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Measurement of tau branching ratios to five charged hadrons

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and , OPAL Collaboration and Kormos, Laura (1999) Measurement of tau branching ratios to five charged hadrons. European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, 8 (2). pp. 183-189. ISSN 1434-6044

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The branching ratios of the decay of the tau 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 Z(0) resonance. The branching ratios are measured to be B(tau(-) --> 3h(-)2h(+)v(tau)) = (0.091 +/- 0.014 +/- 0.006)% B(tau(-) --> 3h(-)2h(+)pi(0)v(tau)) = (0.027 +/0 0.018 +/- 0.009)% where the first error is statistical and the second systematic.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 53122
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 09 Mar 2012 03:00
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
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