Searches for excited fermions in ep collisions at HERA

Chekanov, S. et al. (2002) Searches for excited fermions in ep collisions at HERA. Physics Letters B, 549(1-2), 32 -47. (doi:10.1016/S0370-2693(02)02863-0)

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Abstract

Searches in ep collisions for heavy excited fermions have been performed with the ZEUS detector at HERA. Excited states of electrons and quarks have been searched for in e/sup +/p collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 300 GeV using an integrated luminosity of 47.7 pb/sup -1/. Excited electrons have been sought via the decays e* to e gamma , e* to eZ and e* to nu W. Excited quarks have been sought via the decays q* to q gamma and q* to qW. A search for excited neutrinos decaying via nu * to nu gamma , nu * to nu Z and nu * to eW is presented using e/sup -/p collisions at 318 GeV centre-of-mass energy, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 16.7 pb/sup -1/. No evidence for any excited fermion is found, and limits on the characteristic couplings are derived for masses 250 GeV.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Saxon, Professor David and Bussey, Dr Peter and Doyle, Professor Anthony
Authors: Chekanov, S., Derrick, M., Krakauer, D., Magill, S., Musgrave, B., Pellegrino, A., Repond, J., Yoshida, R., Mattingly, M.C.K., Antonioli, P., Bari, G., Basile, M., Bellagamba, L., Boscherini, D., Bruni, A., Bruni, G., Cara Romeo, G., Cifarelli, L., Cindolo, F., Contin, A., Corradi, A., de Pasquale, S., Giusti, P., Iacobucci, G., Levi, G., Margotti, A., Massam, T., Nania, R., Palmonari, R., Pesci, A., Sartorelli, G., Zichichi, A., Aghuzumtsyan, G., Brock, I., Goers, S., Hartmann, H., Hilger, E., Irrgang, P., Jakob, H.P., Kappes, A., Katz, U.F., Kerger, R., Kind, O., Paul, E., Rautenberg, J., Schnurbusch, H., Stifutkin, A., Tandler, J., Voss, K.C., Weber, A., Wieber, H., Bailey, D.S., Brook, N.H., Cole, J.E., Foster, B., Heath, G.P., Heath, H.F., Robins, S., Rodrigues, E., Scott, J., Tapper, R.J., Wing, M., Capua, A., Mastroberardino, A., Schioppa, M., Susinno, G., Jeoung, H.Y., Kim, J.Y., Lee, J.H., Lim, I.T., Ma, K.J., Pac, M.Y., Caldwell, A., Helbich, M., Liu, X., Mellado, B., Paganis, S., Schmidke, W.B., Sciulli, E., Chwastowski, J., Eskreys, A., Figiel, J., Klimek, K., Olkiewicz, K., Przybycien, M.B., Stopa, P., Zawiejski, L., Bednarek, B., Grabowska-Bold, I., Jelen, K., Kisielewska, D., Kowal, A.M., Kowal, M., Kowalski, T., Mindur, B., Przybycien, M., Rulikowska-Zarebska, E., Suszycki, L., Szuba, D., Szuba, J., Bauerdick, L.A.T., Behrens, U., Borras, K., Chiochia, V., Crittenden, J., Dannheim, D., Desler, K., Drews, G., Fox-Murphy, A., Fricke, U., Greiser, A., Goebel, F., Gottlicher, P., Graciani, R., Haas, T., Hain, W., Hartner, G.F., Hebbel, K., Hillert, S., Kotz, U., Kowalski, H., Labes, H., Lohr, B., Mankel, R., Martens, J., Martinez, M., Milite, M., Moritz, M., Notz, D., Petrucci, M.C., Polini, A., Schneekloth, U., Selonke, F., Stonjek, S., Surrow, B., Whitmore, J.J., Wichmann, R., Wolf, G., Youngman, C., Zeuner, W., Coldewey, C., Lopez-Duran Viani, A., Meyer, A., Schlenstedt, S., Barbagli, G., Gallo, E., Pelfer, P.G., Bamberger, A., Benen, A., Coppola, N., Markun, P., Raach, H., Wofle, S., Bell, M., Bussey, P.J., Doyle, A.T., Glasman, C., Lee, S.W., Lupi, A., McCance, G.J., Saxon, D.H., Skillicorn, I.O., Bodmann, B., Gendner, N., Holm, U., Salehi, H., Wick, K., Yildirim, A., Ziegler, A., Carli, T., Garfagnini, A., Gialas, I., Lohrmann, E., Foudas, C., Goncalo, R., Long, K.R., Metlica, F., Miller, D.B., Tapper, A.D., Walker, R., Cloth, P., Filges, D., Kuze, M., Nagano, K., Tokushuku, K., Yamada, S., Yamazaki, Y., Barakbaev, A., Boos, E.G., Pokrovskiy, N.S., Zhautykov, B.O., Ahn, S.H., Lee, S.B., Park, S.K., Lim, H., Son, D., Barreiro, F., Garcia, G., Gonzalez, O., Labarga, L., del Peso, J., Redondo, I., Terron, J., Vazquez, M., Barbi, M., Bertolin, A., Corriveau, F., Ochs, A., Padhi, S., Stairs, D.G., St Laurent, M., Tsurugai, T., Antonov, A., Bashkirov, V., Danilov, P., Dolgoshein, B.A., Gladkov, D., Sosnovtsev, V., Suchkov, S., Dementiev, R.K., Ermolov, P.F., Golubkov, Y., Katkov, I.I., Khein, L.A., Korotkova, N.A., Korzhavina, I.A., Kuzmin, V.A., Levchenko, B.B., Lukina, O.Y., Proskuryakov, A.S., Shcheglova, L.M., Solomin, A.N., Vlasov, N.N., Zotkin, S.A., Bokel, C., Engelen, J., Grijpink, S., Koffeman, E., Kooijman, P., Maddox, E., Schagen, S., Tassi, E., Tiecke, H., Tuning, N., Velthuis, J.J., Wiggers, L., de Wolf, E., Brummer, N., Bylsma, B., Durkin, L.S., Gilmore, J., Ginsburg, C.M., Kim, C.L., Ling, T.Y., and Boogert, S.
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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