Study of rare processes induced by 209-GeV muons

W. H. Smith, A. R. Clark, K. J. Johnson, L. T. Kerth, S. C. Loken, T. W. Markiewicz, P. D. Meyers, M. Strovink, W. A. Wenzel, R. P. Johnson, C. Moore, M. Mugge, R. E. Shafer, G. D. Gollin, F. C. Shoemaker, P. Surko

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Abstract

Analysis of dimuon final states from 1.4×1011 positive and 2.9×1010 negative 209-GeV muons in a magnetized iron calorimeter has set a lower limit of 9 GeV/c2 on the mass of a heavy neutral muon (M0), and a 90%-confidence-level upper limit of f(Nbb»X)B (bb»X)<2. 9×10-36 cm2 for the production of bottom hadrons by muons. The dimuon mass spectrum from 102 678 trimuon final states places a 90%-confidence-level upper limit for the muoproduction of states: f(NX) (+-) <22×10-39 cm2. In addition, analysis of 71 rare multimuon events, including four- and five-muon final states, is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2762-2793
Number of pages32
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume25
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1982

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Smith, W. H., Clark, A. R., Johnson, K. J., Kerth, L. T., Loken, S. C., Markiewicz, T. W., Meyers, P. D., Strovink, M., Wenzel, W. A., Johnson, R. P., Moore, C., Mugge, M., Shafer, R. E., Gollin, G. D., Shoemaker, F. C., & Surko, P. (1982). Study of rare processes induced by 209-GeV muons. Physical Review D, 25(11), 2762-2793. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.25.2762