@article{9f5c396a05ba42428dc593416f35f806,

title = "Measurement of the B- and B−0 meson lifetimes using semileptonic decays",

abstract = "The lifetimes of the B- and B−0 mesons are measured using the partially reconstructed semileptonic decays B−→D1-v−X, where D is either a D0 or D*+ meson. The data were collected by the CDF detector at the Fermilab Tevatron collider during 1992-1993 and correspond to 19.3 pb−1 of p−p collisions at s = 1.8 TeV. We measure the decay length distributions and find the lifetimes to be τ(B−) = 1.56±0.13±0.06 ps and τ(B−0) = 1.54±0.08±0.06 ps, and the ratio of lifetimes to be τ(B−)/τ(B−0) = 1.01±0.11±0.02, where the first uncertainties are statistical and the second are systematic.",

author = "{CDF collaboration} and F. Abe and H. Akimoto and A. Akopian and Albrow, {M. G.} and Amendolia, {S. R.} and D. Amidei and J. Antos and C. Anway-Wiese and S. Aota and G. Apollinari and T. Asakawa and W. Ashmanskas and M. Atac and F. Azfar and P. Azzi-Bacchetta and N. Bacchetta and W. Badgett and S. Bagdasarov and Bailey, {M. W.} and J. Bao and {De Barbaro}, P. and A. Barbaro-Galtieri and Barnes, {V. E.} and Barnett, {B. A.} and E. Barzi and G. Bauer and T. Baumann and F. Bedeschi and S. Behrends and S. Belforte and G. Bellettini and J. Bellinger and D. Benjamin and J. Benlloch and J. Bensinger and D. Benton and A. Beretvas and Berge, {J. P.} and J. Berryhill and S. Bertolucci and A. Bhatti and K. Biery and M. Binkley and D. Bisello and Blair, {R. E.} and C. Blocker and A. Bodek and W. Bokhari and V. Bolognesi and Pitts, {K. T.}",

year = "1996",

doi = "10.1103/PhysRevLett.76.4462",

language = "English (US)",

volume = "76",

pages = "4462--4467",

journal = "Physical Review Letters",

issn = "0031-9007",

publisher = "American Physical Society",

number = "24",

}