Measurement of the production rates of η and η′ in hadronic Z decays

D. Buskulic, D. Decamp, C. Goy, J. P. Lees, M. N. Minard, B. Mours, R. Alemany, F. Ariztizabal, P. Comas, J. M. Crespo, M. Delfino, E. Fernandez, V. Gaitan, Ll Garrido, A. Pacheco, A. Pascual, D. Creanza, M. de Palma, A. Farilla, G. IaselliG. Maggi, M. Maggi, S. Natali, S. Nuzzo, M. Quattromini, A. Ranieri, G. Raso, F. Romano, F. Ruggieri, G. Selvaggi, L. Silvestris, P. Tempesta, G. Zito, Y. Gao, H. Hu, D. Huang, X. Huang, J. Lin, J. Lou, C. Qiao, T. Wang, Y. Xie, D. Xu, R. Xu, J. Zhang, W. Zhao, W. B. Atwood, L. A.T. Bauerdick, E. Blucher, G. Bonvicini, F. Bossi, J. Boudreau, T. H. Burnett, H. Drevermann, R. W. Forty, R. Hagelberg, J. Harvey, S. Haywood, J. Hilgart, R. Jacobsen, B. Jost, J. Knobloch, E. Lançon, I. Lehraus, T. Lohse, A. Lusiani, M. Martinez, P. Mato, T. Mattison, H. Meinhard, S. Menary, T. Meyer, A. Minten, R. Miguel, H. G. Moser, J. Nash, P. Palazzi, J. A. Perlas, F. Ranjard, G. Redlinger, L. Rolandi, A. Roth, J. Rothberg, T. Ruan, M. Saich, D. Schlatter, M. Schmelling, F. Sefkow, W. Tejessy, H. Wachsmuth, W. Wiedenmann, T. Wildish, W. Witzeling, J. Wotschack, Z. Ajaltouni, F. Badaud, M. Bardadin-Otwinowska, A. M. Bencheikh, R. El Fellous, A. Falvard

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Abstract

The decays η → γγ and η′ → ηπ+π- have been observed in hadronic decays of the Z produced at LEP. The fragmentation functions of both the η and η′ have been measured. The measured multiplicities for x > 0.1 are 0.298±0.023±0.021 and 0.068±0.016 for η and η′ respectively. While the fragmentation function for the η is fairly well described by the JETSET Monte Carlo, it is found that the production rate of the η′ is a factor of four less than the corresponding prediction. © 1992.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)210-220
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume292
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 1992

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