Search for excited leptons at 130-140 GeV

D. Buskulic, I. De Bonis, D. Decamp, P. Ghez, C. Goy, J. P. Lees, A. Lucotte, M. N. Minard, J. Y. Nief, P. Odier, B. Pietrzyk, M. P. Casado, M. Chmeissani, J. M. Crespo, M. Delfino, I. Efthymiopoulos, E. Fernandez, M. Fernandez-Bosman, Ll Garrido, A. JusteM. Martinez, S. Orteu, C. Padilla, I. C. Park, A. Pascual, J. A. Perlas, I. Riu, F. Sanchez, F. Teubert, A. Colaleo, D. Creanza, M. De Palma, G. Gelao, M. Girone, G. Iaselli, G. Maggi, M. Maggi, N. Marinelli, S. Nuzzo, A. Ranieri, G. Raso, F. Ruggieri, G. Selvaggi, L. Silvestris, P. Tempesta, G. Zito, X. Huang, J. Lin, Q. Ouyang, T. Wang, Y. Xie, R. Xu, S. Xue, J. Zhang, L. Zhang, W. Zhao, R. Alemany, A. O. Bazarko, M. Cattaneo, P. Comas, P. Coyle, H. Drevermann, R. W. Forty, M. Frank, R. Hagelberg, J. Harvey, P. Janot, B. Jost, E. Kneringer, J. Knobloch, I. Lehraus, G. Lutters, E. B. Martin, P. Mato, A. Minten, R. Miquel, Ll M. Mir, L. Moneta, T. Oest, A. Pacheco, J. F. Pusztaszeri, F. Ranjard, P. Rensing, L. Rolandi, D. Schlatter, M. Schmelling, M. Schmitt, O. Schneider, W. Tejessy, I. R. Tomalin, A. Venturi, H. Wachsmuth, A. Wagner, Z. Ajaltouni, A. Barrès, C. Boyer, A. Falvard, P. Gay, C. Guicheney

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Abstract

A search for the radiative decay of excited charged leptons, ℓ*, and for radiative and weak decays of excited electron neutrinos, νe*, is performed, using the 5.8 pb-1 of data collected by ALEPH at 130-140GeV. No evidence for a signal is found in single or pair production. Excluded mass limits from pair production are close to 65 GeV/c2 for all excited lepton species. Limits on the couplings, λ/mℓ*, of excited leptons are derived from single production. For an excited lepton mass of 130GeV/c2, these limits are 0.04GeV-1 for μ* and τ*, and 0.0007GeV-1 for e* For νe*, the limit is at the level of 0.03 GeV-1 for a mass of 120GeV/c2, independent of the decay branching ratios.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-453
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume385
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sep 1996

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