Production and muonic decay of heavy quarks in e+e- annihilation at 34.5 GeV

M. Althoff, W. Braunschweig, F. J. Kirschfink, K. Lübelsmeyer, H. U. Martyn, G. Peise, J. Rimkus, P. Rosskamp, H. G. Sander, D. Schmitz, H. Siebke, W. Wallraff, H. M. Fischer, H. Hartmann, W. Hillen, W. Jocksch, G. Knop, L. Köpke, H. Kolanoski, H. KückR. Wedemeyer, N. Wermes, M. Wollstadt, Y. Eisenberg, K. Gather, H. Hultschig, P. Joos, W. Koch, U. Kötz, H. Kowalski, A. Ladage, B. Löhr, D. Lüke, P. Mättig, D. Notz, R. J. Nowak, J. Pyrlik, D. R. Quarrie, M. Rushton, W. Schütte, D. Trines, G. Wolf, Ch Xiao, R. Fohrmann, E. Hilger, T. Kracht, H. L. Krasemann, P. Leu, E. Lohrmann, D. Pandoulas, G. Poelz, B. H. Wiik, R. Beuselinck, D. M. Binnie, A. L. Campbell, P. J. Dornan, B. Foster, D. A. Garbutt, C. Jenkins, T. D. Jones, W. G. Jones, J. McCardle, J. K. Sedgbeer, W. A.T.Wan Abdullah, K. W. Bell, M. G. Bowler, P. Bull, R. J. Cashmore, P. E.L. Clarke, R. Devenish, P. Grossmann, C. M. Hawkes, S. L. Lloyd, G. L. Salmon, J. Thomas, T. R. Wyatt, C. Youngman, G. E. Forden, J. C. Hart, J. Harvey, D. K. Hasell, J. Proudfoot, D. H. Saxon, P. L. Woodworth, F. Barreiro, M. Dittmar, M. Holder, B. Neumann, E. Duchovni, U. Karshon, G. Mikenberg, R. Mir, D. Revel, D. Ronat, A. Shapira, G. Yekutieli, T. Barklow, A. Caldwell, M. Cherney, J. M. Izen, M. Mermikides, G. Rudolph, D. Strom, H. Venkataramania, E. Wicklund, Sau Lan Wu, G. Zobernig

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Abstract

The production of prompt muons in e+e- annihilation has been studied at centre of mass energies near 34.5 GeV. The measured semi-muonic branching ratios of b and c quarks are B(b»Xμv) =0.117±0.028±0.01 and B(c→Xμv)=0.082 ±0.012a-0.01+0.02. The fragmentation functions of heavy quarks are hard, b>=0.85a-0.12-0.07+0.10+0.02 and c> =0.77a-0.07-0.11+0.05+0.03. Limits have been set on flavour changing neutral current decays:B(b→Xμ+μ-) +μ- (95% confidence level).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-229
Number of pages11
JournalZeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1984
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Althoff, M., Braunschweig, W., Kirschfink, F. J., Lübelsmeyer, K., Martyn, H. U., Peise, G., Rimkus, J., Rosskamp, P., Sander, H. G., Schmitz, D., Siebke, H., Wallraff, W., Fischer, H. M., Hartmann, H., Hillen, W., Jocksch, W., Knop, G., Köpke, L., Kolanoski, H., ... Zobernig, G. (1984). Production and muonic decay of heavy quarks in e+e- annihilation at 34.5 GeV. Zeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields, 22(3), 219-229. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01575783