Search for lepton flavour violation in e+e- collisions at √s = 189-209 GeV

G. Abbiendi, C. Ainsley, P. F. Åkesson, G. Alexander, J. Allison, G. Anagnostou, K. J. Anderson, S. Arcelli, S. Asai, D. Axen, G. Azuelos, I. Bailey, E. Barberio, R. J. Barlow, R. J. Batley, T. Behnke, K. W. Bell, P. J. Bell, G. Bella, A. Bellerive & 263 others S. Bethke, O. Biebel, I. J. Bloodworth, O. Boeriu, P. Bock, J. Bohme, D. Bonacorsi, M. Boutemeur, S. Braibant, L. Brigliadori, R. M. Brown, H. J. Burckhart, J. Cammin, R. K. Carnegie, B. Caron, A. A. Carter, J. R. Carter, C. Y. Chang, D. G. Charlton, P. E L Clarke, E. Clay, I. Cohen, J. Couchman, A. Csilling, M. Cuffiani, S. Dado, G. M. Dallavalle, S. Dallison, A. de Roeck, E. A. de Wolf, P. Dervan, K. Desch, B. Dienes, M. S. Dixit, M. Donkers, J. Dubbert, E. Duchovni, G. Duckeck, I. P. Duerdoth, E. Etzion, F. Fabbri, L. Feld, P. Ferrari, F. Fiedler, I. Fleck, M. Ford, A. Frey, A. Furtjes, D. I. Futyan, P. Gagnon, J. W. Gary, G. Gaycken, C. Geich-Gimbel, G. Giacomelli, P. Giacomelli, D. Glenzinski, J. Goldberg, K. Graham, E. Gross, J. Grunhaus, M. Gruwé, P. O. Günther, A. Gupta, C. Hajdu, M. Hamann, G. G. Hanson, K. Harder, A. Harel, M. Harin-Dirac, M. Hauschild, J. Hauschildt, C. M. Hawkes, R. Hawkings, R. J. Hemingway, C. Hensel, G. Herten, R. D. Heuer, J. C. Hill, K. Hoffman, R. J. Homer, D. Horváth, K. R. Hossain, R. Howard, P. Hüntemeyer, P. Igo-Kemenes, K. Ishii, A. Jawahery, H. Jeremie, C. R. Jones, P. Jovanovic, T. R. Junk, N. Kanaya, J. Kanzaki, G. Karapetian, D. Karlen, V. Kartvelishvili, K. Kawagoe, T. Kawamoto, R. K. Keeler, R. G. Kellogg, B. W. Kennedy, D. H. Kim, K. Klein, A. Klier, S. Kluth, T. Kobayashi, M. Kobel, T. P. Kokott, S. Komamiya, R. V. Kowalewski, T. Krämer, T. Kress, P. Krieger, J. von Krogh, D. Krop, T. Kuhl, M. Kupper, P. Kyberd, G. D. Lafferty, H. Landsman, D. Lanske, I. Lawson, J. G. Layter, A. Leins, D. Lellouch, J. Letts, L. Levinson, J. Lillich, C. Littlewood, S. L. Lloyd, F. K. Loebinger, G. D. Long, M. J. Losty, J. Lu, J. Ludwig, A. Macchiolo, A. Macpherson, W. Mader, S. Marcellini, T. E. Marchant, A. J. Martin, J. P. Martin, G. Martinez, G. Masetti, T. Mashimo, P. Mättig, W. J. McDonald, J. McKenna, T. J. McMahon, R. A. McPherson, F. Meijers, P. Mendez-Lorenzo, W. Menges, F. S. Merritt, H. Mes, A. Michelini, S. Mihara, G. Mikenberg, D. J. Miller, S. Moed, W. Mohr, T. Mori, A. Mutter, K. Nagai, I. Nakamura, H. A. Neal, R. Nisius, S. W. O'Neale, A. Oh, A. Okpara, M. J. Oreglia, S. Orito, C. Pahl, G. Pásztor, J. R. Pater, G. N. Patrick, J. E. Pilcher, J. Pinfold, D. E. Plane, B. Poli, J. Polok, O. Pooth, A. Quadt, K. Rabbertz, C. Rembser, P. Renkel, H. Rick, N. Rodning, J. M. Roney, S. Rosati, K. Roscoe, Y. Rozen, K. Runge, D. R. Rust, K. Sachs, T. Saeki, O. Sahr, E. K G Sarkisyan, C. Sbarra, A. D. Schaile, O. Schaile, P. Scharff-Hansen, M. Schroder, M. Schumacher, C. Schwick, W. G. Scott, R. Seuster, T. G. Shears, B. C. Shen, C. H. Shepherd-Themistocleous, P. Sherwood, A. Skuja, A. M. Smith, G. A. Snow, R. Sobie, S. Söldner-Rembold, S. Spagnolo, F. Spano, M. Sproston, A. Stahl, K. Stephens, D. Strom, R. Ströhmer, L. Stumpf, B. Surrow, S. Tarem, M. Tasevsky, R. J. Taylor, R. Teuscher, J. Thomas, M. A. Thomson, E. Torrence, D. Toya, T. Trefzger, A. Tricoli, I. Trigger, Z. Trócsányi, E. Tsur, M. F. Turner-Watson, I. Ueda, B. Ujvári, B. Vachon, C. F. Vollmer, P. Vannerem, M. Verzocchi, H. Voss, J. Vossebeld, D. Waller, C. P. Ward, D. R. Ward, P. M. Watkins, A. T. Watson, N. K. Watson, P. S. Wells, T. Wengler, N. Wermes, D. Wetterling, G. W. Wilson, J. A. Wilson, T. R. Wyatt, S. Yamashita, V. Zacek, D. Zer-Zion

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We search for lepton flavour violating events (eμ, eτ and μτ) that could be directly produced in e+e- annihilations, using the full available data sample collected with the OPAL detector at centre-of-mass energies between 189 GeV and 209 GeV. In general, the Standard Model expectations describe the data well for all the channels and at each √s. A single eμ event is observed where according to our Monte Carlo simulations only 0.019 events are expected from Standard Model processes. We obtain the first limits on the cross-sections σ (e+e- → eμ, eτ and μτ) as a function of √s at LEP2 energies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-32
Number of pages10
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume519
Issue number1-2
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StatePublished - Oct 25 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Abbiendi, G., Ainsley, C., Åkesson, P. F., Alexander, G., Allison, J., Anagnostou, G., ... Zer-Zion, D. (2001). Search for lepton flavour violation in e+e- collisions at √s = 189-209 GeV. Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, 519(1-2), 23-32. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0370-2693(01)01086-3

Search for lepton flavour violation in e+e- collisions at √s = 189-209 GeV. / Abbiendi, G.; Ainsley, C.; Åkesson, P. F.; Alexander, G.; Allison, J.; Anagnostou, G.; Anderson, K. J.; Arcelli, S.; Asai, S.; Axen, D.; Azuelos, G.; Bailey, I.; Barberio, E.; Barlow, R. J.; Batley, R. J.; Behnke, T.; Bell, K. W.; Bell, P. J.; Bella, G.; Bellerive, A.; Bethke, S.; Biebel, O.; Bloodworth, I. J.; Boeriu, O.; Bock, P.; Bohme, J.; Bonacorsi, D.; Boutemeur, M.; Braibant, S.; Brigliadori, L.; Brown, R. M.; Burckhart, H. J.; Cammin, J.; Carnegie, R. K.; Caron, B.; Carter, A. A.; Carter, J. R.; Chang, C. Y.; Charlton, D. G.; Clarke, P. E L; Clay, E.; Cohen, I.; Couchman, J.; Csilling, A.; Cuffiani, M.; Dado, S.; Dallavalle, G. M.; Dallison, S.; de Roeck, A.; de Wolf, E. A.; Dervan, P.; Desch, K.; Dienes, B.; Dixit, M. S.; Donkers, M.; Dubbert, J.; Duchovni, E.; Duckeck, G.; Duerdoth, I. P.; Etzion, E.; Fabbri, F.; Feld, L.; Ferrari, P.; Fiedler, F.; Fleck, I.; Ford, M.; Frey, A.; Furtjes, A.; Futyan, D. I.; Gagnon, P.; Gary, J. W.; Gaycken, G.; Geich-Gimbel, C.; Giacomelli, G.; Giacomelli, P.; Glenzinski, D.; Goldberg, J.; Graham, K.; Gross, E.; Grunhaus, J.; Gruwé, M.; Günther, P. O.; Gupta, A.; Hajdu, C.; Hamann, M.; Hanson, G. G.; Harder, K.; Harel, A.; Harin-Dirac, M.; Hauschild, M.; Hauschildt, J.; Hawkes, C. M.; Hawkings, R.; Hemingway, R. J.; Hensel, C.; Herten, G.; Heuer, R. D.; Hill, J. C.; Hoffman, K.; Homer, R. J.; Horváth, D.; Hossain, K. R.; Howard, R.; Hüntemeyer, P.; Igo-Kemenes, P.; Ishii, K.; Jawahery, A.; Jeremie, H.; Jones, C. R.; Jovanovic, P.; Junk, T. R.; Kanaya, N.; Kanzaki, J.; Karapetian, G.; Karlen, D.; Kartvelishvili, V.; Kawagoe, K.; Kawamoto, T.; Keeler, R. K.; Kellogg, R. G.; Kennedy, B. W.; Kim, D. H.; Klein, K.; Klier, A.; Kluth, S.; Kobayashi, T.; Kobel, M.; Kokott, T. P.; Komamiya, S.; Kowalewski, R. V.; Krämer, T.; Kress, T.; Krieger, P.; von Krogh, J.; Krop, D.; Kuhl, T.; Kupper, M.; Kyberd, P.; Lafferty, G. D.; Landsman, H.; Lanske, D.; Lawson, I.; Layter, J. G.; Leins, A.; Lellouch, D.; Letts, J.; Levinson, L.; Lillich, J.; Littlewood, C.; Lloyd, S. L.; Loebinger, F. K.; Long, G. D.; Losty, M. J.; Lu, J.; Ludwig, J.; Macchiolo, A.; Macpherson, A.; Mader, W.; Marcellini, S.; Marchant, T. E.; Martin, A. J.; Martin, J. P.; Martinez, G.; Masetti, G.; Mashimo, T.; Mättig, P.; McDonald, W. J.; McKenna, J.; McMahon, T. J.; McPherson, R. A.; Meijers, F.; Mendez-Lorenzo, P.; Menges, W.; Merritt, F. S.; Mes, H.; Michelini, A.; Mihara, S.; Mikenberg, G.; Miller, D. J.; Moed, S.; Mohr, W.; Mori, T.; Mutter, A.; Nagai, K.; Nakamura, I.; Neal, H. A.; Nisius, R.; O'Neale, S. W.; Oh, A.; Okpara, A.; Oreglia, M. J.; Orito, S.; Pahl, C.; Pásztor, G.; Pater, J. R.; Patrick, G. N.; Pilcher, J. E.; Pinfold, J.; Plane, D. E.; Poli, B.; Polok, J.; Pooth, O.; Quadt, A.; Rabbertz, K.; Rembser, C.; Renkel, P.; Rick, H.; Rodning, N.; Roney, J. M.; Rosati, S.; Roscoe, K.; Rozen, Y.; Runge, K.; Rust, D. R.; Sachs, K.; Saeki, T.; Sahr, O.; Sarkisyan, E. K G; Sbarra, C.; Schaile, A. D.; Schaile, O.; Scharff-Hansen, P.; Schroder, M.; Schumacher, M.; Schwick, C.; Scott, W. G.; Seuster, R.; Shears, T. G.; Shen, B. C.; Shepherd-Themistocleous, C. H.; Sherwood, P.; Skuja, A.; Smith, A. M.; Snow, G. A.; Sobie, R.; Söldner-Rembold, S.; Spagnolo, S.; Spano, F.; Sproston, M.; Stahl, A.; Stephens, K.; Strom, D.; Ströhmer, R.; Stumpf, L.; Surrow, B.; Tarem, S.; Tasevsky, M.; Taylor, R. J.; Teuscher, R.; Thomas, J.; Thomson, M. A.; Torrence, E.; Toya, D.; Trefzger, T.; Tricoli, A.; Trigger, I.; Trócsányi, Z.; Tsur, E.; Turner-Watson, M. F.; Ueda, I.; Ujvári, B.; Vachon, B.; Vollmer, C. F.; Vannerem, P.; Verzocchi, M.; Voss, H.; Vossebeld, J.; Waller, D.; Ward, C. P.; Ward, D. R.; Watkins, P. M.; Watson, A. T.; Watson, N. K.; Wells, P. S.; Wengler, T.; Wermes, N.; Wetterling, D.; Wilson, G. W.; Wilson, J. A.; Wyatt, T. R.; Yamashita, S.; Zacek, V.; Zer-Zion, D.

In: Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, Vol. 519, No. 1-2, 25.10.2001, p. 23-32.

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title = "Search for lepton flavour violation in e+e- collisions at √s = 189-209 GeV",
abstract = "We search for lepton flavour violating events (eμ, eτ and μτ) that could be directly produced in e+e- annihilations, using the full available data sample collected with the OPAL detector at centre-of-mass energies between 189 GeV and 209 GeV. In general, the Standard Model expectations describe the data well for all the channels and at each √s. A single eμ event is observed where according to our Monte Carlo simulations only 0.019 events are expected from Standard Model processes. We obtain the first limits on the cross-sections σ (e+e- → eμ, eτ and μτ) as a function of √s at LEP2 energies.",
author = "G. Abbiendi and C. Ainsley and {\AA}kesson, {P. F.} and G. Alexander and J. Allison and G. Anagnostou and Anderson, {K. J.} and S. Arcelli and S. Asai and D. Axen and G. Azuelos and I. Bailey and E. Barberio and Barlow, {R. J.} and Batley, {R. J.} and T. Behnke and Bell, {K. W.} and Bell, {P. J.} and G. Bella and A. Bellerive and S. Bethke and O. Biebel and Bloodworth, {I. J.} and O. Boeriu and P. Bock and J. Bohme and D. Bonacorsi and M. Boutemeur and S. Braibant and L. Brigliadori and Brown, {R. M.} and Burckhart, {H. J.} and J. Cammin and Carnegie, {R. K.} and B. Caron and Carter, {A. A.} and Carter, {J. R.} and Chang, {C. Y.} and Charlton, {D. G.} and Clarke, {P. E L} and E. Clay and I. Cohen and J. Couchman and A. Csilling and M. Cuffiani and S. Dado and Dallavalle, {G. M.} and S. Dallison and {de Roeck}, A. and {de Wolf}, {E. A.} and P. Dervan and K. Desch and B. Dienes and Dixit, {M. S.} and M. Donkers and J. Dubbert and E. Duchovni and G. Duckeck and Duerdoth, {I. P.} and E. Etzion and F. Fabbri and L. Feld and P. Ferrari and F. Fiedler and I. Fleck and M. Ford and A. Frey and A. Furtjes and Futyan, {D. I.} and P. Gagnon and Gary, {J. W.} and G. Gaycken and C. Geich-Gimbel and G. Giacomelli and P. Giacomelli and D. Glenzinski and J. Goldberg and K. Graham and E. Gross and J. Grunhaus and M. Gruw{\'e} and G{\"u}nther, {P. O.} and A. Gupta and C. Hajdu and M. Hamann and Hanson, {G. G.} and K. Harder and A. Harel and M. Harin-Dirac and M. Hauschild and J. Hauschildt and Hawkes, {C. M.} and R. Hawkings and Hemingway, {R. J.} and C. Hensel and G. Herten and Heuer, {R. D.} and Hill, {J. C.} and K. Hoffman and Homer, {R. J.} and D. Horv{\'a}th and Hossain, {K. R.} and R. Howard and P. H{\"u}ntemeyer and P. Igo-Kemenes and K. Ishii and A. Jawahery and H. Jeremie and Jones, {C. R.} and P. Jovanovic and Junk, {T. R.} and N. Kanaya and J. Kanzaki and G. Karapetian and D. Karlen and V. Kartvelishvili and K. Kawagoe and T. Kawamoto and Keeler, {R. K.} and Kellogg, {R. G.} and Kennedy, {B. W.} and Kim, {D. H.} and K. Klein and A. Klier and S. Kluth and T. Kobayashi and M. Kobel and Kokott, {T. P.} and S. Komamiya and Kowalewski, {R. V.} and T. Kr{\"a}mer and T. Kress and P. Krieger and {von Krogh}, J. and D. Krop and T. Kuhl and M. Kupper and P. Kyberd and Lafferty, {G. D.} and H. Landsman and D. Lanske and I. Lawson and Layter, {J. G.} and A. Leins and D. Lellouch and J. Letts and L. Levinson and J. Lillich and C. Littlewood and Lloyd, {S. L.} and Loebinger, {F. K.} and Long, {G. D.} and Losty, {M. J.} and J. Lu and J. Ludwig and A. Macchiolo and A. Macpherson and W. Mader and S. Marcellini and Marchant, {T. E.} and Martin, {A. J.} and Martin, {J. P.} and G. Martinez and G. Masetti and T. Mashimo and P. M{\"a}ttig and McDonald, {W. J.} and J. McKenna and McMahon, {T. J.} and McPherson, {R. A.} and F. Meijers and P. Mendez-Lorenzo and W. Menges and Merritt, {F. S.} and H. Mes and A. Michelini and S. Mihara and G. Mikenberg and Miller, {D. J.} and S. Moed and W. Mohr and T. Mori and A. Mutter and K. Nagai and I. Nakamura and Neal, {H. A.} and R. Nisius and O'Neale, {S. W.} and A. Oh and A. Okpara and Oreglia, {M. J.} and S. Orito and C. Pahl and G. P{\'a}sztor and Pater, {J. R.} and Patrick, {G. N.} and Pilcher, {J. E.} and J. Pinfold and Plane, {D. E.} and B. Poli and J. Polok and O. Pooth and A. Quadt and K. Rabbertz and C. Rembser and P. Renkel and H. Rick and N. Rodning and Roney, {J. M.} and S. Rosati and K. Roscoe and Y. Rozen and K. Runge and Rust, {D. R.} and K. Sachs and T. Saeki and O. Sahr and Sarkisyan, {E. K G} and C. Sbarra and Schaile, {A. D.} and O. Schaile and P. Scharff-Hansen and M. Schroder and M. Schumacher and C. Schwick and Scott, {W. G.} and R. Seuster and Shears, {T. G.} and Shen, {B. C.} and Shepherd-Themistocleous, {C. H.} and P. Sherwood and A. Skuja and Smith, {A. M.} and Snow, {G. A.} and R. Sobie and S. S{\"o}ldner-Rembold and S. Spagnolo and F. Spano and M. Sproston and A. Stahl and K. Stephens and D. Strom and R. Str{\"o}hmer and L. Stumpf and B. Surrow and S. Tarem and M. Tasevsky and Taylor, {R. J.} and R. Teuscher and J. Thomas and Thomson, {M. A.} and E. Torrence and D. Toya and T. Trefzger and A. Tricoli and I. Trigger and Z. Tr{\'o}cs{\'a}nyi and E. Tsur and Turner-Watson, {M. F.} and I. Ueda and B. Ujv{\'a}ri and B. Vachon and Vollmer, {C. F.} and P. Vannerem and M. Verzocchi and H. Voss and J. Vossebeld and D. Waller and Ward, {C. P.} and Ward, {D. R.} and Watkins, {P. M.} and Watson, {A. T.} and Watson, {N. K.} and Wells, {P. S.} and T. Wengler and N. Wermes and D. Wetterling and Wilson, {G. W.} and Wilson, {J. A.} and Wyatt, {T. R.} and S. Yamashita and V. Zacek and D. Zer-Zion",
year = "2001",
month = "10",
day = "25",
doi = "10.1016/S0370-2693(01)01086-3",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "519",
pages = "23--32",
journal = "Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics",
issn = "0370-2693",
publisher = "Elsevier",
number = "1-2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Search for lepton flavour violation in e+e- collisions at √s = 189-209 GeV

AU - Abbiendi, G.

AU - Ainsley, C.

AU - Åkesson, P. F.

AU - Alexander, G.

AU - Allison, J.

AU - Anagnostou, G.

AU - Anderson, K. J.

AU - Arcelli, S.

AU - Asai, S.

AU - Axen, D.

AU - Azuelos, G.

AU - Bailey, I.

AU - Barberio, E.

AU - Barlow, R. J.

AU - Batley, R. J.

AU - Behnke, T.

AU - Bell, K. W.

AU - Bell, P. J.

AU - Bella, G.

AU - Bellerive, A.

AU - Bethke, S.

AU - Biebel, O.

AU - Bloodworth, I. J.

AU - Boeriu, O.

AU - Bock, P.

AU - Bohme, J.

AU - Bonacorsi, D.

AU - Boutemeur, M.

AU - Braibant, S.

AU - Brigliadori, L.

AU - Brown, R. M.

AU - Burckhart, H. J.

AU - Cammin, J.

AU - Carnegie, R. K.

AU - Caron, B.

AU - Carter, A. A.

AU - Carter, J. R.

AU - Chang, C. Y.

AU - Charlton, D. G.

AU - Clarke, P. E L

AU - Clay, E.

AU - Cohen, I.

AU - Couchman, J.

AU - Csilling, A.

AU - Cuffiani, M.

AU - Dado, S.

AU - Dallavalle, G. M.

AU - Dallison, S.

AU - de Roeck, A.

AU - de Wolf, E. A.

AU - Dervan, P.

AU - Desch, K.

AU - Dienes, B.

AU - Dixit, M. S.

AU - Donkers, M.

AU - Dubbert, J.

AU - Duchovni, E.

AU - Duckeck, G.

AU - Duerdoth, I. P.

AU - Etzion, E.

AU - Fabbri, F.

AU - Feld, L.

AU - Ferrari, P.

AU - Fiedler, F.

AU - Fleck, I.

AU - Ford, M.

AU - Frey, A.

AU - Furtjes, A.

AU - Futyan, D. I.

AU - Gagnon, P.

AU - Gary, J. W.

AU - Gaycken, G.

AU - Geich-Gimbel, C.

AU - Giacomelli, G.

AU - Giacomelli, P.

AU - Glenzinski, D.

AU - Goldberg, J.

AU - Graham, K.

AU - Gross, E.

AU - Grunhaus, J.

AU - Gruwé, M.

AU - Günther, P. O.

AU - Gupta, A.

AU - Hajdu, C.

AU - Hamann, M.

AU - Hanson, G. G.

AU - Harder, K.

AU - Harel, A.

AU - Harin-Dirac, M.

AU - Hauschild, M.

AU - Hauschildt, J.

AU - Hawkes, C. M.

AU - Hawkings, R.

AU - Hemingway, R. J.

AU - Hensel, C.

AU - Herten, G.

AU - Heuer, R. D.

AU - Hill, J. C.

AU - Hoffman, K.

AU - Homer, R. J.

AU - Horváth, D.

AU - Hossain, K. R.

AU - Howard, R.

AU - Hüntemeyer, P.

AU - Igo-Kemenes, P.

AU - Ishii, K.

AU - Jawahery, A.

AU - Jeremie, H.

AU - Jones, C. R.

AU - Jovanovic, P.

AU - Junk, T. R.

AU - Kanaya, N.

AU - Kanzaki, J.

AU - Karapetian, G.

AU - Karlen, D.

AU - Kartvelishvili, V.

AU - Kawagoe, K.

AU - Kawamoto, T.

AU - Keeler, R. K.

AU - Kellogg, R. G.

AU - Kennedy, B. W.

AU - Kim, D. H.

AU - Klein, K.

AU - Klier, A.

AU - Kluth, S.

AU - Kobayashi, T.

AU - Kobel, M.

AU - Kokott, T. P.

AU - Komamiya, S.

AU - Kowalewski, R. V.

AU - Krämer, T.

AU - Kress, T.

AU - Krieger, P.

AU - von Krogh, J.

AU - Krop, D.

AU - Kuhl, T.

AU - Kupper, M.

AU - Kyberd, P.

AU - Lafferty, G. D.

AU - Landsman, H.

AU - Lanske, D.

AU - Lawson, I.

AU - Layter, J. G.

AU - Leins, A.

AU - Lellouch, D.

AU - Letts, J.

AU - Levinson, L.

AU - Lillich, J.

AU - Littlewood, C.

AU - Lloyd, S. L.

AU - Loebinger, F. K.

AU - Long, G. D.

AU - Losty, M. J.

AU - Lu, J.

AU - Ludwig, J.

AU - Macchiolo, A.

AU - Macpherson, A.

AU - Mader, W.

AU - Marcellini, S.

AU - Marchant, T. E.

AU - Martin, A. J.

AU - Martin, J. P.

AU - Martinez, G.

AU - Masetti, G.

AU - Mashimo, T.

AU - Mättig, P.

AU - McDonald, W. J.

AU - McKenna, J.

AU - McMahon, T. J.

AU - McPherson, R. A.

AU - Meijers, F.

AU - Mendez-Lorenzo, P.

AU - Menges, W.

AU - Merritt, F. S.

AU - Mes, H.

AU - Michelini, A.

AU - Mihara, S.

AU - Mikenberg, G.

AU - Miller, D. J.

AU - Moed, S.

AU - Mohr, W.

AU - Mori, T.

AU - Mutter, A.

AU - Nagai, K.

AU - Nakamura, I.

AU - Neal, H. A.

AU - Nisius, R.

AU - O'Neale, S. W.

AU - Oh, A.

AU - Okpara, A.

AU - Oreglia, M. J.

AU - Orito, S.

AU - Pahl, C.

AU - Pásztor, G.

AU - Pater, J. R.

AU - Patrick, G. N.

AU - Pilcher, J. E.

AU - Pinfold, J.

AU - Plane, D. E.

AU - Poli, B.

AU - Polok, J.

AU - Pooth, O.

AU - Quadt, A.

AU - Rabbertz, K.

AU - Rembser, C.

AU - Renkel, P.

AU - Rick, H.

AU - Rodning, N.

AU - Roney, J. M.

AU - Rosati, S.

AU - Roscoe, K.

AU - Rozen, Y.

AU - Runge, K.

AU - Rust, D. R.

AU - Sachs, K.

AU - Saeki, T.

AU - Sahr, O.

AU - Sarkisyan, E. K G

AU - Sbarra, C.

AU - Schaile, A. D.

AU - Schaile, O.

AU - Scharff-Hansen, P.

AU - Schroder, M.

AU - Schumacher, M.

AU - Schwick, C.

AU - Scott, W. G.

AU - Seuster, R.

AU - Shears, T. G.

AU - Shen, B. C.

AU - Shepherd-Themistocleous, C. H.

AU - Sherwood, P.

AU - Skuja, A.

AU - Smith, A. M.

AU - Snow, G. A.

AU - Sobie, R.

AU - Söldner-Rembold, S.

AU - Spagnolo, S.

AU - Spano, F.

AU - Sproston, M.

AU - Stahl, A.

AU - Stephens, K.

AU - Strom, D.

AU - Ströhmer, R.

AU - Stumpf, L.

AU - Surrow, B.

AU - Tarem, S.

AU - Tasevsky, M.

AU - Taylor, R. J.

AU - Teuscher, R.

AU - Thomas, J.

AU - Thomson, M. A.

AU - Torrence, E.

AU - Toya, D.

AU - Trefzger, T.

AU - Tricoli, A.

AU - Trigger, I.

AU - Trócsányi, Z.

AU - Tsur, E.

AU - Turner-Watson, M. F.

AU - Ueda, I.

AU - Ujvári, B.

AU - Vachon, B.

AU - Vollmer, C. F.

AU - Vannerem, P.

AU - Verzocchi, M.

AU - Voss, H.

AU - Vossebeld, J.

AU - Waller, D.

AU - Ward, C. P.

AU - Ward, D. R.

AU - Watkins, P. M.

AU - Watson, A. T.

AU - Watson, N. K.

AU - Wells, P. S.

AU - Wengler, T.

AU - Wermes, N.

AU - Wetterling, D.

AU - Wilson, G. W.

AU - Wilson, J. A.

AU - Wyatt, T. R.

AU - Yamashita, S.

AU - Zacek, V.

AU - Zer-Zion, D.

PY - 2001/10/25

Y1 - 2001/10/25

N2 - We search for lepton flavour violating events (eμ, eτ and μτ) that could be directly produced in e+e- annihilations, using the full available data sample collected with the OPAL detector at centre-of-mass energies between 189 GeV and 209 GeV. In general, the Standard Model expectations describe the data well for all the channels and at each √s. A single eμ event is observed where according to our Monte Carlo simulations only 0.019 events are expected from Standard Model processes. We obtain the first limits on the cross-sections σ (e+e- → eμ, eτ and μτ) as a function of √s at LEP2 energies.

AB - We search for lepton flavour violating events (eμ, eτ and μτ) that could be directly produced in e+e- annihilations, using the full available data sample collected with the OPAL detector at centre-of-mass energies between 189 GeV and 209 GeV. In general, the Standard Model expectations describe the data well for all the channels and at each √s. A single eμ event is observed where according to our Monte Carlo simulations only 0.019 events are expected from Standard Model processes. We obtain the first limits on the cross-sections σ (e+e- → eμ, eτ and μτ) as a function of √s at LEP2 energies.

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U2 - 10.1016/S0370-2693(01)01086-3

DO - 10.1016/S0370-2693(01)01086-3

M3 - Article

VL - 519

SP - 23

EP - 32

JO - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

JF - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

SN - 0370-2693

IS - 1-2

ER -