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A Measurement of the |V(cb)| from anti-B(0) --> D*+- lepton- anti-lepton-neutrino

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  • ALEPH Collaboration
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1995
<mark>Journal</mark>Physics Letters B
Issue number1-2
Number of pages13
Pages (from-to)236-248
<mark>Original language</mark>English


From approximately 3 million hadronic decays of Z bosons recorded with the aleph detector at lep, a sample of 410 ± 32 candidates is selected, where ℓ is either an electron or a muon. The differential decay rate from this sample is fitted, yielding a value for the product of the CKM matrix element |Vcb| and the normalisation of the decay form factor at the point of zero recoil of the D∗+ meson (ω = 1)|Vcb| = (31.4 ± 2.3stat ± 2.5syst) × 10−3. A value for |Vcb| is extracted using theoretical calculations of the form factor normalisation, with the result |Vcb| = (34.5 ± 2.5stat ± 2.7syst ± 1.5theory) × 10−3. From the integrated s the measured branching fraction is %.