Measurement of the average lifetime of B hadrons produced in pp¯ collisions at √s =1.8 TeV Academic Article uri icon


  • The average b-hadron lifetime has been measured using a high statistics sample of BJ/ X decays recorded with the Collider Detector at Fermilab. The decay vertices of 5344 inclusive J/+- candidates have been reconstructed using information from a silicon vertex detector. The measured B lifetime, which is the average over all b hadrons produced in pp collisions at s =1.8 TeV weighted by their branching ratios into J/, is 1.460.06(stat)0.06(syst) ps. © 1993 The American Physical Society.

author list (cited authors)

  • Abe, F., Albrow, M., Amidei, D., Anway-Wiese, C., Apollinari, G., Areti, H., ... Zucchelli, S.

citation count

  • 33

publication date

  • November 1993