Search for the Bc meson in hadronic Z0 decays

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, C. Beeston, T. Behnke & 323 others A. N. Bell, K. W. Bell, G. Bella, S. Bentvelsen, S. Bethke, S. Betts, O. Biebel, A. Biguzzi, S. D. Bird, V. Blobel, I. J. Bloodworth, J. E. Bloomer, M. Bobinski, P. Bock, D. Bonacorsi, M. Boutemeur, S. Braibant, L. Brigliadori, 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, C. Couyoumtzelis, R. L. Coxe, M. Cuffiani, S. Dado, C. Dallapiccola, G. M. Dallavalle, R. Davis, S. de Jong, L. A. del Pozo, K. Desch, B. Dienes, M. S. Dixit, M. Doucet, E. Duchovni, G. Duckeck, I. P. Duerdoth, D. Eatough, J. E.G. Edwards, P. G. Estabrooks, H. G. Evans, M. Evans, F. Fabbri, A. Fanfani, M. Fanti, A. A. Faust, L. Feld, F. Fiedler, M. Fierro, H. M. Fischer, I. Fleck, R. Folman, D. G. Fong, M. Foucher, A. Fürtjes, D. I. Futyan, 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, P. A. 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, P. R. Hobson, A. Hocker, R. J. Homer, A. K. Honma, D. Horváth, K. R. Hossain, R. Howard, P. Hüntemeyer, 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, U. Jost, P. Jovanovic, T. R. Junk, J. Kanzaki, D. Karlen, V. Kartvelishvili, K. Kawagoe, T. Kawamoto, P. I. Kayal, R. K. Keeler, R. G. Kellogg, B. W. Kennedy, J. Kirk, A. Klier, 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, S. L. Lloyd, F. K. Loebinger, G. D. Long, M. J. Losty, J. Ludwig, D. Lui, A. Macchiolo, A. Macpherson, M. Mannelli, S. Marcellini, C. Markopoulos, C. Markus, 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, G. Mikenberg, D. J. Miller, A. Mincer, R. Mir, W. Mohr, A. Montanari, T. Mori, U. Muller, S. Mihara, K. Nagai, I. Nakamura, H. A. Neal, B. Nellen, R. Nisius, S. W. O'Neale, F. G. Oakham, F. Odorici, H. O. Ogren, A. Oh, N. J. Oldershaw, M. J. Oreglia, S. Orito, J. Palinkas, 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, B. Poli, A. Posthaus, C. Rembser, S. Robertson, S. A. Robins, N. Rodning, J. M. Roney, A. Rooke, A. M. Rossi, P. Routenburg, Y. Rozen, K. Runge, O. Runolfsson, U. Ruppel, D. R. Rust, R. Rylko, K. Sachs, T. Saeki, W. M. Sang, E. K.G. Sarkisyan, C. Sbarra, A. D. Schaile, O. Schaile, F. Scharf, P. Scharff-Hansen, J. Schieck, P. Schleper, B. Schmitt, S. Schmitt, A. Schöning, M. Schröder, H. C. Schultz-Coulon, M. Schumacher, C. Schwick, 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, G. A. Snow, R. Sobie, S. Söldner-Rembold, R. W. Springer, M. Sproston, K. Stephens, J. Steuerer, B. Stockhausen, K. Stoll, D. Strom, R. Ströhmer, P. Szymanski, R. Tafirout, S. D. Talbot, S. Tanaka, P. Taras, S. Tarem, R. Teuscher, M. Thiergen, M. A. Thomson, E. von Torne, E. Torrence, S. Towers, I. Trigger, Z. Trócsányi, E. Tsur, A. S. Turcot, M. F. Turner-Watson, P. Utzat, R. van Kooten, M. Verzocchi, P. Vikas, E. H. Vokurka, H. Voss, F. Wackerle, 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, B. Wilkens, G. W. Wilson, J. A. Wilson, T. R. Wyatt, S. Yamashita, G. Yekutieli, V. Zacek, D. Zer-Zion

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Abstract

A search for decays of the Bc meson was performed using data collected from 1990-1995 with the OPAL detector on or near the Z0 peak at LEP. The decay channels B+ c→J/ψπ+, B+ c→J/ψa+ 1 and B+ c→J/ψℓ+v were investigated, where ℓ denotes an electron or a muon. Two candidates are observed in the mode B+ c→J/ψπ+, with an estimated background of (0.63 ± 0.20) events. The weighted mean of the masses of the two candidates is (6.32 ± 0.06) GeV/c2, which is consistent with the predicted mass of the Bc meson. One candidate event is observed in the mode B+ c→J/ψℓ+v, with an estimated background of (0.82 ± 0.19) events. No candidate events are observed in the B+ c→J/ψa+ 1 decay mode, with an estimated background of (1.10 ± 0.22) events. Upper bounds at the 90% confidence level are set on the production rates for these processes.

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Pages (from-to)157-168
Number of pages12
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume420
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Feb 19
Externally publishedYes

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Ackerstaff, K., Alexander, G., Allison, J., Altekamp, N., Anderson, K. J., Anderson, S., ... Zer-Zion, D. (1998). Search for the Bc meson in hadronic Z0 decays. Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, 420(1-2), 157-168. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0370-2693(97)01569-4

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In: Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, Vol. 420, No. 1-2, 19.02.1998, p. 157-168.

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Ackerstaff K, Alexander G, Allison J, Altekamp N, Anderson KJ, Anderson S et al. Search for the Bc meson in hadronic Z0 decays. Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics. 1998 Feb 19;420(1-2):157-168. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0370-2693(97)01569-4
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. ; Beeston, C. ; Behnke, T. ; Bell, A. N. ; Bell, K. W. ; Bella, G. ; Bentvelsen, S. ; Bethke, S. ; Betts, S. ; Biebel, O. ; Biguzzi, A. ; Bird, S. D. ; Blobel, V. ; Bloodworth, I. J. ; Bloomer, J. E. ; Bobinski, M. ; Bock, P. ; Bonacorsi, D. ; Boutemeur, M. ; Braibant, S. ; Brigliadori, L. ; 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. ; Couyoumtzelis, C. ; Coxe, R. L. ; Cuffiani, M. ; Dado, S. ; Dallapiccola, C. ; Dallavalle, G. M. ; Davis, R. ; de Jong, S. ; del Pozo, L. A. ; Desch, K. ; Dienes, B. ; Dixit, M. S. ; Doucet, M. ; Duchovni, E. ; Duckeck, G. ; Duerdoth, I. P. ; Eatough, D. ; Edwards, J. E.G. ; Estabrooks, P. G. ; Evans, H. G. ; Evans, M. ; Fabbri, F. ; Fanfani, A. ; Fanti, M. ; Faust, A. A. ; Feld, L. ; Fiedler, F. ; Fierro, M. ; Fischer, H. M. ; Fleck, I. ; Folman, R. ; Fong, D. G. ; Foucher, M. ; Fürtjes, A. ; Futyan, D. I. ; 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, P. A. ; 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. ; Hobson, P. R. ; Hocker, A. ; Homer, R. J. ; Honma, A. K. ; Horváth, D. ; Hossain, K. R. ; Howard, R. ; Hüntemeyer, P. ; 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. ; Jost, U. ; Jovanovic, P. ; Junk, T. R. ; Kanzaki, J. ; Karlen, D. ; Kartvelishvili, V. ; Kawagoe, K. ; Kawamoto, T. ; Kayal, P. I. ; Keeler, R. K. ; Kellogg, R. G. ; Kennedy, B. W. ; Kirk, J. ; Klier, A. ; 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. ; Lloyd, S. L. ; Loebinger, F. K. ; Long, G. D. ; Losty, M. J. ; Ludwig, J. ; Lui, D. ; Macchiolo, A. ; Macpherson, A. ; Mannelli, M. ; Marcellini, S. ; Markopoulos, C. ; Markus, C. ; Martin, A. J. ; Martin, J. P. ; Martinez, G. ; Mashimo, T. ; Mättig, P. ; McDonald, W. J. ; McKenna, J. ; Mckigney, E. A. ; McMahon, T. J. ; McPherson, R. A. ; Meijers, F. ; Menke, S. ; Merritt, F. S. ; Mes, H. ; Meyer, J. ; Michelini, A. ; Mikenberg, G. ; Miller, D. J. ; Mincer, A. ; Mir, R. ; Mohr, W. ; Montanari, A. ; Mori, T. ; Muller, U. ; Mihara, S. ; Nagai, K. ; Nakamura, I. ; Neal, H. A. ; Nellen, B. ; Nisius, R. ; O'Neale, S. W. ; Oakham, F. G. ; Odorici, F. ; Ogren, H. O. ; Oh, A. ; Oldershaw, N. J. ; Oreglia, M. J. ; Orito, S. ; Palinkas, J. ; Pásztor, G. ; Pater, J. R. ; Patrick, G. N. ; Patt, J. ; Perez-Ochoa, R. ; Petzold, S. ; Pfeifenschneider, P. ; Pilcher, J. E. ; Pinfold, J. ; Plane, D. E. ; Poffenberger, P. ; Poli, B. ; Posthaus, A. ; Rembser, C. ; Robertson, S. ; Robins, S. A. ; Rodning, N. ; Roney, J. M. ; Rooke, A. ; Rossi, A. M. ; Routenburg, P. ; Rozen, Y. ; Runge, K. ; Runolfsson, O. ; Ruppel, U. ; Rust, D. R. ; Rylko, R. ; Sachs, K. ; Saeki, T. ; Sang, W. M. ; Sarkisyan, E. K.G. ; Sbarra, C. ; Schaile, A. D. ; Schaile, O. ; Scharf, F. ; Scharff-Hansen, P. ; Schieck, J. ; Schleper, P. ; Schmitt, B. ; Schmitt, S. ; Schöning, A. ; Schröder, M. ; Schultz-Coulon, H. C. ; Schumacher, M. ; Schwick, C. ; 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. ; Snow, G. A. ; Sobie, R. ; Söldner-Rembold, S. ; Springer, R. W. ; Sproston, M. ; Stephens, K. ; Steuerer, J. ; Stockhausen, B. ; Stoll, K. ; Strom, D. ; Ströhmer, R. ; Szymanski, P. ; Tafirout, R. ; Talbot, S. D. ; Tanaka, S. ; Taras, P. ; Tarem, S. ; Teuscher, R. ; Thiergen, M. ; Thomson, M. A. ; von Torne, E. ; Torrence, E. ; Towers, S. ; Trigger, I. ; Trócsányi, Z. ; Tsur, E. ; Turcot, A. S. ; Turner-Watson, M. F. ; Utzat, P. ; van Kooten, R. ; Verzocchi, M. ; Vikas, P. ; Vokurka, E. H. ; Voss, H. ; Wackerle, F. ; Wagner, A. ; Ward, C. P. ; Ward, D. R. ; 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. ; Wyatt, T. R. ; Yamashita, S. ; Yekutieli, G. ; Zacek, V. ; Zer-Zion, D. / Search for the Bc meson in hadronic Z0 decays. In: Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics. 1998 ; Vol. 420, No. 1-2. pp. 157-168.
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title = "Search for the Bc meson in hadronic Z0 decays",
abstract = "A search for decays of the Bc meson was performed using data collected from 1990-1995 with the OPAL detector on or near the Z0 peak at LEP. The decay channels B+ c→J/ψπ+, B+ c→J/ψa+ 1 and B+ c→J/ψℓ+v were investigated, where ℓ denotes an electron or a muon. Two candidates are observed in the mode B+ c→J/ψπ+, with an estimated background of (0.63 ± 0.20) events. The weighted mean of the masses of the two candidates is (6.32 ± 0.06) GeV/c2, which is consistent with the predicted mass of the Bc meson. One candidate event is observed in the mode B+ c→J/ψℓ+v, with an estimated background of (0.82 ± 0.19) events. No candidate events are observed in the B+ c→J/ψa+ 1 decay mode, with an estimated background of (1.10 ± 0.22) events. Upper bounds at the 90{\%} confidence level are set on the production rates for these processes.",
author = "K. Ackerstaff and G. Alexander and J. Allison and N. Altekamp and Anderson, {K. J.} and S. Anderson and S. Arcelli and S. Asai and Ashby, {S. F.} 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 S. Baumann and J. Bechtluft and C. Beeston and T. Behnke and Bell, {A. N.} and Bell, {K. W.} and G. Bella and S. Bentvelsen and S. Bethke and S. Betts and O. Biebel and A. Biguzzi and Bird, {S. D.} and V. Blobel and Bloodworth, {I. J.} and Bloomer, {J. E.} and M. Bobinski and P. Bock and D. Bonacorsi and M. Boutemeur and S. Braibant and L. Brigliadori and Brown, {R. M.} and Burckhart, {H. J.} and C. Burgard and R. B{\"u}rgin and P. Capiluppi and Carnegie, {R. K.} and Carter, {A. A.} and Carter, {J. R.} and Chang, {C. Y.} and Charlton, {D. G.} and D. Chrisman and Clarke, {P. E.L.} and I. Cohen and Conboy, {J. E.} and Cooke, {O. C.} and C. Couyoumtzelis and Coxe, {R. L.} and M. Cuffiani and S. Dado and C. Dallapiccola and Dallavalle, {G. M.} and R. Davis and {de Jong}, S. and {del Pozo}, {L. A.} and K. Desch and B. Dienes and Dixit, {M. S.} and M. Doucet and E. Duchovni and G. Duckeck and Duerdoth, {I. P.} and D. Eatough and Edwards, {J. E.G.} and Estabrooks, {P. G.} and Evans, {H. G.} and M. Evans and F. Fabbri and A. Fanfani and M. Fanti and Faust, {A. A.} and L. Feld and F. Fiedler and M. Fierro and Fischer, {H. M.} and I. Fleck and R. Folman and Fong, {D. G.} and M. Foucher and A. F{\"u}rtjes and Futyan, {D. I.} and P. Gagnon and Gary, {J. W.} and J. Gascon and Gascon-Shotkin, {S. M.} and Geddes, {N. I.} and C. Geich-Gimbel and T. Geralis and G. Giacomelli and P. Giacomelli and R. Giacomelli and V. Gibson and Gibson, {W. R.} and Gingrich, {D. M.} and D. Glenzinski and J. Goldberg and Goodrick, {M. J.} and W. Gorn and C. Grandi and E. Gross and J. Grunhaus and M. Gruw{\'e} and C. Hajdu and Hanson, {G. G.} and M. Hansroul and M. Hapke and Hargrove, {C. K.} and Hart, {P. A.} and C. Hartmann and M. Hauschild and Hawkes, {C. M.} and R. Hawkings and Hemingway, {R. J.} and M. Herndon and G. Herten and Heuer, {R. D.} and Hildreth, {M. D.} and Hill, {J. C.} and Hillier, {S. J.} and Hobson, {P. R.} and A. Hocker and Homer, {R. J.} and Honma, {A. K.} and D. Horv{\'a}th and Hossain, {K. R.} and R. Howard and P. H{\"u}ntemeyer and Hutchcroft, {D. E.} and P. Igo-Kemenes and Imrie, {D. C.} and Ingram, {M. R.} and K. Ishii and A. Jawahery and Jeffreys, {P. W.} and H. Jeremie and M. Jimack and A. Joly and Jones, {C. R.} and G. Jones and M. Jones and U. Jost and P. Jovanovic and Junk, {T. R.} and J. Kanzaki and D. Karlen and V. Kartvelishvili and K. Kawagoe and T. Kawamoto and Kayal, {P. I.} and Keeler, {R. K.} and Kellogg, {R. G.} and Kennedy, {B. W.} and J. Kirk and A. Klier and S. Kluth and T. Kobayashi and M. Kobel and Koetke, {D. S.} and Kokott, {T. P.} and M. Kolrep and Sachio Komamiya and T. Kress and P. Krieger and {von Krogh}, J. and P. Kyberd and Lafferty, {G. D.} and R. Lahmann and Lai, {W. P.} and D. Lanske and J. Lauber and Lautenschlager, {S. R.} and Layter, {J. G.} and D. Lazic and Lee, {A. M.} and E. Lefebvre and D. Lellouch and J. Letts and L. Levinson and Lloyd, {S. L.} and Loebinger, {F. K.} and Long, {G. D.} and Losty, {M. J.} and J. Ludwig and D. Lui and A. Macchiolo and A. Macpherson and M. Mannelli and S. Marcellini and C. Markopoulos and C. Markus and Martin, {A. J.} and Martin, {J. P.} and G. Martinez and T. Mashimo and P. M{\"a}ttig and McDonald, {W. J.} and J. McKenna and Mckigney, {E. A.} and McMahon, {T. J.} 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 A. Mincer and R. Mir and W. Mohr and A. Montanari and T. Mori and U. Muller and S. Mihara and K. Nagai and I. Nakamura and Neal, {H. A.} and B. Nellen and R. Nisius and O'Neale, {S. W.} and Oakham, {F. G.} and F. Odorici and Ogren, {H. O.} and A. Oh and Oldershaw, {N. J.} and Oreglia, {M. J.} and S. Orito and J. Palinkas and G. P{\'a}sztor and Pater, {J. R.} and Patrick, {G. N.} and J. Patt and R. Perez-Ochoa and S. Petzold and P. Pfeifenschneider and Pilcher, {J. E.} and J. Pinfold and Plane, {D. E.} and P. Poffenberger and B. Poli and A. Posthaus and C. Rembser and S. Robertson and Robins, {S. A.} and N. Rodning and Roney, {J. M.} and A. Rooke and Rossi, {A. M.} and P. Routenburg and Y. Rozen and K. Runge and O. Runolfsson and U. Ruppel and Rust, {D. R.} and R. Rylko and K. Sachs and T. Saeki and Sang, {W. M.} and Sarkisyan, {E. K.G.} and C. Sbarra and Schaile, {A. D.} and O. Schaile and F. Scharf and P. Scharff-Hansen and J. Schieck and P. Schleper and B. Schmitt and S. Schmitt and A. Sch{\"o}ning and M. Schr{\"o}der and Schultz-Coulon, {H. C.} and M. Schumacher and C. Schwick and Scott, {W. G.} and Shears, {T. G.} and Shen, {B. C.} and Shepherd-Themistocleous, {C. H.} and P. Sherwood and Siroli, {G. P.} and A. Sittler and A. Skillman and A. Skuja and Smith, {A. M.} and Snow, {G. A.} and R. Sobie and S. S{\"o}ldner-Rembold and Springer, {R. W.} and M. Sproston and K. Stephens and J. Steuerer and B. Stockhausen and K. Stoll and D. Strom and R. Str{\"o}hmer and P. Szymanski and R. Tafirout and Talbot, {S. D.} and S. Tanaka and P. Taras and S. Tarem and R. Teuscher and M. Thiergen and Thomson, {M. A.} and {von Torne}, E. and E. Torrence and S. Towers and I. Trigger and Z. Tr{\'o}cs{\'a}nyi and E. Tsur and Turcot, {A. S.} and Turner-Watson, {M. F.} and P. Utzat and {van Kooten}, R. and M. Verzocchi and P. Vikas and Vokurka, {E. H.} and H. Voss and F. Wackerle and A. Wagner and Ward, {C. P.} and Ward, {D. R.} and Watkins, {P. M.} and Watson, {A. T.} and Watson, {N. K.} and Wells, {P. S.} and N. Wermes and White, {J. S.} and B. Wilkens and Wilson, {G. W.} and Wilson, {J. A.} and Wyatt, {T. R.} and S. Yamashita and G. Yekutieli and V. Zacek and D. Zer-Zion",
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TY - JOUR

T1 - Search for the Bc meson in hadronic Z0 decays

AU - Ackerstaff, K.

AU - Alexander, G.

AU - Allison, J.

AU - Altekamp, N.

AU - Anderson, K. J.

AU - Anderson, S.

AU - Arcelli, S.

AU - Asai, S.

AU - Ashby, S. F.

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 - Baumann, S.

AU - Bechtluft, J.

AU - Beeston, C.

AU - Behnke, T.

AU - Bell, A. N.

AU - Bell, K. W.

AU - Bella, G.

AU - Bentvelsen, S.

AU - Bethke, S.

AU - Betts, S.

AU - Biebel, O.

AU - Biguzzi, A.

AU - Bird, S. D.

AU - Blobel, V.

AU - Bloodworth, I. J.

AU - Bloomer, J. E.

AU - Bobinski, M.

AU - Bock, P.

AU - Bonacorsi, D.

AU - Boutemeur, M.

AU - Braibant, S.

AU - Brigliadori, L.

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 - Couyoumtzelis, C.

AU - Coxe, R. L.

AU - Cuffiani, M.

AU - Dado, S.

AU - Dallapiccola, C.

AU - Dallavalle, G. M.

AU - Davis, R.

AU - de Jong, S.

AU - del Pozo, L. A.

AU - Desch, K.

AU - Dienes, B.

AU - Dixit, M. S.

AU - Doucet, M.

AU - Duchovni, E.

AU - Duckeck, G.

AU - Duerdoth, I. P.

AU - Eatough, D.

AU - Edwards, J. E.G.

AU - Estabrooks, P. G.

AU - Evans, H. G.

AU - Evans, M.

AU - Fabbri, F.

AU - Fanfani, A.

AU - Fanti, M.

AU - Faust, A. A.

AU - Feld, L.

AU - Fiedler, F.

AU - Fierro, M.

AU - Fischer, H. M.

AU - Fleck, I.

AU - Folman, R.

AU - Fong, D. G.

AU - Foucher, M.

AU - Fürtjes, A.

AU - Futyan, D. I.

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, P. A.

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 - Hobson, P. R.

AU - Hocker, A.

AU - Homer, R. J.

AU - Honma, A. K.

AU - Horváth, D.

AU - Hossain, K. R.

AU - Howard, R.

AU - Hüntemeyer, P.

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 - Jost, U.

AU - Jovanovic, P.

AU - Junk, T. R.

AU - Kanzaki, J.

AU - Karlen, D.

AU - Kartvelishvili, V.

AU - Kawagoe, K.

AU - Kawamoto, T.

AU - Kayal, P. I.

AU - Keeler, R. K.

AU - Kellogg, R. G.

AU - Kennedy, B. W.

AU - Kirk, J.

AU - Klier, A.

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 - Lloyd, S. L.

AU - Loebinger, F. K.

AU - Long, G. D.

AU - Losty, M. J.

AU - Ludwig, J.

AU - Lui, D.

AU - Macchiolo, A.

AU - Macpherson, A.

AU - Mannelli, M.

AU - Marcellini, S.

AU - Markopoulos, C.

AU - Markus, C.

AU - Martin, A. J.

AU - Martin, J. P.

AU - Martinez, G.

AU - Mashimo, T.

AU - Mättig, P.

AU - McDonald, W. J.

AU - McKenna, J.

AU - Mckigney, E. A.

AU - McMahon, T. J.

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 - Mincer, A.

AU - Mir, R.

AU - Mohr, W.

AU - Montanari, A.

AU - Mori, T.

AU - Muller, U.

AU - Mihara, S.

AU - Nagai, K.

AU - Nakamura, I.

AU - Neal, H. A.

AU - Nellen, B.

AU - Nisius, R.

AU - O'Neale, S. W.

AU - Oakham, F. G.

AU - Odorici, F.

AU - Ogren, H. O.

AU - Oh, A.

AU - Oldershaw, N. J.

AU - Oreglia, M. J.

AU - Orito, S.

AU - Palinkas, J.

AU - Pásztor, G.

AU - Pater, J. R.

AU - Patrick, G. N.

AU - Patt, J.

AU - Perez-Ochoa, R.

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 - Rembser, C.

AU - Robertson, S.

AU - Robins, S. A.

AU - Rodning, N.

AU - Roney, J. M.

AU - Rooke, A.

AU - Rossi, A. 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 - Saeki, T.

AU - Sang, W. M.

AU - Sarkisyan, E. K.G.

AU - Sbarra, C.

AU - Schaile, A. D.

AU - Schaile, O.

AU - Scharf, F.

AU - Scharff-Hansen, P.

AU - Schieck, J.

AU - Schleper, P.

AU - Schmitt, B.

AU - Schmitt, S.

AU - Schöning, A.

AU - Schröder, M.

AU - Schultz-Coulon, H. C.

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PY - 1998/2/19

Y1 - 1998/2/19

N2 - A search for decays of the Bc meson was performed using data collected from 1990-1995 with the OPAL detector on or near the Z0 peak at LEP. The decay channels B+ c→J/ψπ+, B+ c→J/ψa+ 1 and B+ c→J/ψℓ+v were investigated, where ℓ denotes an electron or a muon. Two candidates are observed in the mode B+ c→J/ψπ+, with an estimated background of (0.63 ± 0.20) events. The weighted mean of the masses of the two candidates is (6.32 ± 0.06) GeV/c2, which is consistent with the predicted mass of the Bc meson. One candidate event is observed in the mode B+ c→J/ψℓ+v, with an estimated background of (0.82 ± 0.19) events. No candidate events are observed in the B+ c→J/ψa+ 1 decay mode, with an estimated background of (1.10 ± 0.22) events. Upper bounds at the 90% confidence level are set on the production rates for these processes.

AB - A search for decays of the Bc meson was performed using data collected from 1990-1995 with the OPAL detector on or near the Z0 peak at LEP. The decay channels B+ c→J/ψπ+, B+ c→J/ψa+ 1 and B+ c→J/ψℓ+v were investigated, where ℓ denotes an electron or a muon. Two candidates are observed in the mode B+ c→J/ψπ+, with an estimated background of (0.63 ± 0.20) events. The weighted mean of the masses of the two candidates is (6.32 ± 0.06) GeV/c2, which is consistent with the predicted mass of the Bc meson. One candidate event is observed in the mode B+ c→J/ψℓ+v, with an estimated background of (0.82 ± 0.19) events. No candidate events are observed in the B+ c→J/ψa+ 1 decay mode, with an estimated background of (1.10 ± 0.22) events. Upper bounds at the 90% confidence level are set on the production rates for these processes.

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U2 - 10.1016/S0370-2693(97)01569-4

DO - 10.1016/S0370-2693(97)01569-4

M3 - Article

VL - 420

SP - 157

EP - 168

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 -