Prompt muons in multiparticle events from e+e- annihilation at petra

W. Bartel, D. Cords, P. Dittmann, R. Eichler, R. Felst, D. Haidt, S. Kawabata, H. Krehbiel, B. Naroska, L. H. O'Neill, J. Olsson, P. Steffen, W. L. Yen, E. Elsen, M. Helm, A. Petersen, P. Warming, G. Weber, H. Drumm, J. HeintzeG. Heinzelmann, R. D. Heuer, J. von Krogh, P. Lennert, H. Matsumura, T. Nozaki, H. Rieseberg, A. Wagner, D. C. Darvill, F. Foster, G. Hughes, H. Wriedt, J. Allison, J. C.M. Armitage, A. H. Ball, I. P. Duerdoth, J. F. Hassard, B. T. King, F. K. Loebinger, A. A. Macbeth, H. McCann, H. E. Mills, P. G. Murphy, H. B. Prosper, K. Stephens, D. Clarke, M. C. Goddard, R. Marshall, G. F. Pearce, M. Imori, T. Kobayashi, S. Komamiya, M. Koshiba, M. Minowa, S. Orito, A. Sato, T. Suda, H. Takeda, Y. Totsuka, Y. Watanabe, S. Yamada, C. Yanagisawa

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-280
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume99
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1981 Feb 19

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Bartel, W., Cords, D., Dittmann, P., Eichler, R., Felst, R., Haidt, D., Kawabata, S., Krehbiel, H., Naroska, B., O'Neill, L. H., Olsson, J., Steffen, P., Yen, W. L., Elsen, E., Helm, M., Petersen, A., Warming, P., Weber, G., Drumm, H., ... Yanagisawa, C. (1981). Prompt muons in multiparticle events from e+e- annihilation at petra. Physics Letters B, 99(3), 277-280. https://doi.org/10.1016/0370-2693(81)91125-4