Improved search for B0 s - B̄0 s oscillations: The ALEPH Collaboration

A. Heister, S. Schael, R. Barate, I. De Bonis, D. Decamp, C. Goy, J. P. Lees, E. Merle, M. N. Minard, B. Pietrzyk, G. Boix, S. Bravo, M. P. Casado, M. Chmeissani, J. M. Crespo, E. Fernandez, M. Fernandez-Bosman, Ll Garrido, E. Grauǵes, M. MartinezG. Merino, R. Miquel, Ll M. Mir, A. Pacheco, H. Ruiz, A. Colaleo, D. Creanza, M. de Palma, G. Iaselli, G. Maggi, M. Maggi, S. Nuzzo, A. Ranieri, G. Raso, F. Ruggieri, G. Selvaggi, L. Silvestris, P. Tempesta, A. Tricomi, G. Zito, X. Huang, J. Lin, Q. Ouyang, T. Wang, Y. Xie, R. Xu, S. Xue, J. Zhang, L. Zhang, W. Zhao, D. Abbaneo, P. Azzurri, O. Buchmüller, M. Cattaneo, F. Cerutti, B. Clerbaux, H. Drevermann, R. W. Forty, M. Frank, F. Gianotti, T. C. Greening, J. B. Hansen, J. Harvey, D. E. Hutchcroft, P. Janot, B. Jost, M. Kado, P. Mato, A. Moutoussi, F. Ranjard, L. Rolandi, D. Schlatter, O. Schneider, G. Sguazzoni, W. Tejessy, F. Teubert, A. Valassi, I. Videau, J. Ward, F. Badaud, A. Falvard, P. Gay, P. Henrard, J. Jousset, B. Michel, S. Monteil, C. J. Montret, D. Pallin, P. Perret, J. D. Hansen, J. R. Hansen, P. H. Hansen, B. S. Nilsson, A. Kyriakis, C. Markou, E. Simopoulou, A. Vayaki, K. Zachariadou, A. Blondel, G. Bonneaud, J. C. Brient, A. Rougé, M. Rumpf, M. Swynghedauw, M. Verderi, H. Videau, V. Ciulli, E. Focardi, G. Parrini, A. Antonelli, M. Antonelli, G. Bencivenni, F. Bossi, P. Campana, G. Capon, V. Chiarella, P. Laurelli, G. Mannocchi, F. Murtas, G. P. Murtas, L. Passalacqua, M. Pepe-Altarelli, A. Halley, J. G. Lynch, P. Negus, V. O'Shea, C. Raine, A. S. Thompson, S. Wasserbaech, R. Cavanaugh, S. Dhamotharan, C. Geweniger, P. Hanke, V. Hepp, E. E. Kluge, A. Putzer, H. Stenzel, K. Tittel, M. Wunsch, R. Beuselinck, D. M. Binnie, W. Cameron, P. J. Dornan, M. Girone, N. Marinelli, J. K. Sedgbeer, J. C. Thompson, V. M. Ghete, P. Girtler, E. Kneringer, D. Kuhn, G. Rudolph, E. Bouhova-Thacker, C. K. Bowdery, A. J. Finch, F. Foster, G. Hughes, R. W L Jones, M. R. Pearson, N. A. Robertson, K. Jakobs, K. Kleinknecht, G. Quast, B. Renk, H. G. Sander, H. Wachsmuth, C. Zeitnitz, A. Bonissent, P. Coyle, O. Leroy, P. Payre, D. Rousseau, M. Talby, F. Ragusa, A. David, H. Dietl, G. Ganis, K. Hüttmann, G. Lütjens, W. Männer, H. G. Moser, R. Settles, W. Wiedenmann, G. Wolf, J. Boucrot, O. Callot, M. Davier, L. Duflot, J. F. Grivaz, Ph Heusse, A. Jacholkowska, J. Lefrançois, J. J. Veillet, C. Yuan, G. Bagliesi, T. Boccali, L. Foà, A. Giammanco, A. Giassi, F. Ligabue, A. Messineo, F. Palla, G. Sanguinetti, A. Sciabà, P. Spagnolo, R. Tenchini, A. Venturi, P. G. Verdini, Z. Xie, G. A. Blair, G. Cowan, M. G. Green, T. Medcalf, A. Misiejuk, J. A. Strong, P. Teixeira-Dias, R. W. Clifft, T. R. Edgecock, P. R. Norton, I. R. Tomalin, B. Bloch-Devaux, P. Colas, S. Emery, W. Kozanecki, E. Lançon, M. C. Lemaire, E. Locci, P. Perez, J. Rander, J. F. Renardy, A. Roussarie, J. P. Schuller, J. Schwindling, A. Trabelsi, B. Vallage, N. Konstantinidis, A. M. Litke, G. Taylor, C. N. Booth, S. Cartwright, F. Combley, M. Lehto, L. F. Thompson, K. Affholderbach, A. Böhrer, S. Brandt, C. Grupen, A. Ngac, G. Prange, U. Sieler, G. Giannini, J. Rothberg, S. R. Armstrong, K. Berkelman, K. Cranmer, D. P S Ferguson, Y. Gao, S. González, O. J. Hayes, H. Hu, S. Jin, J. Kile, P. A. McNamara, J. Nielsen, Y. B. Pan, J. H. von Wimmersperg-Toeller, W. Wiedenmann, J. Wu, Sau Lan Wu, X. Wu, G. Zobernig, G. Dissertori

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    An improved search for B0 s oscillations is performed in the ALEPH data sample collected during the first phase of LEP, and reprocessed in 1998. Three analyses based on complementary event selections are presented. First, decays of B0 s mesons into hadronic flavour eigenstates are fully reconstructed. This selection yields a small sample of candidates with excellent decay length and momentum resolution and high average B0 s purity. Semileptonic decays with a reconstructed D- s meson provide a second sample with larger statistics, high average B0 s purity, but a poorer momentum and decay length resolution due to the partial decay reconstruction. Finally, semileptonic b-hadron decays are inclusively selected and yield the data sample with the highest sensitivity to B0 s oscillations, as the much higher statistics compensate for the low average B0 s purity and poorer time resolution. A lower limit is set at Δms > 10.9ps-1 at 95%C.L., significantly lower than the expected limit of 15.2 ps-1.

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    Pages (from-to)143-170
    Number of pages28
    JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
    Volume29
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - Jul 2003

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    Heister, A., Schael, S., Barate, R., De Bonis, I., Decamp, D., Goy, C., ... Dissertori, G. (2003). Improved search for B0 s - B̄0 s oscillations: The ALEPH Collaboration. European Physical Journal C, 29(2), 143-170.

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    In: European Physical Journal C, Vol. 29, No. 2, 07.2003, p. 143-170.

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    Heister A, Schael S, Barate R, De Bonis I, Decamp D, Goy C et al. Improved search for B0 s - B̄0 s oscillations: The ALEPH Collaboration. European Physical Journal C. 2003 Jul;29(2):143-170.
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    abstract = "An improved search for B0 s oscillations is performed in the ALEPH data sample collected during the first phase of LEP, and reprocessed in 1998. Three analyses based on complementary event selections are presented. First, decays of B0 s mesons into hadronic flavour eigenstates are fully reconstructed. This selection yields a small sample of candidates with excellent decay length and momentum resolution and high average B0 s purity. Semileptonic decays with a reconstructed D- s meson provide a second sample with larger statistics, high average B0 s purity, but a poorer momentum and decay length resolution due to the partial decay reconstruction. Finally, semileptonic b-hadron decays are inclusively selected and yield the data sample with the highest sensitivity to B0 s oscillations, as the much higher statistics compensate for the low average B0 s purity and poorer time resolution. A lower limit is set at Δms > 10.9ps-1 at 95{\%}C.L., significantly lower than the expected limit of 15.2 ps-1.",
    author = "A. Heister and S. Schael and R. Barate and {De Bonis}, I. and D. Decamp and C. Goy and Lees, {J. P.} and E. Merle and Minard, {M. N.} and B. Pietrzyk and G. Boix and S. Bravo and Casado, {M. P.} and M. Chmeissani and Crespo, {J. M.} and E. Fernandez and M. Fernandez-Bosman and Ll Garrido and E. Grauǵes and M. Martinez and G. Merino and R. Miquel and Mir, {Ll M.} and A. Pacheco and H. Ruiz and A. Colaleo and D. Creanza and {de Palma}, M. and G. Iaselli and G. Maggi and M. Maggi and S. Nuzzo and A. Ranieri and G. Raso and F. Ruggieri and G. Selvaggi and L. Silvestris and P. Tempesta and A. Tricomi and G. Zito and X. Huang and J. Lin and Q. Ouyang and T. Wang and Y. Xie and R. Xu and S. Xue and J. Zhang and L. Zhang and W. Zhao and D. Abbaneo and P. Azzurri and O. Buchm{\"u}ller and M. Cattaneo and F. Cerutti and B. Clerbaux and H. Drevermann and Forty, {R. W.} and M. Frank and F. Gianotti and Greening, {T. C.} and Hansen, {J. B.} and J. Harvey and Hutchcroft, {D. E.} and P. Janot and B. Jost and M. Kado and P. Mato and A. Moutoussi and F. Ranjard and L. Rolandi and D. Schlatter and O. Schneider and G. Sguazzoni and W. Tejessy and F. Teubert and A. Valassi and I. Videau and J. Ward and F. Badaud and A. Falvard and P. Gay and P. Henrard and J. Jousset and B. Michel and S. Monteil and Montret, {C. J.} and D. Pallin and P. Perret and Hansen, {J. D.} and Hansen, {J. R.} and Hansen, {P. H.} and Nilsson, {B. S.} and A. Kyriakis and C. Markou and E. Simopoulou and A. Vayaki and K. Zachariadou and A. Blondel and G. Bonneaud and Brient, {J. C.} and A. Roug{\'e} and M. Rumpf and M. Swynghedauw and M. Verderi and H. Videau and V. Ciulli and E. Focardi and G. Parrini and A. Antonelli and M. Antonelli and G. Bencivenni and F. Bossi and P. Campana and G. Capon and V. Chiarella and P. Laurelli and G. Mannocchi and F. Murtas and Murtas, {G. P.} and L. Passalacqua and M. Pepe-Altarelli and A. Halley and Lynch, {J. G.} and P. Negus and V. O'Shea and C. Raine and Thompson, {A. S.} and S. Wasserbaech and R. Cavanaugh and S. Dhamotharan and C. Geweniger and P. Hanke and V. Hepp and Kluge, {E. E.} and A. Putzer and H. Stenzel and K. Tittel and M. Wunsch and R. Beuselinck and Binnie, {D. M.} and W. Cameron and Dornan, {P. J.} and M. Girone and N. Marinelli and Sedgbeer, {J. K.} and Thompson, {J. C.} and Ghete, {V. M.} and P. Girtler and E. Kneringer and D. Kuhn and G. Rudolph and E. Bouhova-Thacker and Bowdery, {C. K.} and Finch, {A. J.} and F. Foster and G. Hughes and Jones, {R. W L} and Pearson, {M. R.} and Robertson, {N. A.} and K. Jakobs and K. Kleinknecht and G. Quast and B. Renk and Sander, {H. G.} and H. Wachsmuth and C. Zeitnitz and A. Bonissent and P. Coyle and O. Leroy and P. Payre and D. Rousseau and M. Talby and F. Ragusa and A. David and H. Dietl and G. Ganis and K. H{\"u}ttmann and G. L{\"u}tjens and W. M{\"a}nner and Moser, {H. G.} and R. Settles and W. Wiedenmann and G. Wolf and J. Boucrot and O. Callot and M. Davier and L. Duflot and Grivaz, {J. F.} and Ph Heusse and A. Jacholkowska and J. Lefran{\cc}ois and Veillet, {J. J.} and C. Yuan and G. Bagliesi and T. Boccali and L. Fo{\`a} and A. Giammanco and A. Giassi and F. Ligabue and A. Messineo and F. Palla and G. Sanguinetti and A. Sciab{\`a} and P. Spagnolo and R. Tenchini and A. Venturi and Verdini, {P. G.} and Z. Xie and Blair, {G. A.} and G. Cowan and Green, {M. G.} and T. Medcalf and A. Misiejuk and Strong, {J. A.} and P. Teixeira-Dias and Clifft, {R. W.} and Edgecock, {T. R.} and Norton, {P. R.} and Tomalin, {I. R.} and B. Bloch-Devaux and P. Colas and S. Emery and W. Kozanecki and E. Lan{\cc}on and Lemaire, {M. C.} and E. Locci and P. Perez and J. Rander and Renardy, {J. F.} and A. Roussarie and Schuller, {J. P.} and J. Schwindling and A. Trabelsi and B. Vallage and N. Konstantinidis and Litke, {A. M.} and G. Taylor and Booth, {C. N.} and S. Cartwright and F. Combley and M. Lehto and Thompson, {L. F.} and K. Affholderbach and A. B{\"o}hrer and S. Brandt and C. Grupen and A. Ngac and G. Prange and U. Sieler and G. Giannini and J. Rothberg and Armstrong, {S. R.} and K. Berkelman and K. Cranmer and Ferguson, {D. P S} and Y. Gao and S. Gonz{\'a}lez and Hayes, {O. J.} and H. Hu and S. Jin and J. Kile and McNamara, {P. A.} and J. Nielsen and Pan, {Y. B.} and {von Wimmersperg-Toeller}, {J. H.} and W. Wiedenmann and J. Wu and Wu, {Sau Lan} and X. Wu and G. Zobernig and G. Dissertori",
    year = "2003",
    month = "7",
    language = "English (US)",
    volume = "29",
    pages = "143--170",
    journal = "European Physical Journal C",
    issn = "1434-6044",
    publisher = "Springer New York",
    number = "2",

    }

    TY - JOUR

    T1 - Improved search for B0 s - B̄0 s oscillations

    T2 - The ALEPH Collaboration

    AU - Heister, A.

    AU - Schael, S.

    AU - Barate, R.

    AU - De Bonis, I.

    AU - Decamp, D.

    AU - Goy, C.

    AU - Lees, J. P.

    AU - Merle, E.

    AU - Minard, M. N.

    AU - Pietrzyk, B.

    AU - Boix, G.

    AU - Bravo, S.

    AU - Casado, M. P.

    AU - Chmeissani, M.

    AU - Crespo, J. M.

    AU - Fernandez, E.

    AU - Fernandez-Bosman, M.

    AU - Garrido, Ll

    AU - Grauǵes, E.

    AU - Martinez, M.

    AU - Merino, G.

    AU - Miquel, R.

    AU - Mir, Ll M.

    AU - Pacheco, A.

    AU - Ruiz, H.

    AU - Colaleo, A.

    AU - Creanza, D.

    AU - de Palma, M.

    AU - Iaselli, G.

    AU - Maggi, G.

    AU - Maggi, M.

    AU - Nuzzo, S.

    AU - Ranieri, A.

    AU - Raso, G.

    AU - Ruggieri, F.

    AU - Selvaggi, G.

    AU - Silvestris, L.

    AU - Tempesta, P.

    AU - Tricomi, A.

    AU - Zito, G.

    AU - Huang, X.

    AU - Lin, J.

    AU - Ouyang, Q.

    AU - Wang, T.

    AU - Xie, Y.

    AU - Xu, R.

    AU - Xue, S.

    AU - Zhang, J.

    AU - Zhang, L.

    AU - Zhao, W.

    AU - Abbaneo, D.

    AU - Azzurri, P.

    AU - Buchmüller, O.

    AU - Cattaneo, M.

    AU - Cerutti, F.

    AU - Clerbaux, B.

    AU - Drevermann, H.

    AU - Forty, R. W.

    AU - Frank, M.

    AU - Gianotti, F.

    AU - Greening, T. C.

    AU - Hansen, J. B.

    AU - Harvey, J.

    AU - Hutchcroft, D. E.

    AU - Janot, P.

    AU - Jost, B.

    AU - Kado, M.

    AU - Mato, P.

    AU - Moutoussi, A.

    AU - Ranjard, F.

    AU - Rolandi, L.

    AU - Schlatter, D.

    AU - Schneider, O.

    AU - Sguazzoni, G.

    AU - Tejessy, W.

    AU - Teubert, F.

    AU - Valassi, A.

    AU - Videau, I.

    AU - Ward, J.

    AU - Badaud, F.

    AU - Falvard, A.

    AU - Gay, P.

    AU - Henrard, P.

    AU - Jousset, J.

    AU - Michel, B.

    AU - Monteil, S.

    AU - Montret, C. J.

    AU - Pallin, D.

    AU - Perret, P.

    AU - Hansen, J. D.

    AU - Hansen, J. R.

    AU - Hansen, P. H.

    AU - Nilsson, B. S.

    AU - Kyriakis, A.

    AU - Markou, C.

    AU - Simopoulou, E.

    AU - Vayaki, A.

    AU - Zachariadou, K.

    AU - Blondel, A.

    AU - Bonneaud, G.

    AU - Brient, J. C.

    AU - Rougé, A.

    AU - Rumpf, M.

    AU - Swynghedauw, M.

    AU - Verderi, M.

    AU - Videau, H.

    AU - Ciulli, V.

    AU - Focardi, E.

    AU - Parrini, G.

    AU - Antonelli, A.

    AU - Antonelli, M.

    AU - Bencivenni, G.

    AU - Bossi, F.

    AU - Campana, P.

    AU - Capon, G.

    AU - Chiarella, V.

    AU - Laurelli, P.

    AU - Mannocchi, G.

    AU - Murtas, F.

    AU - Murtas, G. P.

    AU - Passalacqua, L.

    AU - Pepe-Altarelli, M.

    AU - Halley, A.

    AU - Lynch, J. G.

    AU - Negus, P.

    AU - O'Shea, V.

    AU - Raine, C.

    AU - Thompson, A. S.

    AU - Wasserbaech, S.

    AU - Cavanaugh, R.

    AU - Dhamotharan, S.

    AU - Geweniger, C.

    AU - Hanke, P.

    AU - Hepp, V.

    AU - Kluge, E. E.

    AU - Putzer, A.

    AU - Stenzel, H.

    AU - Tittel, K.

    AU - Wunsch, M.

    AU - Beuselinck, R.

    AU - Binnie, D. M.

    AU - Cameron, W.

    AU - Dornan, P. J.

    AU - Girone, M.

    AU - Marinelli, N.

    AU - Sedgbeer, J. K.

    AU - Thompson, J. C.

    AU - Ghete, V. M.

    AU - Girtler, P.

    AU - Kneringer, E.

    AU - Kuhn, D.

    AU - Rudolph, G.

    AU - Bouhova-Thacker, E.

    AU - Bowdery, C. K.

    AU - Finch, A. J.

    AU - Foster, F.

    AU - Hughes, G.

    AU - Jones, R. W L

    AU - Pearson, M. R.

    AU - Robertson, N. A.

    AU - Jakobs, K.

    AU - Kleinknecht, K.

    AU - Quast, G.

    AU - Renk, B.

    AU - Sander, H. G.

    AU - Wachsmuth, H.

    AU - Zeitnitz, C.

    AU - Bonissent, A.

    AU - Coyle, P.

    AU - Leroy, O.

    AU - Payre, P.

    AU - Rousseau, D.

    AU - Talby, M.

    AU - Ragusa, F.

    AU - David, A.

    AU - Dietl, H.

    AU - Ganis, G.

    AU - Hüttmann, K.

    AU - Lütjens, G.

    AU - Männer, W.

    AU - Moser, H. G.

    AU - Settles, R.

    AU - Wiedenmann, W.

    AU - Wolf, G.

    AU - Boucrot, J.

    AU - Callot, O.

    AU - Davier, M.

    AU - Duflot, L.

    AU - Grivaz, J. F.

    AU - Heusse, Ph

    AU - Jacholkowska, A.

    AU - Lefrançois, J.

    AU - Veillet, J. J.

    AU - Yuan, C.

    AU - Bagliesi, G.

    AU - Boccali, T.

    AU - Foà, L.

    AU - Giammanco, A.

    AU - Giassi, A.

    AU - Ligabue, F.

    AU - Messineo, A.

    AU - Palla, F.

    AU - Sanguinetti, G.

    AU - Sciabà, A.

    AU - Spagnolo, P.

    AU - Tenchini, R.

    AU - Venturi, A.

    AU - Verdini, P. G.

    AU - Xie, Z.

    AU - Blair, G. A.

    AU - Cowan, G.

    AU - Green, M. G.

    AU - Medcalf, T.

    AU - Misiejuk, A.

    AU - Strong, J. A.

    AU - Teixeira-Dias, P.

    AU - Clifft, R. W.

    AU - Edgecock, T. R.

    AU - Norton, P. R.

    AU - Tomalin, I. R.

    AU - Bloch-Devaux, B.

    AU - Colas, P.

    AU - Emery, S.

    AU - Kozanecki, W.

    AU - Lançon, E.

    AU - Lemaire, M. C.

    AU - Locci, E.

    AU - Perez, P.

    AU - Rander, J.

    AU - Renardy, J. F.

    AU - Roussarie, A.

    AU - Schuller, J. P.

    AU - Schwindling, J.

    AU - Trabelsi, A.

    AU - Vallage, B.

    AU - Konstantinidis, N.

    AU - Litke, A. M.

    AU - Taylor, G.

    AU - Booth, C. N.

    AU - Cartwright, S.

    AU - Combley, F.

    AU - Lehto, M.

    AU - Thompson, L. F.

    AU - Affholderbach, K.

    AU - Böhrer, A.

    AU - Brandt, S.

    AU - Grupen, C.

    AU - Ngac, A.

    AU - Prange, G.

    AU - Sieler, U.

    AU - Giannini, G.

    AU - Rothberg, J.

    AU - Armstrong, S. R.

    AU - Berkelman, K.

    AU - Cranmer, K.

    AU - Ferguson, D. P S

    AU - Gao, Y.

    AU - González, S.

    AU - Hayes, O. J.

    AU - Hu, H.

    AU - Jin, S.

    AU - Kile, J.

    AU - McNamara, P. A.

    AU - Nielsen, J.

    AU - Pan, Y. B.

    AU - von Wimmersperg-Toeller, J. H.

    AU - Wiedenmann, W.

    AU - Wu, J.

    AU - Wu, Sau Lan

    AU - Wu, X.

    AU - Zobernig, G.

    AU - Dissertori, G.

    PY - 2003/7

    Y1 - 2003/7

    N2 - An improved search for B0 s oscillations is performed in the ALEPH data sample collected during the first phase of LEP, and reprocessed in 1998. Three analyses based on complementary event selections are presented. First, decays of B0 s mesons into hadronic flavour eigenstates are fully reconstructed. This selection yields a small sample of candidates with excellent decay length and momentum resolution and high average B0 s purity. Semileptonic decays with a reconstructed D- s meson provide a second sample with larger statistics, high average B0 s purity, but a poorer momentum and decay length resolution due to the partial decay reconstruction. Finally, semileptonic b-hadron decays are inclusively selected and yield the data sample with the highest sensitivity to B0 s oscillations, as the much higher statistics compensate for the low average B0 s purity and poorer time resolution. A lower limit is set at Δms > 10.9ps-1 at 95%C.L., significantly lower than the expected limit of 15.2 ps-1.

    AB - An improved search for B0 s oscillations is performed in the ALEPH data sample collected during the first phase of LEP, and reprocessed in 1998. Three analyses based on complementary event selections are presented. First, decays of B0 s mesons into hadronic flavour eigenstates are fully reconstructed. This selection yields a small sample of candidates with excellent decay length and momentum resolution and high average B0 s purity. Semileptonic decays with a reconstructed D- s meson provide a second sample with larger statistics, high average B0 s purity, but a poorer momentum and decay length resolution due to the partial decay reconstruction. Finally, semileptonic b-hadron decays are inclusively selected and yield the data sample with the highest sensitivity to B0 s oscillations, as the much higher statistics compensate for the low average B0 s purity and poorer time resolution. A lower limit is set at Δms > 10.9ps-1 at 95%C.L., significantly lower than the expected limit of 15.2 ps-1.

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    SP - 143

    EP - 170

    JO - European Physical Journal C

    JF - European Physical Journal C

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