A study of neutral-current four-fermion processes is performed using a data sample corresponding to 55.3 pb(-1) of integrated luminosity collected by the L3 detector at LEP at an average centre-of-mass energy of 183 GeV. The neutral-current four-fermion cross sections for final slates with a pair of charged leptons plus jets and with four charged leptons are measured to be consistent with the Standard Model predictions. Events with fermion pair masses close to the Z boson mass are selected in all observable final states and the ZZ production cross section is measured to be sigma ZZ = 0.30(-0.16-0.03)(+0.22 + 0.07) pb, in agreement with the Standard Model expectation. No evidence for the existence of anomalous triple gauge boson ZZZ and ZZ gamma couplings is found and limits on these couplings are set. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved. RI Fiandrini, Emanuele/C-4549-2008; Achard, Pablo/C-2983-2009; Lista, Luca/C-5719-2008; Kirkby, Jasper/A-4973-2012; Servoli, Leonello/E-6766-2012

`Study of Neutral Current four fermion and ZZ production in collisions e+ e- at sqrt(s)=183 GeV

F. A. Conventi;
1999

Abstract

A study of neutral-current four-fermion processes is performed using a data sample corresponding to 55.3 pb(-1) of integrated luminosity collected by the L3 detector at LEP at an average centre-of-mass energy of 183 GeV. The neutral-current four-fermion cross sections for final slates with a pair of charged leptons plus jets and with four charged leptons are measured to be consistent with the Standard Model predictions. Events with fermion pair masses close to the Z boson mass are selected in all observable final states and the ZZ production cross section is measured to be sigma ZZ = 0.30(-0.16-0.03)(+0.22 + 0.07) pb, in agreement with the Standard Model expectation. No evidence for the existence of anomalous triple gauge boson ZZZ and ZZ gamma couplings is found and limits on these couplings are set. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved. RI Fiandrini, Emanuele/C-4549-2008; Achard, Pablo/C-2983-2009; Lista, Luca/C-5719-2008; Kirkby, Jasper/A-4973-2012; Servoli, Leonello/E-6766-2012
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