A measurement of the τ lepton lifetime

C. Kleinwort*, J. Allison, K. Ambrus, R. J. Barlow, W. Bartel, S. Bethke, C. K. Bowdery, S. L. Cartwright, J. Chrin, D. Clarke, A. Dieckmann, I. P. Duerdoth, G. Eckerlin, E. Elsen, R. Felst, A. J. Finch, F. Foster, T. Greenshaw, J. Hagemann, D. HaidtJ. Heintze, G. Heinzelmann, K. H. Hellenbrand, P. Hill, G. Hughes, H. Kado, K. Kawagoe, G. Knies, S. Komamiya, H. Krehbiel, J. v. Krogh, M. Kuhlen, F. K. Loebinger, A. A. Macbeth, N. Magnussen, R. Marshall, T. Mashimo, R. Meinke, R. P. Middleton, P. G. Murphy, B. Naroska, J. M. Nye, J. Olsson, F. Ould-Saada, R. Ramcke, H. Rieseberg, D. Schmidt, H. v.d. Schmidt, L. Smolik, U. Schneekloth, J. A.J. Skard, J. Spitzer, P. Steffen, K. Stephens, H. Takeda, A. Wagner, I. W. Walker, G. Weber, M. Zimmer, G. T. Zorn

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Abstract

The lifetime of the τ lepton was measured using two different techniques. From the impact parameter distribution of 3132 one prong decays ττ = (289±33±26) fs was obtained and from the decay length distribution of 648 three prong decays ττ = (309-34+35±11) fs. These results were combined to give a final value of ττ = (301±29) fs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-15
Number of pages9
JournalZeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Mar
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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