Search for γγ → ηb in e+e- collisions at LEP 2

A. Heister, S. Schael, R. Barate, R. Brunelière, I. de Bonis, D. Decamp, C. Goy, S. Jezequel, J. P. Lees, F. Martin, E. Merle, M. N. Minard, B. Pietrzyk, B. Trocmé, G. Boix, S. Bravo, M. P. Casado, M. Chmeissani, J. M. Crespo, E. FernandezM. Fernandez-Bosman, L. Garrido, E. Graugés, J. Lopez, M. Martinez, G. Merino, R. Miquel, L. M. Mir, A. Pacheco, D. Paneque, H. Ruiz, A. Colaleo, D. Creanza, N. de Filippis, 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, P. Azzurri, T. Barklow, O. Buchmuller, M. Cattaneo, F. Cerutti, B. Clerbaux, H. Drevermann, R. W. Forty, M. Frank, F. Gianotti, T. C. Greening, J. B. Hansen, J. Harvey, D. E. Hutchcroft, P. Janot, B. Jost, M. Kado, P. Mato, A. Moutoussi, F. Ranjard, L. Rolandi, D. Schlatter, G. Sguazzoni, W. Tejessy, F. Teubert, A. Valassi, I. Videau, J. J. Ward, F. Badaud, S. Dessagne, A. Falvard, D. Fayolle, P. Gay, J. Jousset, B. Michel, S. Monteil, D. Pallin, J. M. Pascolo, P. Perret, J. D. Hansen, J. R. Hansen, P. H. Hansen

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Abstract

A search for the pseudoscalar meson ηb is performed in two-photon interactions at LEP 2 with an integrated luminosity of 699 pb-1 collected at e+e- centre-of-mass energies from 181 GeV to 209 GeV. One candidate event is found in the six-charged-particle final state and none in the four-charged-particle final state, in agreement with the total expected background of about one event. Upper limits of Γγγ (ηb) × BR(ηb → 4 charged particles) < 48 eV, Γγγ (ηb) × BR(ηb → 6 charged particles) < 132 eV are obtained at 95% confidence level, which correspond to upper limits of 9.0% and 25% on these branching ratios. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-66
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume530
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Mar 2002

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