Tests of the standard model and constraints on new physics from measurements of fermion-pair production at 130–172 GeV at LEP

Kartvelishvili, Vakhtang (1998) Tests of the standard model and constraints on new physics from measurements of fermion-pair production at 130–172 GeV at LEP. European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, 2 (3). pp. 441-472. ISSN 1434-6044

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Abstract

Production of events with hadronic and leptonic final states has been measured in e+e−e+e− collisions at centre-of-mass energies of 130–172 GeV, using the OPAL detector at LEP. Cross-sections and leptonic forward-backward asymmetries are presented, both including and excluding the dominant production of radiative Z γγ events, and compared to Standard Model expectations. The ratio RbRb of the cross-section for bb¯bb¯ production to the hadronic cross-section has been measured. In a model-independent fit to the Z lineshape, the data have been used to obtain an improved precision on the measurement of γγ -Z interference. The energy dependence of αemαem has been investigated. The measurements have also been used to obtain limits on extensions of the Standard Model described by effective four-fermion contact interactions, to search for tt -channel contributions from new massive particles and to place limits on gaugino pair production with subsequent decay of the gaugino into a light gluino and a quark pair.

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Journal Article
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European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
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82536
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01 Nov 2016 12:16
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