Measurement of B0-B0 mixing at the CERN Spp̄S collider

C. Albajar, M. G. Albrow, O. C. Allkofer, K. Ankoviak, R. Apsimon, B. Aubert, C. Bacci, S. Bartha, G. Bauer, A. Bettini, A. Bezaguet, P. Biddulp, H. Bohn, A. Böhrer, R. Bonino, K. Bos, M. Botlo, D. Brockhausen, C. Buchanan, B. BuschbeckG. Busetto, A. Caner, P. Casoli, H. Castilla-Valdez, F. Cavanna, P. Cennini, S. Centro, F. Ceradini, G. Ciapetti, S. Cittolin, E. Clayton, D. Cline, J. Colas, R. Conte, J. A. Coughlan, D. Dau, C. Daum, M. Della Negra, M. Demoulin, D. Denegri, H. Dibon, A. DiCiaccio, F. J. Diez Hedo, L. Dobrzynski, J. Dorenbosch, J. D. Dowell, D. Drijard, K. Eggert, E. Eisenhandler, N. Ellis

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Abstract

We report on a new measurement of B0-B0 mixing at the CERN Spp̄S collider. Mixing is measured in the non-isolated high mass dimoun sample using data from the 1988-1989 collider runs. The measured value of the mixing parameter, χ, is 0.145±0.035(stat.) ± 0.014(syst.). The average of this measurement and that from our 1984-1985 data is ξ= 0.14 ± 0.029 (stat.) ± 0.017 (syst.) assuming fully correlated errors. Using the measurement of ξd from ARGUS and CLEO, we obtain χ = 0.50 ± 0.20, which gives a limit of χs > 0.17 (0.12) at 90% (95%) CL. Including the measurements of χ from the ALEPH and L3 experiments gives χs = 0.53 ± 0.15, and a limit of χs > 0.27 (0.23) at 90% (95%) CL.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-178
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume262
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 13 1991

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Funding Information:
We are grateful to the management and staff of CERN and of all participating institutes for the vigorous support of this experiment. The following funding agencies have contributed to this programme: Fonds zur F6rderung der Wissenschaftlichen For-schung, Austria; Valtion luonnontieteellinen toimikunta, Suomen Akatemia, Finland; Institut National de Physique Nucl6aire et de Phy- sique des Particules, and Institut de Recherche Fondamentale (CEA), France; Bundesministerium fiir Forschung und Technolo-gie, FRG; Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Italy; Science and Engineering Research Council, UK; Stichting Voor Fundamenteel Onderzoek der Ma-terie, The Netherlands: Centro de Investigaciones Energetica, Medioam-bientales y Tecnologicas (CIEMAT), Spain; Department of Energy, USA. Thanks are due to the following people who have worked with the Collaboration in the preparation for and data collection on the runs described here: L. Baumard, F. Bernasconi, D. Brozzi, V. Cecconi, L. Dumps, G. Fetchenhauer, G. Gallay, S. Lazic, J.C. Michelon, S. Pavlon and L. Pollet.

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