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Measurement of the mass and width of the W boson

Abbiendi, G. and Ainsley, C. and Akesson, P. F. and Alexander, G. and Anagnostou, G. and Anderson, K. J. and Asai, S. and Axen, D. and Bailey, I. and Barberio, E. and Barillari, T. and Barlow, R. J. and Batley, R. J. and Bechtle, P. and Behnke, T. and Bell, K. W. and Bell, P. J. and Bella, G. and Bellerive, A. and Benelli, C. and Bethke, S. and Biebel, O. and Boeriu, O. and Bock, P. and Boutemeur, M. and Braibant, S. and Brown, R. M. and Burckhart, H. J. and Campana, S. and Capiluppi, P. and Carnegie, R. K. and Carter, A. A. and Carter, J. R. and Chang, C. Y. and Charlton, D. C. and Ciocca, C. and Csilling, A. and Cuffiani, M. and Dado, S. and De Roeck, A. and De Wolf, E. A. and Desch, K. and Dienes, B. and Dubbert, J. and Duchovni, E. and Duckeck, G. and Duerdoth, I. P. and Etzion, E. and Fabbri, F. and Ferrari, P. and Fiedler, F. and Fleck, I. and Ford, M. and Frey, A. and Gagnon, P. and Gary, J. W. and Geich-Gimbel, C. and Giacomelli, G. and Giacomelli, P. and Giunta, M. and Goldberg, J. and Gross, E. and Grunhaus, J. and Gruwe, M. and Guenther, P. O. and Gupta, A. and Hajdu, C. and Hamann, M. and Hanson, G. C. and Harel, A. and Hauschild, M. and Hawkes, C. M. and Hawkings, R. and Hemingway, R. J. and Herten, G. and Heuer, R. D. and Hill, J. C. and Horvath, D. and Igo-Kemenes, P. and Ishii, K. and Jeremie, H. and Jovanovic, P. and Junk, T. R. and Kanzaki, J. and Karlen, D. and Kawagoe, K. and Kawamoto, T. and Keeler, R. K. and Kellogg, R. G. and Kennedy, B. W. and Kluth, S. and Kobayashi, T. and Kobel, M. and Komamiya, S. and Kraemer, T. and Krasznahorkay, A. and Krieger, P. and von Krogh, J. and Kuhl, T. and Kupper, M. and Lafferty, G. D. and Landsman, H. and Lanske, D. and Lellouch, D. and Letts, J. and Levinson, L. and Lillich, J. and Lloyd, S. L. and Loebinger, F. K. and Lu, J. and Ludwig, A. and Ludwig, J. and Mader, W. and Marcellini, S. and Martin, A. J. and Mashimo, T. and Maettig, P. and McKenna, J. and McPherson, R. A. and Meijerss, F. and Menges, W. and Merritt, F. S. and Mes, H. and Meyer, N. and Michelini, A. and Mihara, S. and Mikenberg, G. and Miller, D. J. and Mohr, W. and Mori, T. and Mutter, A. and Nagai, K. and Nakamura, I. and Nanjo, H. and Neal, H. A. and Nisius, R. and O'Neale, S. W. and Oh, A. and Oreglia, M. J. and Orito, S. and Pahl, C. and Pasztor, G. and Pater, J. R. and Pilcher, J. E. and Pinfold, J. and Plane, D. E. and Pooth, O. and Przybycien, M. and Quadt, A. and Rabbertz, K. and Rembser, C. and Renkel, P. and Roney, J. M. and Rossi, A. M. and Rozen, Y. and Runge, K. and Sachs, K. and Saeki, T. and Sarkisyan, E. K. G. and Schaile, A. D. and Schaile, O. and Scharff-Hansen, P. and Schieck, J. and Schoerner-Sadenius, T. and Schroeder, M. and Schumacher, M. and Seuster, R. and Shears, T. C. and Shen, B. C. and Sherwood, P. and Skuja, A. and Smith, A. M. and Sobie, R. and Soldner-Rembold, S. and Spano, F. and Stahl, A. and Strom, D. and Stroehmer, R. and Tarem, S. and Tasevsky, M. and Teuscher, R. and Thomson, M. A. and Torrence, E. and Toya, D. and Tran, P. and Trigger, I. and Trocsanyi, Z. and Tsur, E. and Turner-Watson, M. F. and Ueda, I. and Ujvari, B. and Vollmer, C. F. and Vannerem, P. and Vertesi, R. and Verzocchi, M. and Voss, H. and Vossebeld, J. and Ward, C. P. and Ward, D. R. and Watkins, P. M. and Watson, A. T. and Watson, N. K. and Wells, P. S. and Wengler, T. and Wermes, N. and Wilson, G. W. and Wilson, J. A. and Wolf, C. and Wyatt, T. R. and Yamashita, S. and Zer-Zion, D. and Zivkovic, L. and , OPAL Collaboration (2006) Measurement of the mass and width of the W boson. European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, 45 (2). pp. 307-335. ISSN 1434-6044

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Abstract

The mass and width of the W boson are measured using e(+)e(-) -> W+W- events from the data sample collected by the OPAL experiment at LEP at centre-of-mass energies between 170 GeV and 209 GeV. The mass (m(W)) and width (Gamma(W)) are determined using direct reconstruction of the kinematics of W+W- -> q (q) over bar lfv and W+W- -> q (q) over barq (q) over bar events. When combined with previous OPAL measurements using W+W- -> lvlv events and the dependence on m(W) of the WW production cross-section at threshold, the results are determined to be m(W) = 80.415 +/- 0.042 +/- 0.030 +/- 0.009 GeV Gamma(W) = 1.996 +/- 0.096 +/- 0.102 +/- 0.003 GeV where the first error is statistical, the second systematic and the third due to uncertainties in the value of the LEP beam energy. By measuring m(W) in the q (q) over barq (q) over bar channel using several different determinations of the direction of jets with differing sensitivities to soft particles, a limit is also obtained on possible final-state interactions due to colour reconnection effects in W+W- -> q (q) over barq (q) over bar events. The consistency of the results for the W mass and width with those inferred from other electroweak parameters provides an important test of the Standard Model of electroweak interactions.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
Uncontrolled Keywords: PHYSICS EVENT GENERATION ; E(+)E(-) COLLISIONS ; EINSTEIN CORRELATIONS ; GLUON JETS ; QUARK JETS ; E+E ANNIHILATION ; PAIR PRODUCTION ; CROSS-SECTIONS ; W+W-PRODUCTION ; FINAL-STATES
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 53117
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 09 Mar 2012 02:59
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 23:00
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/53117

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