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A determination of electroweak parameters from Z0decays into charged leptons

Authors
Journal
Physics Letters B
0370-2693
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
250
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(90)91175-b
Disciplines
  • Physics

Abstract

Abstract We have measured the partial widths for the three reactions e +e − → Z 0 → e +e −, μ +μ −, τ +τ −. The results are Γ ee = 84.3±1.3 MeV, √ Γ ee Γ μμ =83.9±1.4 MeV, and √ Γ ee Γ ττ =83.9±1.4 MeV, where the errors are statistical. The systematic errors are estimated to be 1.0 MeV, 0.9 MeV, and 1.4 MeV, respectively. We perform a simultaneous fit to the cross sections for the e +e −→e +e −, μ +μ −, and τ +τ − data, the differential cross section as a function of polar angle for the electron data, and the forward- backward asymmetry for the muon data. We obtain the leptonic partial with Γ ℓℓ=84.0±0.9 (stat.) MeV. The systematic error is estimated to be 0.8 MeV. Also, we obtain the axial-vector and vector weak coupling constants of charged leptons, g A=−0.500±0.003 and g ν =−0.064 −0.013 +0.017.

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