J. Häkkinen and M. Ringnér
Bose-Einstein and colour interference in W-pair decays
European Physical Journal C5, 275-281 (1998)

We study effects on the W mass measurements at LEP2 from non-perturbative interference effects in the fully hadronic decay channel. Based on a model for Bose-Einstein interference, which is in agreement with LEP1 data, we argue that there are no Bose-Einstein correlations between bosons coming from the different W's. For small reconnection probabilities we rule out the possible experimental signal of colour interference at LEP2, suggested in previous work. The conclusions from this paper are that the theoretical uncertainties in the W mass determination should be smaller than the experimental statistical error.

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