Study of W-boson polarisations and triple gauge boson couplings in the reaction e+e-→W+W- at LEP 2

J. Abdallah, P. Abreu, W. Adam, P. Adzic, T. Albrecht, R. Alemany-Fernandez, T. Allmendinger, P. P. Allport, U. Amaldi, N. Amapane, S. Amato, E. Anashkin, A. Andreazza, S. Andringa, N. Anjos, P. Antilogus, W. D. Apel, Y. Arnoud, S. Ask, B. AsmanJ. E. Augustin, A. Augustinus, P. Baillon, A. Ballestrero, P. Bambade, R. Barbier, D. Bardin, G. J. Barker, A. Baroncelli, M. Battaglia, M. Baubillier, K. H. Becks, M. Begalli, A. Behrmann, E. Ben-Haim, N. Benekos, A. Benvenuti, C. Berat, M. Berggren, D. Bertrand, M. Besancon, N. Besson, D. Bloch, M. Blom, M. Bluj, M. Bonesini, M. Boonekamp, P. S L Booth, G. Borisov, O. Botner, B. Bouquet, T. J V Bowcock, I. Boyko, M. Bracko, R. Brenner, E. Brodet, P. Bruckman, J. M. Brunet, B. Buschbeck, P. Buschmann, M. Calvi, T. Camporesi, V. Canale, F. Carena, N. Castro, F. Cavallo, M. Chapkin, Ph Charpentier, P. Checchia, R. Chierici, P. Chliapnikov, J. Chudoba, S. U. Chung, K. Cieslik, P. Collins, R. Contri, G. Cosme, F. Cossutti, M. J. Costa, D. Crennell, J. Cuevas, J. D'Hondt, T. Da Silva, W. Da Silva, G. Della Ricca, A. De Angelis, W. De Boer, C. De Clercq, B. De Lotto, N. De Maria, A. De Min, L. De Paula, L. Di Ciaccio, A. Di Simone, K. Doroba, J. Drees, G. Eigen, T. Ekelof, M. Ellert, M. Elsing, M. C. Espirito Santo, G. Fanourakis, D. Fassouliotis, M. Feindt, J. Fernandez, A. Ferrer, F. Ferro, U. Flagmeyer, H. Foeth, E. Fokitis, F. Fulda-Quenzer, J. Fuster, M. Gandelman, C. Garcia, Ph Gavillet, E. Gazis, R. Gokieli, B. Golob, G. Gomez-Ceballos, P. Goncalves, E. Graziani, G. Grosdidier, K. Grzelak, J. Guy, C. Haag, A. Hallgren, K. Hamacher, K. Hamilton, S. Haug, F. Hauler, V. Hedberg, M. Hennecke, J. Hoffman, S. O. Holmgren, P. J. Holt, M. A. Houlden, J. N. Jackson, G. Jarlskog, P. Jarry, D. Jeans, E. K. Johansson, P. Jonsson, C. Joram, L. Jungermann, F. Kapusta, S. Katsanevas, E. Katsoufis, G. Kernel, B. P. Kersevan, U. Kerzel, B. T. King, N. J. Kjaer, P. Kluit, P. Kokkinias, C. Kourkoumelis, O. Kouznetsov, Z. Krumstein, M. Kucharczyk, J. Lamsa, G. Leder, F. Ledroit, L. Leinonen, R. Leitner, J. Lemonne, V. Lepeltier, T. Lesiak, W. Liebig, D. Liko, A. Lipniacka, J. H. Lopes, J. M. Lopez, D. Loukas, P. Lutz, L. Lyons, J. MacNaughton, A. Malek, S. Maltezos, F. Mandl, J. Marco, R. Marco, B. Marechal, M. Margoni, J. C. Marin, C. Mariotti, A. Markou, C. Martinez-Rivero, J. Masik, N. Mastroyiannopoulos, F. Matorras, C. Matteuzzi, F. Mazzucato, M. Mazzucato, R. Mc Nulty, C. Meroni, E. Migliore, W. Mitaroff, U. Mjoernmark, T. Moa, M. Moch, K. Moenig, R. Monge, J. Montenegro, D. Moraes, S. Moreno, P. Morettini, U. Mueller, K. Muenich, M. Mulders, L. Mundim, W. Murray, B. Muryn, G. Myatt, T. Myklebust, M. Nassiakou, F. Navarria, K. Nawrocki, R. Nicolaidou, M. Nikolenko, A. Oblakowska-Mucha, V. Obraztsov, A. Olshevski, A. Onofre, R. Orava, K. Osterberg, A. Ouraou, A. Oyanguren, M. Paganoni, S. Paiano, J. P. Palacios, H. Palka, Th D. Papadopoulou, L. Pape, C. Parkes, F. Parodi, U. Parzefall, A. Passeri, O. Passon, L. Peralta, V. Perepelitsa, A. Perrotta, A. Petrolini, J. Piedra, L. Pieri, F. Pierre, M. Pimenta, E. Piotto, T. Podobnik, V. Poireau, M. E. Pol, G. Polok, V. Pozdniakov, N. Pukhaeva, A. Pullia, D. Radojicic, J. Rames, A. Read, P. Rebecchi, J. Rehn, D. Reid, R. Reinhardt, P. Renton, F. Richard, J. Ridky, M. Rivero, D. Rodriguez, A. Romero, P. Ronchese, P. Roudeau, T. Rovelli, V. Ruhlmann-Kleider, D. Ryabtchikov, A. Sadovsky, L. Salmi, J. Salt, C. Sander, A. Savoy-Navarro, U. Schwickerath, R. Sekulin, M. Siebel, A. Sisakian, G. Smadja, O. Smirnova, A. Sokolov, A. Sopczak, R. Sosnowski, T. Spassov, M. Stanitzki, A. Stocchi, J. Strauss, B. Stugu, M. Szczekowski, M. Szeptycka, T. Szumlak, T. Tabarelli, F. Tegenfeldt, J. Timmermans, L. Tkatchev, M. Tobin, S. Todorovova, B. Tome, A. Tonazzo, P. Tortosa, P. Travnicek, D. Treille, G. Tristram, M. Trochimczuk, C. Troncon, M. L. Turluer, I. A. Tyapkin, P. Tyapkin, S. Tzamarias, V. Uvarov, G. Valenti, P. Van Dam, J. Van Eldik, A. Van Lysebetten, N. Van Remortel, I. Van Vulpen, G. Vegni, F. Veloso, W. Venus, P. Verdier, V. Verzi, D. Vilanova, L. Vitale, V. Vrba, H. Wahlen, A. J. Washbrook, C. Weiser, D. Wicke, J. Wickens, G. Wilkinson, M. Winter, M. Witek, O. Yushchenko, A. Zalewska, P. Zalewski, D. Zavrtanik, V. Zhuravlov, N. I. Zimin, A. Zintchenko, M. Zupan

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    Abstract

    A determination of the single W spin density matrix (SDM) elements in the reaction e+e-→W+W-→lνqq (l=e/μ) is reported at centre-of-mass energies between 189 and 209∈GeV. The data sample used corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 520∈pb-1 taken by DELPHI between 1998 and 2000. The single W SDM elements, ρττ' W± (τ,τ'= ± 1 or 0), are determined as a function of the W- production angle with respect to the e- beam direction and are obtained from measurements of the W decay products by the application of suitable projection operators, Λττ', which assume the V-A coupling of the W-boson to fermions. The measured SDM elements are used to obtain the fraction of longitudinally polarised Ws, with the result: σ {L}{σ} = 24.9 pm4.5( pm2.2({)\% at a mean energy of 198∈GeV. The SDM elements are also used to determine the triple gauge couplings Δg1 Z,Δκγ,λγ and g4 Z, ̃κ_Z and ̃λ {Z} . For the CP-violating couplings the results of single parameter fits are: g4Z = -0.39+0.19-0.20 ̃κZ = -0.09+0.08-0.05 ̃λZ = -0.08±0.07 The errors are a combination of statistical and systematic errors. All results are consistent with the Standard Model. © 2008 Springer-Verlag / Società Italiana di Fisica.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)345-364
    Number of pages19
    JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
    Volume54
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008

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