Search for pair-production of long-lived heavy charged particles in e+e- annihilation

R. Barate*, D. Buskulic, D. Decamp, P. Ghez, C. Goy, J. P. Lees, A. Lucotte, M. N. Minard, J. Y. Nief, B. Pietrzyk, M. P. Casado, M. Chmeissani, P. Comas, J. M. Crespo, M. Delfino, E. Fernandez, M. Fernandez-Bosman, Ll Garrido, A. Juste, M. MartinezR. Miquel, Ll M. Mir, S. Orteu, C. Padilla, I. C. Park, A. Pascual, J. A. Perlas, I. Riu, F. Sanchez, F. Teubert, A. Colaleo, D. Creanza, M. De Palma, G. Gelao, G. Iaselli, G. Maggi, M. Maggi, N. Marinelli, S. Nuzzo, A. Ranieri, G. Raso, F. Ruggieri, G. Selvaggi, L. Silvestris, P. Tempesta, A. Tricomi, G. Zito, X. Huang, J. Lin, Q. Ouyang, T. Wang, Y. Xie, R. Xu, S. Xue, J. Zhang, L. Zhang, W. Zhao, D. Abbaneo, R. Alemany, A. O. Bazarko, U. Becker, P. Bright-Thomas, M. Cattaneo, F. Cerutti, G. Dissertori, H. Drevermann, R. W. Forty, M. Frank, R. Hagelberg, J. B. Hansen, J. Harvey, P. Janot, B. Jost, E. Kneringer, J. Knobloch, I. Lehraus, G. Lutters, P. Mato, A. Minten, L. Moneta, A. Pacheco, J. F. Pusztaszeri, F. Ranjard, G. Rizzo, L. Rolandi, D. Schlatter, M. Schmitt, O. Schneider, W. Tejessy, I. R. Tomalin, H. Wachsmuth, A. Wagner, Z. Ajaltouni, A. Barrès, C. Boyer, A. Falvard, C. Ferdi, P. Gay, C. Guicheney

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Abstract

A search for pair-production of long-lived, heavy, singly-charged particles has been performed with data collected by the ALEPH detector at a centre-of-mass energy of 172 GeV. Data at √s = 161, 136, and 130 GeV are also included to improve the sensitivity to lower masses. No candidate is found in the data. A model-independent 95% confidence level upper limit on the production cross section at 172 GeV of 0.2-0.4 pb is derived for masses between 45 and 86 GeV/c2. This cross section limit implies, assuming the MSSM, a lower limit of 67 (69) GeV/c2 on the mass of right-(left-) handed long-lived scalar taus or scalar muons and of 86 GeV/c2 on the mass of long-lived charginos.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-388
Number of pages10
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume405
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 24 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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