Measurement of tau branching ratios to five charged hadrons

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The branching ratios of the decay of the τ lepton to five charged hadrons have been measured with the OPAL detector at LEP using data collected between 1991 and 1995 at e+e- centre-of-mass energies close to the Z0 resonance. The branching ratios are measured to be B(τ- → 3h-2h+ντ) = (0.091 ± 0.014 ± 0.006)% B(τ- → 3h-2h+π0ντ) = (0.027 ± 0.018 ± 0.009)% where the first error is statistical and the second systematic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-189
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes

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  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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