Measurement of the mass and width of the w boson in e+e- collisions at 189 GeV

Opal collaboration

G. Abbiendi, K. Ackerstaff, C. Ainsley, P. F. Åkesson, G. Alexander, J. Allison, K. J. Anderson, S. Arcelli, S. Asai, S. F. Ashby, D. Axen, G. Azuelos, I. Bailey, A. H. Ball, E. Barberio, R. J. Barlow, S. Baumann, T. Behnke, K. W. Bell, G. Bella & 282 others A. Bellerive, G. Benelli, S. Bentvelsen, S. Bethke, O. Biebel, I. J. Bloodworth, O. Boeriu, P. Bock, J. Böhme, D. Bonacorsi, M. Boutemeur, S. Braibant, P. Bright-Thomas, L. Brigliadori, R. M. Brown, H. J. Burckhart, J. Cammin, P. Capiluppi, R. K. Carnegie, A. A. Carter, J. R. Carter, C. Y. Chang, D. G. Charlton, P. E L Clarke, E. Clay, I. Cohen, O. C. Cooke, J. Couchman, C. Couyoumtzelis, R. L. Coxe, A. Csilling, M. Cuffiani, S. Dado, G. M. Dallavalle, S. Dallison, A. de Roeck, E. de Wolf, P. Dervan, K. Desch, B. Dienes, M. S. Dixit, M. Donkers, J. Dubbert, E. Duchovni, G. Duckeck, I. P. Duerdoth, P. G. Estabrooks, E. Etzion, F. Fabbri, M. Fanti, L. Feld, P. Ferrari, F. Fiedler, I. Fleck, M. Ford, A. Frey, A. Fürtjes, D. I. Futyan, P. Gagnon, J. W. Gary, G. Gaycken, C. Geich-Gimbel, G. Giacomelli, P. Giacomelli, D. Glenzinski, J. Goldberg, C. Grandi, K. Graham, E. Gross, J. Grunhaus, M. Gruwé, P. O. Günther, C. Hajdu, G. G. Hanson, M. Hansroul, M. Hapke, K. Harder, A. Harel, M. Harin-Dirac, A. Hauke, M. Hauschild, C. M. Hawkes, R. Hawkings, R. J. Hemingway, C. Hensel, G. Herten, R. D. Heuer, J. C. Hill, A. Hocker, K. Hoffman, R. J. Homer, A. K. Honma, D. Horváth, K. R. Hossain, R. Howard, P. Hüntemeyer, P. Igo-Kemenes, K. Ishii, F. R. Jacob, A. Jawahery, H. Jeremie, C. R. Jones, P. Jovanovic, T. R. Junk, N. Kanaya, J. Kanzaki, G. Karapetian, D. Karlen, V. Kartvelishvili, K. Kawagoe, T. Kawamoto, R. K. Keeler, R. G. Kellogg, B. W. Kennedy, D. H. Kim, K. Klein, A. Klier, S. Kluth, T. Kobayashi, M. Kobel, T. P. Kokott, S. Komamiya, R. V. Kowalewski, T. Kress, P. Krieger, J. von Krogh, T. Kuhl, M. Kupper, P. Kyberd, G. D. Lafferty, H. Landsman, D. Lanske, I. Lawson, J. G. Layter, A. Leins, D. Lellouch, J. Letts, L. Levinson, R. Liebisch, J. Lillich, B. List, C. Littlewood, A. W. Lloyd, S. L. Lloyd, F. K. Loebinger, G. D. Long, M. J. Losty, J. Lu, J. Ludwig, A. Macchiolo, A. Macpherson, W. Mader, S. Marcellini, T. E. Marchant, A. J. Martin, J. P. Martin, G. Martinez, T. Mashimo, P. Mättig, W. J. McDonald, J. McKenna, T. J. McMahon, R. A. McPherson, F. Meijers, P. Mendez-Lorenzo, W. Menges, F. S. Merritt, H. Mes, A. Michelini, S. Mihara, G. Mikenberg, D. J. Miller, W. Mohr, A. Montanari, T. Mori, K. Nagai, I. Nakamura, H. A. Neal, R. Nisius, S. W. O'Neale, F. G. Oakham, F. Odorici, H. O. Ogren, A. Oh, A. Okpara, M. J. Oreglia, S. Orito, G. Pásztor, J. R. Pater, G. N. Patrick, J. Patt, P. Pfeifenschneider, J. E. Pilcher, J. Pinfold, D. E. Plane, B. Poli, J. Polok, O. Pooth, M. Przybycień, A. Quadt, C. Rembser, P. Renkel, H. Rick, N. Rodning, J. M. Roney, S. Rosati, K. Roscoe, A. M. Rossi, Y. Rozen, K. Runge, O. Runolfsson, D. R. Rust, K. Sachs, T. Saeki, O. Sahr, E. K G Sarkisyan, C. Sbarra, A. D. Schaile, O. Schaile, P. Scharff-Hansen, M. Schröder, M. Schumacher, C. Schwick, W. G. Scott, R. Seuster, T. G. Shears, B. C. Shen, C. H. Shepherd-Themistocleous, P. Sherwood, G. P. Siroli, A. Skuja, A. M. Smith, G. A. Snow, R. Sobie, S. Söldner-Rembold, S. Spagnolo, M. Sproston, A. Stahl, K. Stephens, K. Stoll, D. Strom, R. Ströhmer, L. Stumpf, B. Surrow, S. D. Talbot, S. Tarem, R. J. Taylor, R. Teuscher, M. Thiergen, J. Thomas, M. A. Thomson, E. Torrence, S. Towers, D. Toya, T. Trefzger, I. Trigger, Z. Trócsányi, E. Tsur, M. F. Turner-Watson, I. Ueda, B. Vachon, P. Vannerem, M. Verzocchi, H. Voss, J. Vossebeld, D. Waller, C. P. Ward, D. R. Ward, P. M. Watkins, A. T. Watson, N. K. Watson, P. S. Wells, T. Wengler, N. Wermes, D. Wetterling, J. S. White, G. W. Wilson, J. A. Wilson, T. R. Wyatt, S. Yamashita, V. Zacek, D. Zer-Zion

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The mass and width of the W boson are determined in e+e- collisions at LEP using 183 pb-1 of data recorded at a centre-of-mass energy √s = 189 GeV with the OPAL detector. The invariant mass distributions from 970 W+W- → qqqq and 1118 W+W- → qqℓν candidate events are used to measure the mass of the W boson, MW = 80.451±0.076 (stat.) ± 0.049 (syst.) GeV. A direct measurement of the width of the W boson gives ΓW = 2.09 ± 0.18 (stat.) ± 0.09 (syst.) GeV. The results are combined with previous OPAL results from 78 pb-1 of data recorded with √s from 161 to 183 GeV, to obtain: MW = 80.432 ± 0.066 (stat.) ± 0.045 (syst.) GeV, ΓW = 2.04 ± 0.16 (stat.) ± 0.09 (syst.) GeV. The consistency of the direct measurement of Mw with that inferred from other measurements of electroweak parameters provides an important test of the Standard Model of electroweak interactions.

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Pages (from-to)29-46
Number of pages18
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume507
Issue number1-4
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StatePublished - May 17 2001
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Measurement of the mass and width of the w boson in e+e- collisions at 189 GeV : Opal collaboration. / Abbiendi, G.; Ackerstaff, K.; Ainsley, C.; Åkesson, P. F.; Alexander, G.; Allison, J.; Anderson, K. J.; Arcelli, S.; Asai, S.; Ashby, S. F.; Axen, D.; Azuelos, G.; Bailey, I.; Ball, A. H.; Barberio, E.; Barlow, R. J.; Baumann, S.; Behnke, T.; Bell, K. W.; Bella, G.; Bellerive, A.; Benelli, G.; Bentvelsen, S.; Bethke, S.; Biebel, O.; Bloodworth, I. J.; Boeriu, O.; Bock, P.; Böhme, J.; Bonacorsi, D.; Boutemeur, M.; Braibant, S.; Bright-Thomas, P.; Brigliadori, L.; Brown, R. M.; Burckhart, H. J.; Cammin, J.; Capiluppi, P.; Carnegie, R. K.; Carter, A. A.; Carter, J. R.; Chang, C. Y.; Charlton, D. G.; Clarke, P. E L; Clay, E.; Cohen, I.; Cooke, O. C.; Couchman, J.; Couyoumtzelis, C.; Coxe, R. L.; Csilling, A.; Cuffiani, M.; Dado, S.; Dallavalle, G. M.; Dallison, S.; de Roeck, A.; de Wolf, E.; Dervan, P.; Desch, K.; Dienes, B.; Dixit, M. S.; Donkers, M.; Dubbert, J.; Duchovni, E.; Duckeck, G.; Duerdoth, I. P.; Estabrooks, P. G.; Etzion, E.; Fabbri, F.; Fanti, M.; Feld, L.; Ferrari, P.; Fiedler, F.; Fleck, I.; Ford, M.; Frey, A.; Fürtjes, A.; Futyan, D. I.; Gagnon, P.; Gary, J. W.; Gaycken, G.; Geich-Gimbel, C.; Giacomelli, G.; Giacomelli, P.; Glenzinski, D.; Goldberg, J.; Grandi, C.; Graham, K.; Gross, E.; Grunhaus, J.; Gruwé, M.; Günther, P. O.; Hajdu, C.; Hanson, G. G.; Hansroul, M.; Hapke, M.; Harder, K.; Harel, A.; Harin-Dirac, M.; Hauke, A.; Hauschild, M.; Hawkes, C. M.; Hawkings, R.; Hemingway, R. J.; Hensel, C.; Herten, G.; Heuer, R. D.; Hill, J. C.; Hocker, A.; Hoffman, K.; Homer, R. J.; Honma, A. K.; Horváth, D.; Hossain, K. R.; Howard, R.; Hüntemeyer, P.; Igo-Kemenes, P.; Ishii, K.; Jacob, F. R.; Jawahery, A.; Jeremie, H.; Jones, C. R.; Jovanovic, P.; Junk, T. R.; Kanaya, N.; Kanzaki, J.; Karapetian, G.; Karlen, D.; Kartvelishvili, V.; Kawagoe, K.; Kawamoto, T.; Keeler, R. K.; Kellogg, R. G.; Kennedy, B. W.; Kim, D. H.; Klein, K.; Klier, A.; Kluth, S.; Kobayashi, T.; Kobel, M.; Kokott, T. P.; Komamiya, S.; Kowalewski, R. V.; Kress, T.; Krieger, P.; von Krogh, J.; Kuhl, T.; Kupper, M.; Kyberd, P.; Lafferty, G. D.; Landsman, H.; Lanske, D.; Lawson, I.; Layter, J. G.; Leins, A.; Lellouch, D.; Letts, J.; Levinson, L.; Liebisch, R.; Lillich, J.; List, B.; Littlewood, C.; Lloyd, A. W.; Lloyd, S. L.; Loebinger, F. K.; Long, G. D.; Losty, M. J.; Lu, J.; Ludwig, J.; Macchiolo, A.; Macpherson, A.; Mader, W.; Marcellini, S.; Marchant, T. E.; Martin, A. J.; Martin, J. P.; Martinez, G.; Mashimo, T.; Mättig, P.; McDonald, W. J.; McKenna, J.; McMahon, T. J.; McPherson, R. A.; Meijers, F.; Mendez-Lorenzo, P.; Menges, W.; Merritt, F. S.; Mes, H.; Michelini, A.; Mihara, S.; Mikenberg, G.; Miller, D. J.; Mohr, W.; Montanari, A.; Mori, T.; Nagai, K.; Nakamura, I.; Neal, H. A.; Nisius, R.; O'Neale, S. W.; Oakham, F. G.; Odorici, F.; Ogren, H. O.; Oh, A.; Okpara, A.; Oreglia, M. J.; Orito, S.; Pásztor, G.; Pater, J. R.; Patrick, G. N.; Patt, J.; Pfeifenschneider, P.; Pilcher, J. E.; Pinfold, J.; Plane, D. E.; Poli, B.; Polok, J.; Pooth, O.; Przybycień, M.; Quadt, A.; Rembser, C.; Renkel, P.; Rick, H.; Rodning, N.; Roney, J. M.; Rosati, S.; Roscoe, K.; Rossi, A. M.; Rozen, Y.; Runge, K.; Runolfsson, O.; Rust, D. R.; Sachs, K.; Saeki, T.; Sahr, O.; Sarkisyan, E. K G; Sbarra, C.; Schaile, A. D.; Schaile, O.; Scharff-Hansen, P.; Schröder, M.; Schumacher, M.; Schwick, C.; Scott, W. G.; Seuster, R.; Shears, T. G.; Shen, B. C.; Shepherd-Themistocleous, C. H.; Sherwood, P.; Siroli, G. P.; Skuja, A.; Smith, A. M.; Snow, G. A.; Sobie, R.; Söldner-Rembold, S.; Spagnolo, S.; Sproston, M.; Stahl, A.; Stephens, K.; Stoll, K.; Strom, D.; Ströhmer, R.; Stumpf, L.; Surrow, B.; Talbot, S. D.; Tarem, S.; Taylor, R. J.; Teuscher, R.; Thiergen, M.; Thomas, J.; Thomson, M. A.; Torrence, E.; Towers, S.; Toya, D.; Trefzger, T.; Trigger, I.; Trócsányi, Z.; Tsur, E.; Turner-Watson, M. F.; Ueda, I.; Vachon, B.; Vannerem, P.; Verzocchi, M.; Voss, H.; Vossebeld, J.; Waller, D.; Ward, C. P.; Ward, D. R.; Watkins, P. M.; Watson, A. T.; Watson, N. K.; Wells, P. S.; Wengler, T.; Wermes, N.; Wetterling, D.; White, J. S.; Wilson, G. W.; Wilson, J. A.; Wyatt, T. R.; Yamashita, S.; Zacek, V.; Zer-Zion, D.

In: Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, Vol. 507, No. 1-4, 17.05.2001, p. 29-46.

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abstract = "The mass and width of the W boson are determined in e+e- collisions at LEP using 183 pb-1 of data recorded at a centre-of-mass energy √s = 189 GeV with the OPAL detector. The invariant mass distributions from 970 W+W- → qqqq and 1118 W+W- → qqℓνℓ candidate events are used to measure the mass of the W boson, MW = 80.451±0.076 (stat.) ± 0.049 (syst.) GeV. A direct measurement of the width of the W boson gives ΓW = 2.09 ± 0.18 (stat.) ± 0.09 (syst.) GeV. The results are combined with previous OPAL results from 78 pb-1 of data recorded with √s from 161 to 183 GeV, to obtain: MW = 80.432 ± 0.066 (stat.) ± 0.045 (syst.) GeV, ΓW = 2.04 ± 0.16 (stat.) ± 0.09 (syst.) GeV. The consistency of the direct measurement of Mw with that inferred from other measurements of electroweak parameters provides an important test of the Standard Model of electroweak interactions.",
author = "G. Abbiendi and K. Ackerstaff and C. Ainsley and {\AA}kesson, {P. F.} and G. Alexander and J. Allison and Anderson, {K. J.} and S. Arcelli and S. Asai and Ashby, {S. F.} and D. Axen and G. Azuelos and I. Bailey and Ball, {A. H.} and E. Barberio and Barlow, {R. J.} and S. Baumann and T. Behnke and Bell, {K. W.} and G. Bella and A. Bellerive and G. Benelli and S. Bentvelsen and S. Bethke and O. Biebel and Bloodworth, {I. J.} and O. Boeriu and P. Bock and J. B{\"o}hme and D. Bonacorsi and M. Boutemeur and S. Braibant and P. Bright-Thomas and L. Brigliadori and Brown, {R. M.} and Burckhart, {H. J.} and J. Cammin and P. Capiluppi and Carnegie, {R. K.} and Carter, {A. A.} and Carter, {J. R.} and Chang, {C. Y.} and Charlton, {D. G.} and Clarke, {P. E L} and E. Clay and I. Cohen and Cooke, {O. C.} and J. Couchman and C. Couyoumtzelis and Coxe, {R. L.} and A. Csilling and M. Cuffiani and S. Dado and Dallavalle, {G. M.} and S. Dallison and {de Roeck}, A. and {de Wolf}, E. and P. Dervan and K. Desch and B. Dienes and Dixit, {M. S.} and M. Donkers and J. Dubbert and E. Duchovni and G. Duckeck and Duerdoth, {I. P.} and Estabrooks, {P. G.} and E. Etzion and F. Fabbri and M. Fanti and L. Feld and P. Ferrari and F. Fiedler and I. Fleck and M. Ford and A. Frey and A. F{\"u}rtjes and Futyan, {D. I.} and P. Gagnon and Gary, {J. W.} and G. Gaycken and C. Geich-Gimbel and G. Giacomelli and P. Giacomelli and D. Glenzinski and J. Goldberg and C. Grandi and K. Graham and E. Gross and J. Grunhaus and M. Gruw{\'e} and G{\"u}nther, {P. O.} and C. Hajdu and Hanson, {G. G.} and M. Hansroul and M. Hapke and K. Harder and A. Harel and M. Harin-Dirac and A. Hauke and M. Hauschild and Hawkes, {C. M.} and R. Hawkings and Hemingway, {R. J.} and C. Hensel and G. Herten and Heuer, {R. D.} and Hill, {J. C.} and A. Hocker and K. Hoffman and Homer, {R. J.} and Honma, {A. K.} and D. Horv{\'a}th and Hossain, {K. R.} and R. Howard and P. H{\"u}ntemeyer and P. Igo-Kemenes and K. Ishii and Jacob, {F. R.} and A. Jawahery and H. Jeremie and Jones, {C. R.} and P. Jovanovic and Junk, {T. R.} and N. Kanaya and J. Kanzaki and G. Karapetian and D. Karlen and V. Kartvelishvili and K. Kawagoe and T. Kawamoto and Keeler, {R. K.} and Kellogg, {R. G.} and Kennedy, {B. W.} and Kim, {D. H.} and K. Klein and A. Klier and S. Kluth and T. Kobayashi and M. Kobel and Kokott, {T. P.} and S. Komamiya and Kowalewski, {R. V.} and T. Kress and P. Krieger and {von Krogh}, J. and T. Kuhl and M. Kupper and P. Kyberd and Lafferty, {G. D.} and H. Landsman and D. Lanske and I. Lawson and Layter, {J. G.} and A. Leins and D. Lellouch and J. Letts and L. Levinson and R. Liebisch and J. Lillich and B. List and C. Littlewood and Lloyd, {A. W.} and Lloyd, {S. L.} and Loebinger, {F. K.} and Long, {G. D.} and Losty, {M. J.} and J. Lu and J. Ludwig and A. Macchiolo and A. Macpherson and W. Mader and S. Marcellini and Marchant, {T. E.} and Martin, {A. J.} and Martin, {J. P.} and G. Martinez and T. Mashimo and P. M{\"a}ttig and McDonald, {W. J.} and J. McKenna and McMahon, {T. J.} and McPherson, {R. A.} and F. Meijers and P. Mendez-Lorenzo and W. Menges and Merritt, {F. S.} and H. Mes and A. Michelini and S. Mihara and G. Mikenberg and Miller, {D. J.} and W. Mohr and A. Montanari and T. Mori and K. Nagai and I. Nakamura and Neal, {H. A.} and R. Nisius and O'Neale, {S. W.} and Oakham, {F. G.} and F. Odorici and Ogren, {H. O.} and A. Oh and A. Okpara and Oreglia, {M. J.} and S. Orito and G. P{\'a}sztor and Pater, {J. R.} and Patrick, {G. N.} and J. Patt and P. Pfeifenschneider and Pilcher, {J. E.} and J. Pinfold and Plane, {D. E.} and B. Poli and J. Polok and O. Pooth and M. Przybycień and A. Quadt and C. Rembser and P. Renkel and H. Rick and N. Rodning and Roney, {J. M.} and S. Rosati and K. Roscoe and Rossi, {A. M.} and Y. Rozen and K. Runge and O. Runolfsson and Rust, {D. R.} and K. Sachs and T. Saeki and O. Sahr and Sarkisyan, {E. K G} and C. Sbarra and Schaile, {A. D.} and O. Schaile and P. Scharff-Hansen and M. Schr{\"o}der and M. Schumacher and C. Schwick and Scott, {W. G.} and R. Seuster and Shears, {T. G.} and Shen, {B. C.} and Shepherd-Themistocleous, {C. H.} and P. Sherwood and Siroli, {G. P.} and A. Skuja and Smith, {A. M.} and Snow, {G. A.} and R. Sobie and S. S{\"o}ldner-Rembold and S. Spagnolo and M. Sproston and A. Stahl and K. Stephens and K. Stoll and D. Strom and R. Str{\"o}hmer and L. Stumpf and B. Surrow and Talbot, {S. D.} and S. Tarem and Taylor, {R. J.} and R. Teuscher and M. Thiergen and J. Thomas and Thomson, {M. A.} and E. Torrence and S. Towers and D. Toya and T. Trefzger and I. Trigger and Z. Tr{\'o}cs{\'a}nyi and E. Tsur and Turner-Watson, {M. F.} and I. Ueda and B. Vachon and P. Vannerem and M. Verzocchi and H. Voss and J. Vossebeld and D. Waller and Ward, {C. P.} and Ward, {D. R.} and Watkins, {P. M.} and Watson, {A. T.} and Watson, {N. K.} and Wells, {P. S.} and T. Wengler and N. Wermes and D. Wetterling and White, {J. S.} and Wilson, {G. W.} and Wilson, {J. A.} and Wyatt, {T. R.} and S. Yamashita and V. Zacek and D. Zer-Zion",
year = "2001",
month = "5",
day = "17",
doi = "10.1016/S0370-2693(01)00131-9",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "507",
pages = "29--46",
journal = "Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics",
issn = "0370-2693",
publisher = "Elsevier",
number = "1-4",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Measurement of the mass and width of the w boson in e+e- collisions at 189 GeV

T2 - Opal collaboration

AU - Abbiendi, G.

AU - Ackerstaff, K.

AU - Ainsley, C.

AU - Åkesson, P. F.

AU - Alexander, G.

AU - Allison, J.

AU - Anderson, K. J.

AU - Arcelli, S.

AU - Asai, S.

AU - Ashby, S. F.

AU - Axen, D.

AU - Azuelos, G.

AU - Bailey, I.

AU - Ball, A. H.

AU - Barberio, E.

AU - Barlow, R. J.

AU - Baumann, S.

AU - Behnke, T.

AU - Bell, K. W.

AU - Bella, G.

AU - Bellerive, A.

AU - Benelli, G.

AU - Bentvelsen, S.

AU - Bethke, S.

AU - Biebel, O.

AU - Bloodworth, I. J.

AU - Boeriu, O.

AU - Bock, P.

AU - Böhme, J.

AU - Bonacorsi, D.

AU - Boutemeur, M.

AU - Braibant, S.

AU - Bright-Thomas, P.

AU - Brigliadori, L.

AU - Brown, R. M.

AU - Burckhart, H. J.

AU - Cammin, J.

AU - Capiluppi, P.

AU - Carnegie, R. K.

AU - Carter, A. A.

AU - Carter, J. R.

AU - Chang, C. Y.

AU - Charlton, D. G.

AU - Clarke, P. E L

AU - Clay, E.

AU - Cohen, I.

AU - Cooke, O. C.

AU - Couchman, J.

AU - Couyoumtzelis, C.

AU - Coxe, R. L.

AU - Csilling, A.

AU - Cuffiani, M.

AU - Dado, S.

AU - Dallavalle, G. M.

AU - Dallison, S.

AU - de Roeck, A.

AU - de Wolf, E.

AU - Dervan, P.

AU - Desch, K.

AU - Dienes, B.

AU - Dixit, M. S.

AU - Donkers, M.

AU - Dubbert, J.

AU - Duchovni, E.

AU - Duckeck, G.

AU - Duerdoth, I. P.

AU - Estabrooks, P. G.

AU - Etzion, E.

AU - Fabbri, F.

AU - Fanti, M.

AU - Feld, L.

AU - Ferrari, P.

AU - Fiedler, F.

AU - Fleck, I.

AU - Ford, M.

AU - Frey, A.

AU - Fürtjes, A.

AU - Futyan, D. I.

AU - Gagnon, P.

AU - Gary, J. W.

AU - Gaycken, G.

AU - Geich-Gimbel, C.

AU - Giacomelli, G.

AU - Giacomelli, P.

AU - Glenzinski, D.

AU - Goldberg, J.

AU - Grandi, C.

AU - Graham, K.

AU - Gross, E.

AU - Grunhaus, J.

AU - Gruwé, M.

AU - Günther, P. O.

AU - Hajdu, C.

AU - Hanson, G. G.

AU - Hansroul, M.

AU - Hapke, M.

AU - Harder, K.

AU - Harel, A.

AU - Harin-Dirac, M.

AU - Hauke, A.

AU - Hauschild, M.

AU - Hawkes, C. M.

AU - Hawkings, R.

AU - Hemingway, R. J.

AU - Hensel, C.

AU - Herten, G.

AU - Heuer, R. D.

AU - Hill, J. C.

AU - Hocker, A.

AU - Hoffman, K.

AU - Homer, R. J.

AU - Honma, A. K.

AU - Horváth, D.

AU - Hossain, K. R.

AU - Howard, R.

AU - Hüntemeyer, P.

AU - Igo-Kemenes, P.

AU - Ishii, K.

AU - Jacob, F. R.

AU - Jawahery, A.

AU - Jeremie, H.

AU - Jones, C. R.

AU - Jovanovic, P.

AU - Junk, T. R.

AU - Kanaya, N.

AU - Kanzaki, J.

AU - Karapetian, G.

AU - Karlen, D.

AU - Kartvelishvili, V.

AU - Kawagoe, K.

AU - Kawamoto, T.

AU - Keeler, R. K.

AU - Kellogg, R. G.

AU - Kennedy, B. W.

AU - Kim, D. H.

AU - Klein, K.

AU - Klier, A.

AU - Kluth, S.

AU - Kobayashi, T.

AU - Kobel, M.

AU - Kokott, T. P.

AU - Komamiya, S.

AU - Kowalewski, R. V.

AU - Kress, T.

AU - Krieger, P.

AU - von Krogh, J.

AU - Kuhl, T.

AU - Kupper, M.

AU - Kyberd, P.

AU - Lafferty, G. D.

AU - Landsman, H.

AU - Lanske, D.

AU - Lawson, I.

AU - Layter, J. G.

AU - Leins, A.

AU - Lellouch, D.

AU - Letts, J.

AU - Levinson, L.

AU - Liebisch, R.

AU - Lillich, J.

AU - List, B.

AU - Littlewood, C.

AU - Lloyd, A. W.

AU - Lloyd, S. L.

AU - Loebinger, F. K.

AU - Long, G. D.

AU - Losty, M. J.

AU - Lu, J.

AU - Ludwig, J.

AU - Macchiolo, A.

AU - Macpherson, A.

AU - Mader, W.

AU - Marcellini, S.

AU - Marchant, T. E.

AU - Martin, A. J.

AU - Martin, J. P.

AU - Martinez, G.

AU - Mashimo, T.

AU - Mättig, P.

AU - McDonald, W. J.

AU - McKenna, J.

AU - McMahon, T. J.

AU - McPherson, R. A.

AU - Meijers, F.

AU - Mendez-Lorenzo, P.

AU - Menges, W.

AU - Merritt, F. S.

AU - Mes, H.

AU - Michelini, A.

AU - Mihara, S.

AU - Mikenberg, G.

AU - Miller, D. J.

AU - Mohr, W.

AU - Montanari, A.

AU - Mori, T.

AU - Nagai, K.

AU - Nakamura, I.

AU - Neal, H. A.

AU - Nisius, R.

AU - O'Neale, S. W.

AU - Oakham, F. G.

AU - Odorici, F.

AU - Ogren, H. O.

AU - Oh, A.

AU - Okpara, A.

AU - Oreglia, M. J.

AU - Orito, S.

AU - Pásztor, G.

AU - Pater, J. R.

AU - Patrick, G. N.

AU - Patt, J.

AU - Pfeifenschneider, P.

AU - Pilcher, J. E.

AU - Pinfold, J.

AU - Plane, D. E.

AU - Poli, B.

AU - Polok, J.

AU - Pooth, O.

AU - Przybycień, M.

AU - Quadt, A.

AU - Rembser, C.

AU - Renkel, P.

AU - Rick, H.

AU - Rodning, N.

AU - Roney, J. M.

AU - Rosati, S.

AU - Roscoe, K.

AU - Rossi, A. M.

AU - Rozen, Y.

AU - Runge, K.

AU - Runolfsson, O.

AU - Rust, D. R.

AU - Sachs, K.

AU - Saeki, T.

AU - Sahr, O.

AU - Sarkisyan, E. K G

AU - Sbarra, C.

AU - Schaile, A. D.

AU - Schaile, O.

AU - Scharff-Hansen, P.

AU - Schröder, M.

AU - Schumacher, M.

AU - Schwick, C.

AU - Scott, W. G.

AU - Seuster, R.

AU - Shears, T. G.

AU - Shen, B. C.

AU - Shepherd-Themistocleous, C. H.

AU - Sherwood, P.

AU - Siroli, G. P.

AU - Skuja, A.

AU - Smith, A. M.

AU - Snow, G. A.

AU - Sobie, R.

AU - Söldner-Rembold, S.

AU - Spagnolo, S.

AU - Sproston, M.

AU - Stahl, A.

AU - Stephens, K.

AU - Stoll, K.

AU - Strom, D.

AU - Ströhmer, R.

AU - Stumpf, L.

AU - Surrow, B.

AU - Talbot, S. D.

AU - Tarem, S.

AU - Taylor, R. J.

AU - Teuscher, R.

AU - Thiergen, M.

AU - Thomas, J.

AU - Thomson, M. A.

AU - Torrence, E.

AU - Towers, S.

AU - Toya, D.

AU - Trefzger, T.

AU - Trigger, I.

AU - Trócsányi, Z.

AU - Tsur, E.

AU - Turner-Watson, M. F.

AU - Ueda, I.

AU - Vachon, B.

AU - Vannerem, P.

AU - Verzocchi, M.

AU - Voss, H.

AU - Vossebeld, J.

AU - Waller, D.

AU - Ward, C. P.

AU - Ward, D. R.

AU - Watkins, P. M.

AU - Watson, A. T.

AU - Watson, N. K.

AU - Wells, P. S.

AU - Wengler, T.

AU - Wermes, N.

AU - Wetterling, D.

AU - White, J. S.

AU - Wilson, G. W.

AU - Wilson, J. A.

AU - Wyatt, T. R.

AU - Yamashita, S.

AU - Zacek, V.

AU - Zer-Zion, D.

PY - 2001/5/17

Y1 - 2001/5/17

N2 - The mass and width of the W boson are determined in e+e- collisions at LEP using 183 pb-1 of data recorded at a centre-of-mass energy √s = 189 GeV with the OPAL detector. The invariant mass distributions from 970 W+W- → qqqq and 1118 W+W- → qqℓνℓ candidate events are used to measure the mass of the W boson, MW = 80.451±0.076 (stat.) ± 0.049 (syst.) GeV. A direct measurement of the width of the W boson gives ΓW = 2.09 ± 0.18 (stat.) ± 0.09 (syst.) GeV. The results are combined with previous OPAL results from 78 pb-1 of data recorded with √s from 161 to 183 GeV, to obtain: MW = 80.432 ± 0.066 (stat.) ± 0.045 (syst.) GeV, ΓW = 2.04 ± 0.16 (stat.) ± 0.09 (syst.) GeV. The consistency of the direct measurement of Mw with that inferred from other measurements of electroweak parameters provides an important test of the Standard Model of electroweak interactions.

AB - The mass and width of the W boson are determined in e+e- collisions at LEP using 183 pb-1 of data recorded at a centre-of-mass energy √s = 189 GeV with the OPAL detector. The invariant mass distributions from 970 W+W- → qqqq and 1118 W+W- → qqℓνℓ candidate events are used to measure the mass of the W boson, MW = 80.451±0.076 (stat.) ± 0.049 (syst.) GeV. A direct measurement of the width of the W boson gives ΓW = 2.09 ± 0.18 (stat.) ± 0.09 (syst.) GeV. The results are combined with previous OPAL results from 78 pb-1 of data recorded with √s from 161 to 183 GeV, to obtain: MW = 80.432 ± 0.066 (stat.) ± 0.045 (syst.) GeV, ΓW = 2.04 ± 0.16 (stat.) ± 0.09 (syst.) GeV. The consistency of the direct measurement of Mw with that inferred from other measurements of electroweak parameters provides an important test of the Standard Model of electroweak interactions.

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U2 - 10.1016/S0370-2693(01)00131-9

DO - 10.1016/S0370-2693(01)00131-9

M3 - Article

VL - 507

SP - 29

EP - 46

JO - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

JF - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

SN - 0370-2693

IS - 1-4

ER -