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Search for excited electrons in ep collisions at HERA

Aaron, F. D.; Alexa, C.; Andreev, V.; Antunovic, B.; Aplin, S.; Asmone, A.; Astvatsatourov, A.; Bacchetta, A.; Backovic, S. and Baghdasaryan, A., et al. (2008) In Physics Letters. Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics 666(2). p.131-139
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A search for excited electrons is performed using the full e(+/-) p data sample collected by the HI experiment at HERA, corresponding to a total luminosity of 475 pb(-1). The electroweak decays of excited electrons e* -> e gamma, e* -> eZ and e* -> vW with subsequent hadronic or leptonic decays of the W and Z bosons are considered. No evidence for excited electron production is found. Mass dependent exclusion limits on e* production cross sections and on the ratio f/Lambda of the coupling to the compositeness scale are derived within gauge mediated models. These limits extend the excluded region compared to previous excited electron searches. The e* production via contact interactions is also addressed for the first time in ep... (More)
A search for excited electrons is performed using the full e(+/-) p data sample collected by the HI experiment at HERA, corresponding to a total luminosity of 475 pb(-1). The electroweak decays of excited electrons e* -> e gamma, e* -> eZ and e* -> vW with subsequent hadronic or leptonic decays of the W and Z bosons are considered. No evidence for excited electron production is found. Mass dependent exclusion limits on e* production cross sections and on the ratio f/Lambda of the coupling to the compositeness scale are derived within gauge mediated models. These limits extend the excluded region compared to previous excited electron searches. The e* production via contact interactions is also addressed for the first time in ep collisions. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (Less)
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  issn         = {0370-2693},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {131--139},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Physics Letters. Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics},
  title        = {Search for excited electrons in ep collisions at HERA},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2008.07.014},
  volume       = {666},
  year         = {2008},
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