Photonic events with missing energy in e+e- collisions at √s = 189 GeV

G. Abbiendi, K. Ackerstaff, C. Ainsley, P. F. Akesson, G. Alexander, J. Allison, K. J. Anderson, S. Arcelli, S. Asai, S. F. Ashby, D. Axen, G. Azuelos, I. Bailey, A. H. Ball, E. Barberio, R. J. Barlow, J. R. Batley, S. Baumann, T. Behnke, K. W. Bell & 282 others G. Bella, A. Bellerive, S. Bentvelsen, S. Bethke, O. Biebel, I. J. Bloodworth, P. Bock, J. Böhme, O. Boeriu, D. Bonacorsi, M. Boutemeur, S. Braibant, P. Bright-Thomas, L. Brigliadori, R. M. Brown, H. J. Burckhart, J. Cammin, P. Capiluppi, R. K. Carnegie, A. A. Carter, J. R. Carter, C. Y. Chang, D. G. Charlton, C. Ciocca, P. E L Clarke, E. Clay, I. Cohen, O. C. Cooke, J. Couchman, C. Couyoumtzelis, R. L. Coxe, M. Cuffiani, S. Dado, G. M. Dallavalle, S. Dallison, R. Davis, A. de Roeck, P. Dervan, K. Desch, B. Dienes, M. S. Dixit, M. Donkers, J. Dubbert, E. Duchovni, G. Duckeck, I. P. Duerdoth, P. G. Estabrooks, E. Etzion, F. Fabbri, M. Fanti, A. A. Faust, L. Feld, P. Ferrari, F. Fiedler, I. Fleck, M. Ford, A. Frey, A. Fürtjes, D. I. Futyan, P. Gagnon, J. W. Gary, G. Gaycken, C. Geich-Gimbel, G. Giacomelli, P. Giacomelli, D. M. Gingrich, D. Glenzinski, J. Goldberg, C. Grandi, K. Graham, E. Gross, J. Grunhaus, M. Gruwé, P. O. Günther, M. Hansroul, M. Hapke, K. Harder, A. Harel, C. K. Hargrove, M. Harin-Dirac, A. Hauke, M. Hauschild, C. M. Hawkes, R. Hawkings, R. J. Hemingway, C. Hensel, G. Herten, R. D. Heuer, M. D. Hildreth, J. C. Hill, P. R. Hobson, A. Hocker, K. Hoffman, R. J. Homer, A. K. Honma, D. Horváth, K. R. Hossain, R. Howard, P. Huntemeyer, P. Igo-Kemenes, D. C. Imrie, K. Ishii, F. R. Jacob, A. Jawahery, H. Jeremie, C. R. Jones, P. Jovanovic, T. R. Junk, N. Kanaya, J. Kanzaki, G. Karapetian, D. Karlen, V. Kartvelishvili, K. Kawagoe, T. Kawamoto, P. I. Kayal, R. K. Keeler, R. G. Kellogg, B. W. Kennedy, D. H. Kim, K. Klein, A. Klier, T. Kobayashi, M. Kobel, T. P. Kokott, S. Komamiya, R. V. Kowalewski, T. Kress, P. Krieger, J. von Krogh, M. Kupper, P. Kyberd, G. D. Lafferty, H. Landsman, D. Lanske, I. Lawson, J. G. Layter, A. Leins, D. Lellouch, J. Letts, L. Levinson, R. Liebisch, J. Lillich, B. List, C. Littlewood, A. W. Lloyd, S. L. Lloyd, F. K. Loebinger, G. D. Long, M. J. Losty, J. Lu, J. Ludwig, A. Macchiolo, A. Macpherson, W. Mader, M. Mannelli, S. Marcellini, T. E. Marchant, A. J. Martin, J. P. Martin, G. Martinez, T. Mashimo, P. Mättig, W. J. McDonald, J. McKenna, T. J. McMahon, R. A. McPherson, F. Meijers, P. Mendez-Lorenzo, F. S. Merritt, H. Mes, A. Michelini, S. Mihara, G. Mikenberg, D. J. Miller, W. Mohr, A. Montanari, T. Mori, K. Nagai, I. Nakamura, H. A. Neal, R. Nisius, S. W. O'Neale, F. G. Oakham, F. Odorici, H. O. Ogren, A. Oh, A. Okpara, M. J. Oreglia, S. Orito, G. Pásztor, J. R. Pater, G. N. Patrick, J. Patt, P. Pfeifenschneider, J. E. Pilcher, J. Pinfold, D. E. Plane, B. Poli, J. Polok, O. Pooth, M. Przybycień, A. Quadt, C. Rembser, H. Rick, S. A. Robins, N. Rodning, J. M. Roney, S. Rosati, K. Roscoe, A. M. Rossi, Y. Rozen, K. Runge, O. Runolfsson, D. R. Rust, K. Sachs, T. Saeki, O. Sahr, W. M. Sang, E. K G Sarkisyan, C. Sbarra, A. D. Schaile, O. Schaile, P. Scharff-Hansen, S. Schmitt, M. Schröder, M. Schumacher, C. Schwick, W. G. Scott, R. Seuster, T. G. Shears, B. C. Shen, C. H. Shepherd-Themistocleous, P. Sherwood, G. P. Siroli, A. Skuja, A. M. Smith, G. A. Snow, R. Sobie, S. Söldner-Rembold, S. Spagnolo, M. Sproston, A. Stahl, K. Stephens, K. Stoll, D. Strom, R. Ströhmer, B. Surrow, S. D. Talbot, S. Tarem, R. J. Taylor, R. Teuscher, M. Thiergen, J. Thomas, M. A. Thomson, E. Torrence, S. Towers, T. Trefzger, I. Trigger, Z. Trócsányi, E. Tsur, M. F. Turner-Watson, I. Ueda, P. Vannerem, M. Verzocchi, H. Voss, J. Vossebeld, D. Waller, C. P. Ward, D. R. Ward, P. M. Watkins, A. T. Watson, N. K. Watson, P. S. Wells, T. Wengler, N. Wermes, G. W. Wilson, J. A. Wilson, T. R. Wyatt, S. Yamashita, V. Zacek, D. Zer-Zion

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Abstract

Photonic events with large missing energy have been observed in e+e- collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 189 GeV using the OPAL detector at LEP. Results are presented for event topologies consistent with a single photon or with an acoplanar photon pair. Cross-section measurements are performed within the kinematic acceptance of each selection, and the number of light neutrino species is measured. Cross-section results are compared with the expectations from the Standard Model process e+e- → vv̄ + photon(s). No evidence is observed for new physics contributions to these final states. Upper limits on σ(e+e- → XY) · BR(X → Yγ) and σ(e+e- → XX) · BR2(X → Yγ) are derived for the case of stable and invisible Y. These limits apply to single and pair production of excited neutrinos (X = v*, Y = v), to neutralino production (X = χ̃0 2, Y = χ̃0 1) and to supersymmetric models in which X = χ̃0 1 and Y = G̃ is a light gravitino. The case of macroscopic decay lengths of particle X is considered for e+e- → XX, X → Yγ, when MY ≈ 0. The single-photon results are also used to place upper limits on superlight gravitino pair production as well as graviton-photon production in the context of theories with additional space dimensions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-272
Number of pages20
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume18
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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Abbiendi, G., Ackerstaff, K., Ainsley, C., Akesson, P. F., Alexander, G., Allison, J., ... Zer-Zion, D. (2000). Photonic events with missing energy in e+e- collisions at √s = 189 GeV. European Physical Journal C, 18(2), 253-272.

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In: European Physical Journal C, Vol. 18, No. 2, 2000, p. 253-272.

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Abbiendi G, Ackerstaff K, Ainsley C, Akesson PF, Alexander G, Allison J et al. Photonic events with missing energy in e+e- collisions at √s = 189 GeV. European Physical Journal C. 2000;18(2):253-272.
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abstract = "Photonic events with large missing energy have been observed in e+e- collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 189 GeV using the OPAL detector at LEP. Results are presented for event topologies consistent with a single photon or with an acoplanar photon pair. Cross-section measurements are performed within the kinematic acceptance of each selection, and the number of light neutrino species is measured. Cross-section results are compared with the expectations from the Standard Model process e+e- → vv̄ + photon(s). No evidence is observed for new physics contributions to these final states. Upper limits on σ(e+e- → XY) · BR(X → Yγ) and σ(e+e- → XX) · BR2(X → Yγ) are derived for the case of stable and invisible Y. These limits apply to single and pair production of excited neutrinos (X = v*, Y = v), to neutralino production (X = χ̃0 2, Y = χ̃0 1) and to supersymmetric models in which X = χ̃0 1 and Y = G̃ is a light gravitino. The case of macroscopic decay lengths of particle X is considered for e+e- → XX, X → Yγ, when MY ≈ 0. The single-photon results are also used to place upper limits on superlight gravitino pair production as well as graviton-photon production in the context of theories with additional space dimensions.",
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Dervan and K. Desch and B. Dienes and Dixit, {M. S.} and M. Donkers and J. Dubbert and E. Duchovni and G. Duckeck and Duerdoth, {I. P.} and Estabrooks, {P. G.} and E. Etzion and F. Fabbri and M. Fanti and Faust, {A. A.} and L. Feld and P. Ferrari and F. Fiedler and I. Fleck and M. Ford and A. Frey and A. F{\"u}rtjes and Futyan, {D. I.} and P. Gagnon and Gary, {J. W.} and G. Gaycken and C. Geich-Gimbel and G. Giacomelli and P. Giacomelli and Gingrich, {D. M.} and D. Glenzinski and J. Goldberg and C. Grandi and K. Graham and E. Gross and J. Grunhaus and M. Gruw{\'e} and G{\"u}nther, {P. O.} and M. Hansroul and M. Hapke and K. Harder and A. Harel and Hargrove, {C. K.} and M. Harin-Dirac and A. Hauke and M. Hauschild and Hawkes, {C. M.} and R. Hawkings and Hemingway, {R. J.} and C. Hensel and G. Herten and Heuer, {R. D.} and Hildreth, {M. D.} and Hill, {J. C.} and Hobson, {P. R.} and A. Hocker and K. Hoffman and Homer, {R. J.} and Honma, {A. K.} and D. Horv{\'a}th and Hossain, {K. 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Marcellini and Marchant, {T. E.} and Martin, {A. J.} and Martin, {J. P.} and G. Martinez and T. Mashimo and P. M{\"a}ttig and McDonald, {W. J.} and J. McKenna and McMahon, {T. J.} and McPherson, {R. A.} and F. Meijers and P. Mendez-Lorenzo and Merritt, {F. S.} and H. Mes and A. Michelini and S. Mihara and G. Mikenberg and Miller, {D. J.} and W. Mohr and A. Montanari and T. Mori and K. Nagai and I. Nakamura and Neal, {H. A.} and R. Nisius and O'Neale, {S. W.} and Oakham, {F. G.} and F. Odorici and Ogren, {H. O.} and A. Oh and A. Okpara and Oreglia, {M. J.} and S. Orito and G. P{\'a}sztor and Pater, {J. R.} and Patrick, {G. N.} and J. Patt and P. Pfeifenschneider and Pilcher, {J. E.} and J. Pinfold and Plane, {D. E.} and B. Poli and J. Polok and O. Pooth and M. Przybycień and A. Quadt and C. Rembser and H. Rick and Robins, {S. A.} and N. Rodning and Roney, {J. M.} and S. Rosati and K. Roscoe and Rossi, {A. M.} and Y. Rozen and K. Runge and O. Runolfsson and Rust, {D. R.} and K. 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T1 - Photonic events with missing energy in e+e- collisions at √s = 189 GeV

AU - Abbiendi, G.

AU - Ackerstaff, K.

AU - Ainsley, C.

AU - Akesson, P. F.

AU - Alexander, G.

AU - Allison, J.

AU - Anderson, K. J.

AU - Arcelli, S.

AU - Asai, S.

AU - Ashby, S. F.

AU - Axen, D.

AU - Azuelos, G.

AU - Bailey, I.

AU - Ball, A. H.

AU - Barberio, E.

AU - Barlow, R. J.

AU - Batley, J. R.

AU - Baumann, S.

AU - Behnke, T.

AU - Bell, K. W.

AU - Bella, G.

AU - Bellerive, A.

AU - Bentvelsen, S.

AU - Bethke, S.

AU - Biebel, O.

AU - Bloodworth, I. J.

AU - Bock, P.

AU - Böhme, J.

AU - Boeriu, O.

AU - Bonacorsi, D.

AU - Boutemeur, M.

AU - Braibant, S.

AU - Bright-Thomas, P.

AU - Brigliadori, L.

AU - Brown, R. M.

AU - Burckhart, H. J.

AU - Cammin, J.

AU - Capiluppi, P.

AU - Carnegie, R. K.

AU - Carter, A. A.

AU - Carter, J. R.

AU - Chang, C. Y.

AU - Charlton, D. G.

AU - Ciocca, C.

AU - Clarke, P. E L

AU - Clay, E.

AU - Cohen, I.

AU - Cooke, O. C.

AU - Couchman, J.

AU - Couyoumtzelis, C.

AU - Coxe, R. L.

AU - Cuffiani, M.

AU - Dado, S.

AU - Dallavalle, G. M.

AU - Dallison, S.

AU - Davis, R.

AU - de Roeck, A.

AU - Dervan, P.

AU - Desch, K.

AU - Dienes, B.

AU - Dixit, M. S.

AU - Donkers, M.

AU - Dubbert, J.

AU - Duchovni, E.

AU - Duckeck, G.

AU - Duerdoth, I. P.

AU - Estabrooks, P. G.

AU - Etzion, E.

AU - Fabbri, F.

AU - Fanti, M.

AU - Faust, A. A.

AU - Feld, L.

AU - Ferrari, P.

AU - Fiedler, F.

AU - Fleck, I.

AU - Ford, M.

AU - Frey, A.

AU - Fürtjes, A.

AU - Futyan, D. I.

AU - Gagnon, P.

AU - Gary, J. W.

AU - Gaycken, G.

AU - Geich-Gimbel, C.

AU - Giacomelli, G.

AU - Giacomelli, P.

AU - Gingrich, D. M.

AU - Glenzinski, D.

AU - Goldberg, J.

AU - Grandi, C.

AU - Graham, K.

AU - Gross, E.

AU - Grunhaus, J.

AU - Gruwé, M.

AU - Günther, P. O.

AU - Hansroul, M.

AU - Hapke, M.

AU - Harder, K.

AU - Harel, A.

AU - Hargrove, C. K.

AU - Harin-Dirac, M.

AU - Hauke, A.

AU - Hauschild, M.

AU - Hawkes, C. M.

AU - Hawkings, R.

AU - Hemingway, R. J.

AU - Hensel, C.

AU - Herten, G.

AU - Heuer, R. D.

AU - Hildreth, M. D.

AU - Hill, J. C.

AU - Hobson, P. R.

AU - Hocker, A.

AU - Hoffman, K.

AU - Homer, R. J.

AU - Honma, A. K.

AU - Horváth, D.

AU - Hossain, K. R.

AU - Howard, R.

AU - Huntemeyer, P.

AU - Igo-Kemenes, P.

AU - Imrie, D. C.

AU - Ishii, K.

AU - Jacob, F. R.

AU - Jawahery, A.

AU - Jeremie, H.

AU - Jones, C. R.

AU - Jovanovic, P.

AU - Junk, T. R.

AU - Kanaya, N.

AU - Kanzaki, J.

AU - Karapetian, G.

AU - Karlen, D.

AU - Kartvelishvili, V.

AU - Kawagoe, K.

AU - Kawamoto, T.

AU - Kayal, P. I.

AU - Keeler, R. K.

AU - Kellogg, R. G.

AU - Kennedy, B. W.

AU - Kim, D. H.

AU - Klein, K.

AU - Klier, A.

AU - Kobayashi, T.

AU - Kobel, M.

AU - Kokott, T. P.

AU - Komamiya, S.

AU - Kowalewski, R. V.

AU - Kress, T.

AU - Krieger, P.

AU - von Krogh, J.

AU - Kupper, M.

AU - Kyberd, P.

AU - Lafferty, G. D.

AU - Landsman, H.

AU - Lanske, D.

AU - Lawson, I.

AU - Layter, J. G.

AU - Leins, A.

AU - Lellouch, D.

AU - Letts, J.

AU - Levinson, L.

AU - Liebisch, R.

AU - Lillich, J.

AU - List, B.

AU - Littlewood, C.

AU - Lloyd, A. W.

AU - Lloyd, S. L.

AU - Loebinger, F. K.

AU - Long, G. D.

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PY - 2000

Y1 - 2000

N2 - Photonic events with large missing energy have been observed in e+e- collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 189 GeV using the OPAL detector at LEP. Results are presented for event topologies consistent with a single photon or with an acoplanar photon pair. Cross-section measurements are performed within the kinematic acceptance of each selection, and the number of light neutrino species is measured. Cross-section results are compared with the expectations from the Standard Model process e+e- → vv̄ + photon(s). No evidence is observed for new physics contributions to these final states. Upper limits on σ(e+e- → XY) · BR(X → Yγ) and σ(e+e- → XX) · BR2(X → Yγ) are derived for the case of stable and invisible Y. These limits apply to single and pair production of excited neutrinos (X = v*, Y = v), to neutralino production (X = χ̃0 2, Y = χ̃0 1) and to supersymmetric models in which X = χ̃0 1 and Y = G̃ is a light gravitino. The case of macroscopic decay lengths of particle X is considered for e+e- → XX, X → Yγ, when MY ≈ 0. The single-photon results are also used to place upper limits on superlight gravitino pair production as well as graviton-photon production in the context of theories with additional space dimensions.

AB - Photonic events with large missing energy have been observed in e+e- collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 189 GeV using the OPAL detector at LEP. Results are presented for event topologies consistent with a single photon or with an acoplanar photon pair. Cross-section measurements are performed within the kinematic acceptance of each selection, and the number of light neutrino species is measured. Cross-section results are compared with the expectations from the Standard Model process e+e- → vv̄ + photon(s). No evidence is observed for new physics contributions to these final states. Upper limits on σ(e+e- → XY) · BR(X → Yγ) and σ(e+e- → XX) · BR2(X → Yγ) are derived for the case of stable and invisible Y. These limits apply to single and pair production of excited neutrinos (X = v*, Y = v), to neutralino production (X = χ̃0 2, Y = χ̃0 1) and to supersymmetric models in which X = χ̃0 1 and Y = G̃ is a light gravitino. The case of macroscopic decay lengths of particle X is considered for e+e- → XX, X → Yγ, when MY ≈ 0. The single-photon results are also used to place upper limits on superlight gravitino pair production as well as graviton-photon production in the context of theories with additional space dimensions.

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M3 - Article

VL - 18

SP - 253

EP - 272

JO - European Physical Journal C

JF - European Physical Journal C

SN - 1434-6044

IS - 2

ER -