Strange b baryon production and lifetime in Z decays

D. Buskulic, I. de Bonis, D. Decamp, P. Ghez, C. Goy, J. P. Lees, A. Lucotte, M. N. Minard, J. Y. Nief, P. Odier, B. Pietrzyk, M. P. Casado, M. Chmeissani, J. M. Crespo, M. Delfino, I. Efthymiopoulos, E. Fernandez, M. Fernandez-Bosman, LI Garrido, A. JusteM. Martinez, S. Orteu, C. Padilla, I. C. Park, A. Pascual, J. A. Perlas, I. Riu, F. Sanchez, F. Teubert, A. Colaleo, D. Creanza, M. de Palma, G. Gelao, M. Girone, G. Iaselli, G. Maggi, M. Maggi, N. Marinelli, S. Nuzzo, A. Ranieri, G. Raso, F. Ruggieri, G. Selvaggi, L. Silvestris, P. Tempesta, G. Zito, X. Huang, J. Lin, Q. Ouyang, T. Wang, Y. Xie, R. Xu, S. Xue, J. Zhang, L. Zhang, W. Zhao, R. Alemany, A. O. Bazarko, G. Bonvicini, M. Cattaneo, P. Comas, P. Coyle, H. Drevermann, R. W. Forty, M. Frank, R. Hagelberg, J. Harvey, P. Janot, B. Jost, E. Kneringer, J. Knobloch, I. Lehraus, G. Lutters, E. B. Martin, P. Mato, A. Minten, R. Miquel, L. M. Mir, L. Moneta, T. Oest, A. Pacheco, J. F. Pusztaszeri, F. Ranjard, P. Rensing, L. Rolandi, D. Schlatter, M. Schmelling, M. Schmitt, O. Schneider, W. Tejessy, I. R. Tomalin, A. Venturi, H. Wachsmuth, A. Wagner, Z. Ajaltouni, A. Barrès, C. Boyer, A. Falvard, P. Gay, C. Guicheney

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

45 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

In a data sample of approximately four million hadronic Z decays recorded with the ALEPH detector from 1990 to 1995, a search for the strange b baryon Ξb is performed with a study of Ξ-lepton correlations. Forty-four events with same sign Ξ-ℓ- combinations are found whereas 8.4 are expected based on the rate of opposite sign Ξ-ℓ+ combinations. This significant excess is interpreted as evidence for Ξb semileptonic decays. The measured product branching ratio is Br(b → Ξb) × Br(Ξb → ΧcΧℓ-νl) × Br(XΧc → Ξ-Χ′) = (5.4±1.1(stat)±0.8(syst)) × 10-4 per lepton species, averaged over electrons and muons, with Χc a charmed baryon. The Ξb lifetime is measured to be τΞb = 1.35-0.28+0.37 (stat) 0.17+0.15 (syst) ps.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-460
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume384
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sep 1996

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Strange b baryon production and lifetime in Z decays'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this