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Top-Quark Mass and Bottom-Quark Decay

Ginsparg, Paul H. and Glashow, Sheldon L. and Wise, Mark B. (1983) Top-Quark Mass and Bottom-Quark Decay. Physical Review Letters, 50 (19). pp. 1415-1418. ISSN 0031-9007.

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The possibility of a long B-meson lifetime is explored, in which case the weak mixing angles θ_2 and θ_3 are quite small. This allows the derivation of a lower bound on the top-quark mass as a function of the B-meson lifetime, by comparison of the short-distance prediction for the CP-nonconservation parameter ε with its experimental value. The bound is significant for τ_B>4×10^(-13) s.

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Additional Information:© 1983 The American Physical Society. Received 7 February 1983. We thank F. Gilman for useful discussions.
Classification Code:PACS: 14.80.Dq, 12.35.Eq, 12.70.+q, 14.40.Jz
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