A study of heavy flavour production using muons in hadronic Z0 decays

M. Z. Akrawy, G. Alexander, J. Alliso, P. P. Allport, K. J. Anderson, J. C. Armitage, P. Ashton, A. Astbury, D. Axen, G. Azuelos, J. T.M. Baines, A. H. Ball, J. Banks, G. J. Barker, R. J. Barlow, J. R. Batley, G. Beaudoin, A. Beck, J. Becker, T. BehnkeK. W. Bell, G. Bella, S. Bethke, O. Biebel, U. Binder, I. J. Bloodworth, P. Bock, S. Bougerolle, B. B. Brabson, H. Breuker, R. M. Brown, R. Brun, A. Buijs, H. J. Burckhart, P. Capiluppi, R. K. Carnegie, A. A. Carter, J. R. Carter, C. Y. Chang, D. G. Charlton, J. T.M. Chrin, P. E.L. Clarke, I. Cohen, W. J. Collins, J. E. Conboy, M. Cooper, M. Couch, M. Coupland, M. Cuffiani, S. Dado, G. M. Dallavalle, S. De Jong, P. Debu, M. M. Deninno, A. Dieckmann, M. Dittmar, M. S. Dixit, E. Duchovni, I. P. Duerdoth, D. J.P. Dumas, P. A. Elcombe, P. G. Estabrooks, E. Etzion, F. Fabbri, P. Farthouat, M. Fincke-Keeler, H. M. Fischer, D. G. Fong, C. Fukunaga, A. Gaidot, O. Ganel, J. W. Gary, J. Gascon, N. I. Geddes, C. Geich-Gimbel, S. W. Gensler, F. X. Gentit, G. Giacomelli, V. Gibson, W. R. Gibson, J. D. Gillies, J. Goldberg, M. J. Goodrick, W. Gorn, E. Gross, H. Hagedorn, J. Hagemann, G. G. Hanson, M. Hansroul, C. K. Hargrove, I. Harrus, J. Hart, P. M. Hattersley, M. Hauschild, C. M. Hawkes, E. Heflin, R. J. Hemingway, R. D. Heuer, J. C. Hill, S. J. Hillier, D. A. Hinshaw, C. Ho, J. D. Hobbs, P. R. Hobson, D. Hochman, B. Holl, R. J. Homer, S. R. Hou, C. P. Howarth, R. E. Hughes-Jones, R. Humbert, P. Igo-Kemenes, H. Ihssen, D. C. Imrie, L. Janissen, A. Jawahery, P. W. Jeffreys, H. Jeremie, M. Jimack, M. Jobes, R. W.L. Jones, P. Jovanovic, D. Karlen, Kiyotomo Kawagoe, T. Kawamoto, R. K. Keeler, R. G. Kellogg, B. W. Kennedy, C. Kleinwort, D. E. Klem, G. Knop, T. Kobayashi, T. P. Kokott, L. Köpke, R. Kowalewski, H. Kreutzmann, J. von Krogh, J. Kroll, M. Kuwano, P. Kyberd, G. D. Lafferty, F. Lamarche, W. J. Larson, J. G. Layter, P. Le Du, P. Leblanc, A. M. Lee, M. H. Lehto, D. Lellouch, P. Lennert, C. Leroy, L. Lessard, S. Levegrün, L. Levinson, S. L. Lloyd, F. K. Loebinger, J. M. Lorah, B. Lorazo, M. J. Losty, X. C. Lou, J. Ludwig, M. Mannelli, S. Marcellini, G. Maringer, A. J. Martin, J. P. Martin, T. Mashimo, P. Mättig, U. Maur, T. J. McMahon, J. R. McNutt, F. Meijers, D. Menszner, F. S. Merritt, H. Mes, A. Michelini, R. P. Middleton, G. Mikenberg, J. Mildenberger, D. J. Miller, C. Milstene, M. Minowa, W. Mohr, C. Moisan, A. Montanari, T. Mori, M. W. Moss, P. G. Murphy, W. J. Murray, B. Nellen, H. H. Nguyen, M. Nozaki, S. W. O'Neale, B. P. O'Neill, F. G. Oakham, F. Odorici, M. Ogg, H. O. Ogren, H. Oh, C. J. Oram, M. J. Oreglia, S. Orito, J. P. Pansart, P. Paschievici, G. N. Patrick, S. J. Pawley, P. Pfister, J. E. Pilcher, J. L. Pinfold, D. E. Plane, P. Poffenberger, B. Poli, A. Pouladdej, E. Prebys, T. W. Pritchard, H. Przysiezniak, G. Quast, M. W. Redmond, D. L. Rees, M. Regimbald, K. Riles, C. M. Roach, S. A. Robins, A. Rollnik, J. M. Roney, S. Rossberg, A. M. Rossi, P. Routenburg, K. Runge, O. Runolfsson, D. R. Rust, S. Sanghera, M. Sasaki, A. D. Schaile, O. Schaile, W. Schappert, P. Scharff-Hansen, P. Schenk, H. von der Schmitt, S. Schreiber, J. Schwarz, M. Settles, B. C. Shen, P. Sherwood, R. Shypit, A. Simon, P. Singh, G. P. Siroli, A. Skuja, A. M. Smith, T. J. Smith, G. A. Snow, R. Sobie, R. W. Springer, M. Sproston, K. Stephens, H. E. Stier, R. Stroehmer, D. Strom, H. Takeda, T. Takeshita, P. Taras, S. Tarem, N. J. Thackray, T. Tsukamoto, M. F. Turner, G. Tysarczyk-Niemeyer, D. Van den plas, R. Van Kooten, G. J. VanDalen, G. Vasseur, C. J. Virtue, A. Wagner, C. Wahl, J. P. Walker, C. P. Ward, D. R. Ward, P. M. Watkins, A. T. Watson, N. K. Watson, M. Weber, S. Weisz, P. S. Wells, N. Wermes, M. Weymann, G. W. Wilson, J. A. Wilson, I. Wingerter, V. H. Winterer, N. C. Wood, S. Wotton, T. R. Wyatt, R. Yaari, Y. Yang, G. Yekutieli, T. Yoshida, I. Zacharov, W. Zuener, G. T. Zorn

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Abstract

Using muon candidates in 133 000 hadronic decays of the Z0, recorded by the OPAL detector at LEP, we have measured the fraction of events containing semi-leptonic decays of b flavoured hadrons. An analysis based on fitting the shape of the momentum and transverse momentum distributions of the muon candidates gave the result: (Γ(Z0→bb) Γ(Z0→hadrons))×Br(b→μ)=0.0226±0.0007±0.0013, and also yielded: (Γ(Z0→cc) Γ(Z0→hadrons))×Br(c→μ)=0.0176±0.0025±0.0042. Using the charge of the muon and the angle of the event thrust axis with respect to the electron beam, in a b-enriched event sample, we measured the forward-backward asymmetry for Z0 → bb decays. Without correction for B0B0 mixing, the asymmetry was found to be AbFB = 0.072±0.042±0.010.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-324
Number of pages14
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume263
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 11 1991

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Akrawy, M. Z., Alexander, G., Alliso, J., Allport, P. P., Anderson, K. J., Armitage, J. C., ... Zorn, G. T. (1991). A study of heavy flavour production using muons in hadronic Z0 decays. Physics Letters B, 263(2), 311-324. https://doi.org/10.1016/0370-2693(91)90606-Q

A study of heavy flavour production using muons in hadronic Z0 decays. / Akrawy, M. Z.; Alexander, G.; Alliso, J.; Allport, P. P.; Anderson, K. J.; Armitage, J. C.; Ashton, P.; Astbury, A.; Axen, D.; Azuelos, G.; Baines, J. T.M.; Ball, A. H.; Banks, J.; Barker, G. J.; Barlow, R. J.; Batley, J. R.; Beaudoin, G.; Beck, A.; Becker, J.; Behnke, T.; Bell, K. W.; Bella, G.; Bethke, S.; Biebel, O.; Binder, U.; Bloodworth, I. J.; Bock, P.; Bougerolle, S.; Brabson, B. B.; Breuker, H.; Brown, R. M.; Brun, R.; Buijs, A.; Burckhart, H. J.; Capiluppi, P.; Carnegie, R. K.; Carter, A. A.; Carter, J. R.; Chang, C. Y.; Charlton, D. G.; Chrin, J. T.M.; Clarke, P. E.L.; Cohen, I.; Collins, W. J.; Conboy, J. E.; Cooper, M.; Couch, M.; Coupland, M.; Cuffiani, M.; Dado, S.; Dallavalle, G. M.; De Jong, S.; Debu, P.; Deninno, M. M.; Dieckmann, A.; Dittmar, M.; Dixit, M. S.; Duchovni, E.; Duerdoth, I. P.; Dumas, D. J.P.; Elcombe, P. A.; Estabrooks, P. G.; Etzion, E.; Fabbri, F.; Farthouat, P.; Fincke-Keeler, M.; Fischer, H. M.; Fong, D. G.; Fukunaga, C.; Gaidot, A.; Ganel, O.; Gary, J. W.; Gascon, J.; Geddes, N. I.; Geich-Gimbel, C.; Gensler, S. W.; Gentit, F. X.; Giacomelli, G.; Gibson, V.; Gibson, W. R.; Gillies, J. D.; Goldberg, J.; Goodrick, M. J.; Gorn, W.; Gross, E.; Hagedorn, H.; Hagemann, J.; Hanson, G. G.; Hansroul, M.; Hargrove, C. K.; Harrus, I.; Hart, J.; Hattersley, P. M.; Hauschild, M.; Hawkes, C. M.; Heflin, E.; Hemingway, R. J.; Heuer, R. D.; Hill, J. C.; Hillier, S. J.; Hinshaw, D. A.; Ho, C.; Hobbs, J. D.; Hobson, P. R.; Hochman, D.; Holl, B.; Homer, R. J.; Hou, S. R.; Howarth, C. P.; Hughes-Jones, R. E.; Humbert, R.; Igo-Kemenes, P.; Ihssen, H.; Imrie, D. C.; Janissen, L.; Jawahery, A.; Jeffreys, P. W.; Jeremie, H.; Jimack, M.; Jobes, M.; Jones, R. W.L.; Jovanovic, P.; Karlen, D.; Kawagoe, Kiyotomo; Kawamoto, T.; Keeler, R. K.; Kellogg, R. G.; Kennedy, B. W.; Kleinwort, C.; Klem, D. E.; Knop, G.; Kobayashi, T.; Kokott, T. P.; Köpke, L.; Kowalewski, R.; Kreutzmann, H.; von Krogh, J.; Kroll, J.; Kuwano, M.; Kyberd, P.; Lafferty, G. D.; Lamarche, F.; Larson, W. J.; Layter, J. G.; Le Du, P.; Leblanc, P.; Lee, A. M.; Lehto, M. H.; Lellouch, D.; Lennert, P.; Leroy, C.; Lessard, L.; Levegrün, S.; Levinson, L.; Lloyd, S. L.; Loebinger, F. K.; Lorah, J. M.; Lorazo, B.; Losty, M. J.; Lou, X. C.; Ludwig, J.; Mannelli, M.; Marcellini, S.; Maringer, G.; Martin, A. J.; Martin, J. P.; Mashimo, T.; Mättig, P.; Maur, U.; McMahon, T. J.; McNutt, J. R.; Meijers, F.; Menszner, D.; Merritt, F. S.; Mes, H.; Michelini, A.; Middleton, R. P.; Mikenberg, G.; Mildenberger, J.; Miller, D. J.; Milstene, C.; Minowa, M.; Mohr, W.; Moisan, C.; Montanari, A.; Mori, T.; Moss, M. W.; Murphy, P. G.; Murray, W. J.; Nellen, B.; Nguyen, H. H.; Nozaki, M.; O'Neale, S. W.; O'Neill, B. P.; Oakham, F. G.; Odorici, F.; Ogg, M.; Ogren, H. O.; Oh, H.; Oram, C. J.; Oreglia, M. J.; Orito, S.; Pansart, J. P.; Paschievici, P.; Patrick, G. N.; Pawley, S. J.; Pfister, P.; Pilcher, J. E.; Pinfold, J. L.; Plane, D. E.; Poffenberger, P.; Poli, B.; Pouladdej, A.; Prebys, E.; Pritchard, T. W.; Przysiezniak, H.; Quast, G.; Redmond, M. W.; Rees, D. L.; Regimbald, M.; Riles, K.; Roach, C. M.; Robins, S. A.; Rollnik, A.; Roney, J. M.; Rossberg, S.; Rossi, A. M.; Routenburg, P.; Runge, K.; Runolfsson, O.; Rust, D. R.; Sanghera, S.; Sasaki, M.; Schaile, A. D.; Schaile, O.; Schappert, W.; Scharff-Hansen, P.; Schenk, P.; von der Schmitt, H.; Schreiber, S.; Schwarz, J.; Settles, M.; Shen, B. C.; Sherwood, P.; Shypit, R.; Simon, A.; Singh, P.; Siroli, G. P.; Skuja, A.; Smith, A. M.; Smith, T. J.; Snow, G. A.; Sobie, R.; Springer, R. W.; Sproston, M.; Stephens, K.; Stier, H. E.; Stroehmer, R.; Strom, D.; Takeda, H.; Takeshita, T.; Taras, P.; Tarem, S.; Thackray, N. J.; Tsukamoto, T.; Turner, M. F.; Tysarczyk-Niemeyer, G.; Van den plas, D.; Van Kooten, R.; VanDalen, G. J.; Vasseur, G.; Virtue, C. J.; Wagner, A.; Wahl, C.; Walker, J. P.; Ward, C. P.; Ward, D. R.; Watkins, P. M.; Watson, A. T.; Watson, N. K.; Weber, M.; Weisz, S.; Wells, P. S.; Wermes, N.; Weymann, M.; Wilson, G. W.; Wilson, J. A.; Wingerter, I.; Winterer, V. H.; Wood, N. C.; Wotton, S.; Wyatt, T. R.; Yaari, R.; Yang, Y.; Yekutieli, G.; Yoshida, T.; Zacharov, I.; Zuener, W.; Zorn, G. T.

In: Physics Letters B, Vol. 263, No. 2, 11.07.1991, p. 311-324.

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Akrawy MZ, Alexander G, Alliso J, Allport PP, Anderson KJ, Armitage JC et al. A study of heavy flavour production using muons in hadronic Z0 decays. Physics Letters B. 1991 Jul 11;263(2):311-324. https://doi.org/10.1016/0370-2693(91)90606-Q
Akrawy, M. Z. ; Alexander, G. ; Alliso, J. ; Allport, P. P. ; Anderson, K. J. ; Armitage, J. C. ; Ashton, P. ; Astbury, A. ; Axen, D. ; Azuelos, G. ; Baines, J. T.M. ; Ball, A. H. ; Banks, J. ; Barker, G. J. ; Barlow, R. J. ; Batley, J. R. ; Beaudoin, G. ; Beck, A. ; Becker, J. ; Behnke, T. ; Bell, K. W. ; Bella, G. ; Bethke, S. ; Biebel, O. ; Binder, U. ; Bloodworth, I. J. ; Bock, P. ; Bougerolle, S. ; Brabson, B. B. ; Breuker, H. ; Brown, R. M. ; Brun, R. ; Buijs, A. ; Burckhart, H. J. ; Capiluppi, P. ; Carnegie, R. K. ; Carter, A. A. ; Carter, J. R. ; Chang, C. Y. ; Charlton, D. G. ; Chrin, J. T.M. ; Clarke, P. E.L. ; Cohen, I. ; Collins, W. J. ; Conboy, J. E. ; Cooper, M. ; Couch, M. ; Coupland, M. ; Cuffiani, M. ; Dado, S. ; Dallavalle, G. M. ; De Jong, S. ; Debu, P. ; Deninno, M. M. ; Dieckmann, A. ; Dittmar, M. ; Dixit, M. S. ; Duchovni, E. ; Duerdoth, I. P. ; Dumas, D. J.P. ; Elcombe, P. A. ; Estabrooks, P. G. ; Etzion, E. ; Fabbri, F. ; Farthouat, P. ; Fincke-Keeler, M. ; Fischer, H. M. ; Fong, D. G. ; Fukunaga, C. ; Gaidot, A. ; Ganel, O. ; Gary, J. W. ; Gascon, J. ; Geddes, N. I. ; Geich-Gimbel, C. ; Gensler, S. W. ; Gentit, F. X. ; Giacomelli, G. ; Gibson, V. ; Gibson, W. R. ; Gillies, J. D. ; Goldberg, J. ; Goodrick, M. J. ; Gorn, W. ; Gross, E. ; Hagedorn, H. ; Hagemann, J. ; Hanson, G. G. ; Hansroul, M. ; Hargrove, C. K. ; Harrus, I. ; Hart, J. ; Hattersley, P. M. ; Hauschild, M. ; Hawkes, C. M. ; Heflin, E. ; Hemingway, R. J. ; Heuer, R. D. ; Hill, J. C. ; Hillier, S. J. ; Hinshaw, D. A. ; Ho, C. ; Hobbs, J. D. ; Hobson, P. R. ; Hochman, D. ; Holl, B. ; Homer, R. J. ; Hou, S. R. ; Howarth, C. P. ; Hughes-Jones, R. E. ; Humbert, R. ; Igo-Kemenes, P. ; Ihssen, H. ; Imrie, D. C. ; Janissen, L. ; Jawahery, A. ; Jeffreys, P. W. ; Jeremie, H. ; Jimack, M. ; Jobes, M. ; Jones, R. W.L. ; Jovanovic, P. ; Karlen, D. ; Kawagoe, Kiyotomo ; Kawamoto, T. ; Keeler, R. K. ; Kellogg, R. G. ; Kennedy, B. W. ; Kleinwort, C. ; Klem, D. E. ; Knop, G. ; Kobayashi, T. ; Kokott, T. P. ; Köpke, L. ; Kowalewski, R. ; Kreutzmann, H. ; von Krogh, J. ; Kroll, J. ; Kuwano, M. ; Kyberd, P. ; Lafferty, G. D. ; Lamarche, F. ; Larson, W. J. ; Layter, J. G. ; Le Du, P. ; Leblanc, P. ; Lee, A. M. ; Lehto, M. H. ; Lellouch, D. ; Lennert, P. ; Leroy, C. ; Lessard, L. ; Levegrün, S. ; Levinson, L. ; Lloyd, S. L. ; Loebinger, F. K. ; Lorah, J. M. ; Lorazo, B. ; Losty, M. J. ; Lou, X. C. ; Ludwig, J. ; Mannelli, M. ; Marcellini, S. ; Maringer, G. ; Martin, A. J. ; Martin, J. P. ; Mashimo, T. ; Mättig, P. ; Maur, U. ; McMahon, T. J. ; McNutt, J. R. ; Meijers, F. ; Menszner, D. ; Merritt, F. S. ; Mes, H. ; Michelini, A. ; Middleton, R. P. ; Mikenberg, G. ; Mildenberger, J. ; Miller, D. J. ; Milstene, C. ; Minowa, M. ; Mohr, W. ; Moisan, C. ; Montanari, A. ; Mori, T. ; Moss, M. W. ; Murphy, P. G. ; Murray, W. J. ; Nellen, B. ; Nguyen, H. H. ; Nozaki, M. ; O'Neale, S. W. ; O'Neill, B. P. ; Oakham, F. G. ; Odorici, F. ; Ogg, M. ; Ogren, H. O. ; Oh, H. ; Oram, C. J. ; Oreglia, M. J. ; Orito, S. ; Pansart, J. P. ; Paschievici, P. ; Patrick, G. N. ; Pawley, S. J. ; Pfister, P. ; Pilcher, J. E. ; Pinfold, J. L. ; Plane, D. E. ; Poffenberger, P. ; Poli, B. ; Pouladdej, A. ; Prebys, E. ; Pritchard, T. W. ; Przysiezniak, H. ; Quast, G. ; Redmond, M. W. ; Rees, D. L. ; Regimbald, M. ; Riles, K. ; Roach, C. M. ; Robins, S. A. ; Rollnik, A. ; Roney, J. M. ; Rossberg, S. ; Rossi, A. M. ; Routenburg, P. ; Runge, K. ; Runolfsson, O. ; Rust, D. R. ; Sanghera, S. ; Sasaki, M. ; Schaile, A. D. ; Schaile, O. ; Schappert, W. ; Scharff-Hansen, P. ; Schenk, P. ; von der Schmitt, H. ; Schreiber, S. ; Schwarz, J. ; Settles, M. ; Shen, B. C. ; Sherwood, P. ; Shypit, R. ; Simon, A. ; Singh, P. ; Siroli, G. P. ; Skuja, A. ; Smith, A. M. ; Smith, T. J. ; Snow, G. A. ; Sobie, R. ; Springer, R. W. ; Sproston, M. ; Stephens, K. ; Stier, H. E. ; Stroehmer, R. ; Strom, D. ; Takeda, H. ; Takeshita, T. ; Taras, P. ; Tarem, S. ; Thackray, N. J. ; Tsukamoto, T. ; Turner, M. F. ; Tysarczyk-Niemeyer, G. ; Van den plas, D. ; Van Kooten, R. ; VanDalen, G. J. ; Vasseur, G. ; Virtue, C. J. ; Wagner, A. ; Wahl, C. ; Walker, J. P. ; Ward, C. P. ; Ward, D. R. ; Watkins, P. M. ; Watson, A. T. ; Watson, N. K. ; Weber, M. ; Weisz, S. ; Wells, P. S. ; Wermes, N. ; Weymann, M. ; Wilson, G. W. ; Wilson, J. A. ; Wingerter, I. ; Winterer, V. H. ; Wood, N. C. ; Wotton, S. ; Wyatt, T. R. ; Yaari, R. ; Yang, Y. ; Yekutieli, G. ; Yoshida, T. ; Zacharov, I. ; Zuener, W. ; Zorn, G. T. / A study of heavy flavour production using muons in hadronic Z0 decays. In: Physics Letters B. 1991 ; Vol. 263, No. 2. pp. 311-324.
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title = "A study of heavy flavour production using muons in hadronic Z0 decays",
abstract = "Using muon candidates in 133 000 hadronic decays of the Z0, recorded by the OPAL detector at LEP, we have measured the fraction of events containing semi-leptonic decays of b flavoured hadrons. An analysis based on fitting the shape of the momentum and transverse momentum distributions of the muon candidates gave the result: (Γ(Z0→bb) Γ(Z0→hadrons))×Br(b→μ)=0.0226±0.0007±0.0013, and also yielded: (Γ(Z0→cc) Γ(Z0→hadrons))×Br(c→μ)=0.0176±0.0025±0.0042. Using the charge of the muon and the angle of the event thrust axis with respect to the electron beam, in a b-enriched event sample, we measured the forward-backward asymmetry for Z0 → bb decays. Without correction for B0B0 mixing, the asymmetry was found to be AbFB = 0.072±0.042±0.010.",
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Duchovni and Duerdoth, {I. P.} and Dumas, {D. J.P.} and Elcombe, {P. A.} and Estabrooks, {P. G.} and E. Etzion and F. Fabbri and P. Farthouat and M. Fincke-Keeler and Fischer, {H. M.} and Fong, {D. G.} and C. Fukunaga and A. Gaidot and O. Ganel and Gary, {J. W.} and J. Gascon and Geddes, {N. I.} and C. Geich-Gimbel and Gensler, {S. W.} and Gentit, {F. X.} and G. Giacomelli and V. Gibson and Gibson, {W. R.} and Gillies, {J. D.} and J. Goldberg and Goodrick, {M. J.} and W. Gorn and E. Gross and H. Hagedorn and J. Hagemann and Hanson, {G. G.} and M. Hansroul and Hargrove, {C. K.} and I. Harrus and J. Hart and Hattersley, {P. M.} and M. Hauschild and Hawkes, {C. M.} and E. Heflin and Hemingway, {R. J.} and Heuer, {R. D.} and Hill, {J. C.} and Hillier, {S. J.} and Hinshaw, {D. A.} and C. Ho and Hobbs, {J. D.} and Hobson, {P. R.} and D. Hochman and B. Holl and Homer, {R. J.} and Hou, {S. R.} and Howarth, {C. P.} and Hughes-Jones, {R. E.} and R. Humbert and P. Igo-Kemenes and H. 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J.} and McNutt, {J. R.} and F. Meijers and D. Menszner and Merritt, {F. S.} and H. Mes and A. Michelini and Middleton, {R. P.} and G. Mikenberg and J. Mildenberger and Miller, {D. J.} and C. Milstene and M. Minowa and W. Mohr and C. Moisan and A. Montanari and T. Mori and Moss, {M. W.} and Murphy, {P. G.} and Murray, {W. J.} and B. Nellen and Nguyen, {H. H.} and M. Nozaki and O'Neale, {S. W.} and O'Neill, {B. P.} and Oakham, {F. G.} and F. Odorici and M. Ogg and Ogren, {H. O.} and H. Oh and Oram, {C. J.} and Oreglia, {M. J.} and S. Orito and Pansart, {J. P.} and P. Paschievici and Patrick, {G. N.} and Pawley, {S. J.} and P. Pfister and Pilcher, {J. E.} and Pinfold, {J. L.} and Plane, {D. E.} and P. Poffenberger and B. Poli and A. Pouladdej and E. Prebys and Pritchard, {T. W.} and H. Przysiezniak and G. Quast and Redmond, {M. W.} and Rees, {D. L.} and M. Regimbald and K. Riles and Roach, {C. M.} and Robins, {S. A.} and A. Rollnik and Roney, {J. M.} and S. Rossberg and Rossi, {A. M.} and P. Routenburg and K. Runge and O. Runolfsson and Rust, {D. R.} and S. Sanghera and M. Sasaki and Schaile, {A. D.} and O. Schaile and W. Schappert and P. Scharff-Hansen and P. Schenk and {von der Schmitt}, H. and S. Schreiber and J. Schwarz and M. Settles and Shen, {B. C.} and P. Sherwood and R. Shypit and A. Simon and P. Singh and Siroli, {G. P.} and A. Skuja and Smith, {A. M.} and Smith, {T. J.} and Snow, {G. A.} and R. Sobie and Springer, {R. W.} and M. Sproston and K. Stephens and Stier, {H. E.} and R. Stroehmer and D. Strom and H. Takeda and T. Takeshita and P. Taras and S. Tarem and Thackray, {N. J.} and T. Tsukamoto and Turner, {M. F.} and G. Tysarczyk-Niemeyer and {Van den plas}, D. and {Van Kooten}, R. and VanDalen, {G. J.} and G. Vasseur and Virtue, {C. J.} and A. Wagner and C. Wahl and Walker, {J. P.} and Ward, {C. P.} and Ward, {D. R.} and Watkins, {P. M.} and Watson, {A. T.} and Watson, {N. K.} and M. Weber and S. Weisz and Wells, {P. S.} and N. Wermes and M. 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TY - JOUR

T1 - A study of heavy flavour production using muons in hadronic Z0 decays

AU - Akrawy, M. Z.

AU - Alexander, G.

AU - Alliso, J.

AU - Allport, P. P.

AU - Anderson, K. J.

AU - Armitage, J. C.

AU - Ashton, P.

AU - Astbury, A.

AU - Axen, D.

AU - Azuelos, G.

AU - Baines, J. T.M.

AU - Ball, A. H.

AU - Banks, J.

AU - Barker, G. J.

AU - Barlow, R. J.

AU - Batley, J. R.

AU - Beaudoin, G.

AU - Beck, A.

AU - Becker, J.

AU - Behnke, T.

AU - Bell, K. W.

AU - Bella, G.

AU - Bethke, S.

AU - Biebel, O.

AU - Binder, U.

AU - Bloodworth, I. J.

AU - Bock, P.

AU - Bougerolle, S.

AU - Brabson, B. B.

AU - Breuker, H.

AU - Brown, R. M.

AU - Brun, R.

AU - Buijs, A.

AU - Burckhart, H. J.

AU - Capiluppi, P.

AU - Carnegie, R. K.

AU - Carter, A. A.

AU - Carter, J. R.

AU - Chang, C. Y.

AU - Charlton, D. G.

AU - Chrin, J. T.M.

AU - Clarke, P. E.L.

AU - Cohen, I.

AU - Collins, W. J.

AU - Conboy, J. E.

AU - Cooper, M.

AU - Couch, M.

AU - Coupland, M.

AU - Cuffiani, M.

AU - Dado, S.

AU - Dallavalle, G. M.

AU - De Jong, S.

AU - Debu, P.

AU - Deninno, M. M.

AU - Dieckmann, A.

AU - Dittmar, M.

AU - Dixit, M. S.

AU - Duchovni, E.

AU - Duerdoth, I. P.

AU - Dumas, D. J.P.

AU - Elcombe, P. A.

AU - Estabrooks, P. G.

AU - Etzion, E.

AU - Fabbri, F.

AU - Farthouat, P.

AU - Fincke-Keeler, M.

AU - Fischer, H. M.

AU - Fong, D. G.

AU - Fukunaga, C.

AU - Gaidot, A.

AU - Ganel, O.

AU - Gary, J. W.

AU - Gascon, J.

AU - Geddes, N. I.

AU - Geich-Gimbel, C.

AU - Gensler, S. W.

AU - Gentit, F. X.

AU - Giacomelli, G.

AU - Gibson, V.

AU - Gibson, W. R.

AU - Gillies, J. D.

AU - Goldberg, J.

AU - Goodrick, M. J.

AU - Gorn, W.

AU - Gross, E.

AU - Hagedorn, H.

AU - Hagemann, J.

AU - Hanson, G. G.

AU - Hansroul, M.

AU - Hargrove, C. K.

AU - Harrus, I.

AU - Hart, J.

AU - Hattersley, P. M.

AU - Hauschild, M.

AU - Hawkes, C. M.

AU - Heflin, E.

AU - Hemingway, R. J.

AU - Heuer, R. D.

AU - Hill, J. C.

AU - Hillier, S. J.

AU - Hinshaw, D. A.

AU - Ho, C.

AU - Hobbs, J. D.

AU - Hobson, P. R.

AU - Hochman, D.

AU - Holl, B.

AU - Homer, R. J.

AU - Hou, S. R.

AU - Howarth, C. P.

AU - Hughes-Jones, R. E.

AU - Humbert, R.

AU - Igo-Kemenes, P.

AU - Ihssen, H.

AU - Imrie, D. C.

AU - Janissen, L.

AU - Jawahery, A.

AU - Jeffreys, P. W.

AU - Jeremie, H.

AU - Jimack, M.

AU - Jobes, M.

AU - Jones, R. W.L.

AU - Jovanovic, P.

AU - Karlen, D.

AU - Kawagoe, Kiyotomo

AU - Kawamoto, T.

AU - Keeler, R. K.

AU - Kellogg, R. G.

AU - Kennedy, B. W.

AU - Kleinwort, C.

AU - Klem, D. E.

AU - Knop, G.

AU - Kobayashi, T.

AU - Kokott, T. P.

AU - Köpke, L.

AU - Kowalewski, R.

AU - Kreutzmann, H.

AU - von Krogh, J.

AU - Kroll, J.

AU - Kuwano, M.

AU - Kyberd, P.

AU - Lafferty, G. D.

AU - Lamarche, F.

AU - Larson, W. J.

AU - Layter, J. G.

AU - Le Du, P.

AU - Leblanc, P.

AU - Lee, A. M.

AU - Lehto, M. H.

AU - Lellouch, D.

AU - Lennert, P.

AU - Leroy, C.

AU - Lessard, L.

AU - Levegrün, S.

AU - Levinson, L.

AU - Lloyd, S. L.

AU - Loebinger, F. K.

AU - Lorah, J. M.

AU - Lorazo, B.

AU - Losty, M. J.

AU - Lou, X. C.

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PY - 1991/7/11

Y1 - 1991/7/11

N2 - Using muon candidates in 133 000 hadronic decays of the Z0, recorded by the OPAL detector at LEP, we have measured the fraction of events containing semi-leptonic decays of b flavoured hadrons. An analysis based on fitting the shape of the momentum and transverse momentum distributions of the muon candidates gave the result: (Γ(Z0→bb) Γ(Z0→hadrons))×Br(b→μ)=0.0226±0.0007±0.0013, and also yielded: (Γ(Z0→cc) Γ(Z0→hadrons))×Br(c→μ)=0.0176±0.0025±0.0042. Using the charge of the muon and the angle of the event thrust axis with respect to the electron beam, in a b-enriched event sample, we measured the forward-backward asymmetry for Z0 → bb decays. Without correction for B0B0 mixing, the asymmetry was found to be AbFB = 0.072±0.042±0.010.

AB - Using muon candidates in 133 000 hadronic decays of the Z0, recorded by the OPAL detector at LEP, we have measured the fraction of events containing semi-leptonic decays of b flavoured hadrons. An analysis based on fitting the shape of the momentum and transverse momentum distributions of the muon candidates gave the result: (Γ(Z0→bb) Γ(Z0→hadrons))×Br(b→μ)=0.0226±0.0007±0.0013, and also yielded: (Γ(Z0→cc) Γ(Z0→hadrons))×Br(c→μ)=0.0176±0.0025±0.0042. Using the charge of the muon and the angle of the event thrust axis with respect to the electron beam, in a b-enriched event sample, we measured the forward-backward asymmetry for Z0 → bb decays. Without correction for B0B0 mixing, the asymmetry was found to be AbFB = 0.072±0.042±0.010.

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U2 - 10.1016/0370-2693(91)90606-Q

DO - 10.1016/0370-2693(91)90606-Q

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0007331045

VL - 263

SP - 311

EP - 324

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 -