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Particles and Fields
Eur. Phys. J. C 2, 503-528
DOI 10.1007/s100529800705

Bileptons: present limits and future prospects

Frank Cuypers1 - Sacha Davidson2

1 Paul Scherrer Institute, CH-5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland (e-mail: cuypers@pss058.psi.ch)
2 Max-Planck-Institut für Physik, Föhringer Ring 6, D-80805 München, Germany (e-mail: sacha@mppmu.mpg.de)

Received: 24 April 1997 / Published online: 20 February 1998

We define bileptons to be bosons coupling to a pair of leptons and construct the most general dimension four lagrangian involving scalar and vector bileptons. We concentrate on fields with lepton number 2, and derive model independent bounds on their masses and couplings from low-energy data. In addition, we study their signals in high-energy experiments and forecast the discovery potential of future colliders.

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