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Search for excited electrons in p(p)over-bar collisions at root s=1.96 TeV
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2008 (English)In: Physical Review D, ISSN 1550-7998, Vol. 77, no 9, 091102Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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We present the results of a search for the production of an excited state of the electron, e(*), in proton-antiproton collisions at root s = 1.96 TeV. The data were collected with the D0 experiment at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider and correspond to an integrated luminosity of approximately 1 fb(-1). We search for e(*) in the process p (p) over bar -> e(*)e, with the e(*) subsequently decaying to an electron plus photon. No excess above the standard model background is observed. Interpreting our data in the context of a model that describes e(*) production by four-fermion contact interactions and e(*) decay via electroweak processes, we set 95% C.L. upper limits on the production cross section ranging from 8.9 to 27 fb, depending on the mass of the excited electron. Choosing the scale for contact interactions to be Lambda = 1 TeV, excited electron masses below 756 GeV are excluded at the 95% C.L.

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2008. Vol. 77, no 9, 091102
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-260388DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.77.091102ISI: 000256297000002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-260388DiVA: diva2:846972
Available from: 2015-08-18 Created: 2015-08-18 Last updated: 2015-08-18Bibliographically approved

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