Lepton energy spectra in e+e- annihilation and other processes

M. Gronau, C. H.Llewellyn Smith, T. F. Walsh, S. Wolfram, T. C. Yang

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Abstract

An analysis is presented of the single inclusive lepton spectra expected from the decay of charmed hadrons or heavier particles with new flavors produced in e+e- annihilation. Extremely soft spectra are found, in contrast to the heavy lepton signal. Good detection efficiency at low momentum will therefore continue to be important in future experiments. A range of plausible inclusive D meson spectra abstracted from a parton fragmentation picture is employed. The model is applicable to other processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-60
Number of pages14
JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
Volume123
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - May 16 1977

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