Measurement of the e+e- → W+W - cross section and W decay branching fractions at LEP

G. Abbiendi, C. Ainsley, P. F. Åkesson, G. Alexander, G. Anagnostou, K. J. Anderson, S. Asai, D. Axen, I. Bailey, E. Barberio, T. Barillari, R. J. Barlow, R. J. Batley, P. Bechtle, T. Behnke, K. W. Bell, P. J. Bell, G. Bella, A. Bellerive, G. BenelliS. Bethke, O. Biebel, O. Boeriu, P. Bock, M. Boutemeur, S. Braibant, R. M. Brown, H. J. Burckhart, S. Campana, P. Capiluppi, R. K. Carnegie, A. A. Carter, J. R. Carter, C. Y. Chang, D. G. Charlton, C. Ciocca, A. Csilling, M. Cuffiani, S. Dado, M. Dallavalle, A. De Roeck, E. A. De Wolf, K. Desch, B. Dienes, J. Dubbert, E. Duchovni, G. Duckeck, I. P. Duerdoth, E. Etzion, F. Fabbri, P. Ferrari, F. Fiedler, I. Fleck, M. Ford, A. Frey, P. Gagnon, J. W. Gary, C. Geich-Gimbel, G. Giacomelli, P. Giacomelli, M. Giunta, J. Goldberg, E. Gross, J. Grunhaus, M. Gruwé, A. Gupta, C. Hajdu, M. Hamann, G. G. Hanson, A. Harel, M. Hauschild, C. M. Hawkes, R. Hawkings, G. Herten, R. D. Heuer, J. C. Hill, D. Horváth, P. Igo-Kemenes, K. Ishii, H. Jeremie, P. Jovanovic, T. R. Junk, J. Kanzaki, D. Karlen, K. Kawagoe, T. Kawamoto, R. K. Keeler, R. G. Kellogg, B. W. Kennedy, S. Kluth, T. Kobayashi, M. Kobel, Sachio Komamiya, T. Krämer, A. Krasznahorkay, P. Krieger, J. Von Krogh, T. Kuhl, M. Kupper, G. D. Lafferty, H. Landsman, D. Lanske, D. Lellouch, J. Letts, L. Levinson, J. Lillich, S. L. Lloyd, F. K. Loebinger, J. Lu, A. Ludwig, J. Ludwig, W. Mader, S. Marcellini, A. J. Martin, T. Mashimo, P. Mättig, J. McKenna, R. A. McPherson, F. Meijers, W. Menges, F. S. Merritt, H. Mes, N. Meyer, A. Michelini, S. Mihara, G. Mikenberg, D. J. Miller, W. Mohr, T. Mori, A. Mutter, K. Nagai, I. Nakamura, H. Nanjo, H. A. Neal, S. W. O'Neale, A. Oh, M. J. Oreglia, S. Orito, C. Pahl, G. Pásztor, J. R. Pater, J. E. Pilcher, J. Pinfold, D. E. Plane, O. Pooth, M. Przybycień, A. Quadt, K. Rabbertz, C. Rembser, P. Renkel, J. M. Roney, A. M. Rossi, Y. Rozen, K. Runge, K. Sachs, T. Saeki, E. K.G. Sarkisyan, A. D. Schaile, O. Schaile, P. Scharff-Hansen, J. Schieck, T. Schörner-Sadenius, M. Schröder, M. Schumacher, R. Seuster, T. G. Shears, B. C. Shen, P. Sherwood, A. Skuja, A. M. Smith, R. Sobie, S. Söldner-Rembold, F. Spano, A. Stahl, D. Strom, R. Ströhmer, S. Tarem, M. Tasevsky, R. Teuscher, M. A. Thomson, E. Torrence, D. Toya, I. Trigger, Z. Trócsányi, E. Tsur, M. F. Turner-Watson, I. Ueda, B. Ujvári, C. F. Vollmer, P. Vannerem, R. Vértesi, M. Verzocchi, H. Voss, J. Vossebeld, C. P. Ward, D. R. Ward, P. M. Watkins, A. T. Watson, N. K. Watson, P. S. Wells, T. Wengler, N. Wermes, G. W. Wilson, J. A. Wilson, G. Wolf, T. R. Wyatt, S. Yamashita, D. Zer-Zion, L. Zivkovic

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From a total data sample of 701.1 pb-1 recorded with e +e- centre-of-mass energies of √s = 161-209 GeV with the OPAL detector at LEP, 11693 W-pair candidate events are selected. These data are used to obtain measurements of the W-pair production cross sections at 10 different centre-of-mass energies. The ratio of the measured cross sections to the standard model expectation is found to be: data/SM = 1.002±0.011 (stat.)±0.007 (syst.)±0.005 (theory), where the uncertainties are statistical, experimental systematics and theory systematics respectively. The data are used to determine the W boson branching fractions, which are found to be consistent with lepton universality of the charged current interaction. Assuming lepton universality, the branching ratio to hadrons is determined to be 67.41±0.37(stat.)±0.23(syst.)%, from which the CKM matrix element |Vcs| is determined to be 0.969±0.017(stat.)±0. 012(syst.). The differential cross section as a function of the W- production angle is measured for the qqeν and qqμν final states. The results described in this paper are consistent with the expectations from the standard model.

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Pages (from-to)767-785
Number of pages19
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume52
Issue number4
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Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
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Abbiendi, G., Ainsley, C., Åkesson, P. F., Alexander, G., Anagnostou, G., Anderson, K. J., ... Zivkovic, L. (2007). Measurement of the e+e- → W+W - cross section and W decay branching fractions at LEP. European Physical Journal C, 52(4), 767-785. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-007-0442-0

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In: European Physical Journal C, Vol. 52, No. 4, 01.12.2007, p. 767-785.

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Abbiendi, G, Ainsley, C, Åkesson, PF, Alexander, G, Anagnostou, G, Anderson, KJ, Asai, S, Axen, D, Bailey, I, Barberio, E, Barillari, T, Barlow, RJ, Batley, RJ, Bechtle, P, Behnke, T, Bell, KW, Bell, PJ, Bella, G, Bellerive, A, Benelli, G, Bethke, S, Biebel, O, Boeriu, O, Bock, P, Boutemeur, M, Braibant, S, Brown, RM, Burckhart, HJ, Campana, S, Capiluppi, P, Carnegie, RK, Carter, AA, Carter, JR, Chang, CY, Charlton, DG, Ciocca, C, Csilling, A, Cuffiani, M, Dado, S, Dallavalle, M, De Roeck, A, De Wolf, EA, Desch, K, Dienes, B, Dubbert, J, Duchovni, E, Duckeck, G, Duerdoth, IP, Etzion, E, Fabbri, F, Ferrari, P, Fiedler, F, Fleck, I, Ford, M, Frey, A, Gagnon, P, Gary, JW, Geich-Gimbel, C, Giacomelli, G, Giacomelli, P, Giunta, M, Goldberg, J, Gross, E, Grunhaus, J, Gruwé, M, Gupta, A, Hajdu, C, Hamann, M, Hanson, GG, Harel, A, Hauschild, M, Hawkes, CM, Hawkings, R, Herten, G, Heuer, RD, Hill, JC, Horváth, D, Igo-Kemenes, P, Ishii, K, Jeremie, H, Jovanovic, P, Junk, TR, Kanzaki, J, Karlen, D, Kawagoe, K, Kawamoto, T, Keeler, RK, Kellogg, RG, Kennedy, BW, Kluth, S, Kobayashi, T, Kobel, M, Komamiya, S, Krämer, T, Krasznahorkay, A, Krieger, P, Von Krogh, J, Kuhl, T, Kupper, M, Lafferty, GD, Landsman, H, Lanske, D, Lellouch, D, Letts, J, Levinson, L, Lillich, J, Lloyd, SL, Loebinger, FK, Lu, J, Ludwig, A, Ludwig, J, Mader, W, Marcellini, S, Martin, AJ, Mashimo, T, Mättig, P, McKenna, J, McPherson, RA, Meijers, F, Menges, W, Merritt, FS, Mes, H, Meyer, N, Michelini, A, Mihara, S, Mikenberg, G, Miller, DJ, Mohr, W, Mori, T, Mutter, A, Nagai, K, Nakamura, I, Nanjo, H, Neal, HA, O'Neale, SW, Oh, A, Oreglia, MJ, Orito, S, Pahl, C, Pásztor, G, Pater, JR, Pilcher, JE, Pinfold, J, Plane, DE, Pooth, O, Przybycień, M, Quadt, A, Rabbertz, K, Rembser, C, Renkel, P, Roney, JM, Rossi, AM, Rozen, Y, Runge, K, Sachs, K, Saeki, T, Sarkisyan, EKG, Schaile, AD, Schaile, O, Scharff-Hansen, P, Schieck, J, Schörner-Sadenius, T, Schröder, M, Schumacher, M, Seuster, R, Shears, TG, Shen, BC, Sherwood, P, Skuja, A, Smith, AM, Sobie, R, Söldner-Rembold, S, Spano, F, Stahl, A, Strom, D, Ströhmer, R, Tarem, S, Tasevsky, M, Teuscher, R, Thomson, MA, Torrence, E, Toya, D, Trigger, I, Trócsányi, Z, Tsur, E, Turner-Watson, MF, Ueda, I, Ujvári, B, Vollmer, CF, Vannerem, P, Vértesi, R, Verzocchi, M, Voss, H, Vossebeld, J, Ward, CP, Ward, DR, Watkins, PM, Watson, AT, Watson, NK, Wells, PS, Wengler, T, Wermes, N, Wilson, GW, Wilson, JA, Wolf, G, Wyatt, TR, Yamashita, S, Zer-Zion, D & Zivkovic, L 2007, 'Measurement of the e+e- → W+W - cross section and W decay branching fractions at LEP', European Physical Journal C, vol. 52, no. 4, pp. 767-785. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-007-0442-0
Abbiendi G, Ainsley C, Åkesson PF, Alexander G, Anagnostou G, Anderson KJ et al. Measurement of the e+e- → W+W - cross section and W decay branching fractions at LEP. European Physical Journal C. 2007 Dec 1;52(4):767-785. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-007-0442-0
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T1 - Measurement of the e+e- → W+W - cross section and W decay branching fractions at LEP

AU - Abbiendi, G.

AU - Ainsley, C.

AU - Åkesson, P. F.

AU - Alexander, G.

AU - Anagnostou, G.

AU - Anderson, K. J.

AU - Asai, S.

AU - Axen, D.

AU - Bailey, I.

AU - Barberio, E.

AU - Barillari, T.

AU - Barlow, R. J.

AU - Batley, R. J.

AU - Bechtle, P.

AU - Behnke, T.

AU - Bell, K. W.

AU - Bell, P. J.

AU - Bella, G.

AU - Bellerive, A.

AU - Benelli, G.

AU - Bethke, S.

AU - Biebel, O.

AU - Boeriu, O.

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PY - 2007/12/1

Y1 - 2007/12/1

N2 - From a total data sample of 701.1 pb-1 recorded with e +e- centre-of-mass energies of √s = 161-209 GeV with the OPAL detector at LEP, 11693 W-pair candidate events are selected. These data are used to obtain measurements of the W-pair production cross sections at 10 different centre-of-mass energies. The ratio of the measured cross sections to the standard model expectation is found to be: data/SM = 1.002±0.011 (stat.)±0.007 (syst.)±0.005 (theory), where the uncertainties are statistical, experimental systematics and theory systematics respectively. The data are used to determine the W boson branching fractions, which are found to be consistent with lepton universality of the charged current interaction. Assuming lepton universality, the branching ratio to hadrons is determined to be 67.41±0.37(stat.)±0.23(syst.)%, from which the CKM matrix element |Vcs| is determined to be 0.969±0.017(stat.)±0. 012(syst.). The differential cross section as a function of the W- production angle is measured for the qqeν and qqμν final states. The results described in this paper are consistent with the expectations from the standard model.

AB - From a total data sample of 701.1 pb-1 recorded with e +e- centre-of-mass energies of √s = 161-209 GeV with the OPAL detector at LEP, 11693 W-pair candidate events are selected. These data are used to obtain measurements of the W-pair production cross sections at 10 different centre-of-mass energies. The ratio of the measured cross sections to the standard model expectation is found to be: data/SM = 1.002±0.011 (stat.)±0.007 (syst.)±0.005 (theory), where the uncertainties are statistical, experimental systematics and theory systematics respectively. The data are used to determine the W boson branching fractions, which are found to be consistent with lepton universality of the charged current interaction. Assuming lepton universality, the branching ratio to hadrons is determined to be 67.41±0.37(stat.)±0.23(syst.)%, from which the CKM matrix element |Vcs| is determined to be 0.969±0.017(stat.)±0. 012(syst.). The differential cross section as a function of the W- production angle is measured for the qqeν and qqμν final states. The results described in this paper are consistent with the expectations from the standard model.

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U2 - 10.1140/epjc/s10052-007-0442-0

DO - 10.1140/epjc/s10052-007-0442-0

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:36148983425

VL - 52

SP - 767

EP - 785

JO - European Physical Journal C

JF - European Physical Journal C

SN - 1434-6044

IS - 4

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