Measurement and interpretation of fermion-pair production at LEP energies from 130 to 172 GeV
The DELPHI Collaboration
P.Abreu21 - et al.
21 LIP, IST, FCUL - Av. Elias Garcia, 14-1o,
1000 Lisboa Codex, Portugal
Received: 9 February 1999 / Published online: 14 October 1999
The data collected with the DELPHI detector at centre-of-mass energies between 130 and 172 , during LEP operation in 1995 and 1996, have been used to determine the hadronic and leptonic cross-sections and leptonic forward-backward asymmetries. In addition, the cross-section ratios and forward-backward asymmetries for flavour-tagged samples of light (uds), c and b quarks have been measured. No significant deviations from the Standard Model expectations are found.
The results are interpreted by performing S-matrix fits to these data and to the data collected previously at the energies near the resonance peak (88-93 ). The results are also interpreted in terms of physics beyond the Standard Model: contact interactions, R-parity violating SUSY particle exchange and of possible Z' bosons.