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Particles and Fields
Eur. Phys. J. C 7, 205-215
DOI 10.1007/s100529801007

P-odd observables at the $\Upsilon$ peak

J. Bernabéu1 - F.J. Botella1,2 - O. Vives1,2

1 Departament de Física Teòrica, Universitat de València, Spain
2 I.F.I.C. (Centre Mixte Universitat de València-C.S.I.C.), E-46100 Burjassot, València, Spain

Received: 14 April 1998 / Revised version: 25 August 1998 / Published online: 3 December 1998

We study the $\gamma$-Z interference in the process $e^+ e^-\rightarrow
\Upsilon \rightarrow \tau^+ \tau^-$ as a means to measure the neutral current coupling of the b-quark. The helicity amplitudes are calculated from resonant and background diagrams and the spin density matrix of the final state is discussed. The spin analyzer of the $\tau$'s is illustrated with the decays $\pi \nu$ and $\rho \nu \rightarrow (\pi \pi) \nu$. With $10^8 \Upsilon$ a sensitivity to gVb of a few per cent could be reachable.

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