lees, E. Merle, M. N. Minard, B. Pietrzyk, S. Bravo, M. P. Casado, M. Chmeissani, J. M. Crespo, E. Fernandez, M. Fernandez-Bosman, Ll Garrido, E. Graugés, M. Martinez, G. MerinoR. Miquel, Ll M. Mir, A. Pacheco, H. Ruiz, A. Colaleo, D. Creanza, M. de Palma, 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, P. Azzurri, G. Boix, O. Buchmüller, M. Cattaneo, F. Cerutti, B. Clerbaux, G. Dissertori, H. Drevermann, R. W. Forty, M. Frank, T. C. Greening, J. B. Hansen, J. Harvey, P. Janot, B. Jost, M. Kado, P. Mato, A. Moutoussi, F. Ranjard, L. Rolandi, D. Schlatter, O. Schneider, P. Spagnolo, W. Tejessy, F. Teubert, E. Tournefier, J. Ward, Z. Ajaltouni, F. Badaud, A. Falvard, P. Gay, P. Henrard, J. Jousset, B. Michel, S. Monteil, J. C. Montret, D. Pallin, P. Perret, F. Podlyski, J. D. Hansen, J. R. Hansen, P. H. Hansen, B. S. Nilsson, A. Wäänänen, A. Kyriakis, C. Markou, E. Simopoulou, A. Vayaki, K. Zachariadou, A. Blondel

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A measurement of the Michel parameters and the average vτ helicity in τ lepton decays is described. The data was collected with the ALEPH detector at LEP during the years 1991 to 1995. A total integrated luminosity of 155 pb-1 is analysed. The Michel parameters ρl, ξl, (ξδ)l (l = e, μ), and ημ are determined for the leptonic decays, and the chirality parameters ξπ, ξρ, and ξa1 for the hadronic final states. Under the assumptions of e-μ universality and ξπ = ξρ = ξa1, the values ρl = 0.742 ± 0.016, ηl = 0.012 ± 0.026, (ξδ)l = 0.776 ± 0.051, ξl = 0.986 ± 0.074, and ξh = 0.992 ± 0.011 are obtained. No significant deviation is observed from the Standard Model assumption of the V - A structure of the charged weak interaction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-230
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001


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