Study of bs 0-b̄̄s 0 oscillations and bs 0 lifetimes using hadronic decays of bs 0 mesons

P. Abreu, W. Adam, T. Adye, P. Adzic, I. Ajinenko, Z. Albrecht, T. Alderweireld, G. D. Alekseev, R. Alemany, T. Allmendinger, P. P. Allport, S. Almehed, U. Amaldi, N. Amapane, S. Amato, E. G. Anassontzis, P. Andersson, A. Andreazza, S. Andringa, P. AntilogusW. D. Apel, Y. Arnoud, B. Åsman, J. E. Augustin, A. Augustinus, P. Baillon, P. Bambade, F. Barao, G. Barbiellini, R. Barbier, D. Y. Bardin, G. Barker, A. Baroncelli, M. Battaglia, M. Baubillier, K. H. Becks, M. Begalli, A. Behrmann, P. Beilliere, Yu Belokopytov, N. C. Benekos, A. C. Benvenuti, C. Berat, M. Berggren, D. Bertini, D. Bertrand, M. Besancon, M. Bigi, M. S. Bilenky, A. Tomaradze, The DELPHI Collaboration

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Abstract

Oscillations of Bs mesons have been studied in samples selected from about 3.5 million hadronic Z decays detected by DELPHI between 1992 and 1995. One analysis uses events in the exclusive decay channels: (Formula Presented),where the D decays are completely reconstructed. In addition,Bs 0-B̄̄s 0 oscillations have been studied in events with an exclusivelyreconstructed Ds accompanied in the same hemisphere bya high momentum hadron of opposite charge. Combining the two analyses,a limit on the mass difference between the physical Bs states has been obtained: ∆mB0s > 4.0 ps−1 at the 95% C.L. with a sensitivityof ∆mB0s = 3.2 ps−1. Using the latter sample of events,the Bs lifetime has been measured and an upper limit on the decay width difference between the two physical Bs states has been obtained: (Formula Presented) The combination of these results with those obtained using Ds sample gives: ∆mB0s > 4.9 ps−1 at the 95% C.L. with a sensitivityof ∆mB0s = 8.7 ps−1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-252
Number of pages24
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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