Observation of monojet events and tentative interpretation

D. Buskulic, D. Casper, I. De Bonis, D. Decamp, P. Ghez, C. Goy, J. P. Lees, M. N. Minard, P. Odier, B. Pietrzyk, F. Ariztazabal, M. Chmeissani, J. M. Crespo, I. Efthymiopoulos, E. Fernandez, M. Fernandez-Bosman, V. Gaitan, Ll Garrido, M. Martinez, T. MattisonS. Orteu, A. Pacheco, C. Padilla, F. Palla, A. Pascual, J. A. Perlas, F. Teubert, D. Creanza, M. de Palma, A. Farilla, G. Iaselli, G. Maggi, N. Marinelli, S. Natali, S. Nuzzo, A. Ranieri, G. Raso, F. Romano, F. Ruggieri, G. Selvaggi, L. Silvestris, P. Tempesta, G. Zito, Y. Chai, D. Huang, X. Huang, J. Lin, T. Wang, Y. Xie, D. Xu, J. Zhang, L. Zhang, W. Zhao, G. Donvicini, J. Boudreau, P. Comas, P. Coyle, H. Drevermann, A. Engelhardt, L. Foà, R. W. Forty, G. Ganis, C. Gay, M. Girone, R. Hagelberg, J. Harvey, R. Jacobsen, B. Jost, J. Knobloch, I. Lehraus, M. Maggi, C. Markou, E. B. Martin, P. Mato, H. Meinhard, A. Minten, R. Miquel, P. Palazzi, J. R. Pater, P. Perrodo, J. F. Pusztaszeri, F. Ranjard, L. Rolandi, J. Rothberg, M. Saich, D. Schlatter, M. Schmelling, W. Tejessy, I. R. Tomalin, R. Veenhof, A. Venturi, H. Wachsmuth, S. Wasserbaech, W. Wiedenmann, T. Wildish, W. Witzeling, J. Wotschack, Z. Ajaltouni, M. Bardadin-Otwinowska, A. Barres

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Abstract

A data sample corresponding to almost two million hadronic Z decays collected by the ALEPH detector at LEP has been searched for monojet events. Three events were found, in agreement with the expectation from the process e+e- → γ*vv, with γ*→fp. Two events are hadronic, the third one being an e+e- pair. All monojet masses are in excess of 3 GeV/c2, and two of the event have large transverse momenta: 18.5 and 20.3 GeV/c. These kinematic characteristics are quite unlikely in the process e+e-→γ*νν. The probability of their occurence increases substantially when processes involving further Z or W exchanges are taken into account, but still remains at the 5% level. © 1994.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)244-252
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume334
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Aug 1994

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