Journal article

Determination of the LEP beam energy using radiative fermion-pair events

G Abbiendi, C Ainsley, PF Akesson, G Alexander, J Allison, P Amaral, G Anagnostou, KJ Anderson, S Asai, D Axen, I Bailey, E Barberio, T Barillari, RJ Barlow, RJ Batley, P Bechtle, T Behnke, KW Bell, PJ Bell, G Bella Show all



We present a determination of the LEP beam energy using "radiative return" fermion-pair events recorded at centre-of-mass energies from 183 to 209 GeV. We find no evidence of a disagreement between the OPAL data and the LEP Energy Working Group's standard calibration. Including the energy-averaged 11 MeV uncertainty in the standard determination, the beam energy we obtain from the OPAL data is higher than that obtained from the LEP calibration by 0±34(stat.)±27(syst.)MeV. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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