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Particles and Fields
Eur. Phys. J. C 6, 187-223
DOI 10.1007/s100529801030

Calibration of centre-of-mass energies at LEP1
for precise measurements of Z properties

The LEP Energy Working Group
R.Assmann1 - M.Böge1 - R.Billen1 - A.Blondel2 - E.Bravin1 - P.Bright-Thomas1 - T.Camporesi1 - B.Dehning1 - A.Drees3 - G.Duckeck4 - J.Gascon5 - M.Geitz1 - B.Goddard1 - C.M.Hawkes6 - K.Henrichsen1 - M.D.Hildreth1 - A.Hofmann1 - R.Jacobsen1 - M.Koratzinos1 - M.Lamont1 - E.Lancon7 - A.Lucotte8 - J.Mnich1 - G.Mugnai1 - E.Peschardt1 - M.Placidi1 - P.Puzo1 - G.Quast9 - P.Renton10 - L.Rolandi1 - H.Wachsmuth1 - P.S.Wells1 - J.Wenninger1 - G.Wilkinson1,10 - T.Wyatt11 - J.Yamartino12 - K.Yip10

1 European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN), CH-1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland
2 Laboratoire de Physique Nucléaire et des Hautes Energies, Ecole Polytechnique, IN2P3-CRNS, F-91128 Palaiseau Cedex, France
3 Fachbereich Physik, University of Wuppertal, Postfach 100 127, D-42097, Wuppertal, Germany
4 L.M.Universität, München, D-85748 Garching, Germany
5 Laboratoire de Physique Nucléaire, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Quebec, H3C 3J7, Canada
6 Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, CB3 0HE, UK
7 CEA, DAPNIA/Service de Physique des Particules, CEA-Saclay, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France
8 LAPP, Chemin de Bellevue BP909, F-74019 Annecy-Le-Vieux Cedex, France
9 Institut für Physik, Universität Mainz, D-55099 Mainz, Germany
10 Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH, UK
11 Department of Physics, Schuster Laboratory, The University Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
12 Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, USA

Received: 25 March 1998 / Revised version: 3 August 1998 / Published online: 29 October 1998

The determination of the centre-of-mass energies from the LEP1 data for 1993, 1994 and 1995 is presented. Accurate knowledge of these energies is crucial in the measurement of the Z resonance parameters. The improved understanding of the LEP energy behaviour accumulated during the 1995 energy scan is detailed, while the 1993 and 1994 measurements are revised. For 1993 these supersede the previously published values. Additional instrumentation has allowed the detection of an unexpectedly large energy rise during physics fills. This new effect is accommodated in the modelling of the beam-energy in 1995 and propagated to the 1993 and 1994 energies. New results are reported on the magnet temperature behaviour which constitutes one of the major corrections to the average LEP energy.
The 1995 energy scan took place in conditions very different from the previous years. In particular the interaction-point specific corrections to the centre-of-mass energy in 1995 are more complicated than previously: these arise from the modified radiofrequency-system configuration and from opposite-sign vertical dispersion induced by the bunch-train mode of LEP operation.
Finally an improved evaluation of the LEP centre-of-mass energy spread is presented. This significantly improves the precision on the Z width.

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