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Production of D**(s) mesons in hadronic Z decays

ALEPH Collaboration, The and Heister, A. and Bouhova-Thacker, Evelina and Bowdery, Christopher and Finch, Alexander and Foster, Frank and Hughes, Gareth and Jones, Roger (2002) Production of D**(s) mesons in hadronic Z decays. Physics Letters B, 526 (1-2). pp. 34-49. ISSN 0370-2693

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The production rates of the orbitally excited mesons, Ds1± and , are measured with the 4.1 million hadronic Z decays recorded by the ALEPH detector during 1991–1995. The mesons are reconstructed in the decay modes , and . The production rate of the Ds1± is measured to be f(Z→Ds1±)=(0.52±0.09±0.06)%, under the assumption that the two considered decay modes of the Ds1± saturate the branching ratio. The production rate of the is determined to be , assuming that the branching fraction of the decay is 45%. The production rates in and decays are measured separately.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Physics Letters B
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 63923
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 03 May 2013 10:22
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 22 May 2018 04:01
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