A measurement of the KS lifetime

A. Lai*, D. Marras, J. R. Batley, A. Bevan, R. S. Dosanjh, T. J. Gershon, B. Hay, G. E. Kalmus, C. Lazzeroni, D. J. Munday, M. D. Needham, E. Olaiya, M. A. Parker, T. O. White, S. A. Wotton, G. Barr, G. Bocquet, A. Ceccucci, T. Cuhadar-Dönszelmann, D. CundyG. D'Agostini, N. Doble, V. Falaleev, W. Funk, L. Gatignon, A. Gonidec, B. Gorini, G. Govi, P. Grafström, W. Kubischta, A. Lacourt, M. Lenti, S. Luitz, J. P. Matheys, I. Mikulec, A. Norton, S. Palestini, B. Panzer-Steindel, D. Schinzel, G. Tatishvili, H. Taureg, M. Velasco, O. Vossnack, H. Wahl, C. Cheshkov, A. Gaponenko, P. Hristov, V. Kekelidze, D. Madigojine, N. Molokanova, Y. Potrebenikov, A. Tkatchev, A. Zinchenko, I. Knowles, V. Martin, H. Parsons, R. Sacco, A. Walker, M. Contalbrigo, P. Dalpiaz, J. Duclos, P. L. Frabetti, A. Gianoli, M. Martini, F. Petrucci, M. Savrié, M. Scarpa, A. Bizzeti, M. Calvetti, G. Collazuol, G. Graziani, E. Iacopini, F. Martelli, M. Veltri, H. G. Becker, H. Blümer, D. Coward, M. Eppard, H. Fox, A. Hirstius, K. Holtz, A. Kalter, K. Kleinknecht, U. Koch, L. Köpke, P. Lopesda Silva

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A measurement of the KS lifetime is presented using data recorded by the NA48 experiment at the CERN-SPS during 1998 and 1999. The KS lifetime is derived from the ratio of decay time distributions in simultaneous, collinear KS and KL beams, giving a result which is approximately independent of the detector acceptance and with reduced systematic errors. The result obtained is τS = (0.89598 ± 0.00048 ± 0.00051) × 10-10 s, where the first error is statistical and the second systematic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28-40
Number of pages13
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jun 13 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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