Radiative τ pair production and search for new particles decaying into τ

W. Bartel, L. Becker, R. Felst, D. Haidt, G. Knies, H. Krehbiel, P. Laurikainen, N. Magnussen, R. Meinke, B. Naroska, J. Olsson, D. Schmidt, P. Steffen, G. Dietrich, J. Hagemann, G. Heinzelmann, H. Kado, C. Kleinwort, M. Kuhlen, A. PetersenR. Ramcke, U. Schneekloth, G. Weber, K. Ambrus, S. Bethke, A. Dieckmann, E. Elsen, J. Heintze, K. H. Hellenbrand, S. Komamiya, J. von Krogh, P. Lennert, H. Matsumura, H. Rieseberg, J. Spitzer, A. Wagner, C. K. Bowdery, A. J. Finch, F. Foster, G. Hughes, J. M. Nye, J. Allison, R. J. Barlow, J. Chrin, I. P. Duerdoth, T. Greenshaw, F. K. Loebinger, A. A. Macbeth, H. E. Mills, P. G. Murphy, K. Stephens, P. Warming, R. G. Glasser, P. Hill, J. A.J. Skard, S. R. Wagner, G. T. Zorn, S. L. Cartwright, D. Clarke, R. Marshall, R. P. Middleton, K. Kawagoe, T. Mashimo, T. Takeshita, S. Yamada

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Abstract

A study of radiative τ pair production, e+e-→τ+τ-γ and e+e-→τ+τ-γγ, is presented. The observed events agree with QED predictions of order α3 and α4. Excited τ′s have been searched for and lower limits on single and pair production are obtained. For QED-like coupling the τ* mass is limited to values greater than 40 GeV (95% CL). A search for unstable charged scalars (S±) decaying into τ, e.g. charged Higgs, technipions or the supersymmetric partners of τ′s, yields no evidence for such particles. Assuming a branching fraction of B(S→τν)=1, S masses up to 18.7 GeV are excluded with 95% CL.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-365
Number of pages7
JournalZeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1986 Sep
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Bartel, W., Becker, L., Felst, R., Haidt, D., Knies, G., Krehbiel, H., Laurikainen, P., Magnussen, N., Meinke, R., Naroska, B., Olsson, J., Schmidt, D., Steffen, P., Dietrich, G., Hagemann, J., Heinzelmann, G., Kado, H., Kleinwort, C., Kuhlen, M., ... Yamada, S. (1986). Radiative τ pair production and search for new particles decaying into τ. Zeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields, 31(3), 359-365. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01588032