We have observed the production of prompt muons in e+e- annihilation in the centre of mass energy range 33.0 GeV to 35.8 GeV. The rate of such muons with momentum greater than 1.4 GeV was measured to be 0.069 ± 0.024 per multiparticle event. When compared with currently accepted models, this rate is consistent with that expected from charm and bottom decays, but does not support the production also of a top quark of mass less than about 15 GeV.
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- Nuclear and High Energy Physics