Measurement of the tau lifetime

C. Bebek, K. Berkelman, E. Blucher, D. G. Cassel, T. Copie, R. DeSalvo, J. W. DeWire, R. Ehrlich, R. S. Galik, M. G.D. Gilchriese, B. Gittelman, S. W. Gray, A. M. Halling, D. L. Hartill, B. K. Heltsley, S. Holzner, J. Kandaswamy, R. Kowalewski, D. L. Kreinick, Y. KubotaN. B. Mistry, J. Mueller, R. Namjoshi, E. Nordberg, D. Perticone, D. Peterson, M. Pisharody, K. Read, D. Riley, A. Silverman, S. Stone, A. J. Sadoff, P. Avery, D. Besson, L. Garren, T. Bowcock, K. Kinoshita, F. M. Pipkin, M. Procario, Richard Wilson, J. Wolinski, D. Xiao, T. Gentile, P. Haas, M. Hempstead, T. Jensen, H. Kagan, R. Kass, S. Behrends, Jan M. Guida, Joan A. Guida, F. Morrow, R. Poling, E. H. Thorndike, P. Tipton, M. S. Alam, N. Katayama, I. J. Kim, W. C. Li, X. C. Lou, C. R. Sun, V. Tanikella, D. Bortoletto, A. Chen, M. Goldberg, R. Holmes, N. Horwitz, A. Jawahery, P. Lubrano, G. C. Moneti, V. Sharma, I. P.J. Shipsey, P. Thoma, S. E. Csorna, M. D. Mestayer, R. S. Panvini, G. B. Word, A. Bean, G. J. Bobbink, I. C. Brock, A. Engler, T. Ferguson, R. W. Kraemer, C. Rippich, H. Vogel

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Abstract

Using a high-statistics sample of -pair events collected with the CLEO detector operating at the Cornell Electron Storage Ring at s =10.5 GeV, we have measured =(3.250.140.18) ×10-13 sec. The experimental method for determining the lifetime includes both the reconstruction of decay vertices and the impact-parameter technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)690-701
Number of pages12
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Bebek, C., Berkelman, K., Blucher, E., Cassel, D. G., Copie, T., DeSalvo, R., DeWire, J. W., Ehrlich, R., Galik, R. S., Gilchriese, M. G. D., Gittelman, B., Gray, S. W., Halling, A. M., Hartill, D. L., Heltsley, B. K., Holzner, S., Kandaswamy, J., Kowalewski, R., Kreinick, D. L., ... Vogel, H. (1987). Measurement of the tau lifetime. Physical Review D, 36(3), 690-701. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.36.690