Sep 5 – 10, 2021
Europe/Lisbon timezone

Prospects for the measurement of the $b$-quark mass at the ILC

Sep 7, 2021, 11:30 AM


Poster QCD, spin physics and chiral dynamics Poster Session I


Seidai Tairafune (Tohoku Univercity)


This note presents an analysis of the potential of future high-energy electron-positron colliders to measure the $b$-quark mass. We perform a full-simulation study of the measurement of the ratio of the three-jet rates in events with $b\bar{b}(g)$ and $q\bar{q}(g)$ production, $R_{3}^{bl}$, and assess the dominant uncertainties, including theory and experimental systematic uncertainties. We find that the ILC "Higgs factory" stage, with an integrated luminosity of 2 $ab^{-1}$ at $\sqrt{s}=$ 250 GeV can measure the $b$-quark $\overline{MS}$ mass at a scale of 250 GeV ($m_b(250~$GeV$)$ with a precision of 1 GeV. From this result we extrapolate the potential of the GigaZ run
running at $\sqrt{s}= m_Z$. We expect $m_b(m_Z)$ can be determined with an 0.12 GeV uncertainty, exceeding the precision of the LEP and SLD measurements by a factor $\sim$3.

Primary author

Seidai Tairafune (Tohoku Univercity)

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