Search for Bs 0 - Bs 0 oscillations and a measurement of Bd 0 - Bd 0 oscillations using events with an inclusively reconstructed vertex: The Delphi collaboration

J. Abdallah*, P. Abreu, W. Adam, P. Adzic, T. Albrecht, T. Alderweireld, R. Alemany-Fernandez, T. Allmendinger, P. P. Allport, U. Amaldi, N. Amapane, S. Amato, E. Anashkin, A. Andreazza, S. Andringa, N. Anjos, P. Antilogus, W. D. Apel, Y. Arnoud, S. AskB. Asman, J. E. Augustin, A. Augustinus, P. Baillon, A. Ballestrero, P. Bambade, R. Barbier, D. Bardin, G. Barker, A. Baroncelli, M. Battaglia, M. Baubillier, K. H. Becks, M. Begalli, A. Behrmann, E. Ben-Haim, N. Benekos, A. Benvenuti, C. Berat, M. Berggren, L. Berntzon, D. Bertrand, M. Besancon, N. Besson, D. Bloch, M. Blom, M. Bluj, M. Bonesini, M. Boonekamp, P. S L Booth, G. Borisov, O. Botner, B. Bouquet, T. J V Bowcock, I. Boyko, M. Bracko, R. Brenner, E. Brodet, P. Bruckman, J. M. Brunet, L. Bugge, P. Buschmann, M. Calvi, T. Camporesi, V. Canale, F. Carena, N. Castro, F. Cavallo, M. Chapkin, Ph Charpentier, P. Checchia, R. Chierici, P. Chliapnikov, J. Chudoba, S. U. Chung, K. Cieslik, P. Collins, R. Contri, G. Cosme, F. Cossutti, M. J. Costa, B. Crawley, D. Crennell, J. Cuevas, J. D'Hondt, J. Dalmau, T. da Silva, W. Da Silva, G. della Ricca, A. de Angelis, W. de Boer, C. de Clercq, B. de Lotto, N. de Maria, A. de Min, L. de Paula, L. Di Ciaccio, A. Di Simone, K. Doroba, J. Drees, M. Dris, G. Eigen, T. Ekelof, M. Ellert, M. Elsing, M. C. Espirito Santo, G. Fanourakis, D. Fassouliotis, M. Feindt, J. Fernandez, A. Ferrer, F. Ferro, U. Flagmeyer, H. Foeth, E. Fokitis, F. Fulda-Quenzer, J. Fuster, M. Gandelman, C. Garcia, Ph Gavillet, E. Gazis, T. Geralis, R. Gokieli, B. Golob, G. Gomez-Ceballos, P. Goncalves, E. Graziani, G. Grosdidier, K. Grzelak, J. Guy, C. Haag, A. Hallgren, K. Hamacher, K. Hamilton, J. Hansen, S. Haug, F. Hauler, V. Hedberg, M. Hennecke, H. Herr, J. Hoffman, S. O. Holmgren, P. J. Holt, M. A. Houlden, K. Hultqvist, J. N. Jackson, G. Jarlskog, P. Jarry, D. Jeans, E. K. Johansson, P. D. Johansson, P. Jonsson, C. Joram, L. Jungermann, F. Kapusta, S. Katsanevas, E. Katsoufis, G. Kernel, B. P. Kersevan, A. Kiiskinen, B. T. King, N. J. Kjaer, P. Kluit, P. Kokkinias, C. Kourkoumelis, O. Kouznetsov, Z. Krumstein, M. Kucharczyk, J. Lamsa, G. Leder, F. Ledroit, L. Leinonen, R. Leitner, J. Lemonne, V. Lepeltier, T. Lesiak, W. Liebig, D. Liko, A. Lipniacka, J. H. Lopes, J. M. Lopez, D. Loukas, P. Lutz, L. Lyons, J. MacNaughton, A. Malek, S. Maltezos, F. Mandl, J. Marco, R. Marco, B. Marechal, M. Margoni, J. C. Marin, C. Mariotti, A. Markou, C. Martinez-Rivero, J. Masik, N. Mastroyiannopoulos, F. Matorras, C. Matteuzzi, F. Mazzucato, M. Mazzucato, R. Mc Nulty, C. Meroni, W. T. Meyer, E. Migliore, W. Mitaroff, U. Mjoernmark, T. Moa, M. Moch, K. Moenig, R. Monge, J. Montenegro, D. Moraes, S. Moreno, P. Morettini, U. Mueller, K. Muenich, M. Mulders, L. Mundim, W. Murray, B. Muryn, G. Myatt, T. Myklebust, M. Nassiakou, F. Navarria, K. Nawrocki, R. Nicolaidou, M. Nikolenko, A. Oblakowska-Mucha, V. Obraztsov, A. Olshevski, A. Onofre, R. Orava, K. Osterberg, A. Ouraou, A. Oyanguren, M. Paganoni, S. Paiano, J. P. Palacios, H. Palka, Th D. Papadopoulou, L. Pape, C. Parkes, F. Parodi, U. Parzefall, A. Passeri, O. Passon, L. Peralta, V. Perepelitsa, A. Perrotta, A. Petrolini, J. Piedra, L. Pieri, F. Pierre, M. Pimenta, E. Piotto, T. Podobnik, V. Poireau, M. E. Pol, G. Polok, P. Poropat, V. Pozdniakov, N. Pukhaeva, A. Pullia, J. Rames, L. Ramler, A. Read, P. Rebecchi, J. Rehn, D. Reid, R. Reinhardt, P. Renton, F. Richard, J. Ridky, M. Rivero, D. Rodriguez, A. Romero, P. Ronchese, E. Rosenberg, P. Roudeau, T. Rovelli, V. Ruhlmann-Kleider, D. Ryabtchikov, A. Sadovsky, L. Salmi, J. Salt, A. Savoy-Navarro, U. Schwickerath, A. Segar, R. Sekulin, M. Siebel, A. Sisakian, G. Smadja, O. Smirnova, A. Sokolov, A. Sopczak, R. Sosnowski, T. Spassov, M. Stanitzki, A. Stocchi, J. Strauss, B. Stugu, M. Szczekowski, M. Szeptycka, T. Szumlak, T. Tabarelli, A. C. Taffard, F. Tegenfeldt, J. Timmermans, L. Tkatchev, M. Tobin, S. Todorovova, A. Tomaradze, B. Tome, A. Tonazzo, P. Tortosa, P. Travnicek, D. Treille, G. Tristram, M. Trochimczuk, C. Troncon, M. L. Turluer, I. A. Tyapkin, P. Tyapkin, S. Tzamarias, V. Uvarov, G. Valenti, P. van Dam, J. van Eldik, A. van Lysebetten, N. van Remortel, I. van Vulpen, G. Vegni, F. Veloso, W. Venus, F. Verbeure, P. Verdier, V. Verzi, D. Vilanova, L. Vitale, V. Vrba, H. Wahlen, A. J. Washbrook, C. Weiser, D. Wicke, J. Wickens, G. Wilkinson, M. Winter, M. Witek, O. Yushchenko, A. Zalewska, P. Zalewski, D. Zavrtanik, N. I. Zimin, A. Zintchenko, M. Zupan

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Abstract

Neutral B meson oscillations in the Bs 0 - Bs 0 and Bd 0 - Bd 0 systems were studied using a sample of about 4.0 million hadronic Z decays recorded by the DELPHI detector between 1992 and 2000. Events with a high transverse momentum lepton were removed and a sample of 770 k events with an inclusively reconstructed vertex was selected. The mass difference between the two physical states in the Bd 0 - Bs 0 system was measured to be: Δmd = (0.531 = 0.025(stat.) ± 0.007(syst.))ps-1. The following limit on the width difference of these states was also obtained: |ΔΓBd|/ΓBd < 0.18 at 95% CL. As no evidence for Bs 0 - Bs 0 oscillations was found, a limit on the mass difference of the two physical states was given: Δms > 5.0 ps-1 at 95% CL. The corresponding sensitivity of this analysis is equal to 6.6 ps-1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)155-173
Number of pages19
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2003

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  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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