Study of B<sup>0</sup><inf>s</inf> oscillations and lifetime using fully reconstructed D̄<inf>s</inf> decays

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

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A search for B0s oscillations is performed using approximately 4 million Z → qq̄ events collected by the ALEPH experiment during 1991-1995. B0s candidates are partially reconstructed by combining tracks with fully reconstructed D-s candidates. The B0s production flavour is estimated from the sign of the opposite hemisphere charge, a fragmentation kaon in the same hemisphere, or a lepton in the opposite hemisphere. From a total sample of 1620 candidates, with a B0s purity estimated to be 22%, all values of Δms below 3.9 ps-1 and between 6.5 and 8.8 ps-1 are excluded at 95% CL. From the same sample, the B0s lifetime is measured to be τs = 1.47 ± 0.14(stat) ± 0.08(syst) ps. This analysis selects mainly hadronic B0s decays and is statiscally independent of a previous ALEPH analysis selecting B0s → D(*)-s ℓ+ v candidates. Combining these two analyses yields Δms > 7.9 ps-1 at 95% CL and τs = 1.51 ± 0.11 ps.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-385
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998


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