Bouhova-Thacker, E. V. and Finch, A. J. and Hughes, G. and Jones, Roger and Smizanska, Ml and Clarke, D. P. and Ellis, G. and Pearson, M. R. and Robertson, N. A. and ALEPH Collaboration, The (2004) Measurement of W pair productions in e+ e- collisions at centre-of-mass energies from 183-GeV to 209-GeV. European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, 38 (2). pp. 147-160. ISSN 1434-6044Full text not available from this repository.
The W + W- production cross section is measured from a data sample corresponding to a total integrated luminosity of 683 pb-1, collected by the ALEPH experiment at LEP at centre-of-mass energies from 183 to 209 GeV. Individual cross sections for the different topologies arising from W decays into leptons or hadrons, as well as the total W-pair cross section are given at eight centre-of-mass energies. The results are found to be in agreement with recently developed Standard Model calculations at the one percent level. The hadronic branching fraction of the W boson is measured to be = 67.13 0.37(stat.) 0.15(syst.)%, from which the CKM matrix element is determined to be 0.958 0.017(stat.) 0.008(syst.)
|Journal or Publication Title:||European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics|
|Deposited On:||24 Feb 2009 13:30|
|Last Modified:||25 Oct 2016 01:28|
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