Search for the standard model Higgs boson at the LEP2 Collider near √s = 183 GeV

R. Barate, D. Buskulic, D. Decamp, P. Ghez, C. Goy, S. Jezequel, J. P. Lees, A. Lucotte, F. Martin, E. Merle, M. N. Minard, J. Y. Nief, P. Perrodo, B. Pietrzyk, R. Alemany, M. P. Casado, M. Chmeissani, J. M. Crespo, M. Delfino, E. FernandezM. Fernandez-Bosman, L. Garrido, E. Graugès, A. Juste, M. Martinez, G. Merino, R. Miquel, L. M. Mir, P. Morawitz, A. Pacheco, I. C. Park, A. Pascual, I. Riu, F. Sanchez, A. Colaleo, D. Creanza, M. de Palma, G. Gelao, 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, R. Hagelberg, A. W. Halley, J. B. Hansen, J. Harvey, P. Janot, B. Jost, I. Lehraus, O. Leroy, C. Loomis, P. Maley, P. Mato, A. Minten, L. Moneta, A. Moutoussi, F. Ranjard, L. Rolandi, D. Rousseau, D. Schlatter, M. Schmitt, O. Schneider, W. Tejessy, F. Teubert, I. R. Tomalin, E. Tournefier, M. Vreeswijk, H. Wachsmuth, Z. Ajaltouni, F. Badaud, G. Chazelle

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Abstract

During 1997 the ALEPH experiment at LEP gathered 57pb-1 of data at centre-of-mass energies near 183 GeV. These data are used to look for possible signals from the production of the Standard Model Higgs boson in the reaction e+e-→ HZ. No evidence of a signal is found in the data; seven events are selected, in agreement with the expectation of 7.2 events from background processes. This observation results in an improved lower limit on the mass of the Higgs boson: mH > 87.9GeV/c2 at 95% confidence level. © 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)336-351
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume447
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999

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    Barate, R., Buskulic, D., Decamp, D., Ghez, P., Goy, C., Jezequel, S., Lees, J. P., Lucotte, A., Martin, F., Merle, E., Minard, M. N., Nief, J. Y., Perrodo, P., Pietrzyk, B., Alemany, R., Casado, M. P., Chmeissani, M., Crespo, J. M., Delfino, M., ... Chazelle, G. (1999). Search for the standard model Higgs boson at the LEP2 Collider near √s = 183 GeV. Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, 447(3-4), 336-351. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0370-2693(98)01506-8