A measurement of the tau lepton lifetime

M. Battle, J. Ernst, H. Kroha, S. Roberts, K. Sparks, E. H. Thorndike, C. H. Wang, R. Stroynowski, Marina Artuso, M. Goldberg, N. Horwitz, R. Kennett, G. C. Moneti, F. Muheim, S. Playfer, Y. Rozen, P. Rubin, Tomasz Skwarnicki, Sheldon Stone, M. ThulasidasW. M. Yao, G. Zhu, A. V. Bernes, J. Bartelt, S. E. Csorna, Z. Egyed, V. Jain, T. Letson, M. D. Mestayer, P. Sheldon, D. S. Akerib, B. Barish, M. Chadha, D. F. Cowen, G. Eigen, J. S. Miller, J. Urheim, A. J. Weinstein, D. Acosta, G. Masek, B. Ong, H. Paar, M. Sivertz, A. Bean, J. Gronberg, R. Kutschke, S. Menary, R. J. Morrison, H. Nelson, J. Richman, H. Tajima, D. Schmidt, D. Sperka, M. Witherell, M. Procario, M. Daoudi, W. T. Ford, D. R. Johnson, K. Lingel, M. Lohner, P. Rankin, J. G. Smith, J. P. Alexander, C. Bebek, K. Berkelman, D. Besson, T. E. Browder, D. G. Cassel, E. Cheu, D. M. Coffman, P. S. Drell, R. Ehrlich, R. S. Galik, M. Garcia-Sciveres, B. Geiser, B. Gittelman, S. W. Gray, A. M. Halling, D. L. Hartill, B. K. Heltsley, K. Honscheid, C. Jones, J. Kandaswamy, N. Katayama, P. C. Kim, D. L. Kreinick, J. D. Lewis, G. S. Ludwig, J. Masui, J. Mevissen, N. B. Mistry, S. Nandi, C. R. Ng, E. Nordberg, C. O'Grady, J. R. Patterson, D. Peterson, M. Pisharody, D. Riley, M. Sapper, M. Selen, A. Silverman, H. Worden, M. Worris, F. Würthwein, P. Avery, A. Freyberger, J. Rodriguez, R. Stephens, J. Yelton, D. Cinabro, S. Henderson, K. Kinoshita, T. Liu, F. M. Pipkin, M. Saulnier, R. Wilson, J. Wolinski, D. Xiao, H. Yamamoto, A. J. Sadoff, R. Ammar, S. Ball, P. Baringer, D. Coppage, N. Copty, R. Davis, P. Haas, N. Hancock, M. Kelly, N. Kwak, H. Lam, S. Ro, Y. Kubota, M. Lattery, J. K. Nelson, D. Perticone, R. Poling, S. Schrenk, R. Wang, M. S. Alam, I. J. Kim, W. C. Li, B. Nemati, J. J. O'Neill, V. Romero, H. Severini, C. R. Sun, P. N. Wang, M. M. Zoeller, G. Crawford, R. Fulton, K. K. Gan, T. Jensen, H. Kagan, R. Kass, J. Lee, R. Malchow, F. Morrow, M. Sung, C. White, J. Whitmore, P. Wilson, F. Butler, X. Fu, G. Kalbfleisch, M. Lambrecht, P. Skubic, J. Snow, P. L. Wang, D. Bortoletto, D. N. Brown, J. Dominick, R. L. McIlwain, T. Miao, D. H. Miller, M. Modesitt, S. F. Schaffner, E. I. Shibata, I. P J Shipsey

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Abstract

Using τ+τ- pairs in which one τ decays to leptons and the other decays to 3 charged particles we present a high statistics measurement of the τ lepton lifetime. The data used in this analysis were collected with the CLEO detector at CESR and consist of an integrated luminosity of 429 pb-1 taken at, above, and below the Υ{hooked} (4S). We use the vertex displacements of the 3 charged tracks to determine the τ lifetime and measure it to be (3.04 ± 0.14 ± 0.07) × 10-13s.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)488-495
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume291
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 1992

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Battle, M., Ernst, J., Kroha, H., Roberts, S., Sparks, K., Thorndike, E. H., ... Shipsey, I. P. J. (1992). A measurement of the tau lepton lifetime. Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, 291(4), 488-495. https://doi.org/10.1016/0370-2693(92)91409-3

A measurement of the tau lepton lifetime. / Battle, M.; Ernst, J.; Kroha, H.; Roberts, S.; Sparks, K.; Thorndike, E. H.; Wang, C. H.; Stroynowski, R.; Artuso, Marina; Goldberg, M.; Horwitz, N.; Kennett, R.; Moneti, G. C.; Muheim, F.; Playfer, S.; Rozen, Y.; Rubin, P.; Skwarnicki, Tomasz; Stone, Sheldon; Thulasidas, M.; Yao, W. M.; Zhu, G.; Bernes, A. V.; Bartelt, J.; Csorna, S. E.; Egyed, Z.; Jain, V.; Letson, T.; Mestayer, M. D.; Sheldon, P.; Akerib, D. S.; Barish, B.; Chadha, M.; Cowen, D. F.; Eigen, G.; Miller, J. S.; Urheim, J.; Weinstein, A. J.; Acosta, D.; Masek, G.; Ong, B.; Paar, H.; Sivertz, M.; Bean, A.; Gronberg, J.; Kutschke, R.; Menary, S.; Morrison, R. J.; Nelson, H.; Richman, J.; Tajima, H.; Schmidt, D.; Sperka, D.; Witherell, M.; Procario, M.; Daoudi, M.; Ford, W. T.; Johnson, D. R.; Lingel, K.; Lohner, M.; Rankin, P.; Smith, J. G.; Alexander, J. P.; Bebek, C.; Berkelman, K.; Besson, D.; Browder, T. E.; Cassel, D. G.; Cheu, E.; Coffman, D. M.; Drell, P. S.; Ehrlich, R.; Galik, R. S.; Garcia-Sciveres, M.; Geiser, B.; Gittelman, B.; Gray, S. W.; Halling, A. M.; Hartill, D. L.; Heltsley, B. K.; Honscheid, K.; Jones, C.; Kandaswamy, J.; Katayama, N.; Kim, P. C.; Kreinick, D. L.; Lewis, J. D.; Ludwig, G. S.; Masui, J.; Mevissen, J.; Mistry, N. B.; Nandi, S.; Ng, C. R.; Nordberg, E.; O'Grady, C.; Patterson, J. R.; Peterson, D.; Pisharody, M.; Riley, D.; Sapper, M.; Selen, M.; Silverman, A.; Worden, H.; Worris, M.; Würthwein, F.; Avery, P.; Freyberger, A.; Rodriguez, J.; Stephens, R.; Yelton, J.; Cinabro, D.; Henderson, S.; Kinoshita, K.; Liu, T.; Pipkin, F. M.; Saulnier, M.; Wilson, R.; Wolinski, J.; Xiao, D.; Yamamoto, H.; Sadoff, A. J.; Ammar, R.; Ball, S.; Baringer, P.; Coppage, D.; Copty, N.; Davis, R.; Haas, P.; Hancock, N.; Kelly, M.; Kwak, N.; Lam, H.; Ro, S.; Kubota, Y.; Lattery, M.; Nelson, J. K.; Perticone, D.; Poling, R.; Schrenk, S.; Wang, R.; Alam, M. S.; Kim, I. J.; Li, W. C.; Nemati, B.; O'Neill, J. J.; Romero, V.; Severini, H.; Sun, C. R.; Wang, P. N.; Zoeller, M. M.; Crawford, G.; Fulton, R.; Gan, K. K.; Jensen, T.; Kagan, H.; Kass, R.; Lee, J.; Malchow, R.; Morrow, F.; Sung, M.; White, C.; Whitmore, J.; Wilson, P.; Butler, F.; Fu, X.; Kalbfleisch, G.; Lambrecht, M.; Skubic, P.; Snow, J.; Wang, P. L.; Bortoletto, D.; Brown, D. N.; Dominick, J.; McIlwain, R. L.; Miao, T.; Miller, D. H.; Modesitt, M.; Schaffner, S. F.; Shibata, E. I.; Shipsey, I. P J.

In: Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, Vol. 291, No. 4, 01.10.1992, p. 488-495.

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Battle, M, Ernst, J, Kroha, H, Roberts, S, Sparks, K, Thorndike, EH, Wang, CH, Stroynowski, R, Artuso, M, Goldberg, M, Horwitz, N, Kennett, R, Moneti, GC, Muheim, F, Playfer, S, Rozen, Y, Rubin, P, Skwarnicki, T, Stone, S, Thulasidas, M, Yao, WM, Zhu, G, Bernes, AV, Bartelt, J, Csorna, SE, Egyed, Z, Jain, V, Letson, T, Mestayer, MD, Sheldon, P, Akerib, DS, Barish, B, Chadha, M, Cowen, DF, Eigen, G, Miller, JS, Urheim, J, Weinstein, AJ, Acosta, D, Masek, G, Ong, B, Paar, H, Sivertz, M, Bean, A, Gronberg, J, Kutschke, R, Menary, S, Morrison, RJ, Nelson, H, Richman, J, Tajima, H, Schmidt, D, Sperka, D, Witherell, M, Procario, M, Daoudi, M, Ford, WT, Johnson, DR, Lingel, K, Lohner, M, Rankin, P, Smith, JG, Alexander, JP, Bebek, C, Berkelman, K, Besson, D, Browder, TE, Cassel, DG, Cheu, E, Coffman, DM, Drell, PS, Ehrlich, R, Galik, RS, Garcia-Sciveres, M, Geiser, B, Gittelman, B, Gray, SW, Halling, AM, Hartill, DL, Heltsley, BK, Honscheid, K, Jones, C, Kandaswamy, J, Katayama, N, Kim, PC, Kreinick, DL, Lewis, JD, Ludwig, GS, Masui, J, Mevissen, J, Mistry, NB, Nandi, S, Ng, CR, Nordberg, E, O'Grady, C, Patterson, JR, Peterson, D, Pisharody, M, Riley, D, Sapper, M, Selen, M, Silverman, A, Worden, H, Worris, M, Würthwein, F, Avery, P, Freyberger, A, Rodriguez, J, Stephens, R, Yelton, J, Cinabro, D, Henderson, S, Kinoshita, K, Liu, T, Pipkin, FM, Saulnier, M, Wilson, R, Wolinski, J, Xiao, D, Yamamoto, H, Sadoff, AJ, Ammar, R, Ball, S, Baringer, P, Coppage, D, Copty, N, Davis, R, Haas, P, Hancock, N, Kelly, M, Kwak, N, Lam, H, Ro, S, Kubota, Y, Lattery, M, Nelson, JK, Perticone, D, Poling, R, Schrenk, S, Wang, R, Alam, MS, Kim, IJ, Li, WC, Nemati, B, O'Neill, JJ, Romero, V, Severini, H, Sun, CR, Wang, PN, Zoeller, MM, Crawford, G, Fulton, R, Gan, KK, Jensen, T, Kagan, H, Kass, R, Lee, J, Malchow, R, Morrow, F, Sung, M, White, C, Whitmore, J, Wilson, P, Butler, F, Fu, X, Kalbfleisch, G, Lambrecht, M, Skubic, P, Snow, J, Wang, PL, Bortoletto, D, Brown, DN, Dominick, J, McIlwain, RL, Miao, T, Miller, DH, Modesitt, M, Schaffner, SF, Shibata, EI & Shipsey, IPJ 1992, 'A measurement of the tau lepton lifetime', Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, vol. 291, no. 4, pp. 488-495. https://doi.org/10.1016/0370-2693(92)91409-3
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AU - Malchow, R.

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N2 - Using τ+τ- pairs in which one τ decays to leptons and the other decays to 3 charged particles we present a high statistics measurement of the τ lepton lifetime. The data used in this analysis were collected with the CLEO detector at CESR and consist of an integrated luminosity of 429 pb-1 taken at, above, and below the Υ{hooked} (4S). We use the vertex displacements of the 3 charged tracks to determine the τ lifetime and measure it to be (3.04 ± 0.14 ± 0.07) × 10-13s.

AB - Using τ+τ- pairs in which one τ decays to leptons and the other decays to 3 charged particles we present a high statistics measurement of the τ lepton lifetime. The data used in this analysis were collected with the CLEO detector at CESR and consist of an integrated luminosity of 429 pb-1 taken at, above, and below the Υ{hooked} (4S). We use the vertex displacements of the 3 charged tracks to determine the τ lifetime and measure it to be (3.04 ± 0.14 ± 0.07) × 10-13s.

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U2 - 10.1016/0370-2693(92)91409-3

DO - 10.1016/0370-2693(92)91409-3

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0011567692

VL - 291

SP - 488

EP - 495

JO - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

JF - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

SN - 0370-2693

IS - 4

ER -