Search for B<inf>s</inf><sup>0</sup> oscillations using inclusive lepton events

R. Barate, D. Buskulic, D. Decamp, P. Ghez, C. Goy, J. P. Lees, A. Lucotte, E. Merle, M. N. Minard, J. Y. Nief, B. Pietrzyk, R. Alemany, G. Boix, M. P. Casado, M. Chmeissani, J. M. Crespo, M. Delfino, E. Fernández, M. Fernandez-Bosman, L. GarridoE. Graugès, A. Juste, M. Martínez, G. Merino, R. Miquel, L. M. Mir, I. C. Park, A. Pascual, I. Riu, F. Sanchez, 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, P. Bright-Thomas, D. Casper, M. Cattaneo, F. Cerutti, V. Ciulli, G. Dissertori, H. Drevermann, R. W. Forty, M. Frank, R. Hagelberg, A. W. Halley, J. B. Hansen, J. Harvey, P. Janot, B. Jost, I. Lehraus, P. Mato, A. Minten, L. Moneta, A. Pacheco, F. Ranjard, L. Rolandi, D. Rousseau, D. Schlatter, M. Schmitt, W. Tejessy, F. Teubert, I. R. Tomalin, H. Wachsmuth, Z. Ajaltouni, F. Badaud, G. Chazelle, O. Deschamps, A. Falvard, C. Ferdi, P. Gay, C. Guicheney, P. Henrard, J. Jousset, B. Michel, S. Monteil, J. C. Montret

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Abstract

A search for Bs0 oscillations is performed using a sample of semileptonic b-hadron decays collected by the ALEPH experiment during 1991-95. Compared to previous inclusive lepton analyses, the proper time resolution and b-flavour mistag rate are significantly improved. Additional sensitivity to Bs0 mixing is obtained by identifying subsamples of events having a Bs0 purity which is higher than the average for the whole data sample. Unbinned maximum likelihood amplitude fits are performed to derive a lower limit of Δms > 9.5 ps-1 at the 95% confidence limit (95% CL). Combining with the ALEPH Ds--based analyses yields Δms > 9.6 ps-1 at 95% CL.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)553-569
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume7
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999

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    Barate, R., Buskulic, D., Decamp, D., Ghez, P., Goy, C., Lees, J. P., Lucotte, A., Merle, E., Minard, M. N., Nief, J. Y., Pietrzyk, B., Alemany, R., Boix, G., Casado, M. P., Chmeissani, M., Crespo, J. M., Delfino, M., Fernández, E., Fernandez-Bosman, M., ... Montret, J. C. (1999). Search for B<inf>s</inf><sup>0</sup> oscillations using inclusive lepton events. European Physical Journal C, 7(4), 553-569.