The production and decay of Tau leptons in e+e- annihilation at PETRA energies

M. Althoff, W. Braunschweig, F. J. Kirschfink, K. Lübelsmeyer, 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. EskreysK. 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, Ch Xiao, R. Fohrmann, E. Hilger, T. Kracht, H. L. Krasemann, P. Leu, E. Lohrmann, D. Pandoulas, G. Poelz, K. U. Pösnecker, B. H. Wiik, R. Beuselinck, D. M. Binnie, A. J. Campbell, P. J. 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. J. Mellor, C. Youngman, G. E. Forden, J. C. Hart, J. Harvey, D. K. Hasell, D. H. Saxon, P. L. Woodworth, 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, Michael G. 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 observed τ pair production at average CM energies of 13.9, 22.3, 34.5 and 43.1 GeV. The cross-sections are consistent with QED, the cut off parameters being Λ+>161 GeV and Λ-169 GeV (95% CL). The topological branching fraction of the τ to 1 charged particle, B1, is 0.847±0.011 (stat)-0.013+0.016(syst) and no decays to 5 charged particles were observed resulting in B5-→π-π+π- v)/(B(τ-→π- π+π- v)+B(τ-→π-π+π -π0v))=0.37-0.20+0.35

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)521-530
Number of pages10
JournalZeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Althoff, M., Braunschweig, W., Kirschfink, F. J., Lübelsmeyer, K., Martyn, H. U., Rosskamp, P., ... Zobernig, G. (1985). The production and decay of Tau leptons in e+e- annihilation at PETRA energies. Zeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields, 26(4), 521-530. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01551794