Search for trilinear neutral gauge boson couplings
GeV at LEP
The OPAL Collaboration
G. Abbiendi - et al.
2 Dipartimento di Fisica dell' Università di Bologna and INFN,
40126 Bologna, Italy
Received: 31 May 2000 / Published online: 23 October 2000 - © Springer-Verlag 2000
The data recorded at a centre-of-mass energy of 189 GeV by the OPAL detector at LEP are used to search for trilinear couplings of the neutral gauge bosons in the process . The cross-sections for multihadronic events with an energetic isolated photon, and for events with a high energy photon accompanied by missing energy are measured. These cross-sections and the photon energy, polar angle and isolation angle distributions are compared to the Standard Model predictions and to the theoretical expectations of a model allowing for and vertices. Since no significant deviations with respect to the Standard Model expectations are found, constraints are derived on the strength of neutral trilinear gauge couplings.
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