A measurement of the charge asymmetry of hadronic events in electron positron annihilation

T. Greenshaw, P. Warming, 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, J. Hagemann, D. HaidtJ. Heintze, G. Heinzelmann, K. H. Hellenbrand, P. Hill, G. Hughes, H. Kado, K. Kawagoe, C. Kleinwort, G. Knies, S. Komamiya, H. Krehbiel, J. v. Krogh, M. Kuhlen, F. K. Loebinger, A. A. Macbeth, N. Magnussen, R. Marshall, R. Meinke, R. P. Middleton, H. Minowa, 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 quark charge asymmetry, summed over flavours, has been measured at centre of mass energies of 35 GeV and 44 GeV using the JADE detector sited on the electron-positron storage ring PETRA. The asymmetry is found to be consistent with the expectations of the standard model at both energies and enables a measurement of the product of the axial-vector coupling constant of the electron with the axial-vector coupling constants of the quarks, assuming the moduli of these latter to be flavour independent. This gives, with reasonable assumptions concerning the effects of {Mathematical expression} mixing, aeaq=-1.09±0.18±0.23 where the first error is statistical and the second systematic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalZeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Mar 1
Externally publishedYes

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    Greenshaw, T., Warming, P., Allison, J., Ambrus, K., Barlow, R. J., Bartel, W., Bethke, S., Bowdery, C. K., Cartwright, S. L., Chrin, J., Clarke, D., Dieckmann, A., Duerdoth, I. P., Eckerlin, G., Elsen, E., Felst, R., Finch, A. J., Foster, F., Hagemann, J., ... Zorn, G. T. (1989). A measurement of the charge asymmetry of hadronic events in electron positron annihilation. Zeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields, 42(1), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01565123