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Searches for new particles in Z decays using the ALEPH detector

Decamp, D. and Finch, Alexander (1992) Searches for new particles in Z decays using the ALEPH detector. Physics Reports, 216 (5-6). pp. 253-340. ISSN 0370-1573

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Abstract

During 1989 and 1990 over 200 000 hadronic and leptonic events, corresponding to about 8.5 pb−1 of data, were collected in a scan of the Z peak using the ALEPH detector at the e+e− collider, LEP. These data, at the highest centre-of-mass energy available to date in e+e− collisions, have allowed a broad range of searches for new particles and new phenomena to be performed in a mass range significantly higher than previously attainable. The searches performed by ALEPH for Higgs bosons, supersymmetric particles and leptoquarks, and for evidence of compositeness are reviewed. No positive signals have been observed but a comprehensive set of mass and coupling limits is presented. Branching ratio limits are given for a number of “rare” Z decays.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Physics Reports
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 63787
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 07 May 2013 15:52
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 06:27
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/63787

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