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Measurement of D(s)+ meson production in Z decays and of the anti-B(s)0 lifetime

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  • ALEPH Collaboration
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1995
<mark>Journal</mark>Zeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields
Issue number1
Number of pages11
Pages (from-to)585-595
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Ds+ mesons produced inZ0→bb events were separated from theZ0→cc component using a lifetime tag. Using a sample of 1.5 million hadronicZ decays collected with theAleph detector theBs0 andDs+ yields have been measured:B(b→B ¯ 0 s )B(B ¯ 0 s →D + s )=0.088±0.020(stat.) ±0.020(stat.) B(c→D + s )=0.088±0.020(stat.) +0.019 −0.016 (syst.) TheBs0 lifetime was measured in aBs0 enriched sample reconstructing the decay length from the vertex of theDs+ with a hadron from theBs0 decay. The result obtained is:τ B s =1.61 +0.30 −0.29 (stat.) +0.018 −0.016 (syst.) ps.