Measurement of the forward backward asymmetry of c and b quarks at the Z pole using reconstructed D mesons

Abstract
A measurement of the forward--backward asymmetry of e+e−→cc¯ and e+e−→bb¯ on the Z resonance is performed using about 3.5 million hadronic Z decays collected by the DELPHI detector at LEP in the years 1992 to 1995. The heavy quark is tagged by the exclusive reconstruction of several D meson decay modes. The forward--backward asymmetries for c and b quarks at the Z resonance are determined to be: \renewcommand{\arraystretch}{1.6} \begin{array}{rcr@{}l} \Afbc(\sqrt{s} = 91.235 {\rm GeV}) &=& &#;0659 \pm 0.0094 (stat) \pm 0.0035 (syst) \Afbb (\sqrt{s} = 91.235 {\rm GeV}) &=& &#;0762 \pm 0.0194 (stat) \pm 0.0085 (syst) \Afbc(\sqrt{s} = 89.434 {\rm GeV}) &=&-&#;0496 \pm 0.0368 (stat) \pm 0.0053 (syst) \Afbb(\sqrt{s} = 89.434 {\rm GeV}) &=& &#;0567 \pm 0.0756 (stat) \pm 0.0117 (syst) \Afbc(\sqrt{s} = 92.990 {\rm GeV}) &=& &#;1180 \pm 0.0318 (stat) \pm 0.0062 (syst) \Afbb(\sqrt{s} = 92.990 {\rm GeV}) &=& &#;0882 \pm 0.0633 (stat) \pm 0.0122 (syst) \end{array}
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DELPHI Collaboration Alemany, R. Cabrera Urbán, Susana Castillo Giménez, María Victoria Cortina, E. Ferrer Soria, Antonio Fuster Verdú, Juan A. García García, Carmen Gil, I. Hernández Rey, Juan José Higón Rodríguez, Emilio Martínez Vidal, Fernando Navas, S. Salt Cairols, José 1999 Measurement of the forward backward asymmetry of c and b quarks at the Z pole using reconstructed D mesons European Physical Journal C 10 2 219 237
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