Springer Tracts in Modern Physics

b-Quark Physics with the LEP Collider

The Development of Experimental Techniques for b-Quark Studies from Z^0-Decay

Authors: Barker, Gary John

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The book reviews the unexpected impact that the LEP experiments have had on the subject of b-quark physics. The emphasis is firmly on telling the story from an experimental viewpoint. Aspects of the detectors that were essential for the reconstruction of b-hadrons are highlighted, especially the role played by silicon strip detectors and particle identification methods. The importance of solving practical issues such as detector alignment and track reconstruction to fully realize the reconstruction potential of the detectors is demonstrated along with various examples of potential problems when these aspects are not well controlled. Barker details new ideas and analysis techniques that evolved during the years of LEP running so that the information is useful to new researchers or those putting together plans for future b-physics experiments. Highlights of the final b-physics results from the LEP collaborations are reviewed in the context of results from other experiments around the world and with respect to what we learn about the Standard Model of Particle Physics.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
b-Quark Physics with the LEP Collider
Book Subtitle
The Development of Experimental Techniques for b-Quark Studies from Z^0-Decay
Authors
Series Title
Springer Tracts in Modern Physics
Series Volume
236
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-05279-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-05279-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-05278-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26350-7
Series ISSN
0081-3869
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 200
Number of Illustrations
92 b/w illustrations
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