Measurement of the mass of the W boson in e+e- collisions at √s = 161 GeV

K. Ackerstaff, G. Alexander, J. Allison, N. Altekamp, K. Ametewee, K. J. Anderson, S. Anderson, S. Arcelli, S. Asai, D. Axen, G. Azuelos, A. H. Ball, E. Barberio, R. J. Barlow, R. Bartoldus, J. R. Batley, J. Bechtluft, C. Beeston, T. Behnke, A. N. BellK. W. Bell, G. Bella, S. Bentvelsen, P. Berlich, S. Bethke, O. Biebel, V. Blobel, I. J. Bloodworth, J. E. Bloomer, M. Bobinski, P. Bock, H. M. Bosch, M. Boutemeur, B. T. Bouwens, S. Braibant, 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, P. E L Clarke, I. Cohen, J. E. Conboy, O. C. Cooke, M. Cuffiani, S. Dado, C. Dallapiccola, G. M. Dallavalle, S. de Jong, L. A. del Pozo, K. Desch, M. S. Dixit, E. do Couto e Silva, M. Doucet, E. Duchovni, G. Duckeck, I. P. Duerdoth, J. E G Edwards, P. G. Estabrooks, H. G. Evans, M. Evans, F. Fabbri, P. Fath, F. Fiedler, M. Fierro, H. M. Fischer, R. Folman, D. G. Fong, M. Foucher, A. Fürtjes, P. Gagnon, J. W. Gary, J. Gascon, S. M. Gascon-Shotkin, N. I. Geddes, C. Geich-Gimbel, T. Geralis, G. Giacomelli, P. Giacomelli, R. Giacomelli, V. Gibson, W. R. Gibson, D. M. Gingrich, D. Glenzinski, J. Goldberg, M. J. Goodrick, W. Gorn, C. Grandi, E. Gross, J. Grunhaus, M. Gruwé, C. Hajdú, G. G. Hanson, M. Hansroul, M. Hapke, C. K. Hargrove, P. A. Hart, 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, T. Hilse, P. R. Hobson, R. J. Homer, A. K. Honma, D. Horváth, R. Howard, R. E. Hughes-Jones, D. E. Hutchcroft, P. Igo-Kemenes, D. C. Imrie, M. R. Ingram, K. Ishii, A. Jawahery, P. W. Jeffreys, H. Jeremie, M. Jimack, A. Joly, C. R. Jones, G. Jones, M. Jones, R. W L Jones, U. Jost, P. Jovanovic, T. R. Junk, D. Karlen, K. Kawagoe, T. Kawamoto, R. K. Keeler, R. G. Kellogg, B. W. Kennedy, B. J. King, J. Kirk, S. Kluth, T. Kobayashi, M. Kobel, D. S. Koetke, T. P. Kokott, M. Kolrep, S. Komamiya, T. Kress, P. Krieger, J. von Krogh, P. Kyberd, G. D. Lafferty, R. Lahmann, W. P. Lai, D. Lanske, J. Lauber, S. R. Lautenschlager, J. G. Layter, D. Lazic, A. M. Lee, E. Lefebvre, D. Lellouch, J. Letts, L. Levinson, C. Lewis, S. L. Lloyd, F. K. Loebinger, G. D. Long, MJ Losty, J. Ludwig, M. Mannelli, S. Marcellini, C. Markus, A. J. Martin, J. P. Martin, G. Martinez, T. Mashimo, W. Matthews, P. Mättig, W. J. McDonald, J. McKenna, E. A. Mckigney, T. J. McMahon, A. I. McNab, R. A. Mcpherson, F. Meijers, S. Menke, F. S. Merritt, H. Mes, J. Meyer, A. Michelini, G. Mikenberg, D. J. Miller, R. Mir, W. Mohr, A. Montanari, T. Mori, M. Morii, U. Müller, K. Nagai, I. Nakamura, H. A. Neal, B. Nellen, B. Nijjhar, R. Nisius, S. W. O'Neale, F. G. Oakham, F. Odorici, H. O. Ogren, N. J. Oldershaw, T. Omori, M. J. Oreglia, S. Orito, J. Pálinkás, G. Pásztor, J. R. Pater, G. N. Patrick, J. Patt, M. J. Pearce, S. Petzold, P. Pfeifenschneider, J. E. Pilcher, J. Pinfold, D. E. Plane, P. Poffenberger, B. Poli, A. Posthaus, H. Przysiezniak, D. L. Rees, D. Rigby, S. Robertson, S. A. Robins, N. Rodning, J. M. Roney, A. Rooke, E. Ros, A. M. Rossi, M. Rosvick, P. Routenburg, Y. Rozen, K. Runge, O. Runolfsson, U. Ruppel, D. R. Rust, R. Rylko, K. Sachs, E. K G Sarkisyan, M. Sasaki, C. Sbarra, A. D. Schaile, O. Schaile, F. Scharf, P. Scharff-Hansen, P. Schenk, B. Schmitt, S. Schmitt, M. Schroder, H. C. Schultz-Coulon, M. Schulz, M. Schumacher, P. Schütz, W. G. Scott, T. G. Shears, B. C. Shen, C. H. Shepherd-Themistocleous, P. Sherwood, G. P. Siroli, A. Sittler, A. Skillman, A. Skuja, A. M. Smith, T. J. Smith, G. A. Snow, R. Sobie, S. Söldner-Rembold, R. W. Springer, M. Sproston, A. Stahl, M. Steiert, K. Stephens, J. Steuerer, B. Stockhausen, D. Strom, F. Strumia, P. Szymanski, R. Tafirout, S. D. Talbot, S. Tanaka, P. Taras, S. Tarem, M. Thiergen, M. A. Thomson, E. von Törne, S. Towers, I. Trigger, T. Tsukamoto, E. Tsur, A. S. Turcot, M. F. Turner-Watson, P. Utzat, R. van Kooten, M. Verzocchi, P. Vikas, M. Vincter, E. H. Vokurka, F. Wäckerle, A. Wagner, C. P. Ward, D. R. Ward, J. J. Ward, P. M. Watkins, A. T. Watson, N. K. Watson, P. S. Wells, N. Wermes, J. S. White, B. Wilkens, G. W. Wilson, J. A. Wilson, G. WoIf, S. Wotton, T. R. Wyatt, S. Yamashita, G. Yekutieli, V. Zacek

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This letter describes the first observation of W boson pair production at a centre-of-mass energy √s = 161.3 GeV in the OPAL detector at LEP. The analysis is sensitive to all expected W+W- decay channels. A total of 28 events have been selected for an integrated luminosity of 9.89 ±0.06 pb-1. This is consistent with the Standard Model expectation, including signal and background contributions. The W pair production cross-section is measured to be +0.93 -0.82 ±0.16 pb. An analysis of the predicted Mw dependence of the accepted cross-section, taking into account interference in the four-fermion production processes, yields Mw = 80.40+0.44+0.09 -0.41-0.10 ±0.10 GeV, where the first and second uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively, and the third arises from the beam energy uncertainty.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)416-428
Number of pages13
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume389
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 12 1996

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Ackerstaff, K., Alexander, G., Allison, J., Altekamp, N., Ametewee, K., Anderson, K. J., ... Zacek, V. (1996). Measurement of the mass of the W boson in e+e- collisions at √s = 161 GeV. Physics Letters B, 389(2), 416-428. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0370-2693(96)01452-9

Measurement of the mass of the W boson in e+e- collisions at √s = 161 GeV. / Ackerstaff, K.; Alexander, G.; Allison, J.; Altekamp, N.; Ametewee, K.; Anderson, K. J.; Anderson, S.; Arcelli, S.; Asai, S.; Axen, D.; Azuelos, G.; Ball, A. H.; Barberio, E.; Barlow, R. J.; Bartoldus, R.; Batley, J. R.; Bechtluft, J.; Beeston, C.; Behnke, T.; Bell, A. N.; Bell, K. W.; Bella, G.; Bentvelsen, S.; Berlich, P.; Bethke, S.; Biebel, O.; Blobel, V.; Bloodworth, I. J.; Bloomer, J. E.; Bobinski, M.; Bock, P.; Bosch, H. M.; Boutemeur, M.; Bouwens, B. T.; Braibant, S.; Brown, R. M.; Burckhart, H. J.; Burgard, C.; Bürgin, R.; Capiluppi, P.; Carnegie, R. K.; Carter, A. A.; Carter, J. R.; Chang, C. Y.; Charlton, D. G.; Chrisman, D.; Clarke, P. E L; Cohen, I.; Conboy, J. E.; Cooke, O. C.; Cuffiani, M.; Dado, S.; Dallapiccola, C.; Dallavalle, G. M.; de Jong, S.; del Pozo, L. A.; Desch, K.; Dixit, M. S.; do Couto e Silva, E.; Doucet, M.; Duchovni, E.; Duckeck, G.; Duerdoth, I. P.; Edwards, J. E G; Estabrooks, P. G.; Evans, H. G.; Evans, M.; Fabbri, F.; Fath, P.; Fiedler, F.; Fierro, M.; Fischer, H. M.; Folman, R.; Fong, D. G.; Foucher, M.; Fürtjes, A.; Gagnon, P.; Gary, J. W.; Gascon, J.; Gascon-Shotkin, S. M.; Geddes, N. I.; Geich-Gimbel, C.; Geralis, T.; Giacomelli, G.; Giacomelli, P.; Giacomelli, R.; Gibson, V.; Gibson, W. R.; Gingrich, D. M.; Glenzinski, D.; Goldberg, J.; Goodrick, M. J.; Gorn, W.; Grandi, C.; Gross, E.; Grunhaus, J.; Gruwé, M.; Hajdú, C.; Hanson, G. G.; Hansroul, M.; Hapke, M.; Hargrove, C. K.; Hart, P. A.; Hartmann, C.; Hauschild, M.; Hawkes, C. M.; Hawkings, R.; Hemingway, R. J.; Herndon, M.; Herten, G.; Heuer, R. D.; Hildreth, M. D.; Hill, J. C.; Hillier, S. J.; Hilse, T.; Hobson, P. R.; Homer, R. J.; Honma, A. K.; Horváth, D.; Howard, R.; Hughes-Jones, R. E.; Hutchcroft, D. E.; Igo-Kemenes, P.; Imrie, D. C.; Ingram, M. R.; Ishii, K.; Jawahery, A.; Jeffreys, P. W.; Jeremie, H.; Jimack, M.; Joly, A.; Jones, C. R.; Jones, G.; Jones, M.; Jones, R. W L; Jost, U.; Jovanovic, P.; Junk, T. R.; Karlen, D.; Kawagoe, K.; Kawamoto, T.; Keeler, R. K.; Kellogg, R. G.; Kennedy, B. W.; King, B. J.; Kirk, J.; Kluth, S.; Kobayashi, T.; Kobel, M.; Koetke, D. S.; Kokott, T. P.; Kolrep, M.; Komamiya, S.; Kress, T.; Krieger, P.; von Krogh, J.; Kyberd, P.; Lafferty, G. D.; Lahmann, R.; Lai, W. P.; Lanske, D.; Lauber, J.; Lautenschlager, S. R.; Layter, J. G.; Lazic, D.; Lee, A. M.; Lefebvre, E.; Lellouch, D.; Letts, J.; Levinson, L.; Lewis, C.; Lloyd, S. L.; Loebinger, F. K.; Long, G. D.; Losty, MJ; Ludwig, J.; Mannelli, M.; Marcellini, S.; Markus, C.; Martin, A. J.; Martin, J. P.; Martinez, G.; Mashimo, T.; Matthews, W.; Mättig, P.; McDonald, W. J.; McKenna, J.; Mckigney, E. A.; McMahon, T. J.; McNab, A. I.; Mcpherson, R. A.; Meijers, F.; Menke, S.; Merritt, F. S.; Mes, H.; Meyer, J.; Michelini, A.; Mikenberg, G.; Miller, D. J.; Mir, R.; Mohr, W.; Montanari, A.; Mori, T.; Morii, M.; Müller, U.; Nagai, K.; Nakamura, I.; Neal, H. A.; Nellen, B.; Nijjhar, B.; Nisius, R.; O'Neale, S. W.; Oakham, F. G.; Odorici, F.; Ogren, H. O.; Oldershaw, N. J.; Omori, T.; Oreglia, M. J.; Orito, S.; Pálinkás, J.; Pásztor, G.; Pater, J. R.; Patrick, G. N.; Patt, J.; Pearce, M. J.; Petzold, S.; Pfeifenschneider, P.; Pilcher, J. E.; Pinfold, J.; Plane, D. E.; Poffenberger, P.; Poli, B.; Posthaus, A.; Przysiezniak, H.; Rees, D. L.; Rigby, D.; Robertson, S.; Robins, S. A.; Rodning, N.; Roney, J. M.; Rooke, A.; Ros, E.; Rossi, A. M.; Rosvick, M.; Routenburg, P.; Rozen, Y.; Runge, K.; Runolfsson, O.; Ruppel, U.; Rust, D. R.; Rylko, R.; Sachs, K.; Sarkisyan, E. K G; Sasaki, M.; Sbarra, C.; Schaile, A. D.; Schaile, O.; Scharf, F.; Scharff-Hansen, P.; Schenk, P.; Schmitt, B.; Schmitt, S.; Schroder, M.; Schultz-Coulon, H. C.; Schulz, M.; Schumacher, M.; Schütz, P.; Scott, W. G.; Shears, T. G.; Shen, B. C.; Shepherd-Themistocleous, C. H.; Sherwood, P.; Siroli, G. P.; Sittler, A.; Skillman, A.; Skuja, A.; Smith, A. M.; Smith, T. J.; Snow, G. A.; Sobie, R.; Söldner-Rembold, S.; Springer, R. W.; Sproston, M.; Stahl, A.; Steiert, M.; Stephens, K.; Steuerer, J.; Stockhausen, B.; Strom, D.; Strumia, F.; Szymanski, P.; Tafirout, R.; Talbot, S. D.; Tanaka, S.; Taras, P.; Tarem, S.; Thiergen, M.; Thomson, M. A.; von Törne, E.; Towers, S.; Trigger, I.; Tsukamoto, T.; Tsur, E.; Turcot, A. S.; Turner-Watson, M. F.; Utzat, P.; van Kooten, R.; Verzocchi, M.; Vikas, P.; Vincter, M.; Vokurka, E. H.; Wäckerle, F.; Wagner, A.; Ward, C. P.; Ward, D. R.; Ward, J. J.; Watkins, P. M.; Watson, A. T.; Watson, N. K.; Wells, P. S.; Wermes, N.; White, J. S.; Wilkens, B.; Wilson, G. W.; Wilson, J. A.; WoIf, G.; Wotton, S.; Wyatt, T. R.; Yamashita, S.; Yekutieli, G.; Zacek, V.

In: Physics Letters B, Vol. 389, No. 2, 12.12.1996, p. 416-428.

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Ackerstaff K, Alexander G, Allison J, Altekamp N, Ametewee K, Anderson KJ et al. Measurement of the mass of the W boson in e+e- collisions at √s = 161 GeV. Physics Letters B. 1996 Dec 12;389(2):416-428. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0370-2693(96)01452-9
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G. ; Evans, H. G. ; Evans, M. ; Fabbri, F. ; Fath, P. ; Fiedler, F. ; Fierro, M. ; Fischer, H. M. ; Folman, R. ; Fong, D. G. ; Foucher, M. ; Fürtjes, A. ; Gagnon, P. ; Gary, J. W. ; Gascon, J. ; Gascon-Shotkin, S. M. ; Geddes, N. I. ; Geich-Gimbel, C. ; Geralis, T. ; Giacomelli, G. ; Giacomelli, P. ; Giacomelli, R. ; Gibson, V. ; Gibson, W. R. ; Gingrich, D. M. ; Glenzinski, D. ; Goldberg, J. ; Goodrick, M. J. ; Gorn, W. ; Grandi, C. ; Gross, E. ; Grunhaus, J. ; Gruwé, M. ; Hajdú, C. ; Hanson, G. G. ; Hansroul, M. ; Hapke, M. ; Hargrove, C. K. ; Hart, P. A. ; Hartmann, C. ; Hauschild, M. ; Hawkes, C. M. ; Hawkings, R. ; Hemingway, R. J. ; Herndon, M. ; Herten, G. ; Heuer, R. D. ; Hildreth, M. D. ; Hill, J. C. ; Hillier, S. J. ; Hilse, T. ; Hobson, P. R. ; Homer, R. J. ; Honma, A. K. ; Horváth, D. ; Howard, R. ; Hughes-Jones, R. E. ; Hutchcroft, D. E. ; Igo-Kemenes, P. ; Imrie, D. C. ; Ingram, M. R. ; Ishii, K. ; Jawahery, A. ; Jeffreys, P. W. ; Jeremie, H. ; Jimack, M. ; Joly, A. ; Jones, C. R. ; Jones, G. ; Jones, M. ; Jones, R. W L ; Jost, U. ; Jovanovic, P. ; Junk, T. R. ; Karlen, D. ; Kawagoe, K. ; Kawamoto, T. ; Keeler, R. K. ; Kellogg, R. G. ; Kennedy, B. W. ; King, B. J. ; Kirk, J. ; Kluth, S. ; Kobayashi, T. ; Kobel, M. ; Koetke, D. S. ; Kokott, T. P. ; Kolrep, M. ; Komamiya, S. ; Kress, T. ; Krieger, P. ; von Krogh, J. ; Kyberd, P. ; Lafferty, G. D. ; Lahmann, R. ; Lai, W. P. ; Lanske, D. ; Lauber, J. ; Lautenschlager, S. R. ; Layter, J. G. ; Lazic, D. ; Lee, A. M. ; Lefebvre, E. ; Lellouch, D. ; Letts, J. ; Levinson, L. ; Lewis, C. ; Lloyd, S. L. ; Loebinger, F. K. ; Long, G. D. ; Losty, MJ ; Ludwig, J. ; Mannelli, M. ; Marcellini, S. ; Markus, C. ; Martin, A. J. ; Martin, J. P. ; Martinez, G. ; Mashimo, T. ; Matthews, W. ; Mättig, P. ; McDonald, W. J. ; McKenna, J. ; Mckigney, E. A. ; McMahon, T. J. ; McNab, A. I. ; Mcpherson, R. A. ; Meijers, F. ; Menke, S. ; Merritt, F. S. ; Mes, H. ; Meyer, J. ; Michelini, A. ; Mikenberg, G. ; Miller, D. J. ; Mir, R. ; Mohr, W. ; Montanari, A. ; Mori, T. ; Morii, M. ; Müller, U. ; Nagai, K. ; Nakamura, I. ; Neal, H. A. ; Nellen, B. ; Nijjhar, B. ; Nisius, R. ; O'Neale, S. W. ; Oakham, F. G. ; Odorici, F. ; Ogren, H. O. ; Oldershaw, N. J. ; Omori, T. ; Oreglia, M. J. ; Orito, S. ; Pálinkás, J. ; Pásztor, G. ; Pater, J. R. ; Patrick, G. N. ; Patt, J. ; Pearce, M. J. ; Petzold, S. ; Pfeifenschneider, P. ; Pilcher, J. E. ; Pinfold, J. ; Plane, D. E. ; Poffenberger, P. ; Poli, B. ; Posthaus, A. ; Przysiezniak, H. ; Rees, D. L. ; Rigby, D. ; Robertson, S. ; Robins, S. A. ; Rodning, N. ; Roney, J. M. ; Rooke, A. ; Ros, E. ; Rossi, A. M. ; Rosvick, M. ; Routenburg, P. ; Rozen, Y. ; Runge, K. ; Runolfsson, O. ; Ruppel, U. ; Rust, D. R. ; Rylko, R. ; Sachs, K. ; Sarkisyan, E. K G ; Sasaki, M. ; Sbarra, C. ; Schaile, A. D. ; Schaile, O. ; Scharf, F. ; Scharff-Hansen, P. ; Schenk, P. ; Schmitt, B. ; Schmitt, S. ; Schroder, M. ; Schultz-Coulon, H. C. ; Schulz, M. ; Schumacher, M. ; Schütz, P. ; Scott, W. G. ; Shears, T. G. ; Shen, B. C. ; Shepherd-Themistocleous, C. H. ; Sherwood, P. ; Siroli, G. P. ; Sittler, A. ; Skillman, A. ; Skuja, A. ; Smith, A. M. ; Smith, T. J. ; Snow, G. A. ; Sobie, R. ; Söldner-Rembold, S. ; Springer, R. W. ; Sproston, M. ; Stahl, A. ; Steiert, M. ; Stephens, K. ; Steuerer, J. ; Stockhausen, B. ; Strom, D. ; Strumia, F. ; Szymanski, P. ; Tafirout, R. ; Talbot, S. D. ; Tanaka, S. ; Taras, P. ; Tarem, S. ; Thiergen, M. ; Thomson, M. A. ; von Törne, E. ; Towers, S. ; Trigger, I. ; Tsukamoto, T. ; Tsur, E. ; Turcot, A. S. ; Turner-Watson, M. F. ; Utzat, P. ; van Kooten, R. ; Verzocchi, M. ; Vikas, P. ; Vincter, M. ; Vokurka, E. H. ; Wäckerle, F. ; Wagner, A. ; Ward, C. P. ; Ward, D. R. ; Ward, J. J. ; Watkins, P. M. ; Watson, A. T. ; Watson, N. K. ; Wells, P. S. ; Wermes, N. ; White, J. S. ; Wilkens, B. ; Wilson, G. W. ; Wilson, J. A. ; WoIf, G. ; Wotton, S. ; Wyatt, T. R. ; Yamashita, S. ; Yekutieli, G. ; Zacek, V. / Measurement of the mass of the W boson in e+e- collisions at √s = 161 GeV. In: Physics Letters B. 1996 ; Vol. 389, No. 2. pp. 416-428.
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title = "Measurement of the mass of the W boson in e+e- collisions at √s = 161 GeV",
abstract = "This letter describes the first observation of W boson pair production at a centre-of-mass energy √s = 161.3 GeV in the OPAL detector at LEP. The analysis is sensitive to all expected W+W- decay channels. A total of 28 events have been selected for an integrated luminosity of 9.89 ±0.06 pb-1. This is consistent with the Standard Model expectation, including signal and background contributions. The W pair production cross-section is measured to be +0.93 -0.82 ±0.16 pb. An analysis of the predicted Mw dependence of the accepted cross-section, taking into account interference in the four-fermion production processes, yields Mw = 80.40+0.44+0.09 -0.41-0.10 ±0.10 GeV, where the first and second uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively, and the third arises from the beam energy uncertainty.",
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Desch and Dixit, {M. S.} and {do Couto e Silva}, E. and M. Doucet and E. Duchovni and G. Duckeck and Duerdoth, {I. P.} and Edwards, {J. E G} and Estabrooks, {P. G.} and Evans, {H. G.} and M. Evans and F. Fabbri and P. Fath and F. Fiedler and M. Fierro and Fischer, {H. M.} and R. Folman and Fong, {D. G.} and M. Foucher and A. F{\"u}rtjes and P. Gagnon and Gary, {J. W.} and J. Gascon and Gascon-Shotkin, {S. M.} and Geddes, {N. I.} and C. Geich-Gimbel and T. Geralis and G. Giacomelli and P. Giacomelli and R. Giacomelli and V. Gibson and Gibson, {W. R.} and Gingrich, {D. M.} and D. Glenzinski and J. Goldberg and Goodrick, {M. J.} and W. Gorn and C. Grandi and E. Gross and J. Grunhaus and M. Gruw{\'e} and C. Hajd{\'u} and Hanson, {G. G.} and M. Hansroul and M. Hapke and Hargrove, {C. K.} and Hart, {P. A.} and C. Hartmann and M. Hauschild and Hawkes, {C. M.} and R. Hawkings and Hemingway, {R. J.} and M. Herndon and G. Herten and Heuer, {R. D.} and Hildreth, {M. D.} and Hill, {J. 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Lewis and Lloyd, {S. L.} and Loebinger, {F. K.} and Long, {G. D.} and MJ Losty and J. Ludwig and M. Mannelli and S. Marcellini and C. Markus and Martin, {A. J.} and Martin, {J. P.} and G. Martinez and T. Mashimo and W. Matthews and P. M{\"a}ttig and McDonald, {W. J.} and J. McKenna and Mckigney, {E. A.} and McMahon, {T. J.} and McNab, {A. I.} and Mcpherson, {R. A.} and F. Meijers and S. Menke and Merritt, {F. S.} and H. Mes and J. Meyer and A. Michelini and G. Mikenberg and Miller, {D. J.} and R. Mir and W. Mohr and A. Montanari and T. Mori and M. Morii and U. M{\"u}ller and K. Nagai and I. Nakamura and Neal, {H. A.} and B. Nellen and B. Nijjhar and R. Nisius and O'Neale, {S. W.} and Oakham, {F. G.} and F. Odorici and Ogren, {H. O.} and Oldershaw, {N. J.} and T. Omori and Oreglia, {M. J.} and S. Orito and J. P{\'a}link{\'a}s and G. P{\'a}sztor and Pater, {J. R.} and Patrick, {G. N.} and J. Patt and Pearce, {M. J.} and S. Petzold and P. Pfeifenschneider and Pilcher, {J. E.} and J. Pinfold and Plane, {D. E.} and P. Poffenberger and B. Poli and A. Posthaus and H. Przysiezniak and Rees, {D. L.} and D. Rigby and S. Robertson and Robins, {S. A.} and N. Rodning and Roney, {J. M.} and A. Rooke and E. Ros and Rossi, {A. M.} and M. Rosvick and P. Routenburg and Y. Rozen and K. Runge and O. Runolfsson and U. Ruppel and Rust, {D. R.} and R. Rylko and K. Sachs and Sarkisyan, {E. K G} and M. Sasaki and C. Sbarra and Schaile, {A. D.} and O. Schaile and F. Scharf and P. Scharff-Hansen and P. Schenk and B. Schmitt and S. Schmitt and M. Schroder and Schultz-Coulon, {H. C.} and M. Schulz and M. Schumacher and P. Sch{\"u}tz and Scott, {W. G.} and Shears, {T. G.} and Shen, {B. C.} and Shepherd-Themistocleous, {C. H.} and P. Sherwood and Siroli, {G. P.} and A. Sittler and A. Skillman and A. Skuja and Smith, {A. M.} and Smith, {T. J.} and Snow, {G. A.} and R. Sobie and S. S{\"o}ldner-Rembold and Springer, {R. W.} and M. Sproston and A. Stahl and M. Steiert and K. Stephens and J. Steuerer and B. Stockhausen and D. Strom and F. Strumia and P. Szymanski and R. Tafirout and Talbot, {S. D.} and S. Tanaka and P. Taras and S. Tarem and M. Thiergen and Thomson, {M. A.} and {von T{\"o}rne}, E. and S. Towers and I. Trigger and T. Tsukamoto and E. Tsur and Turcot, {A. S.} and Turner-Watson, {M. F.} and P. Utzat and {van Kooten}, R. and M. Verzocchi and P. Vikas and M. Vincter and Vokurka, {E. H.} and F. W{\"a}ckerle and A. Wagner and Ward, {C. P.} and Ward, {D. R.} and Ward, {J. J.} and Watkins, {P. M.} and Watson, {A. T.} and Watson, {N. K.} and Wells, {P. S.} and N. Wermes and White, {J. S.} and B. Wilkens and Wilson, {G. W.} and Wilson, {J. A.} and G. WoIf and S. Wotton and Wyatt, {T. R.} and S. Yamashita and G. Yekutieli and V. Zacek",
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day = "12",
doi = "10.1016/S0370-2693(96)01452-9",
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TY - JOUR

T1 - Measurement of the mass of the W boson in e+e- collisions at √s = 161 GeV

AU - Ackerstaff, K.

AU - Alexander, G.

AU - Allison, J.

AU - Altekamp, N.

AU - Ametewee, K.

AU - Anderson, K. J.

AU - Anderson, S.

AU - Arcelli, S.

AU - Asai, S.

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 - Bechtluft, J.

AU - Beeston, C.

AU - Behnke, T.

AU - Bell, A. N.

AU - Bell, K. W.

AU - Bella, G.

AU - Bentvelsen, S.

AU - Berlich, P.

AU - Bethke, S.

AU - Biebel, O.

AU - Blobel, V.

AU - Bloodworth, I. J.

AU - Bloomer, J. E.

AU - Bobinski, M.

AU - Bock, P.

AU - Bosch, H. M.

AU - Boutemeur, M.

AU - Bouwens, B. T.

AU - Braibant, S.

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 - Clarke, P. E L

AU - Cohen, I.

AU - Conboy, J. E.

AU - Cooke, O. C.

AU - Cuffiani, M.

AU - Dado, S.

AU - Dallapiccola, C.

AU - Dallavalle, G. M.

AU - de Jong, S.

AU - del Pozo, L. A.

AU - Desch, K.

AU - Dixit, M. S.

AU - do Couto e Silva, E.

AU - Doucet, M.

AU - Duchovni, E.

AU - Duckeck, G.

AU - Duerdoth, I. P.

AU - Edwards, J. E G

AU - Estabrooks, P. G.

AU - Evans, H. G.

AU - Evans, M.

AU - Fabbri, F.

AU - Fath, P.

AU - Fiedler, F.

AU - Fierro, M.

AU - Fischer, H. M.

AU - Folman, R.

AU - Fong, D. G.

AU - Foucher, M.

AU - Fürtjes, A.

AU - Gagnon, P.

AU - Gary, J. W.

AU - Gascon, J.

AU - Gascon-Shotkin, S. M.

AU - Geddes, N. I.

AU - Geich-Gimbel, C.

AU - Geralis, T.

AU - Giacomelli, G.

AU - Giacomelli, P.

AU - Giacomelli, R.

AU - Gibson, V.

AU - Gibson, W. R.

AU - Gingrich, D. M.

AU - Glenzinski, D.

AU - Goldberg, J.

AU - Goodrick, M. J.

AU - Gorn, W.

AU - Grandi, C.

AU - Gross, E.

AU - Grunhaus, J.

AU - Gruwé, M.

AU - Hajdú, C.

AU - Hanson, G. G.

AU - Hansroul, M.

AU - Hapke, M.

AU - Hargrove, C. K.

AU - Hart, P. A.

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 - Hilse, T.

AU - Hobson, P. R.

AU - Homer, R. J.

AU - Honma, A. K.

AU - Horváth, D.

AU - Howard, R.

AU - Hughes-Jones, R. E.

AU - Hutchcroft, D. E.

AU - Igo-Kemenes, P.

AU - Imrie, D. C.

AU - Ingram, M. R.

AU - Ishii, K.

AU - Jawahery, A.

AU - Jeffreys, P. W.

AU - Jeremie, H.

AU - Jimack, M.

AU - Joly, A.

AU - Jones, C. R.

AU - Jones, G.

AU - Jones, M.

AU - Jones, R. W L

AU - Jost, U.

AU - Jovanovic, P.

AU - Junk, T. R.

AU - Karlen, D.

AU - Kawagoe, K.

AU - Kawamoto, T.

AU - Keeler, R. K.

AU - Kellogg, R. G.

AU - Kennedy, B. W.

AU - King, B. J.

AU - Kirk, J.

AU - Kluth, S.

AU - Kobayashi, T.

AU - Kobel, M.

AU - Koetke, D. S.

AU - Kokott, T. P.

AU - Kolrep, M.

AU - Komamiya, S.

AU - Kress, T.

AU - Krieger, P.

AU - von Krogh, J.

AU - Kyberd, P.

AU - Lafferty, G. D.

AU - Lahmann, R.

AU - Lai, W. P.

AU - Lanske, D.

AU - Lauber, J.

AU - Lautenschlager, S. R.

AU - Layter, J. G.

AU - Lazic, D.

AU - Lee, A. M.

AU - Lefebvre, E.

AU - Lellouch, D.

AU - Letts, J.

AU - Levinson, L.

AU - Lewis, C.

AU - Lloyd, S. L.

AU - Loebinger, F. K.

AU - Long, G. D.

AU - Losty, MJ

AU - Ludwig, J.

AU - Mannelli, M.

AU - Marcellini, S.

AU - Markus, C.

AU - Martin, A. J.

AU - Martin, J. P.

AU - Martinez, G.

AU - Mashimo, T.

AU - Matthews, W.

AU - Mättig, P.

AU - McDonald, W. J.

AU - McKenna, J.

AU - Mckigney, E. A.

AU - McMahon, T. J.

AU - McNab, A. I.

AU - Mcpherson, R. A.

AU - Meijers, F.

AU - Menke, S.

AU - Merritt, F. S.

AU - Mes, H.

AU - Meyer, J.

AU - Michelini, A.

AU - Mikenberg, G.

AU - Miller, D. J.

AU - Mir, R.

AU - Mohr, W.

AU - Montanari, A.

AU - Mori, T.

AU - Morii, M.

AU - Müller, U.

AU - Nagai, K.

AU - Nakamura, I.

AU - Neal, H. A.

AU - Nellen, B.

AU - Nijjhar, B.

AU - Nisius, R.

AU - O'Neale, S. W.

AU - Oakham, F. G.

AU - Odorici, F.

AU - Ogren, H. O.

AU - Oldershaw, N. J.

AU - Omori, T.

AU - Oreglia, M. J.

AU - Orito, S.

AU - Pálinkás, J.

AU - Pásztor, G.

AU - Pater, J. R.

AU - Patrick, G. N.

AU - Patt, J.

AU - Pearce, M. J.

AU - Petzold, S.

AU - Pfeifenschneider, P.

AU - Pilcher, J. E.

AU - Pinfold, J.

AU - Plane, D. E.

AU - Poffenberger, P.

AU - Poli, B.

AU - Posthaus, A.

AU - Przysiezniak, H.

AU - Rees, D. L.

AU - Rigby, D.

AU - Robertson, S.

AU - Robins, S. A.

AU - Rodning, N.

AU - Roney, J. M.

AU - Rooke, A.

AU - Ros, E.

AU - Rossi, A. M.

AU - Rosvick, M.

AU - Routenburg, P.

AU - Rozen, Y.

AU - Runge, K.

AU - Runolfsson, O.

AU - Ruppel, U.

AU - Rust, D. R.

AU - Rylko, R.

AU - Sachs, K.

AU - Sarkisyan, E. K G

AU - Sasaki, M.

AU - Sbarra, C.

AU - Schaile, A. D.

AU - Schaile, O.

AU - Scharf, F.

AU - Scharff-Hansen, P.

AU - Schenk, P.

AU - Schmitt, B.

AU - Schmitt, S.

AU - Schroder, M.

AU - Schultz-Coulon, H. C.

AU - Schulz, M.

AU - Schumacher, M.

AU - Schütz, P.

AU - Scott, W. G.

AU - Shears, T. G.

AU - Shen, B. C.

AU - Shepherd-Themistocleous, C. H.

AU - Sherwood, P.

AU - Siroli, G. P.

AU - Sittler, A.

AU - Skillman, A.

AU - Skuja, A.

AU - Smith, A. M.

AU - Smith, T. J.

AU - Snow, G. A.

AU - Sobie, R.

AU - Söldner-Rembold, S.

AU - Springer, R. W.

AU - Sproston, M.

AU - Stahl, A.

AU - Steiert, M.

AU - Stephens, K.

AU - Steuerer, J.

AU - Stockhausen, B.

AU - Strom, D.

AU - Strumia, F.

AU - Szymanski, P.

AU - Tafirout, R.

AU - Talbot, S. D.

AU - Tanaka, S.

AU - Taras, P.

AU - Tarem, S.

AU - Thiergen, M.

AU - Thomson, M. A.

AU - von Törne, E.

AU - Towers, S.

AU - Trigger, I.

AU - Tsukamoto, T.

AU - Tsur, E.

AU - Turcot, A. S.

AU - Turner-Watson, M. F.

AU - Utzat, P.

AU - van Kooten, R.

AU - Verzocchi, M.

AU - Vikas, P.

AU - Vincter, M.

AU - Vokurka, E. H.

AU - Wäckerle, F.

AU - Wagner, A.

AU - Ward, C. P.

AU - Ward, D. R.

AU - Ward, J. J.

AU - Watkins, P. M.

AU - Watson, A. T.

AU - Watson, N. K.

AU - Wells, P. S.

AU - Wermes, N.

AU - White, J. S.

AU - Wilkens, B.

AU - Wilson, G. W.

AU - Wilson, J. A.

AU - WoIf, G.

AU - Wotton, S.

AU - Wyatt, T. R.

AU - Yamashita, S.

AU - Yekutieli, G.

AU - Zacek, V.

PY - 1996/12/12

Y1 - 1996/12/12

N2 - This letter describes the first observation of W boson pair production at a centre-of-mass energy √s = 161.3 GeV in the OPAL detector at LEP. The analysis is sensitive to all expected W+W- decay channels. A total of 28 events have been selected for an integrated luminosity of 9.89 ±0.06 pb-1. This is consistent with the Standard Model expectation, including signal and background contributions. The W pair production cross-section is measured to be +0.93 -0.82 ±0.16 pb. An analysis of the predicted Mw dependence of the accepted cross-section, taking into account interference in the four-fermion production processes, yields Mw = 80.40+0.44+0.09 -0.41-0.10 ±0.10 GeV, where the first and second uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively, and the third arises from the beam energy uncertainty.

AB - This letter describes the first observation of W boson pair production at a centre-of-mass energy √s = 161.3 GeV in the OPAL detector at LEP. The analysis is sensitive to all expected W+W- decay channels. A total of 28 events have been selected for an integrated luminosity of 9.89 ±0.06 pb-1. This is consistent with the Standard Model expectation, including signal and background contributions. The W pair production cross-section is measured to be +0.93 -0.82 ±0.16 pb. An analysis of the predicted Mw dependence of the accepted cross-section, taking into account interference in the four-fermion production processes, yields Mw = 80.40+0.44+0.09 -0.41-0.10 ±0.10 GeV, where the first and second uncertainties are statistical and systematic, respectively, and the third arises from the beam energy uncertainty.

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U2 - 10.1016/S0370-2693(96)01452-9

DO - 10.1016/S0370-2693(96)01452-9

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0040841169

VL - 389

SP - 416

EP - 428

JO - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

JF - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

SN - 0370-2693

IS - 2

ER -