The forward-backward asymmetry of {Mathematical expression} using leptons in hadronic Z0 decays

P. D. Acton, R. Akers, G. Alexander, J. Allison, K. J. Anderson, S. Arcelli, A. Astbury, D. Axen, G. Azuelos, J. T.M. Baines, A. H. Ball, J. Banks, R. J. Barlow, S. Barnett, R. Bartoldus, J. R. Batley, G. Beaudoin, A. Beck, G. A. Beck, J. BeckerC. Beeston, T. Behnke, K. W. Bell, G. Bella, P. Bentkowski, P. Berlich, S. Bethke, O. Biebel, I. J. Bloodworth, P. Bock, B. Boden, H. M. Bosch, M. Boutemeur, H. Breuker, P. Bright-Thomas, R. M. Brown, A. Buijs, H. J. Burckhart, C. Burgard, P. Capiluppi, R. K. Carnegie, A. A. Carter, J. R. Carter, C. Y. Chang, D. G. Charlton, S. L. Chu, P. E.L. Clarke, J. C. Clayton, W. J. Collins, I. Cohen, J. E. Conboy, M. Cooper, M. Coupland, M. Cuffiani, S. Dado, G. M. Dallavalle, S. De Jong, L. A. del Pozo, H. Deng, A. Dieckmann, M. Dittmar, M. S. Dixit, E. do Couto e Silva, J. E. Duboscq, E. Duchovni, G. Duckeck, I. P. Duerdoth, D. J.P. Dumas, P. A. Elcombe, P. G. Estabrooks, E. Etzion, H. G. Evans, F. Fabbri, B. Fabbro, M. Fierro, M. Fincke-Keeler, H. M. Fischer, D. G. Fong, M. Foucher, A. Gaidot, J. W. Gary, J. Gascon, N. I. Geddes, C. Geich-Gimbel, S. W. Gensler, F. X. Gentit, G. Giacomelli, R. Giacomelli, V. Gibson, W. R. Gibson, J. D. Gillies, J. Goldberg, D. M. Gingrich, M. J. Goodrick, C. Gorn, C. Grandi, F. C. Grant, J. Hagemann, G. G. Hanson, M. Hansroul, C. K. Hargrove, P. F. Harrison, J. Hart, P. M. Hattersley, M. Hauschild, C. M. Hawkes, E. Heflin, R. J. Hemingway, G. Herten, R. D. Heuer, J. C. Hill, S. J. Hillier, T. Hilse, D. A. Hinshaw, J. D. Hobbs, P. R. Hobson, D. Hochman, R. J. Homer, A. K. Honma, R. E. Hughes-Jones, R. Humbert, P. Igo-Kemenes, H. Ihssen, D. C. Imrie, A. C. Janissen, A. Jawahery, P. W. Jeffreys, H. Jeremie, M. Jimack, M. Jones, R. W.L. Jones, P. Jovanovic, C. Jui, D. Karlen, K. Kawagoe, T. Kawamoto, R. K. Keeler, R. G. Kellogg, B. W. Kennedy, S. Kluth, T. Kobayashi, D. S. Koetke, T. P. Kokott, S. Komamiya, L. Köpke, J. F. Kral, R. Kowalewski, J. von Krogh, J. Kroll, M. Kuwano, P. Kyberd, G. D. Lafferty, H. Lafoux, R. Lahmann, F. Lamarche, J. G. Layter, P. Leblanc, A. M. Lee, M. H. Lehto, D. Lellouch, C. Leroy, J. Letts, S. Levegrün, L. Levinson, S. L. Lloyd, F. K. Loebinger, J. M. Lorah, 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, P. Mättig, U. Maur, J. McKenna, T. J. McMahon, J. R. McNutt, F. Meijers, D. Menszner, F. S. Merritt, H. Mes, A. Michelini, R. P. Middleton, G. Mikenberg, J. Mildenberger, D. J. Miller, R. Mir, W. Mohr, C. Moisan, A. Montanari, T. Mori, M. Morii, U. Müller, B. Nellen, H. H. Nguyen, S. W. O'Neale, F. G. Oakham, F. Odorici, H. O. Ogren, C. J. Oram, M. J. Oreglia, S. Orito, J. P. Pansart, B. Panzer-Steindel, P. Paschievici, G. N. Patrick, N. Paz-Jaoshvili, M. J. Pearce, P. Pfister, J. E. Pilcher, J. Pinfold, D. Pitman, D. E. Plane, P. Poffenberger, B. Poli, A. Pouladdej, T. W. Pritchard, H. Przysiezniak, G. Quast, M. W. Redmond, D. L. Rees, G. E. Richards, S. A. Robins, D. Robinson, A. Rollnik, J. M. Roney, E. Ros, S. Rossberg, A. M. Rossi, M. Rosvick, P. Routenburg, K. Runge, O. Runolfsson, D. R. Rust, M. Sasaki, C. Sbarra, A. D. Schaile, O. Schaile, W. Schappert, P. Scharff-Hansen, P. Schenk, B. Schmitt, H. von der Schmitt, M. Schröder, C. Schwick, J. Schwiening, W. G. Scott, M. Settles, T. G. Shears, B. C. Shen, C. H. Shepherd-Themistocleous, P. Sherwood, R. Shypit, G. P. Siroli, A. Skillman, A. Skuja, A. M. Smith, T. J. Smith, G. A. Snow, R. Sobie, R. W. Springer, M. Sproston, A. Stahl, C. Stegmann, K. Stephens, J. Steuerer, R. Ströhmer, D. Strom, H. Takeda, T. Takeshita, S. Tarem, M. Tecchio, P. Teixeira-Dias, N. Tesch, M. A. Thomson, E. Torrente-Lujan, S. Towers, G. Transtromer, N. J. Tresilian, T. Tsukamoto, M. F. Turner, D. Van del Plas, R. Van Kooten, G. J. VanDalen, G. Vasseur, C. J. Virtue, A. Wagner, D. L. Wagner, C. Wahl, C. P. Ward, D. R. Ward, P. M. Watkins, A. T. Watson, N. K. Watson, M. Weber, P. Weber, P. S. Wells, N. Wermes, M. A. Whalley, B. Wilkens, G. W. Wilson, J. A. Wilson, V. H. Winterer, T. Wlodek, G. Wolf, S. Wotton, T. R. Wyatt, R. Yaari, A. Yeaman, G. Yekutieli, M. Yurko, W. Zeuner, G. T. Zorn

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Abstract

The forward-backward asymmetries of {Mathematical expression} have been measured by the OPAL Collaboration using samples of hadronic Z0 decays in which electron or muon candidates were observed. The asymmetries were measured simultaneously in a two parameter fit, which used the distributions of the track momentum and transverse momentum component with respect to the associated jet to distinguish lepton candidates from different sources. From a sample of 360 000 hadronic events with centre-of-mass energies within ±0.5 GeV of the Z0 mass and mean energy 91.24. GeV, the values obtained for the {Mathematical expression} asymmetry before and after correcting, for the effect of {Mathematical expression} mixing, and for the {Mathematical expression} asymmetry are, respectively: {Mathematical expression} The measurement of the {Mathematical expression} asymmetry is confirmed by a measurement using only leptons with high transverse momentum. This sample is highly enriched in semileptonic decays of b hadrons. Measurements using high transverse momentum leptons were also performed using samples of events with centre-of-mass energies further from the Z0 mass. After correcting for the effect of {Mathematical expression} mixing, the results are: {Mathematical expression}

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-35
Number of pages17
JournalZeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields
Volume60
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Mar 1

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Acton, P. D., Akers, R., Alexander, G., Allison, J., Anderson, K. J., Arcelli, S., Astbury, A., Axen, D., Azuelos, G., Baines, J. T. M., Ball, A. H., Banks, J., Barlow, R. J., Barnett, S., Bartoldus, R., Batley, J. R., Beaudoin, G., Beck, A., Beck, G. A., ... Zorn, G. T. (1993). The forward-backward asymmetry of {Mathematical expression} using leptons in hadronic Z0 decays. Zeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields, 60(1), 19-35. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01650428