@article{1429dd8ebe17447aafdaef01242c2f68,

title = "Measurement of the topological branching fractions of the τ lepton at LEP",

abstract = "Using data collected with the L3 detector at LEP from 1992 to 1995 on the Z peak, we determine the branching fractions of the τ lepton into one, three and five charged particles to be: B(τ → (1-prong)) = 85.274 ± 0.105 ± 0.073%, B(τ → (3-prong)) = 14.556 ± 0.105 ± 0.076%, B(τ → (5-prong)) = 0.170 ± 0.022 ± 0.026%. The first uncertainties are statistical and the second systematic. The accuracy of these measurements alone is similar to that of the current world average.",

author = "{L3 Collaboration} and P. Achard and O. Adriani and M. Aguilar-Benitez and J. Alcaraz and G. Alemanni and J. Allaby and A. Aloisio and Alviggi, {M. G.} and H. Anderhub and Andreev, {V. P.} and F. Anselmo and A. Arefiev and T. Azemoon and T. Aziz and M. Baarmand and P. Bagnaia and A. Bajo and G. Baksay and L. Baksay and Baldew, {S. V.} and S. Banerjee and Sw Banerjee and A. Barczyk and R. Barill{\`e}re and P. Bartalini and M. Basile and N. Batalova and R. Battiston and A. Bay and F. Becattini and U. Becker and F. Behner and L. Bellucci and R. Berbeco and J. Berdugo and P. Berges and B. Bertucci and Betev, {B. L.} and M. Biasini and M. Biglietti and A. Biland and Blaising, {J. J.} and Blyth, {S. C.} and Bobbink, {G. J.} and A. B{\"o}hm and L. Boldizsar and B. Borgia and D. Bourilkov and Stickland, {David Peter} and C. Tully",

note = "Publisher Copyright: {\textcopyright} 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.",

year = "2001",

month = nov,

day = "1",

doi = "10.1016/S0370-2693(01)01099-1",

language = "English (US)",

volume = "519",

pages = "189--198",

journal = "Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics",

issn = "0370-2693",

publisher = "Elsevier",

number = "3-4",

}