2022 Impact factor 4.4
Particles and Fields
Eur. Phys. J. C 17, 53-65
DOI 10.1007/s100520000434

Photon events with missing energy at $\sqrt{s} =$183 to 189 GeV

The DELPHI Collaboration
P.Abreu22 - et al.

22 LIP, IST, FCUL - Av. Elias Garcia, 14-1o, 1000 Lisboa Codex, Portugal

Received: 28 January 2000 / Revised version: 27 April 2000 /
Published online: 26 July 2000 - © Springer-Verlag 2000

The production of single photons has been studied in the reaction $e^+e^-\rightarrow\gamma+invisible~particles$ at centre-of-mass energies of 183 GeV and 189 GeV. A previously published analysis of events with multi-photon final states accompanied by missing energy has been updated with 189 GeV data. The data were collected with the DELPHI detector and correspond to integrated luminosities of about 51 pb-1 and 158 pb-1 at the two energies. The number of light neutrino families is measured to be $2.84\pm0.15(stat)\pm0.14(syst)$. The absence of an excess of events beyond that expected from Standard Model processes is used to set limits on new physics as described by supersymmetric and composite models. A limit on the gravitational scale is also determined.

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