Inclusive Σ+ and Σ0 production in hadronic Z decays

L3 Collaboration

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We report on measurements of the inclusive production rate of Σ+ and Σ0 baryons in hadronic Z decays collected with the L3 detector at LEP. The Σ0 baryons are detected through the decay Σ+ → pπ0, while the Σ0 baryons are detected via the decay mode Σ0 → Λγ. The average numbers of Σ+ and Σ0 per hadronic Z decay are measured to be: <N(Σ+)> + <N(Σ+)> = 0.114 ± 0.011(stat) ± 0.009(syst) <N(Σ0)> ± <N(Σ0)> = 0.095 ± 0.015(stat) ± 0.013(syst). These rates are found to be higher than the predictions from Monte Carlo hadronization models and analytical parameterizations of strange baryon production.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-88
Number of pages10
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Apr 20 2000
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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