A study of single W production in e+e- collisions at √s = 161-183 GeV

R. Barate, D. Decamp, P. Ghez, C. Goy, S. Jezequel, J. P. Lees, F. Martin, E. Merle, M. N. Minard, B. Pietrzyk, H. Przysiezniak, R. Alemany, M. P. Casado, M. Chmeissani, J. M. Crespo, E. Fernandez, M. Fernandez-Bosman, L. Garrido, E. Grauges, A. JusteM. Martinez, G. Merino, R. Miquel, L. M. Mir, P. Morawitz, A. Pacheco, I. C. Park, I. Riu, A. Colaleo, D. Creanza, M. de Palma, G. Iaselli, G. Maggi, M. Maggi, S. Nuzzo, A. Ranieri, G. Raso, F. Ruggieri, G. Selvaggi, L. Silvestris, P. Tempesta, A. Tricomi, G. Zito, X. Huang, J. Lin, Q. Ouyang, T. Wang, Y. Xie, R. Xu, S. Xue, J. Zhang, L. Zhang, W. Zhao, D. Abbaneo, U. Becker, G. Boix, M. Cattaneo, F. Cerutti, V. Ciulli, G. Dissertori, H. Drevermann, R. W. Forty, M. Frank, F. Gianotti, T. C. Greening, A. W. Halley, J. B. Hansen, J. Harvey, P. Janot, B. Jost, I. Lehraus, O. Leroy, C. Loomis, P. Maley, P. Mato, A. Minten, A. Moutoussi, F. Ranjard, L. Rolandi, D. Schlatter, M. Schmitt, O. Schneider, P. Spagnolo, W. Tejessy, F. Teubert, I. R. Tomalin, E. Tournefier, A. E. Wright, Z. Ajaltouni, F. Badaud, G. Chazelle, O. Deschamps, S. Dessagne, A. Falvard, C. Ferdi, P. Gay, C. Guicheney, P. Henrard, J. Jousset, B. Michel

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Abstract

Single W production is studied in the data recorded with the ALEPH detector at LEP at centre-of-mass energies between 161 and 183 GeV. The cross section is measured to be σw = 0.41 ± 0.17(stat.) ± 0.04(syst.) pb at 183 GeV, consistent with the Standard Model expectation. Limits on non-standard WWγ couplings are deduced as -1.6 < κγ < 1.5 (λγ = 0) and -1.6 < λγ < 1.6 (κγ = 1) at 95% C.L. A search for effectively invisible decays of the W boson in W pair production is performed, leading to an upper limit on the branching ratio of 1.3% (Γinv = 27 MeV) at 95% C.L. © 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-400
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume462
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999

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