Measurement of the leptonic branching ratios of the τ lepton

R. Akers, G. Alexander, J. Allison, K. Ametewee, K. J. Anderson, S. Arcelli, S. Asai, D. Axen, G. Azuelos, A. H. Ball, E. Barberio, R. J. Barlow, R. Bartoldus, J. R. Batley, G. Beaudoin, A. Beck, G. A. Beck, C. Beeston, T. Behnke, K. W. Bell & 305 others G. Bella, S. Bentvelsen, P. Berlich, S. Bethke, O. Biebel, I. J. Bloodworth, P. Bock, H. M. Bosch, M. Boutemeur, S. Braibant, P. Bright-Thomas, R. M. Brown, A. Buijs, H. J. Burckhart, R. Bürgin, C. Burgard, N. Capdevielle, P. Capiluppi, R. K. Carnegie, A. A. Carter, J. R. Carter, C. Y. Chang, C. Charlesworth, D. G. Charlton, S. L. Chu, P. E.L. Clarke, J. C. Clayton, S. G. Clowes, I. Cohen, J. E. Conboy, O. C. Cooke, M. Cuffiani, S. Dado, C. Dallapiccola, G. M. Dallavalle, C. Darling, S. De Jong, L. A. del Pozo, H. Deng, M. Dittmar, M. S. Dixit, E. do Couto e Silva, J. E. Duboscq, E. Duchovni, G. Duckeck, I. P. Duerdoth, U. C. Dunwoody, J. E.G. Edwards, P. A. Elcombe, P. G. Estabrooks, E. Etzion, H. G. Evans, F. Fabbri, B. Fabbro, M. Fanti, P. Fath, M. Fierro, M. Fincke-Keeler, H. M. Fischer, P. Fischer, R. Folman, D. G. Fong, M. Foucher, H. Fukui, A. Fürtjes, P. Gagnon, A. Gaidot, J. W. Gary, J. Gascon, N. I. Geddes, C. Geich-Gimbel, S. W. Gensler, F. X. Gentit, T. Geralis, G. Giacomelli, P. Giacomelli, R. Giacomelli, V. Gibson, W. R. Gibson, J. D. Gillies, J. Goldberg, D. M. Gingrich, M. J. Goodrick, W. Gorn, C. Grandi, E. Gross, J. Hagemann, G. G. Hanson, M. Hansroul, C. K. Hargrove, P. A. Hart, M. Hauschild, C. M. Hawkes, E. Heflin, R. J. Hemingway, G. Herten, R. D. Heuer, J. C. Hill, S. J. Hillier, T. Hilse, P. R. Hobson, D. Hochman, R. J. Homer, A. K. Honma, R. Howard, R. E. Hughes-Jones, P. Igo-Kemenes, D. C. Imrie, A. Jawahery, P. W. Jeffreys, H. Jeremie, M. Jimack, M. Jones, R. W.L. Jones, P. Jovanovic, C. Jui, D. Karlen, J. Kanzaki, K. Kawagoe, T. Kawamoto, R. K. Keeler, R. G. Kellogg, B. W. Kennedy, B. King, J. King, J. Kirk, S. Kluth, T. Kobayashi, M. Kobel, D. S. Koetke, T. P. Kokott, Sachio Komamiya, R. Kowalewski, T. Kress, P. Krieger, J. von Krogh, P. Kyberd, G. D. Lafferty, H. Lafoux, R. Lahmann, W. P. Lai, J. Lauber, J. G. Layter, P. Leblanc, A. M. Lee, E. Lefebvre, D. Lellouch, C. Leroy, J. Letts, L. Levinson, S. L. Lloyd, F. K. Loebinger, G. D. Long, B. Lorazo, M. J. Losty, X. C. Lou, J. Ludwig, A. Luig, M. Mannelli, S. Marcellini, C. Markus, A. J. Martin, J. P. Martin, T. Mashimo, W. Matthews, P. Mättig, U. Maur, J. McKenna, T. J. McMahon, A. I. McNab, F. Meijers, F. S. Merritt, H. Mes, A. Michelini, R. P. Middleton, G. Mikenberg, D. J. Miller, R. Mir, W. Mohr, A. Montanari, T. Mori, M. Morii, U. Müller, B. Nellen, B. Nijjhar, S. W. O'Neale, F. G. Oakham, F. Odorici, H. O. Ogren, N. J. Oldershaw, C. J. Oram, M. J. Oreglia, S. Orito, F. Palmonari, J. P. Pansart, G. N. Patrick, M. J. Pearce, P. D. Phillips, J. E. Pilcher, J. Pinfold, D. E. Plane, P. Poffenberger, B. Poli, A. Posthaus, T. W. Pritchard, H. Przysiezniak, M. W. Redmond, D. L. Rees, D. Rigby, M. G. Rison, S. A. Robins, D. Robinson, N. Rodning, J. M. Roney, E. Ros, A. M. Rossi, M. Rosvick, P. Routenburg, Y. Rozen, K. Runge, O. Runolfsson, D. R. Rust, M. Sasaki, C. Sbarra, A. D. Schaile, O. Schaile, F. Scharf, P. Scharff-Hansen, P. Schenk, B. Schmitt, M. Schröder, H. C. Schultz-Coulon, P. Schütz, M. Schulz, C. Schwick, J. Schwiening, W. G. Scott, M. Settles, T. G. Shears, B. C. Shen, C. H. Shepherd-Themistocleous, P. Sherwood, G. P. Siroli, 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. Starks, C. Stegmann, K. Stephens, J. Steuerer, B. Stockhausen, D. Strom, P. Szymanski, R. Tafirout, H. Takeda, T. Takeshita, P. Taras, S. Tarem, M. Tecchio, P. Teixeira-Dias, N. Tesch, M. A. Thomson, O. Tousignant, S. Towers, M. Tscheulin, T. Tsukamoto, A. S. Turcot, M. F. Turner-Watson, P. Utzat, R. Van Kooten, G. Vasseur, P. Vikas, M. Vincter, A. Wagner, D. L. Wagner, C. P. Ward, D. R. Ward, J. J. Ward, P. M. Watkins, A. T. Watson, N. K. Watson, P. Weber, P. S. Wells, N. Wermes, B. Wilkens, G. W. Wilson, J. A. Wilson, V. H. Winterer, T. Wlodek, G. Wolf, S. Wotton, T. R. Wyatt, A. Yeaman, G. Yekutieli, M. Yurko, V. Zacek, W. Zeuner, G. T. Zorn

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The leptonic branching ratios of the tau lepton have been determined from data collected by the OPAL detector in 1991 and 1992. From a sample of 27196 e+e-→τ+τ- candidates we find 7322 {Mathematical expression} and 7941 {Mathematical expression} candidates. Using efficiency and background estimates determined from a study of Monte Carlo events and control samples of data, the branching ratios {Mathematical expression}=(18.14±0.20±0.28)% and {Mathematical expression}=(17.48±0.18±0.23)% have been obtained. These new results have been combined with the published results for the 1990 OPAL data to yield the following branching ratios for data taken between 1990 and 1992: {Mathematical expression} These leptonic branching ratios are used with other properties of the muon and tau-lepton to test the universality of charged current leptonic couplings in these decays. The ratio {Mathematical expression} is calculated using our measured values of the leptonic branching fractions of the tau and tau lifetime from which a value of αs(Q2=Mτ 2) is extracted. The value of αs(Q2=MZ 2) is obtained by Q2 evolution and agrees with the value from the Z0 line shape analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)543-554
Number of pages12
JournalZeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields
Volume66
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

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Akers, R., Alexander, G., Allison, J., Ametewee, K., Anderson, K. J., Arcelli, S., ... Zorn, G. T. (1995). Measurement of the leptonic branching ratios of the τ lepton. Zeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields, 66(4), 543-554. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01579629

Measurement of the leptonic branching ratios of the τ lepton. / Akers, R.; Alexander, G.; Allison, J.; Ametewee, K.; Anderson, K. J.; Arcelli, S.; Asai, S.; Axen, D.; Azuelos, G.; Ball, A. H.; Barberio, E.; Barlow, R. J.; Bartoldus, R.; Batley, J. R.; Beaudoin, G.; Beck, A.; Beck, G. A.; Beeston, C.; Behnke, T.; Bell, K. W.; Bella, G.; Bentvelsen, S.; Berlich, P.; Bethke, S.; Biebel, O.; Bloodworth, I. J.; Bock, P.; Bosch, H. M.; Boutemeur, M.; Braibant, S.; Bright-Thomas, P.; Brown, R. M.; Buijs, A.; Burckhart, H. J.; Bürgin, R.; Burgard, C.; Capdevielle, N.; Capiluppi, P.; Carnegie, R. K.; Carter, A. A.; Carter, J. R.; Chang, C. Y.; Charlesworth, C.; Charlton, D. G.; Chu, S. L.; Clarke, P. E.L.; Clayton, J. C.; Clowes, S. G.; Cohen, I.; Conboy, J. E.; Cooke, O. C.; Cuffiani, M.; Dado, S.; Dallapiccola, C.; Dallavalle, G. M.; Darling, C.; De Jong, S.; del Pozo, L. A.; Deng, H.; Dittmar, M.; Dixit, M. S.; do Couto e Silva, E.; Duboscq, J. E.; Duchovni, E.; Duckeck, G.; Duerdoth, I. P.; Dunwoody, U. C.; Edwards, J. E.G.; Elcombe, P. A.; Estabrooks, P. G.; Etzion, E.; Evans, H. G.; Fabbri, F.; Fabbro, B.; Fanti, M.; Fath, P.; Fierro, M.; Fincke-Keeler, M.; Fischer, H. M.; Fischer, P.; Folman, R.; Fong, D. G.; Foucher, M.; Fukui, H.; Fürtjes, A.; Gagnon, P.; Gaidot, A.; Gary, J. W.; Gascon, J.; Geddes, N. I.; Geich-Gimbel, C.; Gensler, S. W.; Gentit, F. X.; Geralis, T.; Giacomelli, G.; Giacomelli, P.; Giacomelli, R.; Gibson, V.; Gibson, W. R.; Gillies, J. D.; Goldberg, J.; Gingrich, D. M.; Goodrick, M. J.; Gorn, W.; Grandi, C.; Gross, E.; Hagemann, J.; Hanson, G. G.; Hansroul, M.; Hargrove, C. K.; Hart, P. A.; Hauschild, M.; Hawkes, C. M.; Heflin, E.; Hemingway, R. J.; Herten, G.; Heuer, R. D.; Hill, J. C.; Hillier, S. J.; Hilse, T.; Hobson, P. R.; Hochman, D.; Homer, R. J.; Honma, A. K.; Howard, R.; Hughes-Jones, R. E.; Igo-Kemenes, P.; Imrie, D. C.; Jawahery, A.; Jeffreys, P. W.; Jeremie, H.; Jimack, M.; Jones, M.; Jones, R. W.L.; Jovanovic, P.; Jui, C.; Karlen, D.; Kanzaki, J.; Kawagoe, K.; Kawamoto, T.; Keeler, R. K.; Kellogg, R. G.; Kennedy, B. W.; King, B.; King, J.; Kirk, J.; Kluth, S.; Kobayashi, T.; Kobel, M.; Koetke, D. S.; Kokott, T. P.; Komamiya, Sachio; Kowalewski, R.; Kress, T.; Krieger, P.; von Krogh, J.; Kyberd, P.; Lafferty, G. D.; Lafoux, H.; Lahmann, R.; Lai, W. P.; Lauber, J.; Layter, J. G.; Leblanc, P.; Lee, A. M.; Lefebvre, E.; Lellouch, D.; Leroy, C.; Letts, J.; Levinson, L.; Lloyd, S. L.; Loebinger, F. K.; Long, G. D.; Lorazo, B.; Losty, M. J.; Lou, X. C.; Ludwig, J.; Luig, A.; Mannelli, M.; Marcellini, S.; Markus, C.; Martin, A. J.; Martin, J. P.; Mashimo, T.; Matthews, W.; Mättig, P.; Maur, U.; McKenna, J.; McMahon, T. J.; McNab, A. I.; Meijers, F.; Merritt, F. S.; Mes, H.; Michelini, A.; Middleton, R. P.; Mikenberg, G.; Miller, D. J.; Mir, R.; Mohr, W.; Montanari, A.; Mori, T.; Morii, M.; Müller, U.; Nellen, B.; Nijjhar, B.; O'Neale, S. W.; Oakham, F. G.; Odorici, F.; Ogren, H. O.; Oldershaw, N. J.; Oram, C. J.; Oreglia, M. J.; Orito, S.; Palmonari, F.; Pansart, J. P.; Patrick, G. N.; Pearce, M. J.; Phillips, P. D.; Pilcher, J. E.; Pinfold, J.; Plane, D. E.; Poffenberger, P.; Poli, B.; Posthaus, A.; Pritchard, T. W.; Przysiezniak, H.; Redmond, M. W.; Rees, D. L.; Rigby, D.; Rison, M. G.; Robins, S. A.; Robinson, D.; Rodning, N.; Roney, J. M.; Ros, E.; Rossi, A. M.; Rosvick, M.; Routenburg, P.; Rozen, Y.; Runge, K.; Runolfsson, O.; Rust, D. R.; Sasaki, M.; Sbarra, C.; Schaile, A. D.; Schaile, O.; Scharf, F.; Scharff-Hansen, P.; Schenk, P.; Schmitt, B.; Schröder, M.; Schultz-Coulon, H. C.; Schütz, P.; Schulz, M.; Schwick, C.; Schwiening, J.; Scott, W. G.; Settles, M.; Shears, T. G.; Shen, B. C.; Shepherd-Themistocleous, C. H.; Sherwood, P.; Siroli, G. P.; 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.; Starks, M.; Stegmann, C.; Stephens, K.; Steuerer, J.; Stockhausen, B.; Strom, D.; Szymanski, P.; Tafirout, R.; Takeda, H.; Takeshita, T.; Taras, P.; Tarem, S.; Tecchio, M.; Teixeira-Dias, P.; Tesch, N.; Thomson, M. A.; Tousignant, O.; Towers, S.; Tscheulin, M.; Tsukamoto, T.; Turcot, A. S.; Turner-Watson, M. F.; Utzat, P.; Van Kooten, R.; Vasseur, G.; Vikas, P.; Vincter, M.; Wagner, A.; Wagner, D. L.; Ward, C. P.; Ward, D. R.; Ward, J. J.; Watkins, P. M.; Watson, A. T.; Watson, N. K.; Weber, P.; Wells, P. S.; Wermes, N.; Wilkens, B.; Wilson, G. W.; Wilson, J. A.; Winterer, V. H.; Wlodek, T.; Wolf, G.; Wotton, S.; Wyatt, T. R.; Yeaman, A.; Yekutieli, G.; Yurko, M.; Zacek, V.; Zeuner, W.; Zorn, G. T.

In: Zeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields, Vol. 66, No. 4, 01.12.1995, p. 543-554.

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Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J, Ametewee K, Anderson KJ, Arcelli S et al. Measurement of the leptonic branching ratios of the τ lepton. Zeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields. 1995 Dec 1;66(4):543-554. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01579629
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P. ; Dunwoody, U. C. ; Edwards, J. E.G. ; Elcombe, P. A. ; Estabrooks, P. G. ; Etzion, E. ; Evans, H. G. ; Fabbri, F. ; Fabbro, B. ; Fanti, M. ; Fath, P. ; Fierro, M. ; Fincke-Keeler, M. ; Fischer, H. M. ; Fischer, P. ; Folman, R. ; Fong, D. G. ; Foucher, M. ; Fukui, H. ; Fürtjes, A. ; Gagnon, P. ; Gaidot, A. ; Gary, J. W. ; Gascon, J. ; Geddes, N. I. ; Geich-Gimbel, C. ; Gensler, S. W. ; Gentit, F. X. ; Geralis, T. ; Giacomelli, G. ; Giacomelli, P. ; Giacomelli, R. ; Gibson, V. ; Gibson, W. R. ; Gillies, J. D. ; Goldberg, J. ; Gingrich, D. M. ; Goodrick, M. J. ; Gorn, W. ; Grandi, C. ; Gross, E. ; Hagemann, J. ; Hanson, G. G. ; Hansroul, M. ; Hargrove, C. K. ; Hart, P. A. ; Hauschild, M. ; Hawkes, C. M. ; Heflin, E. ; Hemingway, R. J. ; Herten, G. ; Heuer, R. D. ; Hill, J. C. ; Hillier, S. J. ; Hilse, T. ; Hobson, P. R. ; Hochman, D. ; Homer, R. J. ; Honma, A. K. ; Howard, R. ; Hughes-Jones, R. E. ; Igo-Kemenes, P. ; Imrie, D. C. ; Jawahery, A. ; Jeffreys, P. W. ; Jeremie, H. ; Jimack, M. ; Jones, M. ; Jones, R. W.L. ; Jovanovic, P. ; Jui, C. ; Karlen, D. ; Kanzaki, J. ; Kawagoe, K. ; Kawamoto, T. ; Keeler, R. K. ; Kellogg, R. G. ; Kennedy, B. W. ; King, B. ; King, J. ; Kirk, J. ; Kluth, S. ; Kobayashi, T. ; Kobel, M. ; Koetke, D. S. ; Kokott, T. P. ; Komamiya, Sachio ; Kowalewski, R. ; Kress, T. ; Krieger, P. ; von Krogh, J. ; Kyberd, P. ; Lafferty, G. D. ; Lafoux, H. ; Lahmann, R. ; Lai, W. P. ; Lauber, J. ; Layter, J. G. ; Leblanc, P. ; Lee, A. M. ; Lefebvre, E. ; Lellouch, D. ; Leroy, C. ; Letts, J. ; Levinson, L. ; Lloyd, S. L. ; Loebinger, F. K. ; Long, G. D. ; Lorazo, B. ; Losty, M. J. ; Lou, X. C. ; Ludwig, J. ; Luig, A. ; Mannelli, M. ; Marcellini, S. ; Markus, C. ; Martin, A. J. ; Martin, J. P. ; Mashimo, T. ; Matthews, W. ; Mättig, P. ; Maur, U. ; McKenna, J. ; McMahon, T. J. ; McNab, A. I. ; Meijers, F. ; Merritt, F. S. ; Mes, H. ; Michelini, A. ; Middleton, R. P. ; Mikenberg, G. ; Miller, D. J. ; Mir, R. ; Mohr, W. ; Montanari, A. ; Mori, T. ; Morii, M. ; Müller, U. ; Nellen, B. ; Nijjhar, B. ; O'Neale, S. W. ; Oakham, F. G. ; Odorici, F. ; Ogren, H. O. ; Oldershaw, N. J. ; Oram, C. J. ; Oreglia, M. J. ; Orito, S. ; Palmonari, F. ; Pansart, J. P. ; Patrick, G. N. ; Pearce, M. J. ; Phillips, P. D. ; Pilcher, J. E. ; Pinfold, J. ; Plane, D. E. ; Poffenberger, P. ; Poli, B. ; Posthaus, A. ; Pritchard, T. W. ; Przysiezniak, H. ; Redmond, M. W. ; Rees, D. L. ; Rigby, D. ; Rison, M. G. ; Robins, S. A. ; Robinson, D. ; Rodning, N. ; Roney, J. M. ; Ros, E. ; Rossi, A. M. ; Rosvick, M. ; Routenburg, P. ; Rozen, Y. ; Runge, K. ; Runolfsson, O. ; Rust, D. R. ; Sasaki, M. ; Sbarra, C. ; Schaile, A. D. ; Schaile, O. ; Scharf, F. ; Scharff-Hansen, P. ; Schenk, P. ; Schmitt, B. ; Schröder, M. ; Schultz-Coulon, H. C. ; Schütz, P. ; Schulz, M. ; Schwick, C. ; Schwiening, J. ; Scott, W. G. ; Settles, M. ; Shears, T. G. ; Shen, B. C. ; Shepherd-Themistocleous, C. H. ; Sherwood, P. ; Siroli, G. P. ; 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. ; Starks, M. ; Stegmann, C. ; Stephens, K. ; Steuerer, J. ; Stockhausen, B. ; Strom, D. ; Szymanski, P. ; Tafirout, R. ; Takeda, H. ; Takeshita, T. ; Taras, P. ; Tarem, S. ; Tecchio, M. ; Teixeira-Dias, P. ; Tesch, N. ; Thomson, M. A. ; Tousignant, O. ; Towers, S. ; Tscheulin, M. ; Tsukamoto, T. ; Turcot, A. S. ; Turner-Watson, M. F. ; Utzat, P. ; Van Kooten, R. ; Vasseur, G. ; Vikas, P. ; Vincter, M. ; Wagner, A. ; Wagner, D. L. ; Ward, C. P. ; Ward, D. R. ; Ward, J. J. ; Watkins, P. M. ; Watson, A. T. ; Watson, N. K. ; Weber, P. ; Wells, P. S. ; Wermes, N. ; Wilkens, B. ; Wilson, G. W. ; Wilson, J. A. ; Winterer, V. H. ; Wlodek, T. ; Wolf, G. ; Wotton, S. ; Wyatt, T. R. ; Yeaman, A. ; Yekutieli, G. ; Yurko, M. ; Zacek, V. ; Zeuner, W. ; Zorn, G. T. / Measurement of the leptonic branching ratios of the τ lepton. In: Zeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields. 1995 ; Vol. 66, No. 4. pp. 543-554.
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title = "Measurement of the leptonic branching ratios of the τ lepton",
abstract = "The leptonic branching ratios of the tau lepton have been determined from data collected by the OPAL detector in 1991 and 1992. From a sample of 27196 e+e-→τ+τ- candidates we find 7322 {Mathematical expression} and 7941 {Mathematical expression} candidates. Using efficiency and background estimates determined from a study of Monte Carlo events and control samples of data, the branching ratios {Mathematical expression}=(18.14±0.20±0.28){\%} and {Mathematical expression}=(17.48±0.18±0.23){\%} have been obtained. These new results have been combined with the published results for the 1990 OPAL data to yield the following branching ratios for data taken between 1990 and 1992: {Mathematical expression} These leptonic branching ratios are used with other properties of the muon and tau-lepton to test the universality of charged current leptonic couplings in these decays. The ratio {Mathematical expression} is calculated using our measured values of the leptonic branching fractions of the tau and tau lifetime from which a value of αs(Q2=Mτ 2) is extracted. The value of αs(Q2=MZ 2) is obtained by Q2 evolution and agrees with the value from the Z0 line shape analysis.",
author = "R. Akers and G. Alexander and J. Allison and K. Ametewee and Anderson, {K. J.} and S. Arcelli and S. Asai and D. Axen and G. Azuelos and Ball, {A. H.} and E. Barberio and Barlow, {R. J.} and R. Bartoldus and Batley, {J. R.} and G. Beaudoin and A. Beck and Beck, {G. A.} and C. Beeston and T. Behnke and Bell, {K. W.} and G. Bella and S. Bentvelsen and P. Berlich and S. Bethke and O. Biebel and Bloodworth, {I. J.} and P. Bock and Bosch, {H. M.} and M. Boutemeur and S. Braibant and P. Bright-Thomas and Brown, {R. M.} and A. Buijs and Burckhart, {H. J.} and R. B{\"u}rgin and C. Burgard and N. Capdevielle and P. Capiluppi and Carnegie, {R. K.} and Carter, {A. A.} and Carter, {J. R.} and Chang, {C. Y.} and C. Charlesworth and Charlton, {D. G.} and Chu, {S. L.} and Clarke, {P. E.L.} and Clayton, {J. C.} and Clowes, {S. G.} and I. Cohen and Conboy, {J. E.} and Cooke, {O. C.} and M. Cuffiani and S. Dado and C. Dallapiccola and Dallavalle, {G. M.} and C. Darling and {De Jong}, S. and {del Pozo}, {L. A.} and H. Deng and M. Dittmar and Dixit, {M. S.} and {do Couto e Silva}, E. and Duboscq, {J. E.} and E. Duchovni and G. Duckeck and Duerdoth, {I. P.} and Dunwoody, {U. C.} and Edwards, {J. E.G.} and Elcombe, {P. A.} and Estabrooks, {P. G.} and E. Etzion and Evans, {H. G.} and F. Fabbri and B. Fabbro and M. Fanti and P. Fath and M. Fierro and M. Fincke-Keeler and Fischer, {H. M.} and P. Fischer and R. Folman and Fong, {D. G.} and M. Foucher and H. Fukui and A. F{\"u}rtjes and P. Gagnon and A. Gaidot and Gary, {J. W.} and J. Gascon and Geddes, {N. I.} and C. Geich-Gimbel and Gensler, {S. W.} and Gentit, {F. X.} and T. Geralis and G. Giacomelli and P. Giacomelli and R. Giacomelli and V. Gibson and Gibson, {W. R.} and Gillies, {J. D.} and J. Goldberg and Gingrich, {D. M.} and Goodrick, {M. J.} and W. Gorn and C. Grandi and E. Gross and J. Hagemann and Hanson, {G. G.} and M. Hansroul and Hargrove, {C. K.} and Hart, {P. A.} and M. 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L.} and Loebinger, {F. K.} and Long, {G. D.} and B. Lorazo and Losty, {M. J.} and Lou, {X. C.} and J. Ludwig and A. Luig and M. Mannelli and S. Marcellini and C. Markus and Martin, {A. J.} and Martin, {J. P.} and T. Mashimo and W. Matthews and P. M{\"a}ttig and U. Maur and J. McKenna and McMahon, {T. J.} and McNab, {A. I.} and F. Meijers and Merritt, {F. S.} and H. Mes and A. Michelini and Middleton, {R. P.} and G. Mikenberg and Miller, {D. J.} and R. Mir and W. Mohr and A. Montanari and T. Mori and M. Morii and U. M{\"u}ller and B. Nellen and B. Nijjhar and O'Neale, {S. W.} and Oakham, {F. G.} and F. Odorici and Ogren, {H. O.} and Oldershaw, {N. J.} and Oram, {C. J.} and Oreglia, {M. J.} and S. Orito and F. Palmonari and Pansart, {J. P.} and Patrick, {G. N.} and Pearce, {M. J.} and Phillips, {P. D.} and Pilcher, {J. E.} and J. Pinfold and Plane, {D. E.} and P. Poffenberger and B. Poli and A. Posthaus and Pritchard, {T. W.} and H. Przysiezniak and Redmond, {M. W.} and Rees, {D. 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TY - JOUR

T1 - Measurement of the leptonic branching ratios of the τ lepton

AU - Akers, R.

AU - Alexander, G.

AU - Allison, J.

AU - Ametewee, K.

AU - Anderson, K. J.

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 - Batley, J. R.

AU - Beaudoin, G.

AU - Beck, A.

AU - Beck, G. A.

AU - Beeston, C.

AU - Behnke, T.

AU - Bell, K. W.

AU - Bella, G.

AU - Bentvelsen, S.

AU - Berlich, P.

AU - Bethke, S.

AU - Biebel, O.

AU - Bloodworth, I. J.

AU - Bock, P.

AU - Bosch, H. M.

AU - Boutemeur, M.

AU - Braibant, S.

AU - Bright-Thomas, P.

AU - Brown, R. M.

AU - Buijs, A.

AU - Burckhart, H. J.

AU - Bürgin, R.

AU - Burgard, C.

AU - Capdevielle, N.

AU - Capiluppi, P.

AU - Carnegie, R. K.

AU - Carter, A. A.

AU - Carter, J. R.

AU - Chang, C. Y.

AU - Charlesworth, C.

AU - Charlton, D. G.

AU - Chu, S. L.

AU - Clarke, P. E.L.

AU - Clayton, J. C.

AU - Clowes, S. G.

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 - Darling, C.

AU - De Jong, S.

AU - del Pozo, L. A.

AU - Deng, H.

AU - Dittmar, M.

AU - Dixit, M. S.

AU - do Couto e Silva, E.

AU - Duboscq, J. E.

AU - Duchovni, E.

AU - Duckeck, G.

AU - Duerdoth, I. P.

AU - Dunwoody, U. C.

AU - Edwards, J. E.G.

AU - Elcombe, P. A.

AU - Estabrooks, P. G.

AU - Etzion, E.

AU - Evans, H. G.

AU - Fabbri, F.

AU - Fabbro, B.

AU - Fanti, M.

AU - Fath, P.

AU - Fierro, M.

AU - Fincke-Keeler, M.

AU - Fischer, H. M.

AU - Fischer, P.

AU - Folman, R.

AU - Fong, D. G.

AU - Foucher, M.

AU - Fukui, H.

AU - Fürtjes, A.

AU - Gagnon, P.

AU - Gaidot, A.

AU - Gary, J. W.

AU - Gascon, J.

AU - Geddes, N. I.

AU - Geich-Gimbel, C.

AU - Gensler, S. W.

AU - Gentit, F. X.

AU - Geralis, T.

AU - Giacomelli, G.

AU - Giacomelli, P.

AU - Giacomelli, R.

AU - Gibson, V.

AU - Gibson, W. R.

AU - Gillies, J. D.

AU - Goldberg, J.

AU - Gingrich, D. M.

AU - Goodrick, M. J.

AU - Gorn, W.

AU - Grandi, C.

AU - Gross, E.

AU - Hagemann, J.

AU - Hanson, G. G.

AU - Hansroul, M.

AU - Hargrove, C. K.

AU - Hart, P. A.

AU - Hauschild, M.

AU - Hawkes, C. M.

AU - Heflin, E.

AU - Hemingway, R. J.

AU - Herten, G.

AU - Heuer, R. D.

AU - Hill, J. C.

AU - Hillier, S. J.

AU - Hilse, T.

AU - Hobson, P. R.

AU - Hochman, D.

AU - Homer, R. J.

AU - Honma, A. K.

AU - Howard, R.

AU - Hughes-Jones, R. E.

AU - Igo-Kemenes, P.

AU - Imrie, D. C.

AU - Jawahery, A.

AU - Jeffreys, P. W.

AU - Jeremie, H.

AU - Jimack, M.

AU - Jones, M.

AU - Jones, R. W.L.

AU - Jovanovic, P.

AU - Jui, C.

AU - Karlen, D.

AU - Kanzaki, J.

AU - Kawagoe, K.

AU - Kawamoto, T.

AU - Keeler, R. K.

AU - Kellogg, R. G.

AU - Kennedy, B. W.

AU - King, B.

AU - King, J.

AU - Kirk, J.

AU - Kluth, S.

AU - Kobayashi, T.

AU - Kobel, M.

AU - Koetke, D. S.

AU - Kokott, T. P.

AU - Komamiya, Sachio

AU - Kowalewski, R.

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 - Lauber, J.

AU - Layter, J. G.

AU - Leblanc, P.

AU - Lee, A. M.

AU - Lefebvre, E.

AU - Lellouch, D.

AU - Leroy, C.

AU - Letts, J.

AU - Levinson, L.

AU - Lloyd, S. L.

AU - Loebinger, F. K.

AU - Long, G. D.

AU - Lorazo, B.

AU - Losty, M. J.

AU - Lou, X. C.

AU - Ludwig, J.

AU - Luig, A.

AU - Mannelli, M.

AU - Marcellini, S.

AU - Markus, C.

AU - Martin, A. J.

AU - Martin, J. P.

AU - Mashimo, T.

AU - Matthews, W.

AU - Mättig, P.

AU - Maur, U.

AU - McKenna, J.

AU - McMahon, T. J.

AU - McNab, A. I.

AU - Meijers, F.

AU - Merritt, F. S.

AU - Mes, H.

AU - Michelini, A.

AU - Middleton, R. P.

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 - Nellen, B.

AU - Nijjhar, B.

AU - O'Neale, S. W.

AU - Oakham, F. G.

AU - Odorici, F.

AU - Ogren, H. O.

AU - Oldershaw, N. J.

AU - Oram, C. J.

AU - Oreglia, M. J.

AU - Orito, S.

AU - Palmonari, F.

AU - Pansart, J. P.

AU - Patrick, G. N.

AU - Pearce, M. J.

AU - Phillips, P. D.

AU - Pilcher, J. E.

AU - Pinfold, J.

AU - Plane, D. E.

AU - Poffenberger, P.

AU - Poli, B.

AU - Posthaus, A.

AU - Pritchard, T. W.

AU - Przysiezniak, H.

AU - Redmond, M. W.

AU - Rees, D. L.

AU - Rigby, D.

AU - Rison, M. G.

AU - Robins, S. A.

AU - Robinson, D.

AU - Rodning, N.

AU - Roney, J. M.

AU - Ros, E.

AU - Rossi, A. M.

AU - Rosvick, M.

AU - Routenburg, P.

AU - Rozen, Y.

AU - Runge, K.

AU - Runolfsson, O.

AU - Rust, D. R.

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 - Schröder, M.

AU - Schultz-Coulon, H. C.

AU - Schütz, P.

AU - Schulz, M.

AU - Schwick, C.

AU - Schwiening, J.

AU - Scott, W. G.

AU - Settles, M.

AU - Shears, T. G.

AU - Shen, B. C.

AU - Shepherd-Themistocleous, C. H.

AU - Sherwood, P.

AU - Siroli, G. P.

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 - Starks, M.

AU - Stegmann, C.

AU - Stephens, K.

AU - Steuerer, J.

AU - Stockhausen, B.

AU - Strom, D.

AU - Szymanski, P.

AU - Tafirout, R.

AU - Takeda, H.

AU - Takeshita, T.

AU - Taras, P.

AU - Tarem, S.

AU - Tecchio, M.

AU - Teixeira-Dias, P.

AU - Tesch, N.

AU - Thomson, M. A.

AU - Tousignant, O.

AU - Towers, S.

AU - Tscheulin, M.

AU - Tsukamoto, T.

AU - Turcot, A. S.

AU - Turner-Watson, M. F.

AU - Utzat, P.

AU - Van Kooten, R.

AU - Vasseur, G.

AU - Vikas, P.

AU - Vincter, M.

AU - Wagner, A.

AU - Wagner, D. L.

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 - Weber, P.

AU - Wells, P. S.

AU - Wermes, N.

AU - Wilkens, B.

AU - Wilson, G. W.

AU - Wilson, J. A.

AU - Winterer, V. H.

AU - Wlodek, T.

AU - Wolf, G.

AU - Wotton, S.

AU - Wyatt, T. R.

AU - Yeaman, A.

AU - Yekutieli, G.

AU - Yurko, M.

AU - Zacek, V.

AU - Zeuner, W.

AU - Zorn, G. T.

PY - 1995/12/1

Y1 - 1995/12/1

N2 - The leptonic branching ratios of the tau lepton have been determined from data collected by the OPAL detector in 1991 and 1992. From a sample of 27196 e+e-→τ+τ- candidates we find 7322 {Mathematical expression} and 7941 {Mathematical expression} candidates. Using efficiency and background estimates determined from a study of Monte Carlo events and control samples of data, the branching ratios {Mathematical expression}=(18.14±0.20±0.28)% and {Mathematical expression}=(17.48±0.18±0.23)% have been obtained. These new results have been combined with the published results for the 1990 OPAL data to yield the following branching ratios for data taken between 1990 and 1992: {Mathematical expression} These leptonic branching ratios are used with other properties of the muon and tau-lepton to test the universality of charged current leptonic couplings in these decays. The ratio {Mathematical expression} is calculated using our measured values of the leptonic branching fractions of the tau and tau lifetime from which a value of αs(Q2=Mτ 2) is extracted. The value of αs(Q2=MZ 2) is obtained by Q2 evolution and agrees with the value from the Z0 line shape analysis.

AB - The leptonic branching ratios of the tau lepton have been determined from data collected by the OPAL detector in 1991 and 1992. From a sample of 27196 e+e-→τ+τ- candidates we find 7322 {Mathematical expression} and 7941 {Mathematical expression} candidates. Using efficiency and background estimates determined from a study of Monte Carlo events and control samples of data, the branching ratios {Mathematical expression}=(18.14±0.20±0.28)% and {Mathematical expression}=(17.48±0.18±0.23)% have been obtained. These new results have been combined with the published results for the 1990 OPAL data to yield the following branching ratios for data taken between 1990 and 1992: {Mathematical expression} These leptonic branching ratios are used with other properties of the muon and tau-lepton to test the universality of charged current leptonic couplings in these decays. The ratio {Mathematical expression} is calculated using our measured values of the leptonic branching fractions of the tau and tau lifetime from which a value of αs(Q2=Mτ 2) is extracted. The value of αs(Q2=MZ 2) is obtained by Q2 evolution and agrees with the value from the Z0 line shape analysis.

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U2 - 10.1007/BF01579629

DO - 10.1007/BF01579629

M3 - Article

VL - 66

SP - 543

EP - 554

JO - European Physical Journal C

JF - European Physical Journal C

SN - 1434-6044

IS - 4

ER -