Search for anomalous production of photonic events with missing energy in e+e- collisions at √s = 130-172 GeV

K. Ackerstaff, G. Alexander, J. Allison, N. Altekamp, K. J. Anderson, S. Anderson, S. Arcelli, S. Asai, S. F. Ashby, D. Axen, G. Azuelos, A. H. Ball, E. Barberio, R. J. Barlow, R. Bartoldus, J. R. Batley, S. Baumann, J. Bechtluft, C. Beeston, T. Behnke & 323 others A. N. Bell, K. W. Bell, G. Bella, S. Bentvelsen, S. Bethke, S. Betts, O. Biebel, A. Biguzzi, S. D. Bird, V. Blobel, I. J. Bloodworth, J. E. Bloomer, M. Bobinski, P. Bock, D. Bonacorsi, M. Boutemeur, S. Braibant, L. Brigliadori, R. M. Brown, H. J. Burckhart, C. Burgard, R. Bürgin, P. Capiluppi, R. K. Carnegie, A. A. Carter, J. R. Carter, C. Y. Chang, D. G. Charlton, D. Chrisman, P. E L Clarke, I. Cohen, J. E. Conboy, O. C. Cooke, C. Couyoumtzelis, R. L. Coxe, M. Cuffiani, S. Dado, C. Dallapiccola, G. M. Dallavalle, R. Davis, S. de Jong, L. A. del Pozo, K. Desch, B. Dienes, M. S. Dixit, M. Doucet, E. Duchovni, G. Duckeck, I. P. Duerdoth, D. Eatough, J. E G Edwards, P. G. Estabrooks, H. G. Evans, M. Evans, F. Fabbri, A. Fanfani, M. Fanti, A. A. Faust, L. Feld, F. Fiedler, M. Fierro, H. M. Fischer, I. Fleck, R. Folman, D. G. Fong, M. Foucher, A. Furtjes, D. I. Futyan, P. Gagnon, J. W. Gary, J. Gascon, S. M. Gascon-Shotkin, N. I. Geddes, C. Geich-Gimbel, T. Geralis, G. Giacomelli, P. Giacomelli, R. Giacomelli, V. Gibson, W. R. Gibson, D. M. Gingrich, D. Glenzinski, J. Goldberg, M. J. Goodrick, W. Gorn, C. Grandi, E. Gross, J. Grunhaus, M. Gruwé, C. Hajdu, G. G. Hanson, M. Hansroul, M. Hapke, C. K. Hargrove, P. A. Hart, C. Hartmann, M. Hauschild, C. M. Hawkes, R. Hawkings, R. J. Hemingway, M. Herndon, G. Herten, R. D. Heuer, M. D. Hildreth, J. C. Hill, S. J. Hillier, P. R. Hobson, A. Hocker, R. J. Homer, A. K. Honma, D. Horváth, K. R. Hossain, R. Howard, P. Hüntemeyer, D. E. Hutchcroft, P. Igo-Kemenes, D. C. Imrie, M. R. Ingram, K. Ishii, A. Jawahery, P. W. Jeffreys, H. Jeremie, M. Jimack, A. Joly, C. R. Jones, G. Jones, M. Jones, U. Jost, P. Jovanovic, T. R. Junk, J. Kanzaki, D. Karlen, V. Kartvelishvili, K. Kawagoe, T. Kawamoto, P. I. Kayal, R. K. Keeler, R. G. Kellogg, B. W. Kennedy, J. Kirk, A. Klier, S. Kluth, T. Kobayashi, M. Kobel, D. S. Koetke, T. P. Kokott, M. Kolrep, S. Komamiya, T. Kress, P. Krieger, J. von Krogh, P. Kyberd, G. D. Lafferty, R. Lahmann, W. P. Lai, D. Lanske, J. Lauber, S. R. Lautenschlager, J. G. Layter, D. Lazic, A. M. Lee, E. Lefebvre, D. Lellouch, J. Letts, L. Levinson, S. L. Lloyd, F. K. Loebinger, G. D. Long, M. J. Losty, J. Ludwig, D. Lui, A. Macchiolo, A. Macpherson, M. Mannelli, S. Marcellini, C. Markopoulos, C. Markus, A. J. Martin, J. P. Martin, G. Martinez, T. Mashimo, P. Mättig, W. J. McDonald, J. McKenna, E. A. Mckigney, T. J. McMahon, R. A. McPherson, F. Meijers, S. Menke, F. S. Merritt, H. Mes, J. Meyer, A. Michelini, G. Mikenberg, D. J. Miller, A. Mincer, R. Mir, W. Mohr, A. Montanari, T. Mori, U. Müller, S. Mihara, K. Nagai, I. Nakamura, H. A. Neal, B. Nellen, R. Nisius, S. W. O'Neale, F. G. Oakham, F. Odorici, H. O. Ogren, A. Oh, N. J. Oldershaw, M. J. Oreglia, S. Orito, J. Pálinkás, G. Pásztor, J. R. Pater, G. N. Patrick, J. Patt, R. Perez-Ochoa, S. Petzold, P. Pfeifenschneider, J. E. Pilcher, J. Pinfold, D. E. Plane, P. Poffenberger, B. Poli, A. Posthaus, C. Rembser, S. Robertson, S. A. Robins, N. Rodning, J. M. Roney, A. Rooke, A. M. Rossi, P. Routenburg, Y. Rozen, K. Runge, O. Runolfsson, U. Ruppel, D. R. Rust, R. Rylko, K. Sachs, T. Saeki, W. M. Sang, E. K G Sarkisyan, C. Sbarra, A. D. Schaile, O. Schaile, F. Scharf, P. Scharff-Hansen, J. Schieck, P. Schleper, B. Schmitt, S. Schmitt, A. Schöning, M. Schröder, H. C. Schultz-Coulon, M. Schumacher, C. Schwick, W. G. Scott, T. G. Shears, B. C. Shen, C. H. Shepherd-Themistocleous, P. Sherwood, G. P. Siroli, A. Sittler, A. Skillman, A. Skuja, A. M. Smith, G. A. Snow, R. Sobie, S. Söldner-Rembold, R. W. Springer, M. Sproston, K. Stephens, J. Steuerer, B. Stockhausen, K. Stoll, D. Strom, R. Ströhmer, P. Szymanski, R. Tafirout, S. D. Talbot, S. Tanaka, P. Taras, S. Tarem, R. Teuscher, M. Thiergen, M. A. Thomson, E. von Tärne, E. Torrence, S. Towers, I. Trigger, Z. Trácsányi, E. Tsur, A. S. Turcot, M. F. Turner-Watson, P. Utzat, R. van Kooten, M. Verzocchi, P. Vikas, E. H. Vokurka, H. Voss, F. Wäckerle, A. Wagner, C. P. Ward, D. R. Ward, P. M. Watkins, A. T. Watson, N. K. Watson, P. S. Wells, N. Wermes, J. S. White, B. Wilkens, G. W. Wilson, J. A. Wilson, T. R. Wyatt, S. Yamashita, G. Yekutieli, V. Zacek, D. Zer-Zion

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    Abstract

    Photonic events with large missing energy have been observed in e+e- collisions at centre-of-mass energies of 130, 136, 161 and 172 GeV using the OPAL detector at LEP. Results are presented based on search topologies designed to select events with a single photon and missing transverse energy or events with a pair of acoplanar photons. In both search topologies, cross-section measurements are performed within the kinematic acceptance of the selection. These results are compared with the expectations from the Standard Model processes e+e- → vv̄γ(γ) (single-photon) and e+e- → vv̄γγ(γ) (acoplanar-photons). 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. For the latter scenario, the results of the acoplanar-photons search are used to provide model-dependent lower limits on the mass of the lightest neutralino.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)607-625
    Number of pages19
    JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
    Volume2
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - 1998

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    Photons
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    Ackerstaff, K., Alexander, G., Allison, J., Altekamp, N., Anderson, K. J., Anderson, S., ... Zer-Zion, D. (1998). Search for anomalous production of photonic events with missing energy in e+e- collisions at √s = 130-172 GeV. European Physical Journal C, 2(4), 607-625.

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    In: European Physical Journal C, Vol. 2, No. 4, 1998, p. 607-625.

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    Ackerstaff K, Alexander G, Allison J, Altekamp N, Anderson KJ, Anderson S et al. Search for anomalous production of photonic events with missing energy in e+e- collisions at √s = 130-172 GeV. European Physical Journal C. 1998;2(4):607-625.
    Ackerstaff, K. ; Alexander, G. ; Allison, J. ; Altekamp, N. ; Anderson, K. J. ; Anderson, S. ; Arcelli, S. ; Asai, S. ; Ashby, S. F. ; Axen, D. ; Azuelos, G. ; Ball, A. H. ; Barberio, E. ; Barlow, R. J. ; Bartoldus, R. ; Batley, J. R. ; Baumann, S. ; Bechtluft, J. ; Beeston, C. ; Behnke, T. ; Bell, A. N. ; Bell, K. W. ; Bella, G. ; Bentvelsen, S. ; Bethke, S. ; Betts, S. ; Biebel, O. ; Biguzzi, A. ; Bird, S. D. ; Blobel, V. ; Bloodworth, I. J. ; Bloomer, J. E. ; Bobinski, M. ; Bock, P. ; Bonacorsi, D. ; Boutemeur, M. ; Braibant, S. ; Brigliadori, L. ; Brown, R. M. ; Burckhart, H. J. ; Burgard, C. ; Bürgin, R. ; Capiluppi, P. ; Carnegie, R. K. ; Carter, A. A. ; Carter, J. R. ; Chang, C. Y. ; Charlton, D. G. ; Chrisman, D. ; Clarke, P. E L ; Cohen, I. ; Conboy, J. E. ; Cooke, O. C. ; Couyoumtzelis, C. ; Coxe, R. L. ; Cuffiani, M. ; Dado, S. ; Dallapiccola, C. ; Dallavalle, G. M. ; Davis, R. ; de Jong, S. ; del Pozo, L. A. ; Desch, K. ; Dienes, B. ; Dixit, M. S. ; Doucet, M. ; Duchovni, E. ; Duckeck, G. ; Duerdoth, I. P. ; Eatough, D. ; Edwards, J. E G ; Estabrooks, P. G. ; Evans, H. G. ; Evans, M. ; Fabbri, F. ; Fanfani, A. ; Fanti, M. ; Faust, A. A. ; Feld, L. ; Fiedler, F. ; Fierro, M. ; Fischer, H. M. ; Fleck, I. ; Folman, R. ; Fong, D. G. ; Foucher, M. ; Furtjes, A. ; Futyan, D. I. ; Gagnon, P. ; Gary, J. W. ; Gascon, J. ; Gascon-Shotkin, S. M. ; Geddes, N. I. ; Geich-Gimbel, C. ; Geralis, T. ; Giacomelli, G. ; Giacomelli, P. ; Giacomelli, R. ; Gibson, V. ; Gibson, W. R. ; Gingrich, D. M. ; Glenzinski, D. ; Goldberg, J. ; Goodrick, M. J. ; Gorn, W. ; Grandi, C. ; Gross, E. ; Grunhaus, J. ; Gruwé, M. ; Hajdu, C. ; Hanson, G. G. ; Hansroul, M. ; Hapke, M. ; Hargrove, C. K. ; Hart, P. A. ; Hartmann, C. ; Hauschild, M. ; Hawkes, C. M. ; Hawkings, R. ; Hemingway, R. J. ; Herndon, M. ; Herten, G. ; Heuer, R. D. ; Hildreth, M. D. ; Hill, J. C. ; Hillier, S. J. ; Hobson, P. R. ; Hocker, A. ; Homer, R. J. ; Honma, A. K. ; Horváth, D. ; Hossain, K. R. ; Howard, R. ; Hüntemeyer, P. ; Hutchcroft, D. E. ; Igo-Kemenes, P. ; Imrie, D. C. ; Ingram, M. R. ; Ishii, K. ; Jawahery, A. ; Jeffreys, P. W. ; Jeremie, H. ; Jimack, M. ; Joly, A. ; Jones, C. R. ; Jones, G. ; Jones, M. ; Jost, U. ; Jovanovic, P. ; Junk, T. R. ; Kanzaki, J. ; Karlen, D. ; Kartvelishvili, V. ; Kawagoe, K. ; Kawamoto, T. ; Kayal, P. I. ; Keeler, R. K. ; Kellogg, R. G. ; Kennedy, B. W. ; Kirk, J. ; Klier, A. ; Kluth, S. ; Kobayashi, T. ; Kobel, M. ; Koetke, D. S. ; Kokott, T. P. ; Kolrep, M. ; Komamiya, S. ; Kress, T. ; Krieger, P. ; von Krogh, J. ; Kyberd, P. ; Lafferty, G. D. ; Lahmann, R. ; Lai, W. P. ; Lanske, D. ; Lauber, J. ; Lautenschlager, S. R. ; Layter, J. G. ; Lazic, D. ; Lee, A. M. ; Lefebvre, E. ; Lellouch, D. ; Letts, J. ; Levinson, L. ; Lloyd, S. L. ; Loebinger, F. K. ; Long, G. D. ; Losty, M. J. ; Ludwig, J. ; Lui, D. ; Macchiolo, A. ; Macpherson, A. ; Mannelli, M. ; Marcellini, S. ; Markopoulos, C. ; Markus, C. ; Martin, A. J. ; Martin, J. P. ; Martinez, G. ; Mashimo, T. ; Mättig, P. ; McDonald, W. J. ; McKenna, J. ; Mckigney, E. A. ; McMahon, T. J. ; McPherson, R. A. ; Meijers, F. ; Menke, S. ; Merritt, F. S. ; Mes, H. ; Meyer, J. ; Michelini, A. ; Mikenberg, G. ; Miller, D. J. ; Mincer, A. ; Mir, R. ; Mohr, W. ; Montanari, A. ; Mori, T. ; Müller, U. ; Mihara, S. ; Nagai, K. ; Nakamura, I. ; Neal, H. A. ; Nellen, B. ; Nisius, R. ; O'Neale, S. W. ; Oakham, F. G. ; Odorici, F. ; Ogren, H. O. ; Oh, A. ; Oldershaw, N. J. ; Oreglia, M. J. ; Orito, S. ; Pálinkás, J. ; Pásztor, G. ; Pater, J. R. ; Patrick, G. N. ; Patt, J. ; Perez-Ochoa, R. ; Petzold, S. ; Pfeifenschneider, P. ; Pilcher, J. E. ; Pinfold, J. ; Plane, D. E. ; Poffenberger, P. ; Poli, B. ; Posthaus, A. ; Rembser, C. ; Robertson, S. ; Robins, S. A. ; Rodning, N. ; Roney, J. M. ; Rooke, A. ; Rossi, A. M. ; Routenburg, P. ; Rozen, Y. ; Runge, K. ; Runolfsson, O. ; Ruppel, U. ; Rust, D. R. ; Rylko, R. ; Sachs, K. ; Saeki, T. ; Sang, W. M. ; Sarkisyan, E. K G ; Sbarra, C. ; Schaile, A. D. ; Schaile, O. ; Scharf, F. ; Scharff-Hansen, P. ; Schieck, J. ; Schleper, P. ; Schmitt, B. ; Schmitt, S. ; Schöning, A. ; Schröder, M. ; Schultz-Coulon, H. C. ; Schumacher, M. ; Schwick, C. ; Scott, W. G. ; Shears, T. G. ; Shen, B. C. ; Shepherd-Themistocleous, C. H. ; Sherwood, P. ; Siroli, G. P. ; Sittler, A. ; Skillman, A. ; Skuja, A. ; Smith, A. M. ; Snow, G. A. ; Sobie, R. ; Söldner-Rembold, S. ; Springer, R. W. ; Sproston, M. ; Stephens, K. ; Steuerer, J. ; Stockhausen, B. ; Stoll, K. ; Strom, D. ; Ströhmer, R. ; Szymanski, P. ; Tafirout, R. ; Talbot, S. D. ; Tanaka, S. ; Taras, P. ; Tarem, S. ; Teuscher, R. ; Thiergen, M. ; Thomson, M. A. ; von Tärne, E. ; Torrence, E. ; Towers, S. ; Trigger, I. ; Trácsányi, Z. ; Tsur, E. ; Turcot, A. S. ; Turner-Watson, M. F. ; Utzat, P. ; van Kooten, R. ; Verzocchi, M. ; Vikas, P. ; Vokurka, E. H. ; Voss, H. ; Wäckerle, F. ; Wagner, A. ; Ward, C. P. ; Ward, D. R. ; Watkins, P. M. ; Watson, A. T. ; Watson, N. K. ; Wells, P. S. ; Wermes, N. ; White, J. S. ; Wilkens, B. ; Wilson, G. W. ; Wilson, J. A. ; Wyatt, T. R. ; Yamashita, S. ; Yekutieli, G. ; Zacek, V. ; Zer-Zion, D. / Search for anomalous production of photonic events with missing energy in e+e- collisions at √s = 130-172 GeV. In: European Physical Journal C. 1998 ; Vol. 2, No. 4. pp. 607-625.
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    title = "Search for anomalous production of photonic events with missing energy in e+e- collisions at √s = 130-172 GeV",
    abstract = "Photonic events with large missing energy have been observed in e+e- collisions at centre-of-mass energies of 130, 136, 161 and 172 GeV using the OPAL detector at LEP. Results are presented based on search topologies designed to select events with a single photon and missing transverse energy or events with a pair of acoplanar photons. In both search topologies, cross-section measurements are performed within the kinematic acceptance of the selection. These results are compared with the expectations from the Standard Model processes e+e- → vv̄γ(γ) (single-photon) and e+e- → vv̄γγ(γ) (acoplanar-photons). 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. For the latter scenario, the results of the acoplanar-photons search are used to provide model-dependent lower limits on the mass of the lightest neutralino.",
    author = "K. Ackerstaff and G. Alexander and J. Allison and N. Altekamp and Anderson, {K. J.} and S. Anderson and S. Arcelli and S. Asai and Ashby, {S. F.} and D. Axen and G. Azuelos and Ball, {A. H.} and E. Barberio and Barlow, {R. J.} and R. Bartoldus and Batley, {J. R.} and S. Baumann and J. Bechtluft and C. Beeston and T. Behnke and Bell, {A. N.} and Bell, {K. W.} and G. Bella and S. Bentvelsen and S. Bethke and S. Betts and O. Biebel and A. Biguzzi and Bird, {S. D.} and V. Blobel and Bloodworth, {I. J.} and Bloomer, {J. E.} and M. Bobinski and P. Bock and D. Bonacorsi and M. Boutemeur and S. Braibant and L. Brigliadori and Brown, {R. M.} and Burckhart, {H. J.} and C. Burgard and R. B{\"u}rgin and P. Capiluppi and Carnegie, {R. K.} and Carter, {A. A.} and Carter, {J. R.} and Chang, {C. Y.} and Charlton, {D. G.} and D. Chrisman and Clarke, {P. E L} and I. Cohen and Conboy, {J. E.} and Cooke, {O. C.} and C. Couyoumtzelis and Coxe, {R. L.} and M. Cuffiani and S. Dado and C. Dallapiccola and Dallavalle, {G. M.} and R. Davis and {de Jong}, S. and {del Pozo}, {L. A.} and K. Desch and B. Dienes and Dixit, {M. S.} and M. Doucet and E. Duchovni and G. Duckeck and Duerdoth, {I. P.} and D. Eatough and Edwards, {J. E G} and Estabrooks, {P. G.} and Evans, {H. G.} and M. Evans and F. Fabbri and A. Fanfani and M. Fanti and Faust, {A. A.} and L. Feld and F. Fiedler and M. Fierro and Fischer, {H. M.} and I. Fleck and R. Folman and Fong, {D. G.} and M. Foucher and A. Furtjes and Futyan, {D. I.} and P. Gagnon and Gary, {J. W.} and J. Gascon and Gascon-Shotkin, {S. M.} and Geddes, {N. I.} and C. Geich-Gimbel and T. Geralis and G. Giacomelli and P. Giacomelli and R. Giacomelli and V. Gibson and Gibson, {W. R.} and Gingrich, {D. M.} and D. Glenzinski and J. Goldberg and Goodrick, {M. J.} and W. Gorn and C. Grandi and E. Gross and J. Grunhaus and M. Gruw{\'e} and C. Hajdu and Hanson, {G. G.} and M. Hansroul and M. Hapke and Hargrove, {C. K.} and Hart, {P. A.} and C. Hartmann and M. Hauschild and Hawkes, {C. M.} and R. Hawkings and Hemingway, {R. J.} and M. Herndon and G. Herten and Heuer, {R. D.} and Hildreth, {M. D.} and Hill, {J. C.} and Hillier, {S. J.} and Hobson, {P. R.} and A. Hocker and Homer, {R. J.} and Honma, {A. K.} and D. Horv{\'a}th and Hossain, {K. R.} and R. Howard and P. H{\"u}ntemeyer and Hutchcroft, {D. E.} and P. Igo-Kemenes and Imrie, {D. C.} and Ingram, {M. R.} and K. Ishii and A. Jawahery and Jeffreys, {P. W.} and H. Jeremie and M. Jimack and A. Joly and Jones, {C. R.} and G. Jones and M. Jones and U. Jost and P. Jovanovic and Junk, {T. R.} and J. Kanzaki and D. Karlen and V. Kartvelishvili and K. Kawagoe and T. Kawamoto and Kayal, {P. I.} and Keeler, {R. K.} and Kellogg, {R. G.} and Kennedy, {B. W.} and J. Kirk and A. Klier and S. Kluth and T. Kobayashi and M. Kobel and Koetke, {D. S.} and Kokott, {T. P.} and M. Kolrep and S. Komamiya and T. Kress and P. Krieger and {von Krogh}, J. and P. Kyberd and Lafferty, {G. D.} and R. Lahmann and Lai, {W. P.} and D. Lanske and J. Lauber and Lautenschlager, {S. R.} and Layter, {J. G.} and D. Lazic and Lee, {A. M.} and E. Lefebvre and D. Lellouch and J. Letts and L. Levinson and Lloyd, {S. L.} and Loebinger, {F. K.} and Long, {G. D.} and Losty, {M. J.} and J. Ludwig and D. Lui and A. Macchiolo and A. Macpherson and M. Mannelli and S. Marcellini and C. Markopoulos and C. Markus 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 Mckigney, {E. A.} and McMahon, {T. J.} and McPherson, {R. A.} and F. Meijers and S. Menke and Merritt, {F. S.} and H. Mes and J. Meyer and A. Michelini and G. Mikenberg and Miller, {D. J.} and A. Mincer and R. Mir and W. Mohr and A. Montanari and T. Mori and U. M{\"u}ller and S. Mihara and K. Nagai and I. Nakamura and Neal, {H. A.} and B. Nellen and R. Nisius and O'Neale, {S. W.} and Oakham, {F. G.} and F. Odorici and Ogren, {H. O.} and A. Oh and Oldershaw, {N. J.} and Oreglia, {M. J.} and S. Orito and J. P{\'a}link{\'a}s and G. P{\'a}sztor and Pater, {J. R.} and Patrick, {G. N.} and J. Patt and R. Perez-Ochoa and S. Petzold and P. Pfeifenschneider and Pilcher, {J. E.} and J. Pinfold and Plane, {D. E.} and P. Poffenberger and B. Poli and A. Posthaus and C. Rembser and S. Robertson and Robins, {S. A.} and N. Rodning and Roney, {J. M.} and A. Rooke and Rossi, {A. M.} and P. Routenburg and Y. Rozen and K. Runge and O. Runolfsson and U. Ruppel and Rust, {D. R.} and R. Rylko and K. Sachs and T. Saeki and Sang, {W. M.} and Sarkisyan, {E. K G} and C. Sbarra and Schaile, {A. D.} and O. Schaile and F. Scharf and P. Scharff-Hansen and J. Schieck and P. Schleper and B. Schmitt and S. Schmitt and A. Sch{\"o}ning and M. Schr{\"o}der and Schultz-Coulon, {H. C.} and M. Schumacher and C. Schwick and Scott, {W. G.} and Shears, {T. G.} and Shen, {B. C.} and Shepherd-Themistocleous, {C. H.} and P. Sherwood and Siroli, {G. P.} and A. Sittler and A. Skillman and A. Skuja and Smith, {A. M.} and Snow, {G. A.} and R. Sobie and S. S{\"o}ldner-Rembold and Springer, {R. W.} and M. Sproston and K. Stephens and J. Steuerer and B. Stockhausen and K. Stoll and D. Strom and R. Str{\"o}hmer and P. Szymanski and R. Tafirout and Talbot, {S. D.} and S. Tanaka and P. Taras and S. Tarem and R. Teuscher and M. Thiergen and Thomson, {M. A.} and {von T{\"a}rne}, E. and E. Torrence and S. Towers and I. Trigger and Z. Tr{\'a}cs{\'a}nyi and E. Tsur and Turcot, {A. S.} and Turner-Watson, {M. F.} and P. Utzat and {van Kooten}, R. and M. Verzocchi and P. Vikas and Vokurka, {E. H.} and H. Voss and F. W{\"a}ckerle and A. Wagner and Ward, {C. P.} and Ward, {D. R.} and Watkins, {P. M.} and Watson, {A. T.} and Watson, {N. K.} and Wells, {P. S.} and N. Wermes and White, {J. S.} and B. Wilkens and Wilson, {G. W.} and Wilson, {J. A.} and Wyatt, {T. R.} and S. Yamashita and G. Yekutieli and V. Zacek and D. Zer-Zion",
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    TY - JOUR

    T1 - Search for anomalous production of photonic events with missing energy in e+e- collisions at √s = 130-172 GeV

    AU - Ackerstaff, K.

    AU - Alexander, G.

    AU - Allison, J.

    AU - Altekamp, N.

    AU - Anderson, K. J.

    AU - Anderson, S.

    AU - Arcelli, S.

    AU - Asai, S.

    AU - Ashby, S. F.

    AU - Axen, D.

    AU - Azuelos, G.

    AU - Ball, A. H.

    AU - Barberio, E.

    AU - Barlow, R. J.

    AU - Bartoldus, R.

    AU - Batley, J. R.

    AU - Baumann, S.

    AU - Bechtluft, J.

    AU - Beeston, C.

    AU - Behnke, T.

    AU - Bell, A. N.

    AU - Bell, K. W.

    AU - Bella, G.

    AU - Bentvelsen, S.

    AU - Bethke, S.

    AU - Betts, S.

    AU - Biebel, O.

    AU - Biguzzi, A.

    AU - Bird, S. D.

    AU - Blobel, V.

    AU - Bloodworth, I. J.

    AU - Bloomer, J. E.

    AU - Bobinski, M.

    AU - Bock, P.

    AU - Bonacorsi, D.

    AU - Boutemeur, M.

    AU - Braibant, S.

    AU - Brigliadori, L.

    AU - Brown, R. M.

    AU - Burckhart, H. J.

    AU - Burgard, C.

    AU - Bürgin, R.

    AU - Capiluppi, P.

    AU - Carnegie, R. K.

    AU - Carter, A. A.

    AU - Carter, J. R.

    AU - Chang, C. Y.

    AU - Charlton, D. G.

    AU - Chrisman, D.

    AU - Clarke, P. E L

    AU - Cohen, I.

    AU - Conboy, J. E.

    AU - Cooke, O. C.

    AU - Couyoumtzelis, C.

    AU - Coxe, R. L.

    AU - Cuffiani, M.

    AU - Dado, S.

    AU - Dallapiccola, C.

    AU - Dallavalle, G. M.

    AU - Davis, R.

    AU - de Jong, S.

    AU - del Pozo, L. A.

    AU - Desch, K.

    AU - Dienes, B.

    AU - Dixit, M. S.

    AU - Doucet, M.

    AU - Duchovni, E.

    AU - Duckeck, G.

    AU - Duerdoth, I. P.

    AU - Eatough, D.

    AU - Edwards, J. E G

    AU - Estabrooks, P. G.

    AU - Evans, H. G.

    AU - Evans, M.

    AU - Fabbri, F.

    AU - Fanfani, A.

    AU - Fanti, M.

    AU - Faust, A. A.

    AU - Feld, L.

    AU - Fiedler, F.

    AU - Fierro, M.

    AU - Fischer, H. M.

    AU - Fleck, I.

    AU - Folman, R.

    AU - Fong, D. G.

    AU - Foucher, M.

    AU - Furtjes, A.

    AU - Futyan, D. I.

    AU - Gagnon, P.

    AU - Gary, J. W.

    AU - Gascon, J.

    AU - Gascon-Shotkin, S. M.

    AU - Geddes, N. I.

    AU - Geich-Gimbel, C.

    AU - Geralis, T.

    AU - Giacomelli, G.

    AU - Giacomelli, P.

    AU - Giacomelli, R.

    AU - Gibson, V.

    AU - Gibson, W. R.

    AU - Gingrich, D. M.

    AU - Glenzinski, D.

    AU - Goldberg, J.

    AU - Goodrick, M. J.

    AU - Gorn, W.

    AU - Grandi, C.

    AU - Gross, E.

    AU - Grunhaus, J.

    AU - Gruwé, M.

    AU - Hajdu, C.

    AU - Hanson, G. G.

    AU - Hansroul, M.

    AU - Hapke, M.

    AU - Hargrove, C. K.

    AU - Hart, P. A.

    AU - Hartmann, C.

    AU - Hauschild, M.

    AU - Hawkes, C. M.

    AU - Hawkings, R.

    AU - Hemingway, R. J.

    AU - Herndon, M.

    AU - Herten, G.

    AU - Heuer, R. D.

    AU - Hildreth, M. D.

    AU - Hill, J. C.

    AU - Hillier, S. J.

    AU - Hobson, P. R.

    AU - Hocker, A.

    AU - Homer, R. J.

    AU - Honma, A. K.

    AU - Horváth, D.

    AU - Hossain, K. R.

    AU - Howard, R.

    AU - Hüntemeyer, P.

    AU - Hutchcroft, D. E.

    AU - Igo-Kemenes, P.

    AU - Imrie, D. C.

    AU - Ingram, M. R.

    AU - Ishii, K.

    AU - Jawahery, A.

    AU - Jeffreys, P. W.

    AU - Jeremie, H.

    AU - Jimack, M.

    AU - Joly, A.

    AU - Jones, C. R.

    AU - Jones, G.

    AU - Jones, M.

    AU - Jost, U.

    AU - Jovanovic, P.

    AU - Junk, T. R.

    AU - Kanzaki, J.

    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 - Kirk, J.

    AU - Klier, A.

    AU - Kluth, S.

    AU - Kobayashi, T.

    AU - Kobel, M.

    AU - Koetke, D. S.

    AU - Kokott, T. P.

    AU - Kolrep, M.

    AU - Komamiya, S.

    AU - Kress, T.

    AU - Krieger, P.

    AU - von Krogh, J.

    AU - Kyberd, P.

    AU - Lafferty, G. D.

    AU - Lahmann, R.

    AU - Lai, W. P.

    AU - Lanske, D.

    AU - Lauber, J.

    AU - Lautenschlager, S. R.

    AU - Layter, J. G.

    AU - Lazic, D.

    AU - Lee, A. M.

    AU - Lefebvre, E.

    AU - Lellouch, D.

    AU - Letts, J.

    AU - Levinson, L.

    AU - Lloyd, S. L.

    AU - Loebinger, F. K.

    AU - Long, G. D.

    AU - Losty, M. J.

    AU - Ludwig, J.

    AU - Lui, D.

    AU - Macchiolo, A.

    AU - Macpherson, A.

    AU - Mannelli, M.

    AU - Marcellini, S.

    AU - Markopoulos, C.

    AU - Markus, C.

    AU - Martin, A. J.

    AU - Martin, J. P.

    AU - Martinez, G.

    AU - Mashimo, T.

    AU - Mättig, P.

    AU - McDonald, W. J.

    AU - McKenna, J.

    AU - Mckigney, E. A.

    AU - McMahon, T. J.

    AU - McPherson, R. A.

    AU - Meijers, F.

    AU - Menke, S.

    AU - Merritt, F. S.

    AU - Mes, H.

    AU - Meyer, J.

    AU - Michelini, A.

    AU - Mikenberg, G.

    AU - Miller, D. J.

    AU - Mincer, A.

    AU - Mir, R.

    AU - Mohr, W.

    AU - Montanari, A.

    AU - Mori, T.

    AU - Müller, U.

    AU - Mihara, S.

    AU - Nagai, K.

    AU - Nakamura, I.

    AU - Neal, H. A.

    AU - Nellen, B.

    AU - Nisius, R.

    AU - O'Neale, S. W.

    AU - Oakham, F. G.

    AU - Odorici, F.

    AU - Ogren, H. O.

    AU - Oh, A.

    AU - Oldershaw, N. J.

    AU - Oreglia, M. J.

    AU - Orito, S.

    AU - Pálinkás, J.

    AU - Pásztor, G.

    AU - Pater, J. R.

    AU - Patrick, G. N.

    AU - Patt, J.

    AU - Perez-Ochoa, R.

    AU - Petzold, S.

    AU - Pfeifenschneider, P.

    AU - Pilcher, J. E.

    AU - Pinfold, J.

    AU - Plane, D. E.

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    PY - 1998

    Y1 - 1998

    N2 - Photonic events with large missing energy have been observed in e+e- collisions at centre-of-mass energies of 130, 136, 161 and 172 GeV using the OPAL detector at LEP. Results are presented based on search topologies designed to select events with a single photon and missing transverse energy or events with a pair of acoplanar photons. In both search topologies, cross-section measurements are performed within the kinematic acceptance of the selection. These results are compared with the expectations from the Standard Model processes e+e- → vv̄γ(γ) (single-photon) and e+e- → vv̄γγ(γ) (acoplanar-photons). 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. For the latter scenario, the results of the acoplanar-photons search are used to provide model-dependent lower limits on the mass of the lightest neutralino.

    AB - Photonic events with large missing energy have been observed in e+e- collisions at centre-of-mass energies of 130, 136, 161 and 172 GeV using the OPAL detector at LEP. Results are presented based on search topologies designed to select events with a single photon and missing transverse energy or events with a pair of acoplanar photons. In both search topologies, cross-section measurements are performed within the kinematic acceptance of the selection. These results are compared with the expectations from the Standard Model processes e+e- → vv̄γ(γ) (single-photon) and e+e- → vv̄γγ(γ) (acoplanar-photons). 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. For the latter scenario, the results of the acoplanar-photons search are used to provide model-dependent lower limits on the mass of the lightest neutralino.

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    M3 - Article

    VL - 2

    SP - 607

    EP - 625

    JO - European Physical Journal C

    JF - European Physical Journal C

    SN - 1434-6044

    IS - 4

    ER -