Two-particle correlations of Lambda Lambda and <(Lambda)over bar><(Lambda)over bar> pairs have been studied in multihadronic Z decays recorded with the ALEPH detector at LEP in the years from 1992 to 1995. The correlations were measured as a function of the four-momentum difference Q of the pair. A depletion of events is observed in the region Q < 2 GeV which could arise from the effects of Fermi-Dirac statistics. In addition the spin content of the Lambda pair system has been determined. For Q > 2 GeV the fraction of pairs with spin one is consistent with the value of 0.75 expected for a statistical spin mixture, whilst for Q < 2 GeV this fraction is found to be lower. For Lambda<(Lambda)over bar> pairs, where no Fermi-Dirac correlations are expected, the spin one fraction is measured to be consistent with 0.75 over the entire analysed Q range. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
|Autori interni:||IASELLI, Giuseppe|
|Titolo:||Fermi-Dirac correlations in Lambda pairs in hadronic Z decays|
|Rivista:||PHYSICS LETTERS. SECTION B|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2000|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/S0370-2693(00)00080-0|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|