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Determination of the e(+)e(-)→gamma gamma(gamma) cross-section at centre-of-mass energies ranging from 189 GeV to 202 GeV

Abreu, P. et al. (2000) Determination of the e(+)e(-)→gamma gamma(gamma) cross-section at centre-of-mass energies ranging from 189 GeV to 202 GeV. Physics Letters B, 491 (1-2). 67 -80. ISSN 0370-2693 (doi:10.1016/S0370-2693(00)01013-3)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0370-2693(00)01013-3

Abstract

A test of the QED process e(+)e(-) → gamma gamma gt (*) over bar *(gamma) is reported. The data analysed were collected with the DELPHI detector in 1998 and 1999 at the highest energies achieved at LEP, reaching 202 GeV in the centre-of-mass. The total integrated luminosity amounts to 375.7 pb(-1). The differential and total cross-sections for the process e(+)e(-) → gamma gamma were measured, and found to be in agreement with the QED prediction. 95% confidence level (C.L.) lower limits on the QED cut-off parameters of Lambda (+) gt 330 GeV and Lambda_ gt 320 GeV were derived. A 95% C.L. lower bound on the mass of an excited electron of 311 GeV/c(2) (for lambda gamma = 1) was obtained, s-channel virtual graviton exchange was searched for, resulting in 95% C.L. lower limits on the string mass scale, M-S: M-S gt 713 GeV/c(2) (lambda = 1) and M-S gt 691 GeV/c(2) (lambda = -1).

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s):Battaglia, Dr Marina
Authors: Abreu, P., Adam, W., Adye, T., Adzic, P., Albrecht, Z., Alderweireld, T., Alekseev, G.D., Alemany, R., Allmendinger, T., Allport, P.P., Almehed, S., Amaldi, U., Amapane, N., Amato, S., Anassontzis, E.G., Andersson, P., Andreazza, A., Andringa, S., Antilogus, P., Apel, W.D., Arnoud, Y., Asman, B., Augustin, J.E., Augustinus, A., Baillon, P., Ballestrero, A., Bambade, P., Barao, F., Barbiellini, G., Barbier, R., Bardin, D.Y., Barker, G., Baroncelli, A., Battaglia, M., Baubillier, M., Becks, K.H., Begalli, M., Behrmann, A., Beilliere, P., Belokopytov, Y., Belous, K., Benekos, N.C., Benvenuti, A.C., Berat, C., Berggren, M., Berntzon, L., Bertrand, D., Besancon, M., Bilenky, M.S., Bizouard, M.A., Bloch, D., Blom, H.M., Bonesini, M., Boonekamp, M., Booth, P.S.L., Borisov, G., Bosio, C., Botner, O., Boudinov, E., Bouquet, B., Bourdarios, C., Bowcock, T.J.V., Boyko, I., Bozovic, I., Bozzo, M., Bracko, M., Branchini, P., Brenner, R.A., Bruckman, P., Brunet, J.M., Bugge, L., Buran, T., Buschbeck, B., Buschmann, P., Cabrera, S., Caccia, M., Calvi, M., Camporesi, T., Canale, V., Carena, F., Carroll, L., Gimenez, M.V.C., Cattai, A., Cavallo, F.R., Chapkin, M., Charpentier, P., Checchia, P., Chelkov, G.A., Chierici, R., Chliapnikov, P., Chochula, P., Chorowicz, V., Chudoba, J., Cieslik, K., Collins, P., Contri, R., Cortina, E., Cosme, G., Cossutti, F., Costa, M., Crawley, H.B., Crennell, D., Crosetti, G., Maestro, J.C., Czellar, S., D'Hondt, J., Dalmau, J., Davenport, M., Da Silva, W., Della Ricca, G., Delpierre, P., Demaria, N., De Angelis, A., De Boer, W., De Clercq, C., De Lotto, B., De Min, A., de Paula, L., Dijkstra, H., Di Ciaccio, L., Dolbeau, J., Doroba, K., Dracos, M., Drees, J., Dris, M., Eigen, G., Ekelof, T., Ellert, M., Elsing, M., Engel, J.P., Santo, M.E., Fanourakis, G., Fassouliotis, D., Feindt, M., Fernandez, J., Ferrer, A., Ferrer-Ribas, E., Ferro, F., Firestone, A., Flagmeyer, U., Foeth, H., Fokitis, E., Fontanelli, F., Franek, B., Frodesen, A.G., Fruhwirth, R., Fulda-Quenzer, F., Fuster, J., Galloni, A., Gamba, D., Gamblin, S., Gandelman, M., Garcia, C., Gaspar, C., Gaspar, M., Gasparini, U., Gavillet, P., Gazis, E.N., Gele, D., Geralis, T., Ghodbane, N., Gil, I., Glege, F., Gokieli, R., Golob, B., Gomez-Ceballos, G., Goncalves, P., Caballero, I.G., Gopal, G., Gorn, L., Gouz, Y., Gracco, V., Grahl, J., Graziani, E., Gris, P., Grosdidier, G., Grzelak, K., Guy, J., Haag, C., Hahn, F., Hahn, S., Haider, S., Hajduk, Z., Hallgren, A., Hamacher, K., Hansen, J., Harris, F.J., Hauler, F., Hedberg, V., Heising, S., Hernandez, J.J., Herquet, P., Herr, H., Higon, E., Holmgren, S.O., Holt, P.J., Hoorelbeke, S., Houlden, M., Hrubec, J., Huber, M., Hughes, G.J., Hultqvist, K., Jackson, J.N., Jacobsson, R., Jalocha, P., Janik, R., Jarlskog, C., Jarlskog, G., Jarry, P., Jean-Marie, B., Jeans, D., Johansson, E.K., Jonsson, P., Joram, C., Juillot, P., Jungermann, L., Kapusta, F., Karafasoulis, K., Katsanevas, S., Katsoufis, E.C., Keranen, R., Kernel, G., Kersevan, B.P., Khokhlov, Y., Khomenko, B.A., Khovanski, N.N., Kiiskinen, A., King, B., Kinvig, A., Kjaer, N.J., Klapp, O., Kluit, P., Kokkinias, P., Kostioukhine, V., Kourkoumelis, C., Kouznetsov, O., Krammer, M., Kriznic, E., Krumstein, Z., Kubinec, P., Kucewicz, W., Kurowska, J., Kurvinen, K., Lamsa, J.W., Lane, D.W., Lapin, V., Laugier, J.P., Lauhakangas, R., Leder, G., Ledroit, F., Leinonen, L., Leisos, A., Leitner, R., Lemonne, J., and Lenzen, G.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physics Letters B
Publisher:Elsevier BV
ISSN:0370-2693
ISSN (Online):1873-2445

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