The ALEPH detector at LEP is used to study single photon events in e+e- collisions at the Z resonance. In a total data sample of 15.7 pb-1 taken in 1990 and 1991 scanning the resonance, 400 events were recorded where each has a single deposition of more than 1.5 GeV measured in the polar angular region \costheta(gamma)\ < 0.74 of the electromagnetic calorimeter. It is shown that this number of events can be accounted for by known processes. After subtraction of background events, the invisible width of the Z is determined to be 450 +/- 34(stat.) +/- 34(syst.) MeV. Using Z resonance parameters derived by ALEPH, the corresponding number of light neutrino generations is found to be 2.68 +/- 0.20(stat.) +/- 0.20(syst.). RI ANTONELLI, ANTONELLA/C-6238-2011; Buttar, Craig/D-3706-2011; Stahl, Achim/E-8846-2011; Passalacqua, Luca/F-5127-2011; Murtas, Fabrizio/B-5729-2012; St.Denis, Richard/C-8997-2012; Forti, Francesco/H-3035-2011; Ferrante, Isidoro/F-1017-2012

A DIRECT MEASUREMENT OF THE INVISIBLE WIDTH OF THE Z FROM SINGLE-PHOTON COUNTING

ROLANDI, LUIGI;LIGABUE, FRANCO;LUSIANI, Alberto;
1993

Abstract

The ALEPH detector at LEP is used to study single photon events in e+e- collisions at the Z resonance. In a total data sample of 15.7 pb-1 taken in 1990 and 1991 scanning the resonance, 400 events were recorded where each has a single deposition of more than 1.5 GeV measured in the polar angular region \costheta(gamma)\ < 0.74 of the electromagnetic calorimeter. It is shown that this number of events can be accounted for by known processes. After subtraction of background events, the invisible width of the Z is determined to be 450 +/- 34(stat.) +/- 34(syst.) MeV. Using Z resonance parameters derived by ALEPH, the corresponding number of light neutrino generations is found to be 2.68 +/- 0.20(stat.) +/- 0.20(syst.). RI ANTONELLI, ANTONELLA/C-6238-2011; Buttar, Craig/D-3706-2011; Stahl, Achim/E-8846-2011; Passalacqua, Luca/F-5127-2011; Murtas, Fabrizio/B-5729-2012; St.Denis, Richard/C-8997-2012; Forti, Francesco/H-3035-2011; Ferrante, Isidoro/F-1017-2012
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