Measurement of Ab FBusing inclusive b-hadron decays

A. Heister, S. Schael, R. Barate, I. De Bonis, D. Decamp, C. Goy, J. P. Less, E. Merle, M. N. Minard, B. Pietrzyk, S. Bravo, M. P. Casado, M. Chmeissani, J. M. Crespo, E. Fernandez, M. Fernandez-Bosman, Ll Garrido, E. Graugés, M. Martinez, G. MerinoR. Miquel, Ll M. Mir, A. Pacheco, H. Ruiz, A. Colaleo, D. Creanza, M. De Palma, 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, P. Azzurri, G. Boix, O. Buchmüller, M. Cattaneo, F. Cerutti, B. Clerbaux, G. Dissertori, H. Drevermann, R. W. Forty, M. Frank, T. C. Greening, J. B. Hansen, J. Harvey, P. Janot, B. Jost, M. Kado, P. Mato, A. Moutoussi, F. Ranjard, L. Rolandi, D. Schlatter, O. Schneider, W. Tejessy, F. Teubert, E. Tournefier, J. Ward, Z. Ajaltouni, F. Badaud, A. Falvard, P. Gay, P. Henrard, J. Jousset, B. Michel, S. Monteil, J. C. Montret, D. Pallin, P. Perret, F. Podlyski, J. D. Hansen, J. R. Hansen, P. H. Hansen, B. S. Nilsson, A. Wäänänen, A. Kyriakis, C. Markou, E. Simopoulou, A. Vayaki, K. Zachariadou, A. Blondel, G. Bonneaud, J. C. Brient, A. Rougé, M. Rumpf, M. Swynghedauw, M. Verderi, H. Videau, V. Ciulli, E. Focardi, G. Parrini, A. Antonelli, M. Antonelli, G. Bencivenni, G. Bologna, F. Bossi, P. Campana, G. Capon, V. Chiarella, P. Laurelli, G. Mannocchi, F. Murtas, G. P. Murtas, L. Passalacqua, M. Pepe-Altarelli, P. Spagnolo, A. W. Halley, J. G. Lynch, P. Negus, V. O'Shea, C. Raine, A. S. Thompson, S. Wasserbaech, R. Cavanaugh, S. Dhamotharan, C. Geweniger, P. Hanke, G. Hansper, V. Hepp, E. E. Kluge, A. Putzer, J. Sommer, K. Tittel, S. Werner, M. Wunsch, R. Beuselinck, D. M. Binnie, W. Cameron, P. J. Dornan, M. Girone, N. Marinelli, J. K. Sedgbeer, J. C. Thomson, V. M. Ghete, P. Girtler, E. Kneringer, D. Kuhn, G. Rudolph, E. Bouhova-Thacker, C. K. Bowdery, A. J. Finch, F. Foster, G. Hughes, R. W.L. Jones, M. R. Pearson, N. A. Robertson, I. Giehl, K. Jakobs, K. Kleinknecht, G. Quast, B. Renk, E. Rohne, H. G. Sander, H. Wachsmuth, C. Zeitnitz, A. Bonissent, J. Carr, P. Coyle, O. Leroy, P. Payre, D. Rousseau, M. Talby, M. Aleppo, F. Ragusa, A. David, H. Dietl, G. Ganis, K. Hüttmann, G. Lütjens, C. Mannert, W. Männer, H. G. Moser, R. Settles, H. Stenzel, W. Wiedenmann, G. Wolf, J. Boucrot, O. Callot, M. Davier, L. Duflot, J. F. Grivaz, Ph Heusse, A. Jacholkowska, J. Lefrançois, J. J. Veillet, I. Videau, C. Yuan, G. Bagliesi, T. Boccali, G. Calderini, L. Fòa, A. Giammanco, A. Giassi, F. Ligabue, A. Messineo, F. Palla, G. Sanguinetti, A. Sciab`a, G. Sguazzoni, R. Tenchini, A. Venturi, P. G. Verdini, G. A. Blair, G. Cowan, M. G. Green, T. Medcalf, A. Misiejuk, J. A. Strong, P. Teixeira-Dias, J. H. von Wimmersperg-Toeller, R. W. Clifft, T. R. Edgecock, P. R. Norton, I. R. Tomalin, B. Bloch-Devaux, P. Colas, S. Emery, W. Kozanecki, E. Lan¸con, M. C. Lemaire, E. Locci, P. Perez, J. Rander, J. F. Renardy, A. Roussarie, J. P. Schuller, J. Schwindling, A. Trabelsi, B. Vallage, N. Konstantinidis, A. M. Litke, G. Taylor, C. N. Booth, S. Cartwright, F. Combley, M. Lehto, L. F. Thompson, K. Affholderbach, A. Böohrer, S. Brandt, C. Grupen, A. Ngac, G. Prange, U. Sieler, G. Giannini, J. Rothberg, S. R. Armstrong, K. Cranmer, P. Elmer, D. P.S. Ferguson, Y. Gao, S. González, O. J. Hayes, H. Hu, S. Jin, J. Kile, P. A. McNamara, J. Nielsen, W. Orejudos, Y. B. Pan, Y. Saadi, I. J. Scott, J. Walsh, S. L. Wu, X. Wu, G. Zobernig

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    Abstract

    Based on a sample of four million events collected by ALEPH from 1991 to 1995, a measurement of the forward-backward asymmetry in Z → bb̄ decays using inclusive final states is presented. High-performance tagging of bb̄ events in a wide angular range is achieved using neural network techniques. An optimal hemisphere charge estimator is built by merging primary and secondary vertex information, leading kaon identification and jet charge in a neural network. The average charge asymmetry, the flavour tagging efficiencies and mean b-hemisphere charges are measured from data and used to extract the pole b asymmetry in the Standard Model A0,b FB= 0.1011 ± 0.0027 (stat) ± 0.0012 (syst), corresponding to a value of the effective weak mixing angle of sin2θeff W= 0.23189 ± 0.00056.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)201-215
    Number of pages15
    JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
    Volume22
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Nov 2001

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering (miscellaneous)
    • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Heister, A., Schael, S., Barate, R., De Bonis, I., Decamp, D., Goy, C., Less, J. P., Merle, E., Minard, M. N., Pietrzyk, B., Bravo, S., Casado, M. P., Chmeissani, M., Crespo, J. M., Fernandez, E., Fernandez-Bosman, M., Garrido, L., Graugés, E., Martinez, M., ... Zobernig, G. (2001). Measurement of Ab FBusing inclusive b-hadron decays. European Physical Journal C, 22(2), 201-215. https://doi.org/10.1007/s100520100812