Observation of Y production in hadronic Z0 decays

OPAL Collaboration

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Evidence for the production of Y mesons in hadronic Z0 decays is presented. Using a sample of 3.7 million hadronic events, eight Y candidates are identified from their decays into e+e- and μ+μ- pairs. The estimated background in the signal region is 1.6 ± 0.3 events. Based on existing theoretical models for inclusive Y production, the following branching ratio, summed over the three lightest Y states, is obtained: Br(Z0 → Y + X) = (1.0 ± 0.4 ± 0.1 ± 0.2) × 10-4, where the first error is statistical, the second systematic and the third error accounts for uncertainties in the production mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-194
Number of pages10
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 7 Mar 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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