Direct search for pair production of heavy stable charged particles in Z decays

E. Soderstrom, J. A. McKenna, G. S. Abrams, C. E. Adolphsen, D. Averill, J. Ballam, B. C. Barish, T. Barklow, B. A. Barnett, J. Bartelt, S. Bethke, D. Blockus, G. Bonvicini, A. Boyarski, B. Brabson, A. Breakstone, F. Bulos, P. R. Burchat, D. L. Burke, R. J. CenceJ. Chapman, M. Chmeissani, D. Cords, D. P. Coupal, P. Dauncey, H. C. Destaebler, D. E. Dorfan, J. M. Dorfan, D. C. Drewer, R. Elia, G. J. Feldman, D. Fernandes, R. C. Field, W. T. Ford, C. Fordham, R. Frey, D. Fujino, K. K. Gan, E. Gero, G. Gidal, T. Glanzman, G. Goldhaber, J. J. Gomez Cadenas, G. Gratta, G. Grindhammer, P. Grosse-Wiesmann, G. Hanson, R. Harr, B. Harral, F. A. Harris, C. M. Hawkes, K. Hayes, C. Hearty, C. A. Heusch, M. D. Hildreth, T. Himel, D. A. Hinshaw, S. J. Hong, D. Hutchinson, J. Hylen, W. R. Innes, R. G. Jacobsen, J. A. Jaros, C. K. Jung, J. A. Kadyk, J. Kent, M. King, D. S. Koetke, S. Komamiya, W. Koska, L. A. Kowalski, W. Kozanecki, J. F. Kral, M. Kuhlen, L. Labarga, A. J. Lankford, R. R. Larsen, F. Le Diberder, M. E. Levi, A. M. Litke, X. C. Lou, V. L̈th, J. A.J. Matthews, T. Mattison, B. D. Milliken, K. C. Moffeit, C. T. Munger, W. N. Murray, J. Nash, H. Ogren, K. F. O Shaughnessy, S. I. Parker, C. Peck, M. L. Perl, M. Petradza

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Abstract

A search for pair production of stable charged particles from Z decay has been performed with the Mark II detector at the SLAC Linear Collider. Particle masses are determined from momentum, ionization energy loss, and time-of-flight measurements. A limit excluding pair production of stable fourth-generation charged leptons and stable mirror fermions with masses between the muon mass and 36.3 GeV/c2 is set at the 95% confidence level. Pair production of stable supersymmetric scalar leptons with masses between the muon mass and 32.6 GeV/c2 is also excluded.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2980-2983
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume64
Issue number25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Jan 1

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    Soderstrom, E., McKenna, J. A., Abrams, G. S., Adolphsen, C. E., Averill, D., Ballam, J., Barish, B. C., Barklow, T., Barnett, B. A., Bartelt, J., Bethke, S., Blockus, D., Bonvicini, G., Boyarski, A., Brabson, B., Breakstone, A., Bulos, F., Burchat, P. R., Burke, D. L., ... Petradza, M. (1990). Direct search for pair production of heavy stable charged particles in Z decays. Physical Review Letters, 64(25), 2980-2983. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.64.2980