Constraints on anomalous quartic gauge boson couplings from [Formula Presented] and [Formula Presented] events at CERN LEP2

G. Abbiendi, C. Ainsley, P. F. Åkesson, G. Alexander, J. Allison, P. Amaral, G. Anagnostou, K. J. Anderson, S. Asai, D. Axen, G. Azuelos, I. Bailey, E. Barberio, T. Barillari, R. J. Barlow, R. J. Batley, P. Bechtle, T. Behnke, K. W. Bell, P. J. BellG. Bella, A. Bellerive, G. Benelli, S. Bethke, O. Biebel, O. Boeriu, P. Bock, M. Boutemeur, S. Braibant, L. Brigliadori, R. M. Brown, K. Buesser, H. J. Burckhart, S. Campana, R. K. Carnegie, A. A. Carter, J. R. Carter, C. Y. Chang, D. G. Charlton, C. Ciocca, A. Csilling, M. Cuffiani, S. Dado, A. Roeck, E. A. Wolf, K. Desch, B. Dienes, M. Donkers, J. Dubbert, E. Duchovni, G. Duckeck, I. P. Duerdoth, E. Etzion, F. Fabbri, L. Feld, P. Ferrari, F. Fiedler, I. Fleck, M. Ford, A. Frey, P. Gagnon, J. W. Gary, G. Gaycken, C. Geich-Gimbel, G. Giacomelli, P. Giacomelli, M. Giunta, J. Goldberg, E. Gross, J. Grunhaus, M. Gruwé, P. O. Günther, A. Gupta, C. Hajdu, M. Hamann, G. G. Hanson, A. Harel, M. Hauschild, C. M. Hawkes, R. Hawkings, R. J. Hemingway, G. Herten, R. D. Heuer, J. C. Hill, K. Hoffman, D. Horváth, P. Igo-Kemenes, K. Ishii, H. Jeremie, P. Jovanovic, T. R. Junk, N. Kanaya, J. Kanzaki, D. Karlen, K. Kawagoe, T. Kawamoto, R. K. Keeler, R. G. Kellogg, B. W. Kennedy, S. Kluth, T. Kobayashi, M. Kobel, Sachio Komamiya, T. Krämer, P. Krieger, J. von Krogh, K. Kruger, T. Kuhl, M. Kupper, G. D. Lafferty, H. Landsman, D. Lanske, J. G. Layter, D. Lellouch, J. Letts, Levinson, J. Lillich, S. L. Lloyd, F. K. Loebinger, J. Lu, A. Ludwig, J. Ludwig, W. Mader, S. Marcellini, A. J. Martin, G. Masetti, T. Mashimo, P. Mättig, McKenna, R. A. McPherson, F. Meijers, W. Menges, F. S. Merritt, H. Mes, N. Meyer, A. Michelini, S. Mihara, G. Mikenberg, D. J. Miller, S. Moed, W. Mohr, T. Mori, A. Mutter, K. Nagai, I. Nakamura, H. Nanjo, H. A. Neal, R. Nisius, S. W. O’Neale, A. Oh, M. J. Oreglia, S. Orito, C. Pahl, G. Pásztor, J. R. Pater, J. E. Pilcher, J. Pinfold, D. E. Plane, B. Poli, O. Pooth, M. Przybycień, A. Quadt, K. Rabbertz, C. Rembser, P. Renkel, J. M. Roney, Y. Rozen, K. Runge, K. Sachs, T. Saeki, E. K.G. Sarkisyan, A. D. Schaile, O. Schaile, P. Scharff-Hansen, J. Schieck, T. Schörner-Sadenius, M. Schröder, M. Schumacher, W. G. Scott, R. Seuster, T. G. Shears, B. C. Shen, P. Sherwood, A. Skuja, A. M. Smith, R. Sobie, S. Söldner-Rembold, F. Spano, A. Stahl, D. Strom, R. Ströhmer, S. Tarem, M. Tasevsky, R. Teuscher, M. A. Thomson, E. Torrence, D. Toya, P. Tran, I. Trigger, Z. Trócsányi, E. Tsur, M. F. Turner-Watson, I. Ueda, B. Ujvári, C. F. Vollmer, P. Vannerem, R. Vértesi, M. Verzocchi, H. Voss, J. Vossebeld, C. P. Ward, D. R. Ward, P. M. Watkins, A. T. Watson, N. K. Watson, P. S. Wells, T. Wengler, N. Wermes, G. W. Wilson, J. A. Wilson, G. Wolf, T. R. Wyatt, S. Yamashita, D. Zer-Zion, L. Zivkovic

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Abstract

Anomalous quartic couplings between the electroweak gauge bosons may contribute to the [Formula Presented] and [Formula Presented] final states produced in [Formula Presented] collisions. This analysis uses the LEP2 OPAL data sample at center-of-mass energies up to 209 GeV. Event selections identify [Formula Presented] and [Formula Presented] events in which the two photons are reconstructed within the detector acceptance. The cross section for the process [Formula Presented] is measured. Averaging over all energies, the ratio of the observed [Formula Presented] cross section to the standard model expectation is [Formula Presented] where the errors represent the statistical and systematic uncertainties respectively. The [Formula Presented] and [Formula Presented] data are used to constrain possible anomalous [Formula Presented] and [Formula Presented] couplings. Combining with previous OPAL results from the [Formula Presented] final state, the 95% confidence level limits on the anomalous coupling parameters [Formula Presented] [Formula Presented] [Formula Presented] and [Formula Presented] are found to be [Formula Presented] [Formula Presented] [Formula Presented] [Formula Presented] where [Formula Presented] is the energy scale of the new physics. Limits found when allowing two or more parameters to vary are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume70
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Abbiendi, G., Ainsley, C., Åkesson, P. F., Alexander, G., Allison, J., Amaral, P., Anagnostou, G., Anderson, K. J., Asai, S., Axen, D., Azuelos, G., Bailey, I., Barberio, E., Barillari, T., Barlow, R. J., Batley, R. J., Bechtle, P., Behnke, T., Bell, K. W., ... Zivkovic, L. (2004). Constraints on anomalous quartic gauge boson couplings from [Formula Presented] and [Formula Presented] events at CERN LEP2. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 70(3). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.70.032005