- Typ
- Artikel in einem Journal
- Gebiet
- Anderes Gebiet
- Autor
- G. Abbiendi, …, P. Bechtle, K. Desch et al. (für die OPAL-Kollaboration)
- Titel
- Measurement of the e+ e- ---> W+ W- cross section and W decay branching fractions at LEP.
- Datum
- 2007-12
- Reportnummer
- Eur.Phys.J.C52:767-785,2007
- Kurzfassung
- From a total data sample of 701.1 pb^-1 recorded with e+e- centre-of-mass energies of sqrt = 161-209 GeV with the OPAL detector at LEP, 11693 W-pair candidate events are selected. These data are used to obtain measurements of the W-pair production cross sections at 10 different centre-of-mass energies. The ratio of the measured cross sections to the Standard Model expectation is found to be: data/SM = 1.002 +- 0.011(stat.) +- 0.007(syst.) +- 0.005(theory), where the uncertainties are statistical, experimental systematics and theory systematics respectively. The data are used to determine the W boson branching fractions, which are found to be consistent with lepton universality of the charged current interaction. Assuming lepton universality, the branching ratio to hadrons is determined to be 67.41 +- 0.37(stat.) +- 0.23(syst.)%, from which the CKM matrix element Vcs is determined to be 0.96+-0.017(stat.)+-0.012(syst.). The differential cross section as a function of the W^- production angle is measured for the qqev and qqmv final states. The results described in this paper are consistent with the expectations from the Standard Model.
- Journal
- doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-007-0442-0