Determination of the average lifetime of bottom hadrons

M. Althoff, W. Braunschweig, F. J. Kirschfink, H. U. Martyn, P. Rosskamp, D. Schmitz, H. Siebke, W. Wallraff, J. Eisenmann, H. M. Fischer, H. Hartmann, A. Jocksch, G. Knop, H. Kolanoski, H. Kück, V. Mertens, R. Wedemeyer, B. Foster, A. Eskreys, R. FohrmannK. Gather, M. Hildebrandt, H. Hultschig, P. Joos, U. Kötz, H. Kowalski, A. Ladage, B. Löhr, D. Lüke, P. Mättig, D. Notz, R. J. Nowak, J. Pyrlik, E. Ronat, M. Rushton, W. Schütte, D. Trines, T. Tymieniecka, G. Wolf, G. Yekutieli, W. Zeuner, E. Hilger, T. Kracht, H. L. Krasemann, P. Leu, E. Lohrmann, D. Pandoulas, G. Poelz, K. U. Pösnecker, R. Beuselinck, D. M. Binnie, A. J. Campbell, P. Dornan, D. A. Garbutt, C. Jenkins, T. D. Jones, W. G. Jones, J. McCardle, J. K. Sedgbeer, J. Thomas, W. A.T. Wan Abdullah, K. W. Bell, M. G. Bowler, P. Bull, R. J. Cashmore, P. E.L. Clarke, P. Dauncey, R. Devenish, P. Grossmann, C. M. Hawkes, S. L. Lloyd, D. Mellor, C. Youngman, G. E. Forden, J. C. Hart, J. Harvey, D. K. Hasell, D. H. Saxon, F. Barreiro, S. Brandt, M. Dittmar, M. Holder, G. Kreutz, B. Neumann, E. Duchovni, Y. Eisenberg, U. Karshon, G. Mikenberg, R. Mir, D. Revel, A. Shapira, G. Baranko, A. Caldwell, M. Cherney, J. M. Izen, M. Mermikides, S. Ritz, G. Rudolph, D. Strom, M. Takashima, H. Venkataramania, E. Wicklund, Sau Lan Wu, G. Zobernig

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Abstract

We have determined the average lifetime of hadrons containing b quarks produced in e+e- annihilation to be τB = 1.83 +0.83 +0.37 - -0.34×10-12s. Our method uses charged decay products from both non-leptonic and semileptonic decay modes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)524-532
Number of pages9
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume149
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 27 1984
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Althoff, M., Braunschweig, W., Kirschfink, F. J., Martyn, H. U., Rosskamp, P., Schmitz, D., Siebke, H., Wallraff, W., Eisenmann, J., Fischer, H. M., Hartmann, H., Jocksch, A., Knop, G., Kolanoski, H., Kück, H., Mertens, V., Wedemeyer, R., Foster, B., Eskreys, A., ... Zobernig, G. (1984). Determination of the average lifetime of bottom hadrons. Physics Letters B, 149(6), 524-532. https://doi.org/10.1016/0370-2693(84)90380-0