A measurement of the average bottom hadron lifetime

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. Bailey, J. Bechtluft, C. Beeston, T. Behnke, A. N. Bell & 316 others K. 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, A. Gaidot, J. W. Gary, J. Gascon, S. M. Gascon-Shotkin, N. I. Geddes, C. Geich-Gimbel, F. X. Gentit, 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. Hajdu, 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, Sachio Komamiya, T. Kress, P. Krieger, J. Von Krogh, P. Kyberd, G. D. Lafferty, H. Lafoux, 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, M. J. Losty, J. Ludwig, A. Malik, 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. Schröder, 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, G. Vasseur, 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. Wolf, S. Wotton, T. R. Wyatt, S. Yamashita, G. Yekutieli, V. Zacek

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Abstract

The average b hadron lifetime, τb, has been measured using approximately 3.5 million hadronic events collected with the OPAL detector at LEP between 1991 and 1994. A lifetime tag based on a neural network algorithm was used to select Z0 → bb̄ events. A secondary vertex reconstructed on the opposite side from the b-tag was used to measure the b hadron decay length. This was combined with an estimate of the b hadron momentum, allowing the b hadron decay time to be evaluated. The lifetime, τb = 1.611 ± 0.010 (stat) ± 0.027 (syst) ps , was extracted from a fit involving the distribution of the 95620 decay times reconstructed in the data and the corresponding distribution in Monte Carlo.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-408
Number of pages12
JournalZeitschrift fur Physik C-Particles and Fields
Volume73
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

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Ackerstaff, K., Alexander, G., Allison, J., Altekamp, N., Ametewee, K., Anderson, K. J., ... Zacek, V. (1997). A measurement of the average bottom hadron lifetime. Zeitschrift fur Physik C-Particles and Fields, 73(3), 397-408.

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In: Zeitschrift fur Physik C-Particles and Fields, Vol. 73, No. 3, 01.01.1997, p. 397-408.

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Ackerstaff K, Alexander G, Allison J, Altekamp N, Ametewee K, Anderson KJ et al. A measurement of the average bottom hadron lifetime. Zeitschrift fur Physik C-Particles and Fields. 1997 Jan 1;73(3):397-408.
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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. ; Gaidot, A. ; Gary, J. W. ; Gascon, J. ; Gascon-Shotkin, S. M. ; Geddes, N. I. ; Geich-Gimbel, C. ; Gentit, F. X. ; 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. ; Hajdu, 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, Sachio ; Kress, T. ; Krieger, P. ; Von Krogh, J. ; Kyberd, P. ; Lafferty, G. D. ; Lafoux, H. ; 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, M. J. ; Ludwig, J. ; Malik, A. ; 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. ; Schröder, 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. ; Vasseur, G. ; 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. ; Wolf, G. ; Wotton, S. ; Wyatt, T. R. ; Yamashita, S. ; Yekutieli, G. ; Zacek, V. / A measurement of the average bottom hadron lifetime. In: Zeitschrift fur Physik C-Particles and Fields. 1997 ; Vol. 73, No. 3. pp. 397-408.
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abstract = "The average b hadron lifetime, τb, has been measured using approximately 3.5 million hadronic events collected with the OPAL detector at LEP between 1991 and 1994. A lifetime tag based on a neural network algorithm was used to select Z0 → bb̄ events. A secondary vertex reconstructed on the opposite side from the b-tag was used to measure the b hadron decay length. This was combined with an estimate of the b hadron momentum, allowing the b hadron decay time to be evaluated. The lifetime, τb = 1.611 ± 0.010 (stat) ± 0.027 (syst) ps , was extracted from a fit involving the distribution of the 95620 decay times reconstructed in the data and the corresponding distribution in Monte Carlo.",
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TY - JOUR

T1 - A measurement of the average bottom hadron lifetime

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 - Bailey, 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 - Gaidot, A.

AU - Gary, J. W.

AU - Gascon, J.

AU - Gascon-Shotkin, S. M.

AU - Geddes, N. I.

AU - Geich-Gimbel, C.

AU - Gentit, F. X.

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 - Hajdu, 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, Sachio

AU - Kress, T.

AU - Krieger, P.

AU - Von Krogh, J.

AU - Kyberd, P.

AU - Lafferty, G. D.

AU - Lafoux, H.

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, M. J.

AU - Ludwig, J.

AU - Malik, A.

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 - Schröder, 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 - Vasseur, G.

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 - Wolf, G.

AU - Wotton, S.

AU - Wyatt, T. R.

AU - Yamashita, S.

AU - Yekutieli, G.

AU - Zacek, V.

PY - 1997/1/1

Y1 - 1997/1/1

N2 - The average b hadron lifetime, τb, has been measured using approximately 3.5 million hadronic events collected with the OPAL detector at LEP between 1991 and 1994. A lifetime tag based on a neural network algorithm was used to select Z0 → bb̄ events. A secondary vertex reconstructed on the opposite side from the b-tag was used to measure the b hadron decay length. This was combined with an estimate of the b hadron momentum, allowing the b hadron decay time to be evaluated. The lifetime, τb = 1.611 ± 0.010 (stat) ± 0.027 (syst) ps , was extracted from a fit involving the distribution of the 95620 decay times reconstructed in the data and the corresponding distribution in Monte Carlo.

AB - The average b hadron lifetime, τb, has been measured using approximately 3.5 million hadronic events collected with the OPAL detector at LEP between 1991 and 1994. A lifetime tag based on a neural network algorithm was used to select Z0 → bb̄ events. A secondary vertex reconstructed on the opposite side from the b-tag was used to measure the b hadron decay length. This was combined with an estimate of the b hadron momentum, allowing the b hadron decay time to be evaluated. The lifetime, τb = 1.611 ± 0.010 (stat) ± 0.027 (syst) ps , was extracted from a fit involving the distribution of the 95620 decay times reconstructed in the data and the corresponding distribution in Monte Carlo.

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M3 - Article

VL - 73

SP - 397

EP - 408

JO - European Physical Journal C

JF - European Physical Journal C

SN - 1434-6044

IS - 3

ER -