Measurement of the W mass in e+e- collisions at 183 GeV

R. Barate, D. Decamp, P. Ghez, C. Goy, S. Jezequel, J. P. Lees, F. Martin, E. Merle, M. N. Minard, B. Pietrzyk, R. Alemany, M. P. Casado, M. Chmeissani, J. M. Crespo, E. Fernandez, M. Fernandez-Bosman, L. Garrido, E. Graugès, A. Juste, M. MartinezG. Merino, R. Miquel, L. M. Mir, P. Morawitz, A. Pacheco, I. C. Park, I. Riu, A. Colaleo, D. Creanza, M. de Palma, G. Gelao, 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, U. Becker, G. Boix, M. Cattaneo, V. Ciulli, G. Dissertori, H. Drevermann, R. W. Forty, M. Frank, F. Gianotti, A. W. Halley, J. B. Hansen, J. Harvey, P. Janot, B. Jost, I. Lehraus, O. Leroy, C. Loomis, P. Maley, P. Mato, A. Minten, A. Moutoussi, F. Ranjard, L. Rolandi, D. Rousseau, D. Schlatter, M. Schmitt, O. Schneider, W. Tejessy, F. Teubert, I. R. Tomalin, E. Tournefier, M. Vreeswijk, A. E. Wright, Z. Ajaltouni, F. Badaud, G. Chazelle, O. Deschamps, S. Dessagne, A. Falvard, C. Ferdi, P. Gay, C. Guicheney, P. Henrard, J. Jousset, B. Michel, S. Monteil

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The mass of the W boson is obtained from reconstructed invariant mass distributions in W-pair events. The sample of W pairs is selected from 57 pb-1 collected with the ALEPH detector in 1997 at a centre-of-mass energy of 183 GeV. The invariant mass distributions of reweighted Monte Carlo events are fitted separately to the experimental distributions in the qq̄qq̄ and all lvqq̄ channels to give the following W masses: mwhadronic = 80.461 ± 0.177 (stat.) ±0.045 (syst.) ±0.056 (theory) GeV/c2, mwsemileptonic = 80.326 ± 0.184 (stat.) ± 0.040 (syst.) GeV/c2, where the theory error represents the possible effects of final state interactions. The combination of these two measurements, including the LEP energy calibration uncertainty, gives mW = 80.393 ± 0.128 (stat.) ± 0.041 (syst.) ± 0.028 (theory) ± 0.021 (LEP) GeV/c2. © 1999 Published by Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-137
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999


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