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dc.contributor.advisorChristoph M.E. Paus.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKorn, Andreas, 1972-en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-09-27T17:31:29Z
dc.date.available2005-09-27T17:31:29Z
dc.date.copyright2004en_US
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/28652
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Physics, 2004.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 127-133).en_US
dc.description.abstractWe measure the mass of b-hadrons in exclusive J/[psi]-decay modes. The correct momentum scale is established by the following steps: validate and quantify distortions or systematic effects in the Central Outer Tracker and Silicon Vertex Detector, apply and fine tune the energy loss corrections per track, and finally tune the magnetic field scale. With the momentum scale established, we find: m(B⁺) = 5279.10 ± 0.41 (stat) ± 0.36 (sys), m(B⁰) = 5279.63 ± 0.53 (stat) ± 0.33 (sys), m(B[s]⁰) = 5366.01 ± 0.73 (stat) ± 0.33 (sys), m(A[b]) = 5619.7 ± 1.2 (stat) ± 1.2 (sys) MeV/c². The measurements of the A[b] and B[s], masses are the current world best. The value of the A[b] mass is consistent with the CDF run I measurement resolving a discrepancy in the PDG average.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Andreas Korn.en_US
dc.format.extent133 leavesen_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
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dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subjectPhysics.en_US
dc.titleMeasurement of B-hadron masses at CDF run IIen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreePh.D.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc58965823en_US


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