Measurements of flavour-dependent fragmentation functions in Z0 → qq̄ events

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Fragmentation functions for charged particles in Z0 → qq̄ events have been measured for bottom (b), charm (c) and light (uds) quarks as well as for all flavours together. The results are based on data recorded between 1990 and 1995 using the OPAL detector at LEP. Event samples with different flavour compositions were formed using reconstructed D*± mesons and secondary vertices. The ξP = ln(1/xp) distributions and the position of their maxima ξ0 are also presented separately for uds, c and b quark events. The fragmentation function for b quarks is significantly softer than for uds quarks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-381
Number of pages13
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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