Improved measurement of the probability for gluon splitting into bb̄ in Z0 decays

Koya Abe, Kenji Abe, 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, S. 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 measured gluon splitting into bottom quarks, g → bb̄, in hadronic Z0 decays collected by SLD between 1996 and 1998. The analysis was performed by looking for secondary bottom production in 4-jet events of any primary flavor. 4-jet events were identified, and in each event a topological vertex-mass technique was applied to the two jets closest in angle in order to identify them as b or b̄ jets. The upgraded CCD-based vertex detector gives very high B-tagging efficiency, especially for B hadrons with the low energies typical of this process. We measured the rate of g → bb̄ production per hadronic event, gbb̄, to be (2.44 ± 0.59(stat.) ± 0.34(syst.)) × 10-3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-69
Number of pages9
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume507
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 May 17

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Abe, K., Abe, K., 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. (2001). Improved measurement of the probability for gluon splitting into bb̄ in Z0 decays. Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, 507(1-4), 61-69. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0370-2693(01)00367-7