Measurement of Bd 0- Bd 0oscillations

P. Abreu, W. Adam, T. Adye, P. Adzic, I. Ajinenko, G. D. Alekseev, R. Alemany, P. P. Allport, S. Almehed, U. Amaldi, S. Amato, P. Andersson, A. Andreazza, P. Antilogus, W. D. Apel, Y. Arnoud, B. Åsman, J. E. Augustin, A. Augustinus, P. BaillonP. Bambade, F. Barao, M. Barbi, D. Y. Bardin, G. Barker, A. Baroncelli, O. Barring, M. J. Bates, M. Battaglia, M. Baubillier, J. Baudot, K. H. Becks, M. Begalli, P. Beilliere, Yu Belokopytov, K. Belous, A. C. Benvenuti, C. Berat, M. Berggren, D. Bertini, D. Bertrand, M. Besancon, F. Bianchi, M. Bigi, M. S. Bilenky, P. Billoir, M. A. Bizouard, D. Bloch, M. Blume, A. Tomaradze, DELPHI Collaboration

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Bd 0meson oscillations are measured in hadronic Z0decays using the charge of a lepton or the mean charge of an event hemisphere to sign the presence of a b or a b quark when it is produced, and using the charge of a lepton emitted at large ptor of a D∗±to sign the presence of a B or a B meson when it decays. With 3.2 million hadronic Z0decays registered by DELPHI between 1991 and 1994, the mass difference Δmdbetween the two physical Bd 0states is measured in four channels: Δmd= 0.523 ± 0.072 ± 0.043 ps-1(D∗±- Qhem) Δmd= 0.493 ± 0.042 ± 0.027 ps-1(ℓ - Qhem) Δmd= 0.499 ± 0.053 ± 0.015 ps-1((π- ℓ) - Qhem) Δmd= 0.480 ± 0.040 ± 0.051 ps-1(ℓ - ℓ). Taking into account the statistical overlap between these measurements and the common systematic uncertainties, the combined result is: Δmd= 0.497 ± 0.035 ps-1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)579-598
Number of pages20
JournalZeitschrift fur Physik C-Particles and Fields
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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