Publication
Title
Production-rate and decay lifetime measurements of mesons at LEP using and mesons
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Abstract
The study of the properties of inclusive production of D(s) mesons and of events in which a phi and a muon are present in the same jet provides two independent measurements of the probability, f(s)w, for a heavy quark to hadronize into a strange B or D meson. The data sample analysed corresponds to 243,000 hadronic Z0 decays. The combined value of these measurements is f(s)w=0.19+/-0.06+/-0.08. From the flight distance distributions of D(s) and of (phi-lepton) secondary vertices, with the lepton emitted at high transverse momentum relative to the jet axis, two values are obtained for the B(s)0 meson lifetime. Combining these measurements with a previous result based on the study of D(s)-mu events, the B(s)0 meson lifetime is measured to be: 0.96+/-0.37 ps.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Zeitschrift für Physik : C : particles and fields. - Berlin
Publication
Berlin : 1994
ISSN
0170-9739
Volume/pages
61:3(1994), p. 407-419
ISI
A1994MZ68700005
Full text (Publishers DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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