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Inclusive production of neutral vector mesons in hadronic Z decays

Buskulic, D. and Finch, Alexander (1996) Inclusive production of neutral vector mesons in hadronic Z decays. Zeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields, 69 (1). pp. 379-392. ISSN 0170-9739

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Abstract

Data on the inclusive production of the neutral vector mesonsρ0(770),ω(782), K*0(892), andφ(1020) in hadronic Z decays recorded with the ALEPH detector at LEP are presented and compared to Monte Carlo model predictions. Bose-Einstein effects are found to be important in extracting a reliable value for theρ0 production rate. An averageρ0 multiplicity of 1.45±0.21 per event is obtained. Theω is detected via its three pion decay modeω→π+π−π0 and has a total rate of 1.07±0.14 per event. The multiplicity of the K*0 is 0.83±0.09, whilst that of theφ is 0.122±0.009, both measured using their charged decay modes. The measurements provide information on the relative production rates of vector and pseudoscalar mesons, as well as on the relative probabilities for the production of hadrons containing u, d, and s quarks.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Zeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 64067
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 09 May 2013 16:30
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2017 14:06
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/64067

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