Measurement of R and search for the top quark in e+e- annihilation between 39.8 and 45.2 GeV

M. Althoff, W. Braunschweig, F. J. Kirschfink, K. Lübelsmeyer, H. U. Martyn, G. Peise, J. Rimkus, P. Rosskamp, H. G. Sander, D. Schmitz, H. Siebke, W. Wallraff, H. M. Fischer, H. Hartmann, W. Hillen, A. Jocksch, G. Knop, L. Köpke, H. Kolanoski, H. KückV. Mertens, R. Wedemeyer, M. Wollstadt, Y. Eisenberg, K. Gather, H. Hultschig, P. Joos, U. Kötz, H. Kowalski, A. Ladage, B. Löhr, D. Lüke, P. Mättig, D. Notz, R. J. Nowak, J. Pyrlik, M. Rushton, W. Schütte, D. Trines, G. Wolf, Ch Xiao, R. Fohrmann, E. Hilger, T. Kracht, H. L. Krasemann, P. Leu, E. Lohrmann, D. Pandoulas, G. Poelz, K. U. Pösnecker, B. H. Wiik, R. Beuselinck, D. M. Binnie, A. J. Campbell, P. J. Dornan, B. Foster, D. A. Garbutt, C. Jenkins, T. D. Jones, W. G. Jones, J. McCardle, J. K. Sedgbeer, J. Thomas, W. A.T. Wan Abdullah, K. W. Bell, M. G. Bowler, P. Bull, R. J. Cashmore, P. E.L. Clarke, R. Devenish, P. Grossmann, C. M. Hawkes, S. L. Lloyd, G. L. Salmon, T. R. Wyatt, C. Youngman, G. E. Forden, J. C. Hart, J. Harvey, D. K. Hasell, J. Proudfoot, D. H. Saxon, F. Barreiro, M. Dittmar, M. Holder, G. Kreutz, B. Neumann, E. Duchovni, U. Karshon, G. Mikenberg, R. Mir, D. Revel, E. Ronat, A. Shapira, G. Yekutieli, G. Baranko, T. Barklow, A. Caldwell, M. Cherney, J. M. Izen, M. Mermikides, G. Rudolph, D. Strom, M. Takashima, H. Venkataramania, E. Wicklund, Sau Lan Wu, G. Zobernig

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e+e- annihilation into hadrons was studied at CM energies between 39.8 and 45.2 GeV and a search was made for new heavy quarks. No evidence was found for the existence of a narrow state excluding the possible existence of the lowest vector toponium state in this mass range. A search for continuum production of heavy quarks led to lower mass limits for new quarks of 22.0 GeV (eQ = 2 3) and 21.0 GeV (eQ = 1 3). Quarks are found to be pointlike, the corresponding mass parameter being larger than 288 GeV. A fit of the QCD and the electroweak contributions to R=σtotμμ yielded sin2θW = 0.30-0.07 +0.23.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)441-448
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - Apr 26 1984
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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