Multi-photon production in e+e- collisions at √s = 189 GeV

G. Abbiendi, K. Ackerstaff, G. Alexander, J. Allison, K. J. Anderson, S. Anderson, S. Arcelli, S. Asai, S. F. Ashby, D. Axen, G. Azuelos, A. H. Ball, E. Barberio, R. J. Barlow, J. R. Batley, S. Baumann, J. Bechtluft, T. Behnke, K. W. Bell, G. Bella & 297 others A. Bellerive, S. Bentvelsen, S. Bethke, S. Betts, O. Biebel, A. Biguzzi, I. J. Bloodworth, P. Bock, J. Böhme, O. Boeriu, D. Bonacorsi, M. Boutemeur, S. Braibant, P. Bright-Thomas, L. Brigliadori, R. M. Brown, H. J. Burckhart, P. Capiluppi, R. K. Carnegie, A. A. Carter, J. R. Carter, C. Y. Chang, D. G. Charlton, D. Chrisman, C. Ciocca, P. E.L. Clarke, E. Clay, I. Cohen, J. E. Conboy, O. C. Cooke, J. Couchman, C. Couyoumtzelis, R. L. Coxe, M. Cuffiani, S. Dado, G. M. Dallavalle, S. Dallison, R. Davis, S. de Jong, A. de Roeck, P. Dervan, K. Desch, B. Dienes, M. S. Dixit, M. Donkers, J. Dubbert, E. Duchovni, G. Duckeck, I. P. Duerdoth, P. G. Estabrooks, E. Etzion, F. Fabbri, A. Fanfani, M. Fanti, A. A. Faust, L. Feld, P. Ferrari, F. Fiedler, M. Fierro, I. Fleck, A. Frey, A. Fürtjes, D. I. Futyan, P. Gagnon, J. W. Gary, G. Gaycken, C. Geich-Gimbel, G. Giacomelli, P. Giacomelli, W. R. Gibson, D. M. Gingrich, D. Glenzinski, J. Goldberg, W. Gorn, C. Grandi, K. Graham, E. Gross, J. Grunhaus, M. Gruwé, C. Hajdu, G. G. Hanson, M. Hansroul, M. Hapke, K. Harder, A. Harel, C. K. Hargrove, M. Harin-Dirac, M. Hauschild, C. M. Hawkes, R. Hawkings, R. J. Hemingway, G. Herten, R. D. Heuer, M. D. Hildreth, J. C. Hill, P. R. Hobson, A. Hocker, K. Hoffman, R. J. Homer, A. K. Honma, D. Horváth, K. R. Hossain, R. Howard, P. Hüntemeyer, P. Igo-Kemenes, D. C. Imrie, K. Ishii, F. R. Jacob, A. Jawahery, H. Jeremie, M. Jimack, C. R. Jones, P. Jovanovic, T. R. Junk, N. Kanaya, J. Kanzaki, D. Karlen, V. Kartvelishvili, K. Kawagoe, T. Kawamoto, P. I. Kayal, R. K. Keeler, R. G. Kellogg, B. W. Kennedy, D. H. Kim, A. Klier, T. Kobayashi, M. Kobel, T. P. Kokott, M. Kolrep, Sachio Komamiya, R. V. Kowalewski, T. Kress, P. Krieger, J. von Krogh, T. Kuhl, P. Kyberd, G. D. Lafferty, H. Landsman, D. Lanske, J. Lauber, I. Lawson, J. G. Layter, D. Lellouch, J. Letts, L. Levinson, R. Liebisch, J. Lillich, B. List, C. Littlewood, A. W. Lloyd, S. L. Lloyd, F. K. Loebinger, G. D. Long, M. J. Losty, J. Lu, J. Ludwig, D. Liu, A. Macchiolo, A. Macpherson, W. Mader, M. Mannelli, S. Marcellini, T. E. Marchant, A. J. Martin, J. P. Martin, G. Martinez, T. Mashimo, P. Mattig, W. J. McDonald, J. McKenna, E. A. Mckigney, T. J. McMahon, R. A. McPherson, F. Meijers, P. Mendez-Lorenzo, F. S. Merritt, H. Mes, I. Meyer, A. Michelini, S. Mihara, G. Mikenberg, D. J. Miller, W. Mohr, A. Montanari, T. Mori, K. Nagai, I. Nakamura, H. A. Neal, R. Nisius, S. W. O'Neale, F. G. Oakham, F. Odorici, H. O. Ogren, A. Okpara, M. J. Oreglia, S. Orito, G. Pasztor, J. R. Pater, G. N. Patrick, J. Patt, R. Perez-Ochoa, S. Petzold, P. Pfeifenschneider, J. E. Pilcher, J. Pinfold, D. E. Plane, P. Poffenberger, B. Poli, J. Polok, M. Przybycien, A. Quadt, C. Rembser, H. Rick, S. Robertson, S. A. Robins, N. Rodning, J. M. Roney, S. Rosati, K. Roscoe, A. M. Rossi, Y. Rozen, K. Runge, O. Runolfsson, D. R. Rust, K. Sachs, T. Saeki, O. Sahr, W. M. Sang, E. K.G. Sarkisyan, C. Sbarra, A. D. Schaile, O. Schaile, P. Scharff-Hansen, J. Schieck, S. Schmitt, A. Schöning, M. Schroder, M. Schumacher, C. Schwick, W. G. Scott, R. Seuster, T. G. Shears, B. C. Shen, C. H. Shepherd-Themistocleous, P. Sherwood, G. P. Siroli, A. Skuja, A. M. Smith, G. A. Snow, R. Sobie, S. Söldner-Rembold, S. Spagnolo, M. Sproston, A. Stahl, K. Stephens, K. Stoll, D. Strom, R. Ströhmer, B. Surrow, S. D. Talbot, P. Taras, S. Tarem, R. Teuscher, M. Thiergen, J. Thomas, M. A. Thomson, E. Torrence, S. Towers, T. Trefzger, I. Trigger, Z. Trócsányi, E. Tsur, M. F. Turner-Watson, I. Ueda, R. van Kooten, P. Vannerem, M. Verzocchi, H. Voss, F. Wäckerle, A. Wagner, D. Waller, C. P. Ward, D. R. Ward, M. Watkins, A. T. Watson, N. K. Watson, P. S. Wells, N. Wermes, D. Wetterling, J. S. White, G. W. Wilson, J. A. Wilson, T. R. Wyatt, S. Yamashita, V. Zacek, D. Zer-Zion

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Abstract

The process e+e- → γγ(γ) is studied using data recorded with the OPAL detector at LEP. The data sample taken at a centre-of-mass energy of 189 GeV corresponds to a total integrated luminosity of 178 pb-1. The measured cross-section agrees well with the expectation from QED. A fit to the angular distribution is used to obtain improved limits at 95% CL on the QED cut-off parameters: Λ+> 304 GeV and Λ-> 295 GeV as well as a mass limit for an excited electron, Me* > 306 GeV assuming equal e*eγ and eeγ couplings. Graviton exchange in the context of theories with higher dimensions is excluded for scales G+< 660 GeV and G-< 634 GeV. No evidence for resonance production is found in the invariant mass spectrum of photon pairs. Limits are obtained for the cross-section times branching ratio for a resonance decaying into two photons and produced in association with another photon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-314
Number of pages12
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume465
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

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Abbiendi, G., Ackerstaff, K., Alexander, G., Allison, J., Anderson, K. J., Anderson, S., ... Zer-Zion, D. (1999). Multi-photon production in e+e- collisions at √s = 189 GeV. Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, 465(1-4), 303-314. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0370-2693(99)01092-8

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In: Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, Vol. 465, No. 1-4, 01.01.1999, p. 303-314.

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Abbiendi, G, Ackerstaff, K, Alexander, G, Allison, J, Anderson, KJ, Anderson, S, Arcelli, S, Asai, S, Ashby, SF, Axen, D, Azuelos, G, Ball, AH, Barberio, E, Barlow, RJ, Batley, JR, Baumann, S, Bechtluft, J, Behnke, T, Bell, KW, Bella, G, Bellerive, A, Bentvelsen, S, Bethke, S, Betts, S, Biebel, O, Biguzzi, A, Bloodworth, IJ, Bock, P, Böhme, J, Boeriu, O, Bonacorsi, D, Boutemeur, M, Braibant, S, Bright-Thomas, P, Brigliadori, L, Brown, RM, Burckhart, HJ, Capiluppi, P, Carnegie, RK, Carter, AA, Carter, JR, Chang, CY, Charlton, DG, Chrisman, D, Ciocca, C, Clarke, PEL, Clay, E, Cohen, I, Conboy, JE, Cooke, OC, Couchman, J, Couyoumtzelis, C, Coxe, RL, Cuffiani, M, Dado, S, Dallavalle, GM, Dallison, S, Davis, R, de Jong, S, de Roeck, A, Dervan, P, Desch, K, Dienes, B, Dixit, MS, Donkers, M, Dubbert, J, Duchovni, E, Duckeck, G, Duerdoth, IP, Estabrooks, PG, Etzion, E, Fabbri, F, Fanfani, A, Fanti, M, Faust, AA, Feld, L, Ferrari, P, Fiedler, F, Fierro, M, Fleck, I, Frey, A, Fürtjes, A, Futyan, DI, Gagnon, P, Gary, JW, Gaycken, G, Geich-Gimbel, C, Giacomelli, G, Giacomelli, P, Gibson, WR, Gingrich, DM, Glenzinski, D, Goldberg, J, Gorn, W, Grandi, C, Graham, K, Gross, E, Grunhaus, J, Gruwé, M, Hajdu, C, Hanson, GG, Hansroul, M, Hapke, M, Harder, K, Harel, A, Hargrove, CK, Harin-Dirac, M, Hauschild, M, Hawkes, CM, Hawkings, R, Hemingway, RJ, Herten, G, Heuer, RD, Hildreth, MD, Hill, JC, Hobson, PR, Hocker, A, Hoffman, K, Homer, RJ, Honma, AK, Horváth, D, Hossain, KR, Howard, R, Hüntemeyer, P, Igo-Kemenes, P, Imrie, DC, Ishii, K, Jacob, FR, Jawahery, A, Jeremie, H, Jimack, M, Jones, CR, Jovanovic, P, Junk, TR, Kanaya, N, Kanzaki, J, Karlen, D, Kartvelishvili, V, Kawagoe, K, Kawamoto, T, Kayal, PI, Keeler, RK, Kellogg, RG, Kennedy, BW, Kim, DH, Klier, A, Kobayashi, T, Kobel, M, Kokott, TP, Kolrep, M, Komamiya, S, Kowalewski, RV, Kress, T, Krieger, P, von Krogh, J, Kuhl, T, Kyberd, P, Lafferty, GD, Landsman, H, Lanske, D, Lauber, J, Lawson, I, Layter, JG, Lellouch, D, Letts, J, Levinson, L, Liebisch, R, Lillich, J, List, B, Littlewood, C, Lloyd, AW, Lloyd, SL, Loebinger, FK, Long, GD, Losty, MJ, Lu, J, Ludwig, J, Liu, D, Macchiolo, A, Macpherson, A, Mader, W, Mannelli, M, Marcellini, S, Marchant, TE, Martin, AJ, Martin, JP, Martinez, G, Mashimo, T, Mattig, P, McDonald, WJ, McKenna, J, Mckigney, EA, McMahon, TJ, McPherson, RA, Meijers, F, Mendez-Lorenzo, P, Merritt, FS, Mes, H, Meyer, I, Michelini, A, Mihara, S, Mikenberg, G, Miller, DJ, Mohr, W, Montanari, A, Mori, T, Nagai, K, Nakamura, I, Neal, HA, Nisius, R, O'Neale, SW, Oakham, FG, Odorici, F, Ogren, HO, Okpara, A, Oreglia, MJ, Orito, S, Pasztor, G, Pater, JR, Patrick, GN, Patt, J, Perez-Ochoa, R, Petzold, S, Pfeifenschneider, P, Pilcher, JE, Pinfold, J, Plane, DE, Poffenberger, P, Poli, B, Polok, J, Przybycien, M, Quadt, A, Rembser, C, Rick, H, Robertson, S, Robins, SA, Rodning, N, Roney, JM, Rosati, S, Roscoe, K, Rossi, AM, Rozen, Y, Runge, K, Runolfsson, O, Rust, DR, Sachs, K, Saeki, T, Sahr, O, Sang, WM, Sarkisyan, EKG, Sbarra, C, Schaile, AD, Schaile, O, Scharff-Hansen, P, Schieck, J, Schmitt, S, Schöning, A, Schroder, M, Schumacher, M, Schwick, C, Scott, WG, Seuster, R, Shears, TG, Shen, BC, Shepherd-Themistocleous, CH, Sherwood, P, Siroli, GP, Skuja, A, Smith, AM, Snow, GA, Sobie, R, Söldner-Rembold, S, Spagnolo, S, Sproston, M, Stahl, A, Stephens, K, Stoll, K, Strom, D, Ströhmer, R, Surrow, B, Talbot, SD, Taras, P, Tarem, S, Teuscher, R, Thiergen, M, Thomas, J, Thomson, MA, Torrence, E, Towers, S, Trefzger, T, Trigger, I, Trócsányi, Z, Tsur, E, Turner-Watson, MF, Ueda, I, van Kooten, R, Vannerem, P, Verzocchi, M, Voss, H, Wäckerle, F, Wagner, A, Waller, D, Ward, CP, Ward, DR, Watkins, M, Watson, AT, Watson, NK, Wells, PS, Wermes, N, Wetterling, D, White, JS, Wilson, GW, Wilson, JA, Wyatt, TR, Yamashita, S, Zacek, V & Zer-Zion, D 1999, 'Multi-photon production in e+e- collisions at √s = 189 GeV', Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, vol. 465, no. 1-4, pp. 303-314. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0370-2693(99)01092-8
Abbiendi, G. ; Ackerstaff, K. ; Alexander, G. ; Allison, J. ; Anderson, K. J. ; Anderson, S. ; Arcelli, S. ; Asai, S. ; Ashby, S. F. ; Axen, D. ; Azuelos, G. ; Ball, A. H. ; Barberio, E. ; Barlow, R. J. ; Batley, J. R. ; Baumann, S. ; Bechtluft, J. ; Behnke, T. ; Bell, K. W. ; Bella, G. ; Bellerive, A. ; Bentvelsen, S. ; Bethke, S. ; Betts, S. ; Biebel, O. ; Biguzzi, A. ; Bloodworth, I. J. ; Bock, P. ; Böhme, J. ; Boeriu, O. ; Bonacorsi, D. ; Boutemeur, M. ; Braibant, S. ; Bright-Thomas, P. ; Brigliadori, L. ; Brown, R. M. ; Burckhart, H. J. ; Capiluppi, P. ; Carnegie, R. K. ; Carter, A. A. ; Carter, J. R. ; Chang, C. Y. ; Charlton, D. G. ; Chrisman, D. ; Ciocca, C. ; Clarke, P. E.L. ; Clay, E. ; Cohen, I. ; Conboy, J. E. ; Cooke, O. C. ; Couchman, J. ; Couyoumtzelis, C. ; Coxe, R. L. ; Cuffiani, M. ; Dado, S. ; Dallavalle, G. M. ; Dallison, S. ; Davis, R. ; de Jong, S. ; de Roeck, A. ; Dervan, P. ; Desch, K. ; Dienes, B. ; Dixit, M. S. ; Donkers, M. ; Dubbert, J. ; Duchovni, E. ; Duckeck, G. ; Duerdoth, I. P. ; Estabrooks, P. G. ; Etzion, E. ; Fabbri, F. ; Fanfani, A. ; Fanti, M. ; Faust, A. A. ; Feld, L. ; Ferrari, P. ; Fiedler, F. ; Fierro, M. ; Fleck, I. ; Frey, A. ; Fürtjes, A. ; Futyan, D. I. ; Gagnon, P. ; Gary, J. W. ; Gaycken, G. ; Geich-Gimbel, C. ; Giacomelli, G. ; Giacomelli, P. ; Gibson, W. R. ; Gingrich, D. M. ; Glenzinski, D. ; Goldberg, J. ; Gorn, W. ; Grandi, C. ; Graham, K. ; Gross, E. ; Grunhaus, J. ; Gruwé, M. ; Hajdu, C. ; Hanson, G. G. ; Hansroul, M. ; Hapke, M. ; Harder, K. ; Harel, A. ; Hargrove, C. K. ; Harin-Dirac, M. ; Hauschild, M. ; Hawkes, C. M. ; Hawkings, R. ; Hemingway, R. J. ; Herten, G. ; Heuer, R. D. ; Hildreth, M. D. ; Hill, J. C. ; Hobson, P. R. ; Hocker, A. ; Hoffman, K. ; Homer, R. J. ; Honma, A. K. ; Horváth, D. ; Hossain, K. R. ; Howard, R. ; Hüntemeyer, P. ; Igo-Kemenes, P. ; Imrie, D. C. ; Ishii, K. ; Jacob, F. R. ; Jawahery, A. ; Jeremie, H. ; Jimack, M. ; Jones, C. R. ; Jovanovic, P. ; Junk, T. R. ; Kanaya, N. ; Kanzaki, J. ; Karlen, D. ; Kartvelishvili, V. ; Kawagoe, K. ; Kawamoto, T. ; Kayal, P. I. ; Keeler, R. K. ; Kellogg, R. G. ; Kennedy, B. W. ; Kim, D. H. ; Klier, A. ; Kobayashi, T. ; Kobel, M. ; Kokott, T. P. ; Kolrep, M. ; Komamiya, Sachio ; Kowalewski, R. V. ; Kress, T. ; Krieger, P. ; von Krogh, J. ; Kuhl, T. ; Kyberd, P. ; Lafferty, G. D. ; Landsman, H. ; Lanske, D. ; Lauber, J. ; Lawson, I. ; Layter, J. G. ; Lellouch, D. ; Letts, J. ; Levinson, L. ; Liebisch, R. ; Lillich, J. ; List, B. ; Littlewood, C. ; Lloyd, A. W. ; Lloyd, S. L. ; Loebinger, F. K. ; Long, G. D. ; Losty, M. J. ; Lu, J. ; Ludwig, J. ; Liu, D. ; Macchiolo, A. ; Macpherson, A. ; Mader, W. ; Mannelli, M. ; Marcellini, S. ; Marchant, T. E. ; Martin, A. J. ; Martin, J. P. ; Martinez, G. ; Mashimo, T. ; Mattig, P. ; McDonald, W. J. ; McKenna, J. ; Mckigney, E. A. ; McMahon, T. J. ; McPherson, R. A. ; Meijers, F. ; Mendez-Lorenzo, P. ; Merritt, F. S. ; Mes, H. ; Meyer, I. ; Michelini, A. ; Mihara, S. ; Mikenberg, G. ; Miller, D. J. ; Mohr, W. ; Montanari, A. ; Mori, T. ; Nagai, K. ; Nakamura, I. ; Neal, H. A. ; Nisius, R. ; O'Neale, S. W. ; Oakham, F. G. ; Odorici, F. ; Ogren, H. O. ; Okpara, A. ; Oreglia, M. J. ; Orito, S. ; Pasztor, G. ; Pater, J. R. ; Patrick, G. N. ; Patt, J. ; Perez-Ochoa, R. ; Petzold, S. ; Pfeifenschneider, P. ; Pilcher, J. E. ; Pinfold, J. ; Plane, D. E. ; Poffenberger, P. ; Poli, B. ; Polok, J. ; Przybycien, M. ; Quadt, A. ; Rembser, C. ; Rick, H. ; Robertson, S. ; Robins, S. A. ; Rodning, N. ; Roney, J. M. ; Rosati, S. ; Roscoe, K. ; Rossi, A. M. ; Rozen, Y. ; Runge, K. ; Runolfsson, O. ; Rust, D. R. ; Sachs, K. ; Saeki, T. ; Sahr, O. ; Sang, W. M. ; Sarkisyan, E. K.G. ; Sbarra, C. ; Schaile, A. D. ; Schaile, O. ; Scharff-Hansen, P. ; Schieck, J. ; Schmitt, S. ; Schöning, A. ; Schroder, M. ; Schumacher, M. ; Schwick, C. ; Scott, W. G. ; Seuster, R. ; Shears, T. G. ; Shen, B. C. ; Shepherd-Themistocleous, C. H. ; Sherwood, P. ; Siroli, G. P. ; Skuja, A. ; Smith, A. M. ; Snow, G. A. ; Sobie, R. ; Söldner-Rembold, S. ; Spagnolo, S. ; Sproston, M. ; Stahl, A. ; Stephens, K. ; Stoll, K. ; Strom, D. ; Ströhmer, R. ; Surrow, B. ; Talbot, S. D. ; Taras, P. ; Tarem, S. ; Teuscher, R. ; Thiergen, M. ; Thomas, J. ; Thomson, M. A. ; Torrence, E. ; Towers, S. ; Trefzger, T. ; Trigger, I. ; Trócsányi, Z. ; Tsur, E. ; Turner-Watson, M. F. ; Ueda, I. ; van Kooten, R. ; Vannerem, P. ; Verzocchi, M. ; Voss, H. ; Wäckerle, F. ; Wagner, A. ; Waller, D. ; Ward, C. P. ; Ward, D. R. ; Watkins, M. ; Watson, A. T. ; Watson, N. K. ; Wells, P. S. ; Wermes, N. ; Wetterling, D. ; White, J. S. ; Wilson, G. W. ; Wilson, J. A. ; Wyatt, T. R. ; Yamashita, S. ; Zacek, V. ; Zer-Zion, D. / Multi-photon production in e+e- collisions at √s = 189 GeV. In: Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics. 1999 ; Vol. 465, No. 1-4. pp. 303-314.
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title = "Multi-photon production in e+e- collisions at √s = 189 GeV",
abstract = "The process e+e- → γγ(γ) is studied using data recorded with the OPAL detector at LEP. The data sample taken at a centre-of-mass energy of 189 GeV corresponds to a total integrated luminosity of 178 pb-1. The measured cross-section agrees well with the expectation from QED. A fit to the angular distribution is used to obtain improved limits at 95{\%} CL on the QED cut-off parameters: Λ+> 304 GeV and Λ-> 295 GeV as well as a mass limit for an excited electron, Me* > 306 GeV assuming equal e*eγ and eeγ couplings. Graviton exchange in the context of theories with higher dimensions is excluded for scales G+< 660 GeV and G-< 634 GeV. No evidence for resonance production is found in the invariant mass spectrum of photon pairs. Limits are obtained for the cross-section times branching ratio for a resonance decaying into two photons and produced in association with another photon.",
author = "G. Abbiendi and K. Ackerstaff and G. Alexander and J. Allison and Anderson, {K. J.} and S. Anderson and S. Arcelli and S. Asai and Ashby, {S. F.} and D. Axen and G. Azuelos and Ball, {A. H.} and E. Barberio and Barlow, {R. J.} and Batley, {J. R.} and S. Baumann and J. Bechtluft and T. Behnke and Bell, {K. W.} and G. Bella and A. Bellerive and S. Bentvelsen and S. Bethke and S. Betts and O. Biebel and A. Biguzzi and Bloodworth, {I. J.} and P. Bock and J. B{\"o}hme and O. Boeriu and D. Bonacorsi and M. Boutemeur and S. Braibant and P. Bright-Thomas and L. Brigliadori and Brown, {R. M.} and Burckhart, {H. J.} and P. Capiluppi and Carnegie, {R. K.} and Carter, {A. A.} and Carter, {J. R.} and Chang, {C. Y.} and Charlton, {D. G.} and D. Chrisman and C. Ciocca and Clarke, {P. E.L.} and E. Clay and I. Cohen and Conboy, {J. E.} and Cooke, {O. C.} and J. Couchman and C. Couyoumtzelis and Coxe, {R. L.} and M. Cuffiani and S. Dado and Dallavalle, {G. M.} and S. Dallison and R. Davis and {de Jong}, S. and {de Roeck}, A. and P. Dervan and K. Desch and B. Dienes and Dixit, {M. S.} and M. Donkers and J. Dubbert and E. Duchovni and G. Duckeck and Duerdoth, {I. P.} and Estabrooks, {P. G.} and E. Etzion and F. Fabbri and A. Fanfani and M. Fanti and Faust, {A. A.} and L. Feld and P. Ferrari and F. Fiedler and M. Fierro and I. Fleck and A. Frey and A. F{\"u}rtjes and Futyan, {D. I.} and P. Gagnon and Gary, {J. W.} and G. Gaycken and C. Geich-Gimbel and G. Giacomelli and P. Giacomelli and Gibson, {W. R.} and Gingrich, {D. M.} and D. Glenzinski and J. Goldberg and W. Gorn and C. Grandi and K. Graham and E. Gross and J. Grunhaus and M. Gruw{\'e} and C. Hajdu and Hanson, {G. G.} and M. Hansroul and M. Hapke and K. Harder and A. Harel and Hargrove, {C. K.} and M. Harin-Dirac and M. Hauschild and Hawkes, {C. M.} and R. Hawkings and Hemingway, {R. J.} and G. Herten and Heuer, {R. D.} and Hildreth, {M. D.} and Hill, {J. C.} and Hobson, {P. R.} and A. Hocker and K. Hoffman and Homer, {R. J.} and Honma, {A. K.} and D. Horv{\'a}th and Hossain, {K. R.} and R. Howard and P. H{\"u}ntemeyer and P. Igo-Kemenes and Imrie, {D. C.} and K. Ishii and Jacob, {F. R.} and A. Jawahery and H. Jeremie and M. Jimack and Jones, {C. R.} and P. Jovanovic and Junk, {T. R.} and N. Kanaya and J. Kanzaki and D. Karlen and V. Kartvelishvili and K. Kawagoe and T. Kawamoto and Kayal, {P. I.} and Keeler, {R. K.} and Kellogg, {R. G.} and Kennedy, {B. W.} and Kim, {D. H.} and A. Klier and T. Kobayashi and M. Kobel and Kokott, {T. P.} and M. Kolrep and Sachio Komamiya and Kowalewski, {R. V.} and T. Kress and P. Krieger and {von Krogh}, J. and T. Kuhl and P. Kyberd and Lafferty, {G. D.} and H. Landsman and D. Lanske and J. Lauber and I. Lawson and Layter, {J. G.} and D. Lellouch and J. Letts and L. Levinson and R. Liebisch and J. Lillich and B. List and C. Littlewood and Lloyd, {A. W.} and Lloyd, {S. L.} and Loebinger, {F. K.} and Long, {G. D.} and Losty, {M. J.} and J. Lu and J. Ludwig and D. Liu and A. Macchiolo and A. Macpherson and W. Mader and M. Mannelli and S. Marcellini and Marchant, {T. E.} and Martin, {A. J.} and Martin, {J. P.} and G. Martinez and T. Mashimo and P. Mattig and McDonald, {W. J.} and J. McKenna and Mckigney, {E. A.} and McMahon, {T. J.} and McPherson, {R. A.} and F. Meijers and P. Mendez-Lorenzo and Merritt, {F. S.} and H. Mes and I. Meyer and A. Michelini and S. Mihara and G. Mikenberg and Miller, {D. J.} and W. Mohr and A. Montanari and T. Mori and K. Nagai and I. Nakamura and Neal, {H. A.} and R. Nisius and O'Neale, {S. W.} and Oakham, {F. G.} and F. Odorici and Ogren, {H. O.} and A. Okpara and Oreglia, {M. J.} and S. Orito and G. Pasztor and Pater, {J. R.} and Patrick, {G. N.} and J. Patt and R. Perez-Ochoa and S. Petzold and P. Pfeifenschneider and Pilcher, {J. E.} and J. Pinfold and Plane, {D. E.} and P. Poffenberger and B. Poli and J. Polok and M. Przybycien and A. Quadt and C. Rembser and H. Rick and S. Robertson and Robins, {S. A.} and N. Rodning and Roney, {J. M.} and S. Rosati and K. Roscoe and Rossi, {A. M.} and Y. Rozen and K. Runge and O. Runolfsson and Rust, {D. R.} and K. Sachs and T. Saeki and O. Sahr and Sang, {W. M.} and Sarkisyan, {E. K.G.} and C. Sbarra and Schaile, {A. D.} and O. Schaile and P. Scharff-Hansen and J. Schieck and S. Schmitt and A. Sch{\"o}ning and M. Schroder and M. Schumacher and C. Schwick and Scott, {W. G.} and R. Seuster and Shears, {T. G.} and Shen, {B. C.} and Shepherd-Themistocleous, {C. H.} and P. Sherwood and Siroli, {G. P.} and A. Skuja and Smith, {A. M.} and Snow, {G. A.} and R. Sobie and S. S{\"o}ldner-Rembold and S. Spagnolo and M. Sproston and A. Stahl and K. Stephens and K. Stoll and D. Strom and R. Str{\"o}hmer and B. Surrow and Talbot, {S. D.} and P. Taras and S. Tarem and R. Teuscher and M. Thiergen and J. Thomas and Thomson, {M. A.} and E. Torrence and S. Towers and T. Trefzger and I. Trigger and Z. Tr{\'o}cs{\'a}nyi and E. Tsur and Turner-Watson, {M. F.} and I. Ueda and {van Kooten}, R. and P. Vannerem and M. Verzocchi and H. Voss and F. W{\"a}ckerle and A. Wagner and D. Waller and Ward, {C. P.} and Ward, {D. R.} and M. Watkins and Watson, {A. T.} and Watson, {N. K.} and Wells, {P. S.} and N. Wermes and D. Wetterling and White, {J. S.} and Wilson, {G. W.} and Wilson, {J. A.} and Wyatt, {T. R.} and S. Yamashita and V. Zacek and D. Zer-Zion",
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TY - JOUR

T1 - Multi-photon production in e+e- collisions at √s = 189 GeV

AU - Abbiendi, G.

AU - Ackerstaff, K.

AU - Alexander, G.

AU - Allison, J.

AU - Anderson, K. J.

AU - Anderson, S.

AU - Arcelli, S.

AU - Asai, S.

AU - Ashby, S. F.

AU - Axen, D.

AU - Azuelos, G.

AU - Ball, A. H.

AU - Barberio, E.

AU - Barlow, R. J.

AU - Batley, J. R.

AU - Baumann, S.

AU - Bechtluft, J.

AU - Behnke, T.

AU - Bell, K. W.

AU - Bella, G.

AU - Bellerive, A.

AU - Bentvelsen, S.

AU - Bethke, S.

AU - Betts, S.

AU - Biebel, O.

AU - Biguzzi, A.

AU - Bloodworth, I. J.

AU - Bock, P.

AU - Böhme, J.

AU - Boeriu, O.

AU - Bonacorsi, D.

AU - Boutemeur, M.

AU - Braibant, S.

AU - Bright-Thomas, P.

AU - Brigliadori, L.

AU - Brown, R. M.

AU - Burckhart, H. J.

AU - Capiluppi, P.

AU - Carnegie, R. K.

AU - Carter, A. A.

AU - Carter, J. R.

AU - Chang, C. Y.

AU - Charlton, D. G.

AU - Chrisman, D.

AU - Ciocca, C.

AU - Clarke, P. E.L.

AU - Clay, E.

AU - Cohen, I.

AU - Conboy, J. E.

AU - Cooke, O. C.

AU - Couchman, J.

AU - Couyoumtzelis, C.

AU - Coxe, R. L.

AU - Cuffiani, M.

AU - Dado, S.

AU - Dallavalle, G. M.

AU - Dallison, S.

AU - Davis, R.

AU - de Jong, S.

AU - de Roeck, A.

AU - Dervan, P.

AU - Desch, K.

AU - Dienes, B.

AU - Dixit, M. S.

AU - Donkers, M.

AU - Dubbert, J.

AU - Duchovni, E.

AU - Duckeck, G.

AU - Duerdoth, I. P.

AU - Estabrooks, P. G.

AU - Etzion, E.

AU - Fabbri, F.

AU - Fanfani, A.

AU - Fanti, M.

AU - Faust, A. A.

AU - Feld, L.

AU - Ferrari, P.

AU - Fiedler, F.

AU - Fierro, M.

AU - Fleck, I.

AU - Frey, A.

AU - Fürtjes, A.

AU - Futyan, D. I.

AU - Gagnon, P.

AU - Gary, J. W.

AU - Gaycken, G.

AU - Geich-Gimbel, C.

AU - Giacomelli, G.

AU - Giacomelli, P.

AU - Gibson, W. R.

AU - Gingrich, D. M.

AU - Glenzinski, D.

AU - Goldberg, J.

AU - Gorn, W.

AU - Grandi, C.

AU - Graham, K.

AU - Gross, E.

AU - Grunhaus, J.

AU - Gruwé, M.

AU - Hajdu, C.

AU - Hanson, G. G.

AU - Hansroul, M.

AU - Hapke, M.

AU - Harder, K.

AU - Harel, A.

AU - Hargrove, C. K.

AU - Harin-Dirac, M.

AU - Hauschild, M.

AU - Hawkes, C. M.

AU - Hawkings, R.

AU - Hemingway, R. J.

AU - Herten, G.

AU - Heuer, R. D.

AU - Hildreth, M. D.

AU - Hill, J. C.

AU - Hobson, P. R.

AU - Hocker, A.

AU - Hoffman, K.

AU - Homer, R. J.

AU - Honma, A. K.

AU - Horváth, D.

AU - Hossain, K. R.

AU - Howard, R.

AU - Hüntemeyer, P.

AU - Igo-Kemenes, P.

AU - Imrie, D. C.

AU - Ishii, K.

AU - Jacob, F. R.

AU - Jawahery, A.

AU - Jeremie, H.

AU - Jimack, M.

AU - Jones, C. R.

AU - Jovanovic, P.

AU - Junk, T. R.

AU - Kanaya, N.

AU - Kanzaki, J.

AU - Karlen, D.

AU - Kartvelishvili, V.

AU - Kawagoe, K.

AU - Kawamoto, T.

AU - Kayal, P. I.

AU - Keeler, R. K.

AU - Kellogg, R. G.

AU - Kennedy, B. W.

AU - Kim, D. H.

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PY - 1999/1/1

Y1 - 1999/1/1

N2 - The process e+e- → γγ(γ) is studied using data recorded with the OPAL detector at LEP. The data sample taken at a centre-of-mass energy of 189 GeV corresponds to a total integrated luminosity of 178 pb-1. The measured cross-section agrees well with the expectation from QED. A fit to the angular distribution is used to obtain improved limits at 95% CL on the QED cut-off parameters: Λ+> 304 GeV and Λ-> 295 GeV as well as a mass limit for an excited electron, Me* > 306 GeV assuming equal e*eγ and eeγ couplings. Graviton exchange in the context of theories with higher dimensions is excluded for scales G+< 660 GeV and G-< 634 GeV. No evidence for resonance production is found in the invariant mass spectrum of photon pairs. Limits are obtained for the cross-section times branching ratio for a resonance decaying into two photons and produced in association with another photon.

AB - The process e+e- → γγ(γ) is studied using data recorded with the OPAL detector at LEP. The data sample taken at a centre-of-mass energy of 189 GeV corresponds to a total integrated luminosity of 178 pb-1. The measured cross-section agrees well with the expectation from QED. A fit to the angular distribution is used to obtain improved limits at 95% CL on the QED cut-off parameters: Λ+> 304 GeV and Λ-> 295 GeV as well as a mass limit for an excited electron, Me* > 306 GeV assuming equal e*eγ and eeγ couplings. Graviton exchange in the context of theories with higher dimensions is excluded for scales G+< 660 GeV and G-< 634 GeV. No evidence for resonance production is found in the invariant mass spectrum of photon pairs. Limits are obtained for the cross-section times branching ratio for a resonance decaying into two photons and produced in association with another photon.

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U2 - 10.1016/S0370-2693(99)01092-8

DO - 10.1016/S0370-2693(99)01092-8

M3 - Article

VL - 465

SP - 303

EP - 314

JO - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

JF - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

SN - 0370-2693

IS - 1-4

ER -