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Heavy flavour production in Z decays

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Journal publication date1990
JournalPhysics Letters B
Journal number3-4
Volume244
Number of pages15
Pages551-565
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

From an analysis of inclusive leptons in data collected by the ALEPH detector at LEP, we measure the fractions of b and c events in hadronic Z decays. The b fraction times semileptonic branching ratio is measured to be . Assuming a b semileptonic branching ratio of 0.102 ± 0.010 gives , in good agreement with the standard model prediction of 0.217. The c fraction times semileptonic branching ratio is measured to be . Assuming a c semileptonic branching ratio of 0.090 ± 0.013 gives , in agreement with the standard model prediction of 0.171.