First measurement of the double-inclusive B/B̄ hadron energy distribution in e+e- annihilations, and of angle-dependent moments of the B and B̄ energies

A. Koya, A. Kenji, T. Abe, I. Adam, H. Akimoto, D. Aston, K. G. Baird, C. Baltay, H. R. Band, T. L. Barklow, J. M. Bauer, G. Bellodi, R. Berger, G. Blaylock, J. R. Bogart, G. R. Bower, J. E. Brau, M. Breidenbach, W. M. Bugg, D. BurkeT. H. Burnett, P. N. Burrows, A. Calcaterra, R. Cassell, A. Chou, H. O. Cohn, J. A. Coller, M. R. Convery, V. Cook, R. F. Cowan, G. Crawford, C. J.S. Damerell, M. Daoudi, N. de Groot, R. de Sangro, D. N. Dong, M. Doser, R. Dubois, I. Erofeeva, V. Eschenburg, E. Etzion, S. Fahey, D. Falciai, J. P. Fernandez, K. Flood, R. Frey, E. L. Hart, K. Hasuko, S. S. Hertzbach, M. E. Huffer, X. Huynh, M. Iwasaki, D. J. Jackson, P. Jacques, J. A. Jaros, Z. Y. Jiang, A. S. Johnson, J. R. Johnson, R. Kajikawa, M. Kalelkar, H. J. Kang, R. R. Kofler, R. S. Kroeger, M. Langston, D. W.G. Leith, V. Lia, C. Lin, G. Mancinelli, S. Manly, G. Mantovani, T. W. Markiewicz, T. Maruyama, A. K. McKemey, R. Messner, K. C. Moffeit, T. B. Moore, M. Morii, D. Muller, V. Murzin, S. Narita, U. Nauenberg, H. Neal, G. Nesom, N. Oishi, D. Onoprienko, L. S. Osborne, R. S. Panvini, C. H. Park, I. Peruzzi, M. Piccolo, L. Piemontese, R. J. Plano, R. Prepost, C. Y. Prescott, B. N. Ratcliff, J. Reidy, P. L. Reinertsen, L. S. Rochester, P. C. Rowson, J. J. Russell, O. H. Saxton, T. Schalk, B. A. Schumm, J. Schwiening, V. V. Serbo, G. Shapiro, N. B. Sinev, J. A. Snyder, H. Staengle, A. Stahl, P. Stamer, H. Steiner, D. Su, F. Suekane, A. Sugiyama, A. Suzuki, M. Swartz, F. E. Taylor, J. Thom, E. Torrence, T. Usher, J. Va'vra, R. Verdier, D. L. Wagner, A. P. Waite, S. Walston, A. W. Weidemann, E. R. Weiss, J. S. Whitaker, S. H. Williams, S. Willocq, R. J. Wilson, W. J. Wisniewski, J. L. Wittlin, M. Woods, T. R. Wright, R. K. Yamamoto, J. Yashima, S. J. Yellin, C. C. Young, H. Yuta

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Abstract

We have made the first measurement of the double-inclusive B/B̄ energy distribution in e+e- annihilations, using a sample of 400 000 hadronic Z0-decay events recorded in the SLD experiment at SLAC between 1996 and 1998. The small and stable SLC beam spot and the CCD-based vertex detector were used to reconstruct B/B̄-decay vertices with high efficiency and purity, and to provide precise measurements of the kinematic quantities used to calculate the B energies in this novel technique. We measured the B/B̄ energies with good efficiency and resolution over the full kinematic range. We measured moments of the scaled energies of the B and B̄ hadrons vs. the opening angle between them. By comparing these results with perturbative QCD predictions we tested the ansatz of factorisation in heavy-quark production. A recent next-to-leading order calculation reproduces the data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-53
Number of pages9
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume578
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan 1

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    Koya, A., Kenji, A., Abe, T., Adam, I., Akimoto, H., Aston, D., Baird, K. G., Baltay, C., Band, H. R., Barklow, T. L., Bauer, J. M., Bellodi, G., Berger, R., Blaylock, G., Bogart, J. R., Bower, G. R., Brau, J. E., Breidenbach, M., Bugg, W. M., ... Yuta, H. (2004). First measurement of the double-inclusive B/B̄ hadron energy distribution in e+e- annihilations, and of angle-dependent moments of the B and B̄ energies. Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, 578(1-2), 45-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2003.10.057