A measurement of the charm and bottom forward-backward asymmetries using D mesons at LEP

The OPAL Collaboration

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Abstract

A measurement of the charm and bottom forward-backward asymmetry in e+e- annihilations is presented at energies on and around the peak of the Z0 resonance. Decays of the Z0 into charm and bottom quarks are tagged using D mesons identified in about 4 million hadronic decays of the Z0 boson recorded with the OPAL detector at LEP between 1990 and 1995. Approximately 33000 D mesons are tagged in seven different decay modes. From these the charm and bottom asymmetries are measured in three energy ranges around the Z0 peak: AFB c =0.039 ± 0.051 ± 0.009 AFB c =0.063 ± 0.012 ± 0.006 AFB c =0.158 ± 0.041 ± 0.011 AFB b =-0.086 ± 0.108 ± 0.029 AFB b = 0.094 ± 0.027 ± 0.022 AFB b =-0.021 ± 0.090 ± 0.026 〈Ecm〉 =89.45 GeV 〈Ecm〉 =91.22 GeV 〈Ecm〉 =93.00 GeV The results are in agreement with the predictions of the standard model and other measurements at LEP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)379-395
Number of pages17
JournalZeitschrift fur Physik C-Particles and Fields
Volume73
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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