Publications [#308815] of Mark C. Kruse

Papers Published
  1. Abe, F; Akimoto, H; Akopian, A; Albrow, MG; Amendolia, SR; Amidei, D; Antos, J; Aota, S; Apollinari, G; Arisawa, T; Asakawa, T; Ashmanskas, W; Atac, M; Azzi-Bacchetta, P; Bacchetta, N; Bagdasarov, S; Bailey, MW; Barbaro, PD; Barbaro-Galtieri, A; Barnes, VE; Barnett, BA; Barone, M; Bauer, G; Baumann, T; Bedeschi, F; Behrends, S; Belforte, S; Bellettini, G; Bellinger, J; Benjamin, D; Bensinger, J; Beretvas, A; Berge, JP; Berryhill, J; Bertolucci, S; Bettelli, S; Bevensee, B; Bhatti, A; Biery, K et al., Measurement of B0-B̄0 flavor oscillations using jet-charge and lepton flavor tagging in pp̄ collisions at √s=1.8 TeV, Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol. 60 no. 7 (1999), pp. 1-22 .

    We present a measurement of the mass difference Δmd for the B0 meson and the statistical power of the b flavor tagging methods used. The measurement uses 90 pb-1 of data from pp̄ collisions at √s= 1.8 TeV collected with the CDF detector. An inclusive lepton trigger is used to collect a large sample of B hadron semileptonic decays. The mass difference Δmd is determined from the proper time dependence of the fraction of B hadrons that undergo flavor oscillations. The flavor at decay is inferred from the charge of the lepton from semileptonic B decay. The initial flavor is inferred by determining the flavor of the other B hadron produced in the collision, either from its semileptonic decay (soft-lepton tag) or from its jet charge. The measurement yields Δmd=(0.500±0.052±0.043)ℏ ps-1, where the first uncertainty is statistical and the second uncertainty is systematic. The statistical powers (∈D2) of the soft-lepton and jet-charge flavor taggers are (0.91±0.10 ±0.11)% and (0.78±0.12±0.08)%, respectively. ©1999 The American Physical Society.