A measurement of the electroweak induced charge asymmetry in e+e-→bb̄

W. Bartel, L. Becker, C. Bowdery, D. Cords, R. Felst, D. Haidt, H. Junge, G. Knies, H. Krehbiel, P. Laurikainen, R. Meinke, B. Naroska, J. Olsson, E. Pietarinen, D. Schmidt, P. Steffen, M. Zachara, G. Dietrich, E. Elsen, G. HeinzelmannH. Kado, M. Kuhlen, T. Mashimo, K. Meier, A. Petersen, U. Schneekloth, G. Weber, K. Ambrus, S. Bethke, A. Dieckmann, J. Heintze, K. H. Hellenbrand, R. D. Heuer, S. Komamiya, J. Von Krogh, P. Lennert, H. Matsumura, H. Rieseberg, J. Spitzer, A. Wagner, A. Finch, F. Foster, G. Hughes, T. Nozaki, J. Nye, J. Allison, J. Baines, A. H. Ball, R. J. Barlow, J. Chrin, I. P. Duerdoth, T. Greenshaw, P. Hill, F. K. Loebinger, A. A. Macbeth, H. McCann, H. E. Mills, P. G. Murphy, K. Stephens, P. Warming, R. G. Glasser, B. Sechi-Zorn, J. A.J. Skard, S. Wagner, G. T. Zorn, S. L. Cartwright, D. Clarke, R. Marshall, R. P. Middleton, J. B. Whittaker, J. Kanzaki, T. Kawamoto, T. Kobayashi, M. Koshiba, M. Minowa, M. Nozaki, S. Orito, A. Sato, H. Takeda, T. Takeshita, Y. Totsuka, S. Yamada

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The forward-backward charge asymmetry for the process e+e- → b b ̄ → μ±+ hadrons has been measured using the JADE detector at PETRA. An asymmetry of (-22.8 ± 6.0 ± 2.5)% was observed at an average center of mass energy of 34.6 GeV. For comparison, an asymmetry of -25.2% is expected on the basis of the standard Glashow-Salam-Weinberg model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-442
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1984 Oct 25


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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Bartel, W., Becker, L., Bowdery, C., Cords, D., Felst, R., Haidt, D., Junge, H., Knies, G., Krehbiel, H., Laurikainen, P., Meinke, R., Naroska, B., Olsson, J., Pietarinen, E., Schmidt, D., Steffen, P., Zachara, M., Dietrich, G., Elsen, E., ... Yamada, S. (1984). A measurement of the electroweak induced charge asymmetry in e+e-→bb̄. Physics Letters B, 146(6), 437-442. https://doi.org/10.1016/0370-2693(84)90156-4