Tau-lepton production and decay at Petra energies

Bartel, W. and Finch, Alexander (1985) Tau-lepton production and decay at Petra energies. Physics Letters B, 161 (1-3). pp. 188-196. ISSN 0370-2693

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The production and decay of τ-pairs was studied with the JADE detector at PETRA at center-of-mass energies of 30 ⩽√s ⩽ 46.78 GeV. The total production cross section for τ-pairs agreed with QED predictions to order α3. Lower limits on QED cut-off parameters of Λ+ > 285 GeV and Λ− > 210 GeV at 95% confidence level were ontained. The decay branching fractions into one and three charged particles were determined to be (86.1 ± 0.5 ± 0.9)% and (13.6±0.5 ±0.80)%. In the angular distributions a forward-backward asymmetry was observed, from which the axial-vector weak charge to the τ was determined to be aτ = −0.74 ± 0.22 in agreement with the standard model. An analysis of the process e+e− → τ+τ−γ showed agreement with QED calculations to O(α3).

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Physics Letters B
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3100/3106
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 63859
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 01 May 2013 15:50
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2019 17:24
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/63859

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