Home > Research > Publications & Outputs > Measurement of the mass and width of the W boson

Associated organisational unit

View graph of relations

Measurement of the mass and width of the W boson

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Published

Standard

Measurement of the mass and width of the W boson. / Abbiendi, G.; Ainsley, C.; Akesson, P. F.; Alexander, G.; Anagnostou, G.; Anderson, K. J.; Asai, S.; Axen, D.; Bailey, I.; Barberio, E.; Barillari, T.; Barlow, R. J.; Batley, R. J.; Bechtle, P.; Behnke, T.; Bell, K. W.; Bell, P. J.; Bella, G.; Bellerive, A.; Benelli, C.; Bethke, S.; Biebel, O.; Boeriu, O.; Bock, P.; Boutemeur, M.; Braibant, S.; Brown, R. M.; Burckhart, H. J.; Campana, S.; Capiluppi, P.; Carnegie, R. K.; Carter, A. A.; Carter, J. R.; Chang, C. Y.; Charlton, D. C.; Ciocca, C.; Csilling, A.; Cuffiani, M.; Dado, S.; De Roeck, A.; De Wolf, E. A.; Desch, K.; Dienes, B.; Dubbert, J.; Duchovni, E.; Duckeck, G.; Duerdoth, I. P.; Etzion, E.; Fabbri, F.; Ferrari, P.; OPAL Collaboration.

In: European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, Vol. 45, No. 2, 02.2006, p. 307-335.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Harvard

Abbiendi, G, Ainsley, C, Akesson, PF, Alexander, G, Anagnostou, G, Anderson, KJ, Asai, S, Axen, D, Bailey, I, Barberio, E, Barillari, T, Barlow, RJ, Batley, RJ, Bechtle, P, Behnke, T, Bell, KW, Bell, PJ, Bella, G, Bellerive, A, Benelli, C, Bethke, S, Biebel, O, Boeriu, O, Bock, P, Boutemeur, M, Braibant, S, Brown, RM, Burckhart, HJ, Campana, S, Capiluppi, P, Carnegie, RK, Carter, AA, Carter, JR, Chang, CY, Charlton, DC, Ciocca, C, Csilling, A, Cuffiani, M, Dado, S, De Roeck, A, De Wolf, EA, Desch, K, Dienes, B, Dubbert, J, Duchovni, E, Duckeck, G, Duerdoth, IP, Etzion, E, Fabbri, F, Ferrari, P & OPAL Collaboration 2006, 'Measurement of the mass and width of the W boson', European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, vol. 45, no. 2, pp. 307-335. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s2005-02440-5

APA

Abbiendi, G., Ainsley, C., Akesson, P. F., Alexander, G., Anagnostou, G., Anderson, K. J., Asai, S., Axen, D., Bailey, I., Barberio, E., Barillari, T., Barlow, R. J., Batley, R. J., Bechtle, P., Behnke, T., Bell, K. W., Bell, P. J., Bella, G., Bellerive, A., ... OPAL Collaboration (2006). Measurement of the mass and width of the W boson. European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, 45(2), 307-335. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s2005-02440-5

Vancouver

Abbiendi G, Ainsley C, Akesson PF, Alexander G, Anagnostou G, Anderson KJ et al. Measurement of the mass and width of the W boson. European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields. 2006 Feb;45(2):307-335. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s2005-02440-5

Author

Abbiendi, G. ; Ainsley, C. ; Akesson, P. F. ; Alexander, G. ; Anagnostou, G. ; Anderson, K. J. ; Asai, S. ; Axen, D. ; Bailey, I. ; Barberio, E. ; Barillari, T. ; Barlow, R. J. ; Batley, R. J. ; Bechtle, P. ; Behnke, T. ; Bell, K. W. ; Bell, P. J. ; Bella, G. ; Bellerive, A. ; Benelli, C. ; Bethke, S. ; Biebel, O. ; Boeriu, O. ; Bock, P. ; Boutemeur, M. ; Braibant, S. ; Brown, R. M. ; Burckhart, H. J. ; Campana, S. ; Capiluppi, P. ; Carnegie, R. K. ; Carter, A. A. ; Carter, J. R. ; Chang, C. Y. ; Charlton, D. C. ; Ciocca, C. ; Csilling, A. ; Cuffiani, M. ; Dado, S. ; De Roeck, A. ; De Wolf, E. A. ; Desch, K. ; Dienes, B. ; Dubbert, J. ; Duchovni, E. ; Duckeck, G. ; Duerdoth, I. P. ; Etzion, E. ; Fabbri, F. ; Ferrari, P. ; OPAL Collaboration. / Measurement of the mass and width of the W boson. In: European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields. 2006 ; Vol. 45, No. 2. pp. 307-335.

Bibtex

@article{08aff010216948ac851482f75a908060,
title = "Measurement of the mass and width of the W boson",
abstract = "The mass and width of the W boson are measured using e(+)e(-) -> W+W- events from the data sample collected by the OPAL experiment at LEP at centre-of-mass energies between 170 GeV and 209 GeV. The mass (m(W)) and width (Gamma(W)) are determined using direct reconstruction of the kinematics of W+W- -> q (q) over bar lfv and W+W- -> q (q) over barq (q) over bar events. When combined with previous OPAL measurements using W+W- -> lvlv events and the dependence on m(W) of the WW production cross-section at threshold, the results are determined to bem(W) = 80.415 +/- 0.042 +/- 0.030 +/- 0.009 GeVGamma(W) = 1.996 +/- 0.096 +/- 0.102 +/- 0.003 GeVwhere the first error is statistical, the second systematic and the third due to uncertainties in the value of the LEP beam energy. By measuring m(W) in the q (q) over barq (q) over bar channel using several different determinations of the direction of jets with differing sensitivities to soft particles, a limit is also obtained on possible final-state interactions due to colour reconnection effects in W+W- -> q (q) over barq (q) over bar events. The consistency of the results for the W mass and width with those inferred from other electroweak parameters provides an important test of the Standard Model of electroweak interactions.",
keywords = "PHYSICS EVENT GENERATION, E(+)E(-) COLLISIONS, EINSTEIN CORRELATIONS, GLUON JETS, QUARK JETS, E+E ANNIHILATION, PAIR PRODUCTION, CROSS-SECTIONS, W+W-PRODUCTION, FINAL-STATES",
author = "G. Abbiendi and C. Ainsley and Akesson, {P. F.} and G. Alexander and G. Anagnostou and Anderson, {K. J.} and S. Asai and D. Axen and I. Bailey and E. Barberio and T. Barillari and Barlow, {R. J.} and Batley, {R. J.} and P. Bechtle and T. Behnke and Bell, {K. W.} and Bell, {P. J.} and G. Bella and A. Bellerive and C. Benelli and S. Bethke and O. Biebel and O. Boeriu and P. Bock and M. Boutemeur and S. Braibant and Brown, {R. M.} and Burckhart, {H. J.} and S. Campana and P. Capiluppi and Carnegie, {R. K.} and Carter, {A. A.} and Carter, {J. R.} and Chang, {C. Y.} and Charlton, {D. C.} and C. Ciocca and A. Csilling and M. Cuffiani and S. Dado and {De Roeck}, A. and {De Wolf}, {E. A.} and K. Desch and B. Dienes and J. Dubbert and E. Duchovni and G. Duckeck and Duerdoth, {I. P.} and E. Etzion and F. Fabbri and P. Ferrari and {OPAL Collaboration}",
year = "2006",
month = feb
doi = "10.1140/epjc/s2005-02440-5",
language = "English",
volume = "45",
pages = "307--335",
journal = "European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields",
issn = "1434-6044",
publisher = "SPRINGER",
number = "2",

}

RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Measurement of the mass and width of the W boson

AU - Abbiendi, G.

AU - Ainsley, C.

AU - Akesson, P. F.

AU - Alexander, G.

AU - Anagnostou, G.

AU - Anderson, K. J.

AU - Asai, S.

AU - Axen, D.

AU - Bailey, I.

AU - Barberio, E.

AU - Barillari, T.

AU - Barlow, R. J.

AU - Batley, R. J.

AU - Bechtle, P.

AU - Behnke, T.

AU - Bell, K. W.

AU - Bell, P. J.

AU - Bella, G.

AU - Bellerive, A.

AU - Benelli, C.

AU - Bethke, S.

AU - Biebel, O.

AU - Boeriu, O.

AU - Bock, P.

AU - Boutemeur, M.

AU - Braibant, S.

AU - Brown, R. M.

AU - Burckhart, H. J.

AU - Campana, S.

AU - Capiluppi, P.

AU - Carnegie, R. K.

AU - Carter, A. A.

AU - Carter, J. R.

AU - Chang, C. Y.

AU - Charlton, D. C.

AU - Ciocca, C.

AU - Csilling, A.

AU - Cuffiani, M.

AU - Dado, S.

AU - De Roeck, A.

AU - De Wolf, E. A.

AU - Desch, K.

AU - Dienes, B.

AU - Dubbert, J.

AU - Duchovni, E.

AU - Duckeck, G.

AU - Duerdoth, I. P.

AU - Etzion, E.

AU - Fabbri, F.

AU - Ferrari, P.

AU - OPAL Collaboration

PY - 2006/2

Y1 - 2006/2

N2 - The mass and width of the W boson are measured using e(+)e(-) -> W+W- events from the data sample collected by the OPAL experiment at LEP at centre-of-mass energies between 170 GeV and 209 GeV. The mass (m(W)) and width (Gamma(W)) are determined using direct reconstruction of the kinematics of W+W- -> q (q) over bar lfv and W+W- -> q (q) over barq (q) over bar events. When combined with previous OPAL measurements using W+W- -> lvlv events and the dependence on m(W) of the WW production cross-section at threshold, the results are determined to bem(W) = 80.415 +/- 0.042 +/- 0.030 +/- 0.009 GeVGamma(W) = 1.996 +/- 0.096 +/- 0.102 +/- 0.003 GeVwhere the first error is statistical, the second systematic and the third due to uncertainties in the value of the LEP beam energy. By measuring m(W) in the q (q) over barq (q) over bar channel using several different determinations of the direction of jets with differing sensitivities to soft particles, a limit is also obtained on possible final-state interactions due to colour reconnection effects in W+W- -> q (q) over barq (q) over bar events. The consistency of the results for the W mass and width with those inferred from other electroweak parameters provides an important test of the Standard Model of electroweak interactions.

AB - The mass and width of the W boson are measured using e(+)e(-) -> W+W- events from the data sample collected by the OPAL experiment at LEP at centre-of-mass energies between 170 GeV and 209 GeV. The mass (m(W)) and width (Gamma(W)) are determined using direct reconstruction of the kinematics of W+W- -> q (q) over bar lfv and W+W- -> q (q) over barq (q) over bar events. When combined with previous OPAL measurements using W+W- -> lvlv events and the dependence on m(W) of the WW production cross-section at threshold, the results are determined to bem(W) = 80.415 +/- 0.042 +/- 0.030 +/- 0.009 GeVGamma(W) = 1.996 +/- 0.096 +/- 0.102 +/- 0.003 GeVwhere the first error is statistical, the second systematic and the third due to uncertainties in the value of the LEP beam energy. By measuring m(W) in the q (q) over barq (q) over bar channel using several different determinations of the direction of jets with differing sensitivities to soft particles, a limit is also obtained on possible final-state interactions due to colour reconnection effects in W+W- -> q (q) over barq (q) over bar events. The consistency of the results for the W mass and width with those inferred from other electroweak parameters provides an important test of the Standard Model of electroweak interactions.

KW - PHYSICS EVENT GENERATION

KW - E(+)E(-) COLLISIONS

KW - EINSTEIN CORRELATIONS

KW - GLUON JETS

KW - QUARK JETS

KW - E+E ANNIHILATION

KW - PAIR PRODUCTION

KW - CROSS-SECTIONS

KW - W+W-PRODUCTION

KW - FINAL-STATES

U2 - 10.1140/epjc/s2005-02440-5

DO - 10.1140/epjc/s2005-02440-5

M3 - Journal article

VL - 45

SP - 307

EP - 335

JO - European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields

JF - European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields

SN - 1434-6044

IS - 2

ER -