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Production rates of bb¯ quark pairs from gluons and bb¯bb¯ events in hadronic Z0 decays

Kartvelishvili, Vakhtang (2001) Production rates of bb¯ quark pairs from gluons and bb¯bb¯ events in hadronic Z0 decays. European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, 18 (3). pp. 447-460. ISSN 1434-6044

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Abstract

The rates are measured per hadronic Z0 decay for gluon splitting to bb¯ quark pairs, gbb¯, and of events containing two bb¯ quark pairs, g4b, using a sample of four-jet events selected from data collected with the OPAL detector. Events with an enhanced signal of gluon splitting to bb¯ quarks are selected if two of the jets are close in phase-space and contain detached secondary vertices. For the event sample containing two bb¯ quark pairs, three of the four jets are required to have a significantly detached secondary vertex. Information from the event topology is combined in a likelihood fit to extract the values of gbb¯ and g4b, namely gbb = (3.07 ± 0.53(stat) ± 0.97(syst)) × 10−3, g4b = (0.36 ± 0.17(stat) ± 0.27(syst)) × 10−3.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 82878
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 15 Nov 2016 10:50
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2019 02:52
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/82878

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