A measurement of Rb using a double tagging method

G. Abbiendi, K. Ackerstaff, G. Alexander, J. Allison, N. Altekamp, K. J. Anderson, S. Anderson, S. Arcelli, S. Asai, S. F. Ashby, D. Axen, G. Azuelos, A. H. Ball, E. Barberio, R. J. Barlow, R. Bartoldus, J. R. Batley, S. Baumann, J. Bechtluft, T. BehnkeK. W. Bell, G. Bella, A. Bellerive, S. Bentvelsen, S. Bethke, S. Betts, O. Biebel, A. Biguzzi, S. D. Bird, V. Blobel, I. J. Bloodworth, M. Bobinski, P. Bock, J. Böhme, D. Bonacorsi, M. Boutemeur, S. Braibant, P. Bright-Thomas, L. Brigliadori, R. M. Brown, H. J. Burckhart, C. Burgard, R. Bürgin, P. Capiluppi, R. K. Carnegie, A. A. Carter, J. R. Carter, C. Y. Chang, D. G. Charlton, D. Chrisman, C. Ciocca, P. E L Clarke, E. Clay, I. Cohen, J. E. Conboy, O. C. Cooke, C. Couyoumtzelis, R. L. Coxe, M. Cuffiani, S. Dado, G. M. Dallavalle, R. Davis, S. de Jong, L. A. del Pozo, A. de Roeck, K. Desch, B. Dienes, M. S. Dixit, J. Dubbert, E. Duchovni, G. Duckeck, I. P. Duerdoth, D. Eatough, P. G. Estabrooks, E. Etzion, H. G. Evans, F. Fabbri, M. Fanti, A. A. Faust, F. Fiedler, M. Fierro, I. Fleck, R. Folman, A. Fürtjes, D. I. Futyan, P. Gagnon, J. W. Gary, J. Gascon, S. M. Gascon-Shotkin, G. Gaycken, C. Geich-Gimbel, G. Giacomelli, P. Giacomelli, V. Gibson, W. R. Gibson, D. M. Gingrich, D. Glenzinski, J. Goldberg, W. Gorn, C. Grandi, E. Gross, J. Grunhaus, M. Gruwé, G. G. Hanson, M. Hansroul, M. Hapke, K. Harder, C. K. Hargrove, C. Hartmann, M. Hauschild, C. M. Hawkes, R. Hawkings, R. J. Hemingway, M. Herndon, G. Herten, R. D. Heuer, M. D. Hildreth, J. C. Hill, S. J. Hillier, P. R. Hobson, A. Hocker, R. J. Homer, A. K. Honma, D. Horváth, K. R. Hossain, R. Howard, P. Hüntemeyer, P. Igo-Kemenes, D. C. Imrie, K. Ishii, F. R. Jacob, A. Jawahery, H. Jeremie, M. Jimack, C. R. Jones, P. Jovanovic, T. R. Junk, D. Karlen, V. Kartvelishvili, K. Kawagoe, T. Kawamoto, P. I. Kayal, R. K. Keeler, R. G. Kellogg, B. W. Kennedy, A. Klier, S. Kluth, T. Kobayashi, M. Kobel, D. S. Koetke, T. P. Kokott, M. Kolrep, S. Komamiya, R. V. Kowalewski, T. Kress, P. Krieger, J. von Krogh, T. Kuhl, P. Kyberd, G. D. Lafferty, D. Lanske, J. Lauber, S. R. Lautenschlager, I. Lawson, J. G. Layter, D. Lazic, A. M. Lee, D. Lellouch, J. Letts, L. Levinson, R. Liebisch, B. List, C. Littlewood, A. W. Lloyd, S. L. Lloyd, F. K. Loebinger, G. D. Long, M. J. Losty, J. Ludwig, D. Liu, A. Macchiolo, A. Macpherson, W. Mader, M. Mannelli, S. Marcellini, C. Markopoulos, A. J. Martin, J. P. Martin, G. Martinez, T. Mashimo, P. Mättig, W. J. McDonald, J. McKenna, E. A. Mckigney, T. J. McMahon, R. A. McPherson, F. Meijers, S. Menke, F. S. Merritt, H. Mes, J. Meyer, A. Michelini, S. Mihara, G. Mikenberg, D. J. Miller, R. Mir, W. Mohr, A. Montanari, T. Mori, K. Nagai, I. Nakamura, H. A. Neal, B. Nellen, R. Nisius, S. W. O'Neale, F. G. Oakham, F. Odorici, H. O. Ogren, M. J. Oreglia, S. Orito, J. Pálinkás, G. Pásztor, J. R. Pater, G. N. Patrick, J. Patt, R. Perez-Ochoa, S. Petzold, P. Pfeifenschneider, J. E. Pilcher, J. Pinfold, D. E. Plane, P. Poffenberger, J. Polok, M. Przybycień, C. Rembser, H. Rick, S. Robertson, S. A. Robins, N. Rodning, J. M. Roney, K. Roscoe, A. M. Rossi, Y. Rozen, K. Runge, O. Runolfsson, D. R. Rust, K. Sachs, T. Saeki, O. Sahr, W. M. Sang, E. K G Sarkisyan, C. Sbarra, A. D. Schaile, O. Schaile, F. Scharf, P. Scharff-Hansen, J. Schieck, B. Schmitt, S. Schmitt, A. Schöning, M. Schröder, M. Schumacher, C. Schwick, W. G. Scott, R. Seuster, T. G. Shears, B. C. Shen, C. H. Shepherd-Themistocleous, P. Sherwood, G. P. Siroli, A. Sittler, A. Skuja, A. M. Smith, G. A. Snow, R. Sobie, S. Söldner-Rembold, M. Sproston, A. Stahl, K. Stephens, J. Steuerer, K. Stoll, D. Strom, R. Ströhmer, B. Surrow, S. D. Talbot, S. Tanaka, P. Taras, S. Tarem, R. Teuscher, M. Thiergen, M. A. Thomson, E. von Törne, E. Torrence, S. Towers, I. Trigger, Z. Trócsányi, E. Tsur, A. S. Turcot, M. F. Turner-Watson, R. van Kooten, P. Vannerem, M. Verzocchi, H. Voss, F. Wäckerle, A. Wagner, C. P. Ward, D. R. Ward, P. M. Watkins, A. T. Watson, N. K. Watson, P. S. Wells, N. Wermes, J. S. White, G. W. Wilson, J. A. Wilson, T. R. Wyatt, S. Yamashita, G. Yekutieli, V. Zacek, D. Zer-Zion

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The fraction of Z0 → bb̄ events in hadronic Z0 decays has been measured by the OPAL experiment using the data collected at LEP between 1992 and 1995. The Z0 → bb̄ decays were tagged using displaced secondary vertices, and high momentum electrons and mouns. Systematic uncertainties were reduced by measuring the b-tagging efficiency using a double tagging technique. Efficiency correlations between opposite hemispheres of an event are small, and are well understood through comparison between real and simulated data samples. A value of Rb ≡ σ(e+e- → bb̄)/ σ (e+e- → hadrons) = 0.2178 ± 0.0011 ± 0.0013 was obtained, where thr first error is statistical and the second systematic. The uncertainty on Rc, the fraction Z0 → cc̄ events in hadronic Z0 decays, is not included in the errors. The dependence o nRc is ΔRb/Rb = -0.056ΔRc/,Rc where ΔRc is the deviation of Rc from the value 0.172 predicted by the Standard Model. The result for Rb agrees with the value of 0.2155 ± 0.0003 predicted by the Standard Model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-239
Number of pages23
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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Abbiendi, G., Ackerstaff, K., Alexander, G., Allison, J., Altekamp, N., Anderson, K. J., ... Zer-Zion, D. (1999). A measurement of Rb using a double tagging method. European Physical Journal C, 8(2), 217-239.

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Abbiendi G, Ackerstaff K, Alexander G, Allison J, Altekamp N, Anderson KJ et al. A measurement of Rb using a double tagging method. European Physical Journal C. 1999;8(2):217-239.
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abstract = "The fraction of Z0 → bb̄ events in hadronic Z0 decays has been measured by the OPAL experiment using the data collected at LEP between 1992 and 1995. The Z0 → bb̄ decays were tagged using displaced secondary vertices, and high momentum electrons and mouns. Systematic uncertainties were reduced by measuring the b-tagging efficiency using a double tagging technique. Efficiency correlations between opposite hemispheres of an event are small, and are well understood through comparison between real and simulated data samples. A value of Rb ≡ σ(e+e- → bb̄)/ σ (e+e- → hadrons) = 0.2178 ± 0.0011 ± 0.0013 was obtained, where thr first error is statistical and the second systematic. The uncertainty on Rc, the fraction Z0 → cc̄ events in hadronic Z0 decays, is not included in the errors. The dependence o nRc is ΔRb/Rb = -0.056ΔRc/,Rc where ΔRc is the deviation of Rc from the value 0.172 predicted by the Standard Model. The result for Rb agrees with the value of 0.2155 ± 0.0003 predicted by the Standard Model.",
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T1 - A measurement of Rb using a double tagging method

AU - Abbiendi, G.

AU - Ackerstaff, K.

AU - Alexander, G.

AU - Allison, J.

AU - Altekamp, N.

AU - Anderson, K. J.

AU - Anderson, S.

AU - Arcelli, S.

AU - Asai, S.

AU - Ashby, S. F.

AU - Axen, D.

AU - Azuelos, G.

AU - Ball, A. H.

AU - Barberio, E.

AU - Barlow, R. J.

AU - Bartoldus, R.

AU - Batley, J. R.

AU - Baumann, S.

AU - Bechtluft, J.

AU - Behnke, T.

AU - Bell, K. W.

AU - Bella, G.

AU - Bellerive, A.

AU - Bentvelsen, S.

AU - Bethke, S.

AU - Betts, S.

AU - Biebel, O.

AU - Biguzzi, A.

AU - Bird, S. D.

AU - Blobel, V.

AU - Bloodworth, I. J.

AU - Bobinski, M.

AU - Bock, P.

AU - Böhme, J.

AU - Bonacorsi, D.

AU - Boutemeur, M.

AU - Braibant, S.

AU - Bright-Thomas, P.

AU - Brigliadori, L.

AU - Brown, R. M.

AU - Burckhart, H. J.

AU - Burgard, C.

AU - Bürgin, R.

AU - Capiluppi, P.

AU - Carnegie, R. K.

AU - Carter, A. A.

AU - Carter, J. R.

AU - Chang, C. Y.

AU - Charlton, D. G.

AU - Chrisman, D.

AU - Ciocca, C.

AU - Clarke, P. E L

AU - Clay, E.

AU - Cohen, I.

AU - Conboy, J. E.

AU - Cooke, O. C.

AU - Couyoumtzelis, C.

AU - Coxe, R. L.

AU - Cuffiani, M.

AU - Dado, S.

AU - Dallavalle, G. M.

AU - Davis, R.

AU - de Jong, S.

AU - del Pozo, L. A.

AU - de Roeck, A.

AU - Desch, K.

AU - Dienes, B.

AU - Dixit, M. S.

AU - Dubbert, J.

AU - Duchovni, E.

AU - Duckeck, G.

AU - Duerdoth, I. P.

AU - Eatough, D.

AU - Estabrooks, P. G.

AU - Etzion, E.

AU - Evans, H. G.

AU - Fabbri, F.

AU - Fanti, M.

AU - Faust, A. A.

AU - Fiedler, F.

AU - Fierro, M.

AU - Fleck, I.

AU - Folman, R.

AU - Fürtjes, A.

AU - Futyan, D. I.

AU - Gagnon, P.

AU - Gary, J. W.

AU - Gascon, J.

AU - Gascon-Shotkin, S. M.

AU - Gaycken, G.

AU - Geich-Gimbel, C.

AU - Giacomelli, G.

AU - Giacomelli, P.

AU - Gibson, V.

AU - Gibson, W. R.

AU - Gingrich, D. M.

AU - Glenzinski, D.

AU - Goldberg, J.

AU - Gorn, W.

AU - Grandi, C.

AU - Gross, E.

AU - Grunhaus, J.

AU - Gruwé, M.

AU - Hanson, G. G.

AU - Hansroul, M.

AU - Hapke, M.

AU - Harder, K.

AU - Hargrove, C. K.

AU - Hartmann, C.

AU - Hauschild, M.

AU - Hawkes, C. M.

AU - Hawkings, R.

AU - Hemingway, R. J.

AU - Herndon, M.

AU - Herten, G.

AU - Heuer, R. D.

AU - Hildreth, M. D.

AU - Hill, J. C.

AU - Hillier, S. J.

AU - Hobson, P. R.

AU - Hocker, A.

AU - Homer, R. J.

AU - Honma, A. K.

AU - Horváth, D.

AU - Hossain, K. R.

AU - Howard, R.

AU - Hüntemeyer, P.

AU - Igo-Kemenes, P.

AU - Imrie, D. C.

AU - Ishii, K.

AU - Jacob, F. R.

AU - Jawahery, A.

AU - Jeremie, H.

AU - Jimack, M.

AU - Jones, C. R.

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PY - 1999

Y1 - 1999

N2 - The fraction of Z0 → bb̄ events in hadronic Z0 decays has been measured by the OPAL experiment using the data collected at LEP between 1992 and 1995. The Z0 → bb̄ decays were tagged using displaced secondary vertices, and high momentum electrons and mouns. Systematic uncertainties were reduced by measuring the b-tagging efficiency using a double tagging technique. Efficiency correlations between opposite hemispheres of an event are small, and are well understood through comparison between real and simulated data samples. A value of Rb ≡ σ(e+e- → bb̄)/ σ (e+e- → hadrons) = 0.2178 ± 0.0011 ± 0.0013 was obtained, where thr first error is statistical and the second systematic. The uncertainty on Rc, the fraction Z0 → cc̄ events in hadronic Z0 decays, is not included in the errors. The dependence o nRc is ΔRb/Rb = -0.056ΔRc/,Rc where ΔRc is the deviation of Rc from the value 0.172 predicted by the Standard Model. The result for Rb agrees with the value of 0.2155 ± 0.0003 predicted by the Standard Model.

AB - The fraction of Z0 → bb̄ events in hadronic Z0 decays has been measured by the OPAL experiment using the data collected at LEP between 1992 and 1995. The Z0 → bb̄ decays were tagged using displaced secondary vertices, and high momentum electrons and mouns. Systematic uncertainties were reduced by measuring the b-tagging efficiency using a double tagging technique. Efficiency correlations between opposite hemispheres of an event are small, and are well understood through comparison between real and simulated data samples. A value of Rb ≡ σ(e+e- → bb̄)/ σ (e+e- → hadrons) = 0.2178 ± 0.0011 ± 0.0013 was obtained, where thr first error is statistical and the second systematic. The uncertainty on Rc, the fraction Z0 → cc̄ events in hadronic Z0 decays, is not included in the errors. The dependence o nRc is ΔRb/Rb = -0.056ΔRc/,Rc where ΔRc is the deviation of Rc from the value 0.172 predicted by the Standard Model. The result for Rb agrees with the value of 0.2155 ± 0.0003 predicted by the Standard Model.

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VL - 8

SP - 217

EP - 239

JO - European Physical Journal C

JF - European Physical Journal C

SN - 1434-6044

IS - 2

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