Production of fermion-pair events in e+e- collisions at 161 GeV centre-of-mass energy

K. Ackerstaff, G. Alexander, J. Allison, N. Altekamp, K. Ametewee, K. J. Anderson, S. Anderson, S. Arcelli, S. Asai, D. Axen, G. Azuelos, A. H. Ball, E. Barberio, R. J. Barlow, R. Bartoldus, J. R. Batley, J. Bechtluft, C. Beeston, T. Behnke, A. N. Bell & 311 others K. W. Bell, G. Bella, S. Bentvelsen, P. Berlich, S. Bethke, O. Biebel, V. Blobel, I. J. Bloodworth, J. E. Bloomer, M. Bobinski, P. Bock, H. M. Bosch, M. Boutemeur, B. T. Bouwens, S. Braibant, R. M. Brown, H. J. Burckhart, C. Burgard, R. Bürgin, P. Capiluppi, R. K. Carnegie, A. A. Carter, J. R. Carter, C. Y. Chang, D. G. Charlton, D. Chrisman, P. E.L. Clarke, I. Cohen, J. E. Conboy, O. C. Cooke, M. Cuffiani, S. Dado, C. Dallapiccola, G. M. Dallavalle, S. de Jong, L. A. del Pozo, K. Desch, M. S. Dixit, E. do Couto e Silva, M. Doucet, E. Duchovni, G. Duckeck, I. P. Duerdoth, J. E.G. Edwards, P. G. Estabrooks, H. G. Evans, M. Evans, F. Fabbri, P. Fath, F. Fiedler, M. Fierro, H. M. Fischer, R. Folman, D. G. Fong, M. Foucher, A. Fürtjes, P. Gagnon, J. W. Gary, J. Gascon, S. M. Gascon-Shotkin, N. I. Geddes, C. Geich-Gimbel, T. Geralis, G. Giacomelli, P. Giacomelli, R. Giacomelli, V. Gibson, W. R. Gibson, D. M. Gingrich, D. Glenzinski, J. Goldberg, M. J. Goodrick, W. Gorn, C. Grandi, E. Gross, J. Grunhaus, M. Gruwé, C. Hajdu, G. G. Hanson, M. Hansroul, M. Hapke, C. K. Hargrove, PA Hart, 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, S. J. Hillier, T. Hilse, PR Hobson, R. J. Homer, A. K. Honma, D. Horváth, R. Howard, R. E. Hughes-Jones, D. E. Hutchcroft, P. Igo-Kemenes, D. C. Imrie, M. R. Ingram, K. Ishii, A. Jawahery, P. W. Jeffreys, H. Jeremie, M. Jimack, A. Joly, C. R. Jones, G. Jones, M. Jones, R. W.L. Jones, U. Jost, P. Jovanovic, T. R. Junk, D. Karlen, K. Kawagoe, T. Kawamoto, R. K. Keeler, R. G. Kellogg, B. W. Kennedy, B. J. King, J. Kirk, S. Kluth, T. Kobayashi, M. Kobel, D. S. Koetke, T. P. Kokott, M. Kolrep, Sachio Komamiya, T. Kress, P. Krieger, J. von Krogh, P. Kyberd, G. D. Lafferty, R. Lahmann, W. P. Lai, D. Lanske, J. Lauber, S. R. Lautenschlager, J. G. Layter, D. Lazic, A. M. Lee, E. Lefebvre, D. Lellouch, J. Letts, L. Levinson, C. Lewis, S. L. Lloyd, F. K. Loebinger, G. D. Long, M. J. Losty, J. Ludwig, M. Mannelli, S. Marcellini, C. Markus, A. J. Martin, J. P. Martin, G. Martinez, T. Mashimo, W. Matthews, P. Mättig, W. J. McDonald, J. McKenna, E. A. Mckigney, T. J. McMahon, A. I. McNab, R. A. McPherson, F. Meijers, S. Menke, F. S. Merritt, H. Mes, J. Meyer, A. Michelini, G. Mikenberg, D. J. Miller, R. Mir, W. Mohr, A. Montanari, T. Mori, M. Morii, U. Müller, K. Nagai, I. Nakamura, H. A. Neal, B. Nellen, B. Nijjhar, R. Nisius, S. W. O'Neale, F. G. Oakham, F. Odorici, H. O. Ogren, N. J. Oldershaw, T. Omori, M. J. Oreglia, S. Orito, J. Pálinkás, G. Pásztor, J. R. Pater, G. N. Patrick, J. Patt, M. J. Pearce, S. Petzold, P. Pfeifenschneider, J. E. Pilcher, J. Pinfold, D. E. Plane, P. Poffenberger, B. Poli, A. Posthaus, H. Przysiezniak, D. L. Rees, D. Rigby, S. Robertson, S. A. Robins, N. Rodning, J. M. Roney, A. Rooke, E. Ros, A. M. Rossi, M. Rosvick, P. Routenburg, Y. Rozen, K. Runge, O. Runolfsson, U. Ruppel, D. R. Rust, R. Rylko, K. Sachs, E. K.G. Sarkisyan, M. Sasaki, C. Sbarra, A. D. Schaile, O. Schaile, F. Scharf, P. Scharff-Hansen, P. Schenk, B. Schmitt, S. Schmitt, M. Schröder, H. C. Schultz-Coulon, M. Schulz, M. Schumacher, P. Schütz, W. G. Scott, T. G. Shears, B. C. Shen, C. H. Shepherd-Themistocleous, P. Sherwood, G. P. Siroli, A. Sittler, 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. Steiert, K. Stephens, J. Steuerer, B. Stockhausen, D. Strom, F. Strumia, P. Szymanski, R. Tafirout, S. D. Talbot, S. Tanaka, P. Taras, S. Tarem, M. Thiergen, M. A. Thomson, E. von Törne, S. Towers, I. Trigger, T. Tsukamoto, E. Tsur, A. S. Turcot, M. F. Turner-Watson, P. Utzat, R. van Kooten, M. Verzocchi, P. Vikas, M. Vincter, E. H. Vokurka, F. Wäckerle, A. Wagner, C. P. Ward, D. R. Ward, J. J. Ward, P. M. Watkins, A. T. Watson, N. K. Watson, P. S. Wells, N. Wermes, J. S. White, B. Wilkens, G. W. Wilson, J. A. Wilson, G. Wolf, S. Wotton, T. R. Wyatt, S. Yamashita, G. Yekutieli, V. Zacek

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Cross-sections for hadronic and leptonic two-fermion events, and leptonic forward-backward asymmetries, have been measured in e+e- collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 161 GeV, using the OPAL detector at LEP. Results are presented both including and excluding the dominant production of radiative γZ0 events. We have measured Rb, the ratio of the number of bb̄ to all multihadronic events at 161 GeV, and compared it to the result obtained at 130-136 GeV. All results agree well with the Standard Model expectations. In a model-independent fit to the Z0 lineshape, the data presented here give an improved precision on the γZ0-interference term. The data have also been used to obtain new limits on extensions of the Standard Model described by effective four-fermion contact interactions.

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Pages (from-to)221-234
Number of pages14
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume391
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan 9
Externally publishedYes

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Production of fermion-pair events in e+e- collisions at 161 GeV centre-of-mass energy. / Ackerstaff, K.; Alexander, G.; Allison, J.; Altekamp, N.; Ametewee, K.; Anderson, K. J.; Anderson, S.; Arcelli, S.; Asai, S.; Axen, D.; Azuelos, G.; Ball, A. H.; Barberio, E.; Barlow, R. J.; Bartoldus, R.; Batley, J. R.; Bechtluft, J.; Beeston, C.; Behnke, T.; Bell, A. N.; Bell, K. W.; Bella, G.; Bentvelsen, S.; Berlich, P.; Bethke, S.; Biebel, O.; Blobel, V.; Bloodworth, I. J.; Bloomer, J. E.; Bobinski, M.; Bock, P.; Bosch, H. M.; Boutemeur, M.; Bouwens, B. T.; Braibant, S.; Brown, R. M.; Burckhart, H. J.; Burgard, C.; Bürgin, R.; Capiluppi, P.; Carnegie, R. K.; Carter, A. A.; Carter, J. R.; Chang, C. Y.; Charlton, D. G.; Chrisman, D.; Clarke, P. E.L.; Cohen, I.; Conboy, J. E.; Cooke, O. C.; Cuffiani, M.; Dado, S.; Dallapiccola, C.; Dallavalle, G. M.; de Jong, S.; del Pozo, L. A.; Desch, K.; Dixit, M. S.; do Couto e Silva, E.; Doucet, M.; Duchovni, E.; Duckeck, G.; Duerdoth, I. P.; Edwards, J. E.G.; Estabrooks, P. G.; Evans, H. G.; Evans, M.; Fabbri, F.; Fath, P.; Fiedler, F.; Fierro, M.; Fischer, H. M.; Folman, R.; Fong, D. G.; Foucher, M.; Fürtjes, A.; Gagnon, P.; Gary, J. W.; Gascon, J.; Gascon-Shotkin, S. M.; Geddes, N. I.; Geich-Gimbel, C.; Geralis, T.; Giacomelli, G.; Giacomelli, P.; Giacomelli, R.; Gibson, V.; Gibson, W. R.; Gingrich, D. M.; Glenzinski, D.; Goldberg, J.; Goodrick, M. J.; Gorn, W.; Grandi, C.; Gross, E.; Grunhaus, J.; Gruwé, M.; Hajdu, C.; Hanson, G. G.; Hansroul, M.; Hapke, M.; Hargrove, C. K.; Hart, PA; Hartmann, C.; Hauschild, M.; Hawkes, C. M.; Hawkings, R.; Hemingway, R. J.; Herndon, M.; Herten, G.; Heuer, R. D.; Hildreth, M. D.; Hill, J. C.; Hillier, S. J.; Hilse, T.; Hobson, PR; Homer, R. J.; Honma, A. K.; Horváth, D.; Howard, R.; Hughes-Jones, R. E.; Hutchcroft, D. E.; Igo-Kemenes, P.; Imrie, D. C.; Ingram, M. R.; Ishii, K.; Jawahery, A.; Jeffreys, P. W.; Jeremie, H.; Jimack, M.; Joly, A.; Jones, C. R.; Jones, G.; Jones, M.; Jones, R. W.L.; Jost, U.; Jovanovic, P.; Junk, T. R.; Karlen, D.; Kawagoe, K.; Kawamoto, T.; Keeler, R. K.; Kellogg, R. G.; Kennedy, B. W.; King, B. J.; Kirk, J.; Kluth, S.; Kobayashi, T.; Kobel, M.; Koetke, D. S.; Kokott, T. P.; Kolrep, M.; Komamiya, Sachio; Kress, T.; Krieger, P.; von Krogh, J.; Kyberd, P.; Lafferty, G. D.; Lahmann, R.; Lai, W. P.; Lanske, D.; Lauber, J.; Lautenschlager, S. R.; Layter, J. G.; Lazic, D.; Lee, A. M.; Lefebvre, E.; Lellouch, D.; Letts, J.; Levinson, L.; Lewis, C.; Lloyd, S. L.; Loebinger, F. K.; Long, G. D.; Losty, M. J.; Ludwig, J.; Mannelli, M.; Marcellini, S.; Markus, C.; Martin, A. J.; Martin, J. P.; Martinez, G.; Mashimo, T.; Matthews, W.; Mättig, P.; McDonald, W. J.; McKenna, J.; Mckigney, E. A.; McMahon, T. J.; McNab, A. I.; McPherson, R. A.; Meijers, F.; Menke, S.; Merritt, F. S.; Mes, H.; Meyer, J.; Michelini, A.; Mikenberg, G.; Miller, D. J.; Mir, R.; Mohr, W.; Montanari, A.; Mori, T.; Morii, M.; Müller, U.; Nagai, K.; Nakamura, I.; Neal, H. A.; Nellen, B.; Nijjhar, B.; Nisius, R.; O'Neale, S. W.; Oakham, F. G.; Odorici, F.; Ogren, H. O.; Oldershaw, N. J.; Omori, T.; Oreglia, M. J.; Orito, S.; Pálinkás, J.; Pásztor, G.; Pater, J. R.; Patrick, G. N.; Patt, J.; Pearce, M. J.; Petzold, S.; Pfeifenschneider, P.; Pilcher, J. E.; Pinfold, J.; Plane, D. E.; Poffenberger, P.; Poli, B.; Posthaus, A.; Przysiezniak, H.; Rees, D. L.; Rigby, D.; Robertson, S.; Robins, S. A.; Rodning, N.; Roney, J. M.; Rooke, A.; Ros, E.; Rossi, A. M.; Rosvick, M.; Routenburg, P.; Rozen, Y.; Runge, K.; Runolfsson, O.; Ruppel, U.; Rust, D. R.; Rylko, R.; Sachs, K.; Sarkisyan, E. K.G.; Sasaki, M.; Sbarra, C.; Schaile, A. D.; Schaile, O.; Scharf, F.; Scharff-Hansen, P.; Schenk, P.; Schmitt, B.; Schmitt, S.; Schröder, M.; Schultz-Coulon, H. C.; Schulz, M.; Schumacher, M.; Schütz, P.; Scott, W. G.; Shears, T. G.; Shen, B. C.; Shepherd-Themistocleous, C. H.; Sherwood, P.; Siroli, G. P.; Sittler, A.; 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.; Steiert, M.; Stephens, K.; Steuerer, J.; Stockhausen, B.; Strom, D.; Strumia, F.; Szymanski, P.; Tafirout, R.; Talbot, S. D.; Tanaka, S.; Taras, P.; Tarem, S.; Thiergen, M.; Thomson, M. A.; von Törne, E.; Towers, S.; Trigger, I.; Tsukamoto, T.; Tsur, E.; Turcot, A. S.; Turner-Watson, M. F.; Utzat, P.; van Kooten, R.; Verzocchi, M.; Vikas, P.; Vincter, M.; Vokurka, E. H.; Wäckerle, F.; Wagner, A.; Ward, C. P.; Ward, D. R.; Ward, J. J.; Watkins, P. M.; Watson, A. T.; Watson, N. K.; Wells, P. S.; Wermes, N.; White, J. S.; Wilkens, B.; Wilson, G. W.; Wilson, J. A.; Wolf, G.; Wotton, S.; Wyatt, T. R.; Yamashita, S.; Yekutieli, G.; Zacek, V.

In: Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, Vol. 391, No. 1-2, 09.01.1997, p. 221-234.

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G. ; Evans, H. G. ; Evans, M. ; Fabbri, F. ; Fath, P. ; Fiedler, F. ; Fierro, M. ; Fischer, H. M. ; Folman, R. ; Fong, D. G. ; Foucher, M. ; Fürtjes, A. ; Gagnon, P. ; Gary, J. W. ; Gascon, J. ; Gascon-Shotkin, S. M. ; Geddes, N. I. ; Geich-Gimbel, C. ; Geralis, T. ; Giacomelli, G. ; Giacomelli, P. ; Giacomelli, R. ; Gibson, V. ; Gibson, W. R. ; Gingrich, D. M. ; Glenzinski, D. ; Goldberg, J. ; Goodrick, M. J. ; Gorn, W. ; Grandi, C. ; Gross, E. ; Grunhaus, J. ; Gruwé, M. ; Hajdu, C. ; Hanson, G. G. ; Hansroul, M. ; Hapke, M. ; Hargrove, C. K. ; Hart, PA ; Hartmann, C. ; Hauschild, M. ; Hawkes, C. M. ; Hawkings, R. ; Hemingway, R. J. ; Herndon, M. ; Herten, G. ; Heuer, R. D. ; Hildreth, M. D. ; Hill, J. C. ; Hillier, S. J. ; Hilse, T. ; Hobson, PR ; Homer, R. J. ; Honma, A. K. ; Horváth, D. ; Howard, R. ; Hughes-Jones, R. E. ; Hutchcroft, D. E. ; Igo-Kemenes, P. ; Imrie, D. C. ; Ingram, M. R. ; Ishii, K. ; Jawahery, A. ; Jeffreys, P. W. ; Jeremie, H. ; Jimack, M. ; Joly, A. ; Jones, C. R. ; Jones, G. ; Jones, M. ; Jones, R. W.L. ; Jost, U. ; Jovanovic, P. ; Junk, T. R. ; Karlen, D. ; Kawagoe, K. ; Kawamoto, T. ; Keeler, R. K. ; Kellogg, R. G. ; Kennedy, B. W. ; King, B. J. ; Kirk, J. ; Kluth, S. ; Kobayashi, T. ; Kobel, M. ; Koetke, D. S. ; Kokott, T. P. ; Kolrep, M. ; Komamiya, Sachio ; Kress, T. ; Krieger, P. ; von Krogh, J. ; Kyberd, P. ; Lafferty, G. D. ; Lahmann, R. ; Lai, W. P. ; Lanske, D. ; Lauber, J. ; Lautenschlager, S. R. ; Layter, J. G. ; Lazic, D. ; Lee, A. M. ; Lefebvre, E. ; Lellouch, D. ; Letts, J. ; Levinson, L. ; Lewis, C. ; Lloyd, S. L. ; Loebinger, F. K. ; Long, G. D. ; Losty, M. J. ; Ludwig, J. ; Mannelli, M. ; Marcellini, S. ; Markus, C. ; Martin, A. J. ; Martin, J. P. ; Martinez, G. ; Mashimo, T. ; Matthews, W. ; Mättig, P. ; McDonald, W. J. ; McKenna, J. ; Mckigney, E. A. ; McMahon, T. J. ; McNab, A. I. ; McPherson, R. A. ; Meijers, F. ; Menke, S. ; Merritt, F. S. ; Mes, H. ; Meyer, J. ; Michelini, A. ; Mikenberg, G. ; Miller, D. J. ; Mir, R. ; Mohr, W. ; Montanari, A. ; Mori, T. ; Morii, M. ; Müller, U. ; Nagai, K. ; Nakamura, I. ; Neal, H. A. ; Nellen, B. ; Nijjhar, B. ; Nisius, R. ; O'Neale, S. W. ; Oakham, F. G. ; Odorici, F. ; Ogren, H. O. ; Oldershaw, N. J. ; Omori, T. ; Oreglia, M. J. ; Orito, S. ; Pálinkás, J. ; Pásztor, G. ; Pater, J. R. ; Patrick, G. N. ; Patt, J. ; Pearce, M. J. ; Petzold, S. ; Pfeifenschneider, P. ; Pilcher, J. E. ; Pinfold, J. ; Plane, D. E. ; Poffenberger, P. ; Poli, B. ; Posthaus, A. ; Przysiezniak, H. ; Rees, D. L. ; Rigby, D. ; Robertson, S. ; Robins, S. A. ; Rodning, N. ; Roney, J. M. ; Rooke, A. ; Ros, E. ; Rossi, A. M. ; Rosvick, M. ; Routenburg, P. ; Rozen, Y. ; Runge, K. ; Runolfsson, O. ; Ruppel, U. ; Rust, D. R. ; Rylko, R. ; Sachs, K. ; Sarkisyan, E. K.G. ; Sasaki, M. ; Sbarra, C. ; Schaile, A. D. ; Schaile, O. ; Scharf, F. ; Scharff-Hansen, P. ; Schenk, P. ; Schmitt, B. ; Schmitt, S. ; Schröder, M. ; Schultz-Coulon, H. C. ; Schulz, M. ; Schumacher, M. ; Schütz, P. ; Scott, W. G. ; Shears, T. G. ; Shen, B. C. ; Shepherd-Themistocleous, C. H. ; Sherwood, P. ; Siroli, G. P. ; Sittler, A. ; 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. ; Steiert, M. ; Stephens, K. ; Steuerer, J. ; Stockhausen, B. ; Strom, D. ; Strumia, F. ; Szymanski, P. ; Tafirout, R. ; Talbot, S. D. ; Tanaka, S. ; Taras, P. ; Tarem, S. ; Thiergen, M. ; Thomson, M. A. ; von Törne, E. ; Towers, S. ; Trigger, I. ; Tsukamoto, T. ; Tsur, E. ; Turcot, A. S. ; Turner-Watson, M. F. ; Utzat, P. ; van Kooten, R. ; Verzocchi, M. ; Vikas, P. ; Vincter, M. ; Vokurka, E. H. ; Wäckerle, F. ; Wagner, A. ; Ward, C. P. ; Ward, D. R. ; Ward, J. J. ; Watkins, P. M. ; Watson, A. T. ; Watson, N. K. ; Wells, P. S. ; Wermes, N. ; White, J. S. ; Wilkens, B. ; Wilson, G. W. ; Wilson, J. A. ; Wolf, G. ; Wotton, S. ; Wyatt, T. R. ; Yamashita, S. ; Yekutieli, G. ; Zacek, V. / Production of fermion-pair events in e+e- collisions at 161 GeV centre-of-mass energy. In: Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics. 1997 ; Vol. 391, No. 1-2. pp. 221-234.
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abstract = "Cross-sections for hadronic and leptonic two-fermion events, and leptonic forward-backward asymmetries, have been measured in e+e- collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 161 GeV, using the OPAL detector at LEP. Results are presented both including and excluding the dominant production of radiative γZ0 events. We have measured Rb, the ratio of the number of bb̄ to all multihadronic events at 161 GeV, and compared it to the result obtained at 130-136 GeV. All results agree well with the Standard Model expectations. In a model-independent fit to the Z0 lineshape, the data presented here give an improved precision on the γZ0-interference term. The data have also been used to obtain new limits on extensions of the Standard Model described by effective four-fermion contact interactions.",
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L.} and Loebinger, {F. K.} and Long, {G. D.} and Losty, {M. J.} and J. Ludwig and M. Mannelli and S. Marcellini and C. Markus and Martin, {A. J.} and Martin, {J. P.} and G. Martinez and T. Mashimo and W. Matthews and P. M{\"a}ttig and McDonald, {W. J.} and J. McKenna and Mckigney, {E. A.} and McMahon, {T. J.} and McNab, {A. I.} and McPherson, {R. A.} and F. Meijers and S. Menke and Merritt, {F. S.} and H. Mes and J. Meyer and A. Michelini 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 K. Nagai and I. Nakamura and Neal, {H. A.} and B. Nellen and B. Nijjhar and R. Nisius and O'Neale, {S. W.} and Oakham, {F. G.} and F. Odorici and Ogren, {H. O.} and Oldershaw, {N. J.} and T. Omori and Oreglia, {M. J.} and S. Orito and J. P{\'a}link{\'a}s and G. P{\'a}sztor and Pater, {J. R.} and Patrick, {G. N.} and J. Patt and Pearce, {M. J.} and S. Petzold and P. Pfeifenschneider and Pilcher, {J. E.} and J. 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TY - JOUR

T1 - Production of fermion-pair events in e+e- collisions at 161 GeV centre-of-mass energy

AU - Ackerstaff, K.

AU - Alexander, G.

AU - Allison, J.

AU - Altekamp, N.

AU - Ametewee, K.

AU - Anderson, K. J.

AU - Anderson, S.

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 - Bechtluft, J.

AU - Beeston, C.

AU - Behnke, T.

AU - Bell, A. N.

AU - Bell, K. W.

AU - Bella, G.

AU - Bentvelsen, S.

AU - Berlich, P.

AU - Bethke, S.

AU - Biebel, O.

AU - Blobel, V.

AU - Bloodworth, I. J.

AU - Bloomer, J. E.

AU - Bobinski, M.

AU - Bock, P.

AU - Bosch, H. M.

AU - Boutemeur, M.

AU - Bouwens, B. T.

AU - Braibant, S.

AU - Brown, R. M.

AU - Burckhart, H. J.

AU - Burgard, C.

AU - Bürgin, R.

AU - Capiluppi, P.

AU - Carnegie, R. K.

AU - Carter, A. A.

AU - Carter, J. R.

AU - Chang, C. Y.

AU - Charlton, D. G.

AU - Chrisman, D.

AU - Clarke, P. E.L.

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 - de Jong, S.

AU - del Pozo, L. A.

AU - Desch, K.

AU - Dixit, M. S.

AU - do Couto e Silva, E.

AU - Doucet, M.

AU - Duchovni, E.

AU - Duckeck, G.

AU - Duerdoth, I. P.

AU - Edwards, J. E.G.

AU - Estabrooks, P. G.

AU - Evans, H. G.

AU - Evans, M.

AU - Fabbri, F.

AU - Fath, P.

AU - Fiedler, F.

AU - Fierro, M.

AU - Fischer, H. M.

AU - Folman, R.

AU - Fong, D. G.

AU - Foucher, M.

AU - Fürtjes, A.

AU - Gagnon, P.

AU - Gary, J. W.

AU - Gascon, J.

AU - Gascon-Shotkin, S. M.

AU - Geddes, N. I.

AU - Geich-Gimbel, C.

AU - Geralis, T.

AU - Giacomelli, G.

AU - Giacomelli, P.

AU - Giacomelli, R.

AU - Gibson, V.

AU - Gibson, W. R.

AU - Gingrich, D. M.

AU - Glenzinski, D.

AU - Goldberg, J.

AU - Goodrick, M. J.

AU - Gorn, W.

AU - Grandi, C.

AU - Gross, E.

AU - Grunhaus, J.

AU - Gruwé, M.

AU - Hajdu, C.

AU - Hanson, G. G.

AU - Hansroul, M.

AU - Hapke, M.

AU - Hargrove, C. K.

AU - Hart, PA

AU - Hartmann, C.

AU - Hauschild, M.

AU - Hawkes, C. M.

AU - Hawkings, R.

AU - Hemingway, R. J.

AU - Herndon, M.

AU - Herten, G.

AU - Heuer, R. D.

AU - Hildreth, M. D.

AU - Hill, J. C.

AU - Hillier, S. J.

AU - Hilse, T.

AU - Hobson, PR

AU - Homer, R. J.

AU - Honma, A. K.

AU - Horváth, D.

AU - Howard, R.

AU - Hughes-Jones, R. E.

AU - Hutchcroft, D. E.

AU - Igo-Kemenes, P.

AU - Imrie, D. C.

AU - Ingram, M. R.

AU - Ishii, K.

AU - Jawahery, A.

AU - Jeffreys, P. W.

AU - Jeremie, H.

AU - Jimack, M.

AU - Joly, A.

AU - Jones, C. R.

AU - Jones, G.

AU - Jones, M.

AU - Jones, R. W.L.

AU - Jost, U.

AU - Jovanovic, P.

AU - Junk, T. R.

AU - Karlen, D.

AU - Kawagoe, K.

AU - Kawamoto, T.

AU - Keeler, R. K.

AU - Kellogg, R. G.

AU - Kennedy, B. W.

AU - King, B. J.

AU - Kirk, J.

AU - Kluth, S.

AU - Kobayashi, T.

AU - Kobel, M.

AU - Koetke, D. S.

AU - Kokott, T. P.

AU - Kolrep, M.

AU - Komamiya, Sachio

AU - Kress, T.

AU - Krieger, P.

AU - von Krogh, J.

AU - Kyberd, P.

AU - Lafferty, G. D.

AU - Lahmann, R.

AU - Lai, W. P.

AU - Lanske, D.

AU - Lauber, J.

AU - Lautenschlager, S. R.

AU - Layter, J. G.

AU - Lazic, D.

AU - Lee, A. M.

AU - Lefebvre, E.

AU - Lellouch, D.

AU - Letts, J.

AU - Levinson, L.

AU - Lewis, C.

AU - Lloyd, S. L.

AU - Loebinger, F. K.

AU - Long, G. D.

AU - Losty, M. J.

AU - Ludwig, J.

AU - Mannelli, M.

AU - Marcellini, S.

AU - Markus, C.

AU - Martin, A. J.

AU - Martin, J. P.

AU - Martinez, G.

AU - Mashimo, T.

AU - Matthews, W.

AU - Mättig, P.

AU - McDonald, W. J.

AU - McKenna, J.

AU - Mckigney, E. A.

AU - McMahon, T. J.

AU - McNab, A. I.

AU - McPherson, R. A.

AU - Meijers, F.

AU - Menke, S.

AU - Merritt, F. S.

AU - Mes, H.

AU - Meyer, J.

AU - Michelini, A.

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 - Nagai, K.

AU - Nakamura, I.

AU - Neal, H. A.

AU - Nellen, B.

AU - Nijjhar, B.

AU - Nisius, R.

AU - O'Neale, S. W.

AU - Oakham, F. G.

AU - Odorici, F.

AU - Ogren, H. O.

AU - Oldershaw, N. J.

AU - Omori, T.

AU - Oreglia, M. J.

AU - Orito, S.

AU - Pálinkás, J.

AU - Pásztor, G.

AU - Pater, J. R.

AU - Patrick, G. N.

AU - Patt, J.

AU - Pearce, M. J.

AU - Petzold, S.

AU - Pfeifenschneider, P.

AU - Pilcher, J. E.

AU - Pinfold, J.

AU - Plane, D. E.

AU - Poffenberger, P.

AU - Poli, B.

AU - Posthaus, A.

AU - Przysiezniak, H.

AU - Rees, D. L.

AU - Rigby, D.

AU - Robertson, S.

AU - Robins, S. A.

AU - Rodning, N.

AU - Roney, J. M.

AU - Rooke, A.

AU - Ros, E.

AU - Rossi, A. M.

AU - Rosvick, M.

AU - Routenburg, P.

AU - Rozen, Y.

AU - Runge, K.

AU - Runolfsson, O.

AU - Ruppel, U.

AU - Rust, D. R.

AU - Rylko, R.

AU - Sachs, K.

AU - Sarkisyan, E. K.G.

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 - Schmitt, S.

AU - Schröder, M.

AU - Schultz-Coulon, H. C.

AU - Schulz, M.

AU - Schumacher, M.

AU - Schütz, P.

AU - Scott, W. G.

AU - Shears, T. G.

AU - Shen, B. C.

AU - Shepherd-Themistocleous, C. H.

AU - Sherwood, P.

AU - Siroli, G. P.

AU - Sittler, A.

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 - Steiert, M.

AU - Stephens, K.

AU - Steuerer, J.

AU - Stockhausen, B.

AU - Strom, D.

AU - Strumia, F.

AU - Szymanski, P.

AU - Tafirout, R.

AU - Talbot, S. D.

AU - Tanaka, S.

AU - Taras, P.

AU - Tarem, S.

AU - Thiergen, M.

AU - Thomson, M. A.

AU - von Törne, E.

AU - Towers, S.

AU - Trigger, I.

AU - Tsukamoto, T.

AU - Tsur, E.

AU - Turcot, A. S.

AU - Turner-Watson, M. F.

AU - Utzat, P.

AU - van Kooten, R.

AU - Verzocchi, M.

AU - Vikas, P.

AU - Vincter, M.

AU - Vokurka, E. H.

AU - Wäckerle, F.

AU - Wagner, A.

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 - Wells, P. S.

AU - Wermes, N.

AU - White, J. S.

AU - Wilkens, B.

AU - Wilson, G. W.

AU - Wilson, J. A.

AU - Wolf, G.

AU - Wotton, S.

AU - Wyatt, T. R.

AU - Yamashita, S.

AU - Yekutieli, G.

AU - Zacek, V.

PY - 1997/1/9

Y1 - 1997/1/9

N2 - Cross-sections for hadronic and leptonic two-fermion events, and leptonic forward-backward asymmetries, have been measured in e+e- collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 161 GeV, using the OPAL detector at LEP. Results are presented both including and excluding the dominant production of radiative γZ0 events. We have measured Rb, the ratio of the number of bb̄ to all multihadronic events at 161 GeV, and compared it to the result obtained at 130-136 GeV. All results agree well with the Standard Model expectations. In a model-independent fit to the Z0 lineshape, the data presented here give an improved precision on the γZ0-interference term. The data have also been used to obtain new limits on extensions of the Standard Model described by effective four-fermion contact interactions.

AB - Cross-sections for hadronic and leptonic two-fermion events, and leptonic forward-backward asymmetries, have been measured in e+e- collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 161 GeV, using the OPAL detector at LEP. Results are presented both including and excluding the dominant production of radiative γZ0 events. We have measured Rb, the ratio of the number of bb̄ to all multihadronic events at 161 GeV, and compared it to the result obtained at 130-136 GeV. All results agree well with the Standard Model expectations. In a model-independent fit to the Z0 lineshape, the data presented here give an improved precision on the γZ0-interference term. The data have also been used to obtain new limits on extensions of the Standard Model described by effective four-fermion contact interactions.

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U2 - 10.1016/S0370-2693(97)81627-9

DO - 10.1016/S0370-2693(97)81627-9

M3 - Article

VL - 391

SP - 221

EP - 234

JO - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

JF - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

SN - 0370-2693

IS - 1-2

ER -