Search for high-mass narrow resonances in virtual photon-photon interactions

H. Aihara, M. Alston-Garnjost, R. E. Avery, A. Barbaro-Galtieri, A. R. Barker, A. V. Barnes, B. A. Barnett, D. A. Bauer, H. U. Bengtsson, D. L. Bintinger, G. J. Bobbink, T. S. Bolognese, A. D. Bross, C. D. Buchanan, A. Buijs, D. O. Caldwell, A. R. Clark, G. D. Cowan, D. A. Crane, O. I. DahlK. A. Derby, J. J. Eastman, P. H. Eberhard, T. K. Edberg, A. M. Eisner, R. Enomoto, F. C. Erné, T. Fujii, J. W. Gary, W. Gorn, J. M. Hauptman, W. Hofmann, J. E. Huth, J. Hylen, T. Kamae, H. S. Kaye, K. H. Kees, R. W. Kenney, L. T. Kerth, Winston Ko, R. I. Koda, R. R. Kofler, K. K. Kwong, R. L. Lander, W. G J Langeveld, J. G. Layter, F. L. Linde, C. S. Lindsey, S. C. Loken, A. Lu, X. Q. Lu, G. R. Lynch, R. J. Madaras, K. Maeshima, B. D. Magnuson, J. N. Marx, G. E. Masek, L. G. Mathis, J. A J Matthews, S. J. Maxfield, S. O. Melnikoff, E. S. Miller, W. Moses, R. R. McNeil, P. Nemethy, D. R. Nygren, P. J. Oddone, H. P. Paar, D. A. Park, Sung Keun Park, D. E. Pellet, M. Pripstein, M. T. Ronan, R. R. Ross, F. R. Rouse, K. A. Schwitkis, J. C. Sens, G. Shapiro, M. D. Shapiro, B. C. Shen, W. E. Slater, J. R. Smith, J. S. Steinman, M. L. Stevenson, D. H. Stork, M. G. Strauss, M. K. Sullivan, T. Takahashi, J. R. Thompson, N. Toge, S. Toutounchi, R. Van Tyen, B. Van Uitert, G. J. Vandalen, R. F. Van Daalen Wetters, W. Vernon, W. Wagner, E. M. Wang, Y. X. Wang, M. R. Wayne, W. A. Wenzel, J. T. White, M. C S Williams, Z. R. Wolf, H. Yamamoto, S. J. Yellin, C. Zeitlin, W. M. Zhang

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Abstract

We report on the first search with virtual photon-photon collisions for narrow, neutral resonances with even C parity in the mass range 4.5<W<19 GeV. The data were obtained via the process e+e-e+e-**e e-+R with both the scattered e+ and e- detected. We find upper limits (95% confidence level) for the partial decay width of a resonance into two photons, ranging from 50 keV at W=4.5 GeV to 10 MeV at W=19 GeV. These limits constrain theoretical models involving neutral composite bosons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3245-3248
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume57
Issue number26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1986 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

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Aihara, H., Alston-Garnjost, M., Avery, R. E., Barbaro-Galtieri, A., Barker, A. R., Barnes, A. V., Barnett, B. A., Bauer, D. A., Bengtsson, H. U., Bintinger, D. L., Bobbink, G. J., Bolognese, T. S., Bross, A. D., Buchanan, C. D., Buijs, A., Caldwell, D. O., Clark, A. R., Cowan, G. D., Crane, D. A., ... Zhang, W. M. (1986). Search for high-mass narrow resonances in virtual photon-photon interactions. Physical Review Letters, 57(26), 3245-3248. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.57.3245