Measurement of the B+ and B0 lifetimes and search for CP(T) violation using reconstructed secondary vertices

G. Abbiendi, K. Ackerstaff, G. Alexander, J. Allison, N. Altekamp, K. J. Anderson, S. Anderson, S. Arcelli, S. Asai, S. F. Ashby, D. Axen, G. Azuelos, A. H. Ball, E. Barberio, R. J. Barlow, R. Bartoldus, J. R. Batley, S. Baumann, J. Bechtluft, T. BehnkeK. W. Bell, G. Bella, A. Bellerive, S. Bentvelsen, S. Bethke, S. Betts, O. Biebel, A. Biguzzi, S. D. Bird, V. Blobel, I. J. Bloodworth, P. Bock, J. Böhme, D. Bonacorsi, M. Boutemeur, S. Braibant, P. Bright-Thomas, L. Brigliadori, R. M. Brown, H. J. Burckhart, P. Capiluppi, R. K. Carnegie, A. A. Carter, J. R. Carter, C. Y. Chang, D. G. Charlton, D. Chrisman, C. Ciocca, P. E.L. Clarke, E. Clay, I. Cohen, J. E. Conboy, O. C. Cooke, C. Couyoumtzelis, R. L. Coxe, M. Cuffiani, S. Dado, G. M. Dallavalle, R. Davis, S. De Jong, A. de Roeck, P. Dervan, K. Desch, B. Dienes, M. S. Dixit, J. Dubbert, E. Duchovni, G. Duckeck, I. P. Duerdoth, D. Eatough, P. G. Estabrooks, E. Etzion, F. Fabbri, M. Fanti, A. A. Faust, F. Fiedler, M. Fierro, I. Fleck, R. Folman, A. Fürtjes, D. I. Futyan, P. Gagnon, J. W. Gary, J. Gascon, S. M. Gascon-Shotkin, G. Gaycken, C. Geich-Gimbel, G. Giacomelli, P. Giacomelli, V. Gibson, W. R. Gibson, D. M. Gingrich, D. Glenzinski, J. Goldberg, W. Gorn, C. Grandi, K. Graham, E. Gross, J. Grunhaus, M. Gruwé, G. G. Hanson, M. Hansroul, M. Hapke, K. Harder, A. Harel, C. K. Hargrove, 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, P. R. Hobson, M. Hoch, A. Hocker, K. Hoffman, R. J. Homer, A. K. Honma, D. Horváth, K. R. Hossain, R. Howard, P. Hüntemeyer, P. Igo-Kemenes, D. C. Imrie, K. Ishii, F. R. Jacob, A. Jawahery, H. Jeremie, M. Jimack, C. R. Jones, P. Jovanovic, T. R. Junk, D. Karlen, V. Kartvelishvili, K. Kawagoe, T. Kawamoto, P. I. Kayal, R. K. Keeler, R. G. Kellogg, B. W. Kennedy, D. H. Kim, A. Klier, S. Kluth, T. Kobayashi, D. S. Koetke, T. P. Kokott, M. Kolrep, S. Komamiya, R. V. Kowalewski, T. Kress, P. Krieger, J. von Krogh, T. Kuhl, P. Kyberd, G. D. Lafferty, H. Landsman, D. Lanske, J. Lauber, S. R. Lautenschlager, I. Lawson, J. G. Layter, D. Lazic, A. M. Lee, D. Lellouch, J. Letts, L. Levinson, R. Liebisch, B. List, C. Littlewood, A. W. Lloyd, S. L. Lloyd, F. K. Loebinger, G. D. Long, M. J. Losty, J. Ludwig, D. Liu, A. Macchiolo, A. Macpherson, W. Mader, M. Mannelli, S. Marcellini, C. Markopoulos, A. J. Martin, J. P. Martin, G. Martinez, T. Mashimo, P. Mättig, W. J. McDonald, J. McKenna, E. A. Mckigney, T. J. McMahon, R. A. McPherson, F. Meijers, S. Menke, F. S. Merritt, H. Mes, J. Meyer, A. Michelini, S. Mihara, G. Mikenberg, D. J. Miller, R. Mir, W. Mohr, A. Montanari, T. Mori, K. Nagai, I. Nakamura, H. A. Neal, B. Nellen, R. Nisius, S. W. O'Neale, F. G. Oakham, F. Odorici, H. O. Ogren, M. J. Oreglia, S. Orito, J. Pálinkás, G. Pásztor, J. R. Pater, G. N. Patrick, J. Patt, R. Perez-Ochoa, S. Petzold, P. Pfeifenschneider, J. E. Pilcher, J. Pinfold, D. E. Plane, P. Poffenberger, J. Polok, M. Przybycień, C. Rembser, H. Rick, S. Robertson, S. A. Robins, N. Rodning, J. M. Roney, K. Roscoe, A. M. Rossi, Y. Rozen, K. Runge, O. Runolfsson, D. R. Rust, K. Sachs, T. Saeki, O. Sahr, W. M. Sang, E. K.G. Sarkisyan, C. Sbarra, A. D. Schaile, O. Schaile, F. Scharf, P. Scharff-Hansen, J. Schieck, B. Schmitt, S. Schmitt, A. Schöning, M. Schröder, M. Schumacher, C. Schwick, W. G. Scott, R. Seuster, T. G. Shears, B. C. Shen, C. H. Shepherd-Themistocleous, P. Sherwood, G. P. Siroli, A. Sittler, A. Skuja, A. M. Smith, G. A. Snow, R. Sobie, S. Söldner-Rembold, S. Spagnolo, M. Sproston, A. Stahl, K. Stephens, J. Steuerer, K. Stoll, D. Strom, R. Strohmer, B. Surrow, S. D. Talbot, S. Tanaka, P. Taras, S. Tarem, R. Teuscher, M. Thiergen, J. Thomas, M. A. Thomson, E. von Törne, E. Torrence, S. Towers, I. Trigger, Z. Trácsányi, E. Tsur, A. S. Turcot, M. F. Turner-Watson, I. Ueda, R. Van Kooten, P. Vannerem, M. Verzocchi, H. Voss, F. Wäckerle, A. Wagner, C. P. Ward, D. R. Ward, P. M. Watkins, A. T. Watson, N. K. Watson, P. S. Wells, N. Wermes, J. S. White, G. W. Wilson, J. A. Wilson, T. R. Wyatt, S. Yamashita, G. Yekutieli, V. Zacek, D. Zer-Zion

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Abstract

The lifetimes of the B+ and B0 mesons, and their ratio, have been measured in the OPAL experiment using 2.4 million hadronic Z0 decays recorded at LEP. Z0 → bb̄ decays were tagged using displaced secondary vertices and high momentum electrons and muons. The lifetimes were then measured using well-reconstructed charged and neutral secondary vertices selected in this tagged data sample. The results are τΒ+ = 1.643 ± 0.037 ± 0.025 ps τΒ0 = 1.523 ± 0.057 ± 0.053 ps τΒ+/τΒ0 = 1.079 ± 0.064 ± 0.041, where in each case the first error is statistical and the second systematic. A larger data sample of 3.1 million hadronic Z0 decays has been used to search for CP and CPT violating effects by comparison of inclusive b and b hadron decays. No evidence for such effects is seen. The CP violation parameter Re(∈Β) is measured to be Re(∈Β) = 0.001 ± 0.014 ± 0.003 and the fractional difference between b and b̄ hadron lifetimes is measured to be (Δτ/τ)b ≡ τ(b hadron) - τ(b̄ hadron)/τ(average) = -0.001 ± 0.012 ± 0.008.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)609-626
Number of pages18
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Abbiendi, G., Ackerstaff, K., Alexander, G., Allison, J., Altekamp, N., Anderson, K. J., Anderson, S., Arcelli, S., Asai, S., Ashby, S. F., Axen, D., Azuelos, G., Ball, A. H., Barberio, E., Barlow, R. J., Bartoldus, R., Batley, J. R., Baumann, S., Bechtluft, J., ... Zer-Zion, D. (2000). Measurement of the B+ and B0 lifetimes and search for CP(T) violation using reconstructed secondary vertices. European Physical Journal C, 12(4), 609-626. https://doi.org/10.1007/s100520000322