Search for the standard model Higgs boson in e+e- interactions at 161 ≤ √s ≤ 172 GeV

M. Acciarri, O. Adriani, M. Aguilar-Benitez, S. Ahlen, J. Alcaraz, G. Alemanni, J. Allaby, A. Aloisio, G. Alverson, M. G. Alviggi, G. Ambrosi, H. Anderhub, V. P. Andreev, T. Angelescu, F. Anselmo, A. Arefiev, T. Azemoon, T. Aziz, P. Bagnaia, L. BaksayS. Banerjee, Sw Banerjee, K. Banicz, A. Barczyk, R. Barillère, L. Barone, P. Bartalini, A. Baschirotto, M. Basile, R. Battiston, A. Bay, F. Becattini, U. Becker, F. Behner, J. Berdugo, P. Berges, B. Bertucci, B. L. Betev, S. Bhattacharya, M. Biasini, A. Biland, G. M. Bilei, J. J. Blaising, S. C. Blyth, G. J. Bobbink, R. Bock, A. Böhm, L. Boldizsar, B. Borgia, D. Bourilkov, M. Bourquin, S. Braccini, J. G. Branson, V. Brigljevic, I. C. Brock, A. Buffini, A. Buijs, J. D. Burger, W. J. Burger, J. Busenitz, A. Button, X. D. Cai, M. Campanelli, M. Capell, G. Cara Romeo, G. Carlino, A. M. Cartacci, J. Casaus, G. Castellini, F. Cavallari, N. Cavallo, C. Cecchi, M. Cerrada, F. Cesaroni, M. Chamizo, Y. H. Chang, U. K. Chaturvedi, S. V. Chekanov, M. Chemarin, A. Chen, G. Chen, G. M. Chen, H. F. Chen, H. S. Chen, X. Chereau, G. Chiefari, C. Y. Chien, L. Cifarelli, F. Cindolo, C. Civinini, I. Clare, R. Clare, H. O. Cohn, G. Coignet, A. P. Colijn, N. Colino, V. Commichau, S. Costantini, F. Cotorobai

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Abstract

A search for the Standard Model Higgs boson has been performed with the L3 detector at LEP. The data, sample was collected at three centre-of-mass energies, 161.3, 170.3 and 172.3 GeV with integrated luminosities of 10.8, 1.0 and 9.2 pb, respectively. No Higgs signal is observed. In combination with previous data taken at the Z resonance, a lower Higgs mass limit, MH > 69.5 GeV, is obtained at 95% confidence level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-386
Number of pages14
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume411
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 16 1997

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Acciarri, M., Adriani, O., Aguilar-Benitez, M., Ahlen, S., Alcaraz, J., Alemanni, G., Allaby, J., Aloisio, A., Alverson, G., Alviggi, M. G., Ambrosi, G., Anderhub, H., Andreev, V. P., Angelescu, T., Anselmo, F., Arefiev, A., Azemoon, T., Aziz, T., Bagnaia, P., ... Cotorobai, F. (1997). Search for the standard model Higgs boson in e+e- interactions at 161 ≤ √s ≤ 172 GeV. Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, 411(3-4), 373-386. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0370-2693(97)01033-2