A study of the decay width difference in the B-s(0)-(B)over-bar(s)(0) system using phi phi correlations

Authors
Barate, R Decamp, D Ghez, P Goy, C Lees, JP 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 Greening, TC Halley, AW Hansen, JB Harvey, J Janot, P Jost, B Lehraus, I Mato, P Minten, A Moutoussi, A Ranjard, F Rolandi, L Schlatter, D Schmitt, M Schneider, O Spagnolo, P Tejessy, W Teubert, F Tournefier, E Wright, AE Ajaltouni, Z Badaud, F Chazelle, G Deschamps, O Favard, A Gay, P Guicheney, C Henrard, P Jousset, J Michel, B Monteil, S Montret, JC Pallin, D 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 Bonneaud, G Brient, JC Rouge, A Rumpf, M Swynghedauw, M Verderi, M 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 Lynch, JG Negus, P O'Shea, V Raine, C Teixeira-Dias, P Thompson, AS Cavanaugh, R Dhamotharan, S Geweniger, C Hanke, P Hansper, G Hepp, V Kluge, EE Putzer, A Sommer, J Tittel, K Werner, S Wunsch, M Beuselinck, R Binnie, DM Cameron, W Dornan, PJ Girone, M Marinelli, N Sedgbeer, JK Thompson, JC Thomson, E Ghete, VM Girtler, P Kneringer, E Kuhn, D Rudolph, G Bowdery, CK Buck, PG Finch, AJ Foster, F Hughes, G Jones, RWL Robertson, NA Giehl, I Jakobs, K Kleinknecht, K Quast, G Renk, B Rohne, E Sander, HG Wachsmuth, H Zeitnitz, C Bonissent, A Carr, J Coyle, P Leroy, O Payre, P Rousseau, D Talby, M Aleppo, M Antonelli, M Ragusa, F Dietl, H Ganis, C Huttmann, K Lutjens, G Mannert, C Manner, W Moser, HG Schael, S Settles, R Stenzel, H Wiedenmann, W Wolf, G Azzurri, P Boucrot, J Callot, O Chen, S Cordier, A Davier, M Duflot, L Grivaz, JF Heusse, P Jacholkowska, A Le Diberder, F Lefrancois, J Lutz, AM Schune, MH Veillet, JJ Videau, I Zerwas, D Bagliesi, G Boccali, T Calderini, G Ciulli, 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 Cowan, G Green, MG Medcalf, T Strong, JA Clifft, RW Edgecock, TR Norton, PR Tomalin, IR Bloch-Devaux, B Colas, P Emery, S Kozanecki, W Lancon, E Lemaire, MC Locci, E Perez, P Rander, J Renardy, JF Roussarie, A Schuller, JP Schwindling, J Trabelsi, A Vallage, B Black, SN Dann, JH Johnson, RP Kim, HY Konstantinidis, N Litke, AM McNeil, MA Taylor, G Booth, CN Cartwright, S Combley, F Lehto, M Thompson, LF Affholderbach, K Bohrer, A Brandt, S Grupen, C Misiejuk, A Prange, G Sieler, U Giannini, G Gobbo, B Rothberg, J Wasserbaech, S Armstrong, SR Elmer, P Ferguson, DPS Cao, 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 von Wimmersperg-Toeller, JH Wu, SL Wu, X Zobernig, G
Citation
R. Barate et al., A study of the decay width difference in the B-s(0)-(B)over-bar(s)(0) system using phi phi correlations, PHYS LETT B, 486(3-4), 2000, pp. 286-299
Citations number
24
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
PHYSICS LETTERS B
ISSN journal
0370-2693 → ACNP
Volume
486
Issue
3-4
Year of publication
2000
Pages
286 - 299
Database
ISI
SICI code
0370-2693(20000803)486:3-4<286:ASOTDW>2.0.ZU;2-B
Abstract
In a data sample of about four million hadronic Z decays recorded with the ALEPH detector from 1991 to 1995. the B-s(0) --> (Ds(*)+Ds()*()-) decay is observed, based on tagging the final state with two phi mesons in the same hemisphere. The D-s((*)+) D-s((*)-) final state is mostly CP even and corre sponds to the short-lived B-s(0) mass eigenstate. The branching ratio of th is decay is measured to be BR(B-s(0)(short) --> D-s((*)+) D-s((*)-)) = (23 +/- 10(-9)(+19))%. A measurement of the lifetime of the B-s(0)(short) gives 1.27 +/- 0.33 +/- 0.08 ps. The lifetime and branching ratio measurements p rovide two essentially independent methods of estimating the relative decay width difference Delta Gamma/Gamma in the B-s(0)-(B) over bar(s)(0) system , corresponding to an average value Delta Gamma/Gamma = (25+/-(21)(14))%. ( C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.