A measurement of the partial width of the Z⁰ boson into b quarks and the forward-backward asymmetry in the reaction e⁺e⁻ -> Z⁰ -> bb, using inclusive electrons

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2018-07-05

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Schenk, Paul Robert

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The process e+e- → Z0 → bb is studied using prompt electrons. The partial width of the Z0 boson into bb pairs is found to be 400 ± 35 ± 57 ± 3 MeV, and the forward-backward asymmetry in the reaction e+e- → Z0 → bb is found to be 0.101 ± 0.029 ± 0.011 ± 0.006.

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Bosons, Quarks, Electrons

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