10.1016/0550-3213(95)00219-I
DITTMAIER, S
S
DITTMAIER
Schildknecht, Dieter
Dieter
Schildknecht
KURODA, M
M
KURODA
REFINED ANALYSIS OF THE ELECTROWEAK PRECISION DATA
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
1995
2010-04-29T13:15:47Z
2018-07-24T12:58:46Z
journal_article
https://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/record/1640354
https://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/record/1640354.json
0550-3213
We refine our recent analysis of the electroweak precision data at the Z(0) pole by including the hadronic decay modes of the Z(0). Within the framework of an effective Lagrangian we parametrize SU(2) violation by the additional process-specific parameters Delta y(v), Delta y(h), and Delta y(b) (for the Z(0)v ($) over bar v, Z(0)q<($)over bar $>q, and Z(0)b<($)over bar $>b vertices) together with the previously introduced parameters Delta x, Delta y, and epsilon. We find that a six-parameter analysis of the experimental data is indeed feasible, and it is carried out in addition to a four-parameter fit for Delta x, Delta y, epsilon, and Delta y(b) only. We re-emphasize that the experimental data have become sensitive to the (combined) magnitude of the vertex corrections at the W(+)l ($) over bar v (W(-)v<($)over bar $>l) and Z(0)l<($)over bar $>l vertices, Delta y, which is insensitive to the notion of the Higgs mechanism but dependent on the non-Abelian, trilinear vector-boson coupling. Full explicit analytical results for the standard one-loop predictions for the above-mentioned parameters are given, and the leading two-loop top-quark effects are included. The analytic formulae for the analysis of the experimental data in terms of the parameters Delta x, Delta y etc. are presented in order to encourage experimentalists to persue such an analysis by themselves with future data.