Measurement of the ratio Γbb Γhad using event shape variables

D. Buskulic, I. De Bonis, D. Decamp, P. Ghez, C. Goy, J. P. Lees, M. N. Minard, B. Pietrzyk, F. Ariztizabal, P. Comas, J. M. Crespo, M. Delfino, I. Efthymiopoulos, E. Fernandez, M. Fernandez-Bosman, V. Gaitan, Ll Garrido, T. Mattison, A. Pacheco, C. PadillaA. Pascual, D. Creanza, M. de Palma, A. Farilla, G. Iaselli, G. Maggi, S. Natali, S. Nuzzo, M. Quattromini, A. Ranieri, G. Raso, F. Romano, F. Ruggieri, G. Selvaggi, L. Silvestris, P. Tempesta, G. Zito, Y. Chai, H. Hu, D. Huang, X. Huang, J. Lin, T. Wang, Y. Xie, D. Xie, D. Xu, R. Xu, J. Zhang, L. Zhang, W. Zhao, E. Blucher, G. Bonvicini, J. Boudreau, D. Casper, H. Drevermann, R. W. Forty, G. Ganis, C. Gay, R. Hagelberg, J. Harvey, J. Hilgart, R. Jacobsen, B. Jost, J. Knobloch, I. Lehraus, T. Lohse, M. Maggi, C. Markou, M. Martinez, P. Mato, H. Meinhard, A. Minten, A. Miotto, R. Miquel, H. G. Moser, P. Palazzi, J. R. Pater, J. A. Perlas, J. F. Pusztaszeri, F. Ranjard, G. Redlinger, L. Rolandi, J. Rothberg, T. Ruan, M. Saich, D. Schlatter, M. Schmelling, F. Sefkow, W. Tejessy, I. R. Tomalin, R. Veenhof, H. Wachsmuth, S. Wasserbaech, W. Wiedenmann, T. Wildish, W. Witzeling, J. Wotschack, Z. Ajaltouni, F. Badaud, M. Bardadin-Otwinowska

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Abstract

The branching fraction of Z → bb relative to all hadronic decays of the Z has been measured using event shape variables to preferentially select Z → bb events. The method chosen applies a combination of shape discriminators and the selection of high transverse momentum leptons to event hemispheres. From a sample of 440 000 hadronic Z decays collected with the ALEPH detector at LEP, the ration Γbb Γhad = 0.228±0.005(stat.)±0.005(syst.) is measured. © 1993.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)549-563
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume313
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sep 1993

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