Search for contact interactions in the reactions e+e-→l+l- and e+e-→γγ

D. Buskulic, D. Decamp, C. Goy, J. P. Lees, M. N. Minard, B. Mours, B. Pietrzyk, R. Alemany, F. Ariztizabal, P. Comas, J. M. Crespo, M. Delfino, E. Fernandez, M. Fernandez-Bosman, V. Gaitan, LI Garrido, T. Mattison, A. Pacheco, C. Padilla, A. PascualD. Creanza, M. de Palma, A. Farilla, G. Iaselli, G. Maggi, M. Maggi, S. Natali, S. Nuzzo, M. Quattromini, A. Ranieri, G. Raso, F. Romano, F. Ruggieri, G. Selvaggi, L. Silvestris, P. Tempesta, G. Zito, Y. Chai, H. Hu, D. Huang, X. Huang, J. Lin, T. Wang, Y. Xie, D. Xu, R. Xu, J. Zhang, L. Zhang, W. Zhao, L. A.T. Bauerdick, E. Blucher, G. Bonvicini, J. Boudreau, D. Casper, H. Drevermann, R. W. Forty, G. Ganis, C. Gay, R. Hagelberg, J. Harvey, S. Haywood, J. Hilgart, R. Jacobsen, B. Jost, J. Knobloch, I. Lehraus, T. Lohse, A. Lusiani, M. Martinez, P. Mato, H. Meinhard, A. Minten, A. Miotto, R. Miquel, H. G. Moser, P. Palazzi, J. A. Perlas, J. F. Pusztaszeri, F. Ranjard, G. Redlinger, L. Rolandi, J. Rothberg, T. Ruan, M. Saich, D. Schlatter, M. Schmelling, F. Sefkow, W. Tejessy, H. Wachsmuth, W. Wiedenmann, T. Wildish, W. Witzeling, J. Wotschack, Z. Ajaltouni, F. Badaud, M. Bardadin-Otwinowska, R. El Fellous, A. Falvard, P. Gay, C. Guicheney

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Abstract

Contact interactions are searched for using the differential cross sections for the reactions e+e-→e+e-, e+e-→μ+μ-, e+e-→τ+τ- and e+e-→γγ measured at 12 energies around the Z peak and corresponding to about 20 pb-1 of cumulated luminosity. Four-fermion contact term models assuming various chiralities of lepton currents are fitted to the lepton data and lower limits on the energy scale Λ of such terms are set at 95% c.l. The limits vary in the range 0.9-4.7 TeV, depending on the model and on the lepton flavour. The eeγγ contact terms are searched for assuming various chiralities. Limits on the energy scale Λ between 79 and 130 GeV are extracted from the data. The results are compared and combined with those reported at lower energies. © 1993 Springer-Verlag.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-229
JournalZeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields
Volume59
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993

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