Search for Higgs bosons and other massive states decaying into two photonsin e(+)e(-) collisions at 189 GeV

Authors
Abbiendi, G Ackerstaff, K Alexander, G Allison, J Altekamp, N 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 Bohme, J 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 Carlton, 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 Davis, R De Jong, S de Roeck, A Dervan, P Desch, K Dienes, B Dixit, MS Dubbert, J Duchovni, E Duckeck, G Duerdoth, IP Estabrooks, PG Etzion, F Fabbri, F Fanfani, A Fanti, M Faust, AA Feld, L Fielder, F Fierro, M Fleck, I Frey, A Furtjes, A Futyan, DI Gagnon, P Gary, JW Gaycken, G Geich-Gimbel, C Giacomelli, G Giacomelli, P Gibson, V Gibson, WR Gingrich, DM Glenzinski, D Goldberg, J Gorn, W Grandi, C Graham, K Gross, E Grunhaus, J Gruwe, 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 Horvath, D Hossain, KR Howard, R Huntemeyer, 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 Kellog, 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 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 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 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 Scheik, J Schmitt, S Schoning, A Schroder, M Schumacher, M Schwick, C Scott, WG Seuster, R Shears, TG Shen, BC Shepherd-Themistocleous, CH Sherwood, P Siroli, GP Sittler, A Skuja, A Smith, AM Snow, GA Sobie, R Soldner-Rembold, S Spagnolo, S Sproston, M Stahl, A Stephens, K Steuerer, J Stoll, K Strom, D Strohmer, R Surrow, B Talbot, SD Taras, P Tarem, S Teuscher, R Thiergen, M Thomas, J Thomson, MA Torrence, E Towers, S Trigger, I Trocsanyi, Z Tsur, E Turcot, AS Turner-Watson, MF Ueda, I Van Kooten, R Vannerem, P Verzocchi, M Voss, H Wackerle, F Wagner, A Ward, CP Ward, DR Watkins, PM Watson, AT Watson, NK Wells, PS Wermes, N Wetterling, D White, JS Wilson, GW Wilson, JA Yamashita, S Zacek, V Zer-Zion, D
Citation
G. Abbiendi et al., Search for Higgs bosons and other massive states decaying into two photonsin e(+)e(-) collisions at 189 GeV, PHYS LETT B, 464(3-4), 1999, pp. 311-322
Citations number
44
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
PHYSICS LETTERS B
ISSN journal
0370-2693 → ACNP
Volume
464
Issue
3-4
Year of publication
1999
Pages
311 - 322
Database
ISI
SICI code
0370-2693(19991014)464:3-4<311:SFHBAO>2.0.ZU;2-1
Abstract
A search is described for the generic process e(+) e(-) --> XY, where X is a neutral heavy scalar boson decaying into a pair of photons, and Y is a ne utral heavy boson (scalar or vector) decaying into a fermion pair. The sear ch is motivated mainly by the cases where either X, or both X and Y, are Hi ggs bosons. In particular, we investigate the case where X is the Standard Model Higgs boson and Y the Z(0) boson. Other models with enhanced Higgs bo son decay couplings to photon pairs are also considered. The present search combines the data set collected by the OPAL collaboration at 189 GeV colli der energy, having an integrated luminosity of 182.6 pb(-1), with data samp les collected at lower energies. The search results have been used to put 9 5% confidence level bounds, as functions of the mass M-X, on the product of the cross-section and the relevant branching ratios, both in a model indep endent manner and for the particular models considered. (C) 1999 Elsevier S cience B.V. All rights reserved.