Test of the flavour independence of αs

D. Buskulic, D. Casper, I. De Bonis, D. Decamp, P. Ghez, C. Goy, J. P. Lees, M. N. Minard, P. Odier, B. Pietrzyk, F. Ariztizabal, M. Chmeissani, J. M. Crespo, I. Efthymiopoulos, E. Fernandez, M. Fernandez-Bosman, V. Gaitan, Ll Garrido, M. Martinez, S. OrteuA. Pacheco, C. Padilla, F. Palla, A. Pascual, J. A. Perlas, F. Sanchez, F. Teubert, D. Creanza, M. de Palma, A. Farilla, G. Iaselli, G. Maggi, N. Marinelli, S. Natali, S. Nuzzo, A. Ranieri, G. Raso, F. Romano, 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, G. Bonvicini, M. Cattaneo, P. Comas, P. Coyle, H. Drevermann, A. Engelhardt, R. W. Forty, M. Frank, M. Girone, R. Hagelberg, J. Harvey, R. Jacobsen, P. Janot, B. Jost, J. Knobloch, I. Lehraus, M. Maggi, C. Markou, E. B. Martin, P. Mato, H. Meinhard, A. Minten, R. Miquel, T. Oest, P. Palazzi, J. R. Pater, P. Perrodo, J. F. Pusztaszeri, F. Ranjard, P. Rensing, L. Rolandi, D. Schlatter, M. Schmelling, O. Schneider, W. Tejessy, I. R. Tomalin, A. Venturi, H. Wachsmuth, W. Wiedenmann, T. Wildish, W. Witzeling, J. Wotschack, Z. Ajaltouni, M. Bardadin-Otwinowska, A. Barres, C. Boyer, A. Falvard

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Abstract

Using about 950000 hadronic events collected during 1991 and 1992 with the ALEPH detector, the ratios rb = αsb αsudsc and ruds = αsuds αscb have been measured in order to test the flavour independence of the strong coupling constant αs. The analysis is based on event-shape variables using the full hadronic sample, two b-quark samples enriched by lepton tagging and lifetime tagging, and a light-quark sample enriched by lifetime antitagging. The combined results are rb = 1.002±0.023 and ruds = 0.971 ± 0.023. © 1995.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-393
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume355
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jul 1995

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    Buskulic, D., Casper, D., De Bonis, I., Decamp, D., Ghez, P., Goy, C., Lees, J. P., Minard, M. N., Odier, P., Pietrzyk, B., Ariztizabal, F., Chmeissani, M., Crespo, J. M., Efthymiopoulos, I., Fernandez, E., Fernandez-Bosman, M., Gaitan, V., Garrido, L., Martinez, M., ... Falvard, A. (1995). Test of the flavour independence of αs. Physics Letters B, 355(1-2), 381-393. https://doi.org/10.1016/0370-2693(95)00713-U