Measurement of W-pair production in e(+)e(-) collisions at 189 GeV

Authors
Barate, R Decamp, D Ghez, P Goy, C Jezequal, S Lees, JP Martin, F Merle, E Minard, MN Pietrzyk, B Alemany, R Bravo, S Casado, MP Chmeissani, M Crespo, JM Fernandez, E Fernandez-Bosman, M Garrido, L Grauges, E Martinez, M Merino, G Miquel, R Mir, LM Pacheco, A Ruiz, H Colaleo, A Creanza, D de Palma, M Iaselli, G Maggi, G Maggi, M Nuzzo, S Ranieri, A Raso, G Ruggieri, F Selvaggi, G Silvestris, L Tempesta, P Tricomi, A Zito, G Huang, X Lin, J Ouyang, Q Wang, T Xie, Y Xu, R Xue, S Zhang, J Zhang, L Zhao, W Abbaneo, D Boix, G Buchmuller, O Cattaneo, M Cerutti, F Dissertori, G Drevermann, H Forty, RW Frank, M Gianotti, F Greening, TC Halley, AW Hansen, JB Harvey, J Janot, P Jost, B Kado, M Lemaitre, V Maley, P Mato, P Minten, A Moutoussi, A Ranjard, F Rolandi, L Schlatter, D Schmitt, M Schneider, O Spagnolo, P Tejessy, W Teubert, F Tournefier, E Valassi, A Ward, JJ Wright, AE Ajaltouni, Z Badaud, F Chazelle, G Deschamps, O Dessagne, S Falvard, A Gay, P Guicheney, C Henrard, P Jousset, J Michel, B Monteil, S Montret, JC Pallin, D Pascolo, JM Perret, P Podlyski, F Hansen, JD Hansen, JR Hansen, PH Nilsson, BS Waananen, A Daskalakis, G Kyriakis, A Markou, C Simopoulou, E Vayaki, A Blondel, A Brient, JC Machefert, F Rouge, A Swynghedauw, M Tanaka, R Videau, H Focardi, E Parrini, G Zachariadou, K Antonelli, A Bencivenni, G Bologna, G Bossi, F Campana, P Capon, G Chiarella, V Laurelli, P Mannocchi, G Murtas, F Murtas, GP Passalacqua, L Pepe-Altarelli, M Chalmers, M Kennedy, J Lynch, JG Negus, P O'Shea, V Raeven, B Smith, D Teixeira-Dias, P Thompson, AS Cavanaugh, R Dhamotharan, S Geweniger, C Hanke, P Hepp, V Kluge, EE Leibenguth, G Putzer, A Tittel, K Werner, S Wunsch, M Beuselinck, R Binnie, DM Cameron, W Davies, G Dornan, PJ Girone, M Marinelli, N Nowell, J Przysiezniak, H Sedgbeer, JK Thompson, JC Thomson, E White, R Ghete, VM Girtler, P Kneringer, E Kuhn, D Rudolph, G Bowdery, CK Buck, PG Clarke, DP Ellis, G Finch, AJ Foster, F Hughes, G Jones, RWL Robertson, NA Smizanska, M Giehl, I Holldorfer, F Jakobs, K Kleinknecht, K Krocker, M Muller, AS Nurnberger, HA Quast, C Renk, B Rohne, E Sander, HG Schmeling, S Wachsmuth, H Zeitnitz, G Ziegler, T Bonissent, A Carr, J Coyle, P Curtil, C Ealet, A Fouchez, D Leroy, O Kachelhoffer, T Payre, P Rousseau, D Tilquin, A Aleppo, M Antonelli, M Gilardoni, S Ragusa, F Dietl, H Ganis, G Huttmann, K Lutjens, G Mannert, G Manner, W Moser, HG Schael, S Settles, R Stenzel, H Wiedenmann, W Wolf, G Azzurri, P Boucrot, J Callot, O Davier, M Duflot, L Grivaz, JF Heusse, P Jacholkowska, A Serin, L Veillet, JJ Videau, I de Regie, JBD Zerwas, D Bagliesi, G Boccali, T Calderini, G Giulli, V Foa, L Giassi, A Ligabue, F Messineo, A Palla, F Rizzo, G Sanguinetti, G Sciaba, A Sguazzoni, G Tenchini, R Venturi, A Verdini, PG Blair, GA Coles, J Cowan, G Green, MG Hutchcroft, DE Jones, LT Medcalf, T Strong, JA von Wimmersperg-Toeller, JH Clifft, RW Edgecock, TR Norton, PR Tomalin, IR Bloch-Devaux, B Colas, P Fabbro, B Faif, G Lancon, E Lemaire, MC Locci, E Perez, P Rander, J Renardy, JF Rosowsky, A Seager, P Trabelsi, A Tuchming, B Vallage, B Black, SN Dann, JH Loomis, C Kim, HY Konstantinidis, N Litke, AM McNeil, MA Taylor, G Booth, CN Cartwright, S Combley, F Hodgson, PN Lehto, M Thompson, LF Affholderbach, K Bohrer, A Brandt, S Grupen, C Hess, J Misiejuk, A Prange, G Sieler, U Borean, C Giannini, G Gobbo, B He, H Putz, J Rothberg, J Wasserbaech, S Armstrong, SR Cranmer, K Elmer, P Ferguson, DPS Gao, Y Gonzalez, S Hayes, OJ Hu, H Jin, S Kile, J McNamara, PA Nielsen, J Orejudos, W Pan, YB Saadi, Y Scott, IJ Walsh, J Wu, J Wu, SL Wu, X Zobernig, G
Citation
R. Barate et al., Measurement of W-pair production in e(+)e(-) collisions at 189 GeV, PHYS LETT B, 484(3-4), 2000, pp. 205-217
Citations number
34
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
PHYSICS LETTERS B
ISSN journal
0370-2693 → ACNP
Volume
484
Issue
3-4
Year of publication
2000
Pages
205 - 217
Database
ISI
SICI code
0370-2693(20000706)484:3-4<205:MOWPIE>2.0.ZU;2-F
Abstract
The production of W+W- pairs is analysed in a data sample collected by ALEP H at a mean centre-of-mass energy of 188.6 GeV, corresponding to an integra ted luminosity of 174.2 pb(-1). Cross sections are given for different topo logies of W decays into leptons or hadrons. Combining all final states and assuming Standard Model branching fractions, the total W-pail cross section is measured to be 15.71 +/- 0.34(stat.) +/- 0.18(syst.) pb. Using also the W-pair data samples collected by ALEPH at lower centre-of-mass energies, t he decay branching fraction of the W boson into hadrons is measured to be B (W --> hadrons) = 66.97 +/- 0.65(stat.) +/- 0.32(syst.)%, allowing a determ ination of the CKM matrix element /V-cs/ = 0.951 +/- 0.030(stat,) +/- 0.015 (syst.). (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.