Search for quark-lepton compositeness and a heavy W' Boson using the enu channel in p p macro collisions at square root of [s] = 1.8 TeV.
ABSTRACT We present searches for quark-lepton compositeness and a heavy W' boson at high electron-neutrino transverse mass. We use approximately 110 pb(-1) of data collected in p p macro collisions at square root of [s] = 1.8 TeV by the CDF Collaboration during 1992-1995. The data are consistent with standard model expectations. Limits are set on the quark-lepton compositeness scale Lambda, the ratio of partial cross sections sigma(W'-->enu)/sigma(W-->enu), and the mass of a W' boson with standard model couplings. We exclude Lambda<2.81 TeV and a W' boson with mass below 754 GeV/c(2) at the 95% confidence level. Combining with our previously published limit obtained using the muon channel, we exclude a W' boson with mass below 786 GeV/c(2) at the 95% confidence level.
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ABSTRACT: We report the results of a search for a W' boson produced in pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 1.8 TeV using a 107 pb-1 data sample recorded by the Collider Detector at Fermilab. We consider the decay channel W'-->&munumu and search for anomalous production of high transverse mass munumu lepton pairs. We observe no excess of events above background and set limits on the rate of W' boson production and decay relative to standard model W boson production and decay using a fit of the transverse mass distribution observed. If we assume standard model strength couplings of the W' boson to quark and lepton pairs, we exclude a W' boson with invariant mass less than 660 GeV/c2 at 95% confidence level.Physical Review Letters 06/2000; 84(25):5716-21. · 7.94 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: We make a comprehensive study of indirect bounds on scalar leptoquarks that couple chirally and diagonally to the first generation by examining available data from low energy experiments as well as from high energy e+ e- and p pbar accelerators. The strongest bounds turn out to arise from low energy data: For leptoquarks that couple to right--handed quarks, the most stringent bound comes from atomic parity violation. For leptoquarks that couple to left--handed quarks, there are two mass regions: At low masses the bounds arise from atomic parity violation or from universality in leptonic pi decays. At masses above a few hundred GeV's, the dominant bounds come from the FCNC processes that are unavoidable in these leptoquarks: The FCNC bound of the up sector, that arises from D-Dbar mixing, combines with the FCNC bounds from the down sector, that arise from rare K decays and K-Kbar mixing, to a bound on the flavour CONSERVING coupling to the first generation. The bounds restrict leptoquarks that couple with electromagnetic strength to lie above 600 GeV or 630 GeV for leptoquarks that couple to RH quarks, and above 1040 GeV, 440 GeV, and 750 GeV for the SU(2)_W scalar, doublet and triplet leptoquarks that couple to LH quarks. These bounds are considerably stronger than the first results from the direct searches at HERA. Our bounds also already exclude large regions in the parameter space that could be examined by various methods proposed for indirect leptoquark searches.Physical review D: Particles and fields 02/1994; 49(1):333-342.
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