Determination of an upper limit for the mass of the τ-neutrino at LEP

R. Akers, G. Alexander, J. Allison, K. J. Anderson, S. Arcelli, S. Asai, A. Astbury, D. Axen, G. Azuelos, A. H. Ball, E. Barberio, R. J. Barlow, R. Bartoldus, J. R. Batley, G. Beaudoin, A. Beck, G. A. Beck, J. Becker, C. Beeston, T. Behnke & 303 others K. W. Bell, G. Bella, P. Bentkowski, S. Bentvelsen, P. Berlich, S. Bethke, O. Biebel, I. J. Bloodworth, P. Bock, H. M. Bosch, M. Boutemeur, S. Braibant, P. Bright-Thomas, R. M. Brown, A. Buijs, H. J. Burckhart, C. Burgard, P. Capiluppi, R. K. Carnegie, A. A. Carter, J. R. Carter, C. Y. Chang, C. Charlesworth, D. G. Charlton, S. L. Chu, P. E.L. Clarke, J. C. Clayton, S. G. Clowes, I. Cohen, J. E. Conboy, M. Coupland, M. Cuffiani, S. Dado, C. Dallapiccola, G. M. Dallavalle, C. Darling, S. De Jong, H. Deng, M. Dittmar, M. S. Dixit, E. do Couto e Silva, J. E. Duboscq, E. Duchovni, G. Duckeck, I. P. Duerdoth, U. C. Dunwoody, P. A. Elcombe, P. G. Estabrooks, E. Etzion, H. G. Evans, F. Fabbri, B. Fabbro, M. Fanti, M. Fierro, M. Fincke-Keeler, H. M. Fischer, P. Fischer, R. Folman, D. G. Fong, M. Foucher, H. Fukui, A. Fürtjes, P. Gagnon, A. Gaidot, J. W. Gary, J. Gascon, N. I. Geddes, C. Geich-Gimbel, S. W. Gensler, F. X. Gentit, T. Geralis, G. Giacomelli, P. Giacomelli, R. Giacomelli, V. Gibson, W. R. Gibson, J. D. Gillies, J. Goldberg, D. M. Gingrich, M. J. Goodrick, W. Gorn, C. Grandi, P. Grannis, E. Gross, J. Hagemann, G. G. Hanson, M. Hansroul, C. K. Hargrove, J. Hart, P. A. Hart, M. Hauschild, C. M. Hawkes, E. Heflin, R. J. Hemingway, G. Herten, R. D. Heuer, J. C. Hill, S. J. Hillier, T. Hilse, D. A. Hinshaw, P. R. Hobson, D. Hochman, A. Höcker, R. J. Homer, A. K. Honma, R. Howard, R. E. Hughes-Jones, R. Humbert, P. Igo-Kemenes, H. Ihssen, D. C. Imrie, A. Jawahery, P. W. Jeffreys, H. Jeremie, M. Jimack, M. Jones, R. W.L. Jones, P. Jovanovic, C. Jui, D. Karlen, Kiyotomo Kawagoe, T. Kawamoto, R. K. Keeler, R. G. Kellogg, B. W. Kennedy, B. King, J. King, S. Kluth, T. Kobayashi, M. Kobel, D. S. Koetke, T. P. Kokott, S. Komamiya, R. Kowalewski, P. Krieger, J. von Krogh, P. Kyberd, G. D. Lafferty, H. Lafoux, R. Lahmann, I. Lauber, J. G. Layter, P. Leblanc, P. Le Du, A. M. Lee, E. Lefebvre, M. H. Lehto, D. Lellouch, C. Leroy, J. Letts, L. Levinson, Z. Li, F. Liu, S. L. Lloyd, F. K. Loebinger, G. D. Long, B. Lorazo, M. J. Losty, X. C. Lou, J. Ludwig, A. Luig, M. Mannelli, S. Marcellini, C. Markus, A. J. Martin, J. P. Martin, T. Mashimo, P. Mättig, U. Maur, J. McKenna, T. J. McMahon, A. I. McNab, J. R. McNutt, F. Meijers, F. S. Merritt, H. Mes, A. Michelini, R. P. Middleton, G. Mikenberg, J. Mildenberger, D. J. Miller, R. Mir, W. Mohr, C. Moisan, A. Montanari, T. Mori, M. Morii, U. Müller, B. Nellen, B. Nijjhar, S. W. O'Neale, F. G. Oakham, F. Odorici, H. O. Ogren, C. J. Oram, M. J. Oreglia, S. Orito, J. P. Pansart, G. N. Patrick, M. J. Pearce, P. Pfister, P. D. Phillips, J. E. Pilcher, J. Pinfold, D. Pitman, D. E. Plane, P. Poffenberger, B. Poli, A. Posthaus, T. W. Pritchard, H. Przysiezniak, M. W. Redmond, D. L. Rees, D. Rigby, M. Rison, S. A. Robins, D. Robinson, J. M. Roney, E. Ros, S. Rossberg, A. M. Rossi, M. Rosvick, P. Routenburg, Y. Rozen, K. Runge, O. Runolfsson, D. R. Rust, M. Sasaki, C. Sbarra, A. D. Schaile, O. Schaile, F. Scharf, P. Scharff-Hansen, P. Schenk, B. Schmitt, H. von der Schmitt, M. Schröder, H. C. Schultz-Coulon, P. Schütz, M. Schulz, C. Schwick, J. Schwiening, W. G. Scott, M. Settles, T. G. Shears, B. C. Shen, C. H. Shepherd-Themistocleous, P. Sherwood, G. P. Siroli, A. Skillman, A. Skuja, A. M. Smith, T. J. Smith, G. A. Snow, R. Sobie, R. W. Springer, M. Sproston, A. Stahl, C. Stegmann, K. Stephens, J. Steuerer, B. Stockhausen, R. Ströhmer, D. Strom, P. Szymanski, H. Takeda, T. Takeshita, S. Tarem, M. Tecchio, P. Teixeira-Dias, N. Tesch, M. A. Thomson, S. Towers, T. Tsukamoto, M. F. Turner-Watson, D. Van den plas, R. Van Kooten, G. Vasseur, M. Vincter, A. Wagner, D. L. Wagner, C. P. Ward, D. R. Ward, J. J. Ward, P. M. Watkins, A. T. Watson, N. K. Watson, P. Weber, P. S. Wells, N. Wermes, B. Wilkens, G. W. Wilson, J. A. Wilson, V. H. Winterer, T. Wlodek, G. Wolf, S. Wotton, T. R. Wyatt, A. Yeaman, G. Yekutieli, M. Yurko, W. Zeuner, G. T. Zorn

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Abstract

An upper limit for the ντ mass is determined through the kinematic reconstruction of the decay τ→5 π±ντ in the OPAL detector at LEP. The limit is obtained using a new method based on the comparison of the two-dimensional distribution of energy and invariant mass of the five-pion system with expectations from different neutrino mass hypotheses. From a sample of five events surviving the selection criteria we obtain an upper limit of 74 MeV at 95% confidence level. It is the first measurement at LEP energies, where the larger average multiplicity of {Mathematical expression} events makes the suppression of this background more robust compared to lower energies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-188
Number of pages6
JournalZeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields
Volume65
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1995

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Akers, R., Alexander, G., Allison, J., Anderson, K. J., Arcelli, S., Asai, S., ... Zorn, G. T. (1995). Determination of an upper limit for the mass of the τ-neutrino at LEP. Zeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields, 65(2), 183-188. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01571874

Determination of an upper limit for the mass of the τ-neutrino at LEP. / Akers, R.; Alexander, G.; Allison, J.; Anderson, K. J.; Arcelli, S.; Asai, S.; Astbury, A.; Axen, D.; Azuelos, G.; Ball, A. H.; Barberio, E.; Barlow, R. J.; Bartoldus, R.; Batley, J. R.; Beaudoin, G.; Beck, A.; Beck, G. A.; Becker, J.; Beeston, C.; Behnke, T.; Bell, K. W.; Bella, G.; Bentkowski, P.; Bentvelsen, S.; Berlich, P.; Bethke, S.; Biebel, O.; Bloodworth, I. J.; Bock, P.; Bosch, H. M.; Boutemeur, M.; Braibant, S.; Bright-Thomas, P.; Brown, R. M.; Buijs, A.; Burckhart, H. J.; Burgard, C.; Capiluppi, P.; Carnegie, R. K.; Carter, A. A.; Carter, J. R.; Chang, C. Y.; Charlesworth, C.; Charlton, D. G.; Chu, S. L.; Clarke, P. E.L.; Clayton, J. C.; Clowes, S. G.; Cohen, I.; Conboy, J. E.; Coupland, M.; Cuffiani, M.; Dado, S.; Dallapiccola, C.; Dallavalle, G. M.; Darling, C.; De Jong, S.; Deng, H.; Dittmar, M.; Dixit, M. S.; do Couto e Silva, E.; Duboscq, J. E.; Duchovni, E.; Duckeck, G.; Duerdoth, I. P.; Dunwoody, U. C.; Elcombe, P. A.; Estabrooks, P. G.; Etzion, E.; Evans, H. G.; Fabbri, F.; Fabbro, B.; Fanti, M.; Fierro, M.; Fincke-Keeler, M.; Fischer, H. M.; Fischer, P.; Folman, R.; Fong, D. G.; Foucher, M.; Fukui, H.; Fürtjes, A.; Gagnon, P.; Gaidot, A.; Gary, J. W.; Gascon, J.; Geddes, N. I.; Geich-Gimbel, C.; Gensler, S. W.; Gentit, F. X.; Geralis, T.; Giacomelli, G.; Giacomelli, P.; Giacomelli, R.; Gibson, V.; Gibson, W. R.; Gillies, J. D.; Goldberg, J.; Gingrich, D. M.; Goodrick, M. J.; Gorn, W.; Grandi, C.; Grannis, P.; Gross, E.; Hagemann, J.; Hanson, G. G.; Hansroul, M.; Hargrove, C. K.; Hart, J.; Hart, P. A.; Hauschild, M.; Hawkes, C. M.; Heflin, E.; Hemingway, R. J.; Herten, G.; Heuer, R. D.; Hill, J. C.; Hillier, S. J.; Hilse, T.; Hinshaw, D. A.; Hobson, P. R.; Hochman, D.; Höcker, A.; Homer, R. J.; Honma, A. K.; Howard, R.; Hughes-Jones, R. E.; Humbert, R.; Igo-Kemenes, P.; Ihssen, H.; Imrie, D. C.; Jawahery, A.; Jeffreys, P. W.; Jeremie, H.; Jimack, M.; Jones, M.; Jones, R. W.L.; Jovanovic, P.; Jui, C.; Karlen, D.; Kawagoe, Kiyotomo; Kawamoto, T.; Keeler, R. K.; Kellogg, R. G.; Kennedy, B. W.; King, B.; King, J.; Kluth, S.; Kobayashi, T.; Kobel, M.; Koetke, D. S.; Kokott, T. P.; Komamiya, S.; Kowalewski, R.; Krieger, P.; von Krogh, J.; Kyberd, P.; Lafferty, G. D.; Lafoux, H.; Lahmann, R.; Lauber, I.; Layter, J. G.; Leblanc, P.; Le Du, P.; Lee, A. M.; Lefebvre, E.; Lehto, M. H.; Lellouch, D.; Leroy, C.; Letts, J.; Levinson, L.; Li, Z.; Liu, F.; Lloyd, S. L.; Loebinger, F. K.; Long, G. D.; Lorazo, B.; Losty, M. J.; Lou, X. C.; Ludwig, J.; Luig, A.; Mannelli, M.; Marcellini, S.; Markus, C.; Martin, A. J.; Martin, J. P.; Mashimo, T.; Mättig, P.; Maur, U.; McKenna, J.; McMahon, T. J.; McNab, A. I.; McNutt, J. R.; Meijers, F.; Merritt, F. S.; Mes, H.; Michelini, A.; Middleton, R. P.; Mikenberg, G.; Mildenberger, J.; Miller, D. J.; Mir, R.; Mohr, W.; Moisan, C.; Montanari, A.; Mori, T.; Morii, M.; Müller, U.; Nellen, B.; Nijjhar, B.; O'Neale, S. W.; Oakham, F. G.; Odorici, F.; Ogren, H. O.; Oram, C. J.; Oreglia, M. J.; Orito, S.; Pansart, J. P.; Patrick, G. N.; Pearce, M. J.; Pfister, P.; Phillips, P. D.; Pilcher, J. E.; Pinfold, J.; Pitman, D.; Plane, D. E.; Poffenberger, P.; Poli, B.; Posthaus, A.; Pritchard, T. W.; Przysiezniak, H.; Redmond, M. W.; Rees, D. L.; Rigby, D.; Rison, M.; Robins, S. A.; Robinson, D.; Roney, J. M.; Ros, E.; Rossberg, S.; Rossi, A. M.; Rosvick, M.; Routenburg, P.; Rozen, Y.; Runge, K.; Runolfsson, O.; Rust, D. R.; Sasaki, M.; Sbarra, C.; Schaile, A. D.; Schaile, O.; Scharf, F.; Scharff-Hansen, P.; Schenk, P.; Schmitt, B.; von der Schmitt, H.; Schröder, M.; Schultz-Coulon, H. C.; Schütz, P.; Schulz, M.; Schwick, C.; Schwiening, J.; Scott, W. G.; Settles, M.; Shears, T. G.; Shen, B. C.; Shepherd-Themistocleous, C. H.; Sherwood, P.; Siroli, G. P.; Skillman, A.; Skuja, A.; Smith, A. M.; Smith, T. J.; Snow, G. A.; Sobie, R.; Springer, R. W.; Sproston, M.; Stahl, A.; Stegmann, C.; Stephens, K.; Steuerer, J.; Stockhausen, B.; Ströhmer, R.; Strom, D.; Szymanski, P.; Takeda, H.; Takeshita, T.; Tarem, S.; Tecchio, M.; Teixeira-Dias, P.; Tesch, N.; Thomson, M. A.; Towers, S.; Tsukamoto, T.; Turner-Watson, M. F.; Van den plas, D.; Van Kooten, R.; Vasseur, G.; Vincter, M.; Wagner, A.; Wagner, D. L.; Ward, C. P.; Ward, D. R.; Ward, J. J.; Watkins, P. M.; Watson, A. T.; Watson, N. K.; Weber, P.; Wells, P. S.; Wermes, N.; Wilkens, B.; Wilson, G. W.; Wilson, J. A.; Winterer, V. H.; Wlodek, T.; Wolf, G.; Wotton, S.; Wyatt, T. R.; Yeaman, A.; Yekutieli, G.; Yurko, M.; Zeuner, W.; Zorn, G. T.

In: Zeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields, Vol. 65, No. 2, 01.06.1995, p. 183-188.

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Akers, R, Alexander, G, Allison, J, Anderson, KJ, Arcelli, S, Asai, S, Astbury, A, Axen, D, Azuelos, G, Ball, AH, Barberio, E, Barlow, RJ, Bartoldus, R, Batley, JR, Beaudoin, G, Beck, A, Beck, GA, Becker, J, Beeston, C, Behnke, T, Bell, KW, Bella, G, Bentkowski, P, Bentvelsen, S, Berlich, P, Bethke, S, Biebel, O, Bloodworth, IJ, Bock, P, Bosch, HM, Boutemeur, M, Braibant, S, Bright-Thomas, P, Brown, RM, Buijs, A, Burckhart, HJ, Burgard, C, Capiluppi, P, Carnegie, RK, Carter, AA, Carter, JR, Chang, CY, Charlesworth, C, Charlton, DG, Chu, SL, Clarke, PEL, Clayton, JC, Clowes, SG, Cohen, I, Conboy, JE, Coupland, M, Cuffiani, M, Dado, S, Dallapiccola, C, Dallavalle, GM, Darling, C, De Jong, S, Deng, H, Dittmar, M, Dixit, MS, do Couto e Silva, E, Duboscq, JE, Duchovni, E, Duckeck, G, Duerdoth, IP, Dunwoody, UC, Elcombe, PA, Estabrooks, PG, Etzion, E, Evans, HG, Fabbri, F, Fabbro, B, Fanti, M, Fierro, M, Fincke-Keeler, M, Fischer, HM, Fischer, P, Folman, R, Fong, DG, Foucher, M, Fukui, H, Fürtjes, A, Gagnon, P, Gaidot, A, Gary, JW, Gascon, J, Geddes, NI, Geich-Gimbel, C, Gensler, SW, Gentit, FX, Geralis, T, Giacomelli, G, Giacomelli, P, Giacomelli, R, Gibson, V, Gibson, WR, Gillies, JD, Goldberg, J, Gingrich, DM, Goodrick, MJ, Gorn, W, Grandi, C, Grannis, P, Gross, E, Hagemann, J, Hanson, GG, Hansroul, M, Hargrove, CK, Hart, J, Hart, PA, Hauschild, M, Hawkes, CM, Heflin, E, Hemingway, RJ, Herten, G, Heuer, RD, Hill, JC, Hillier, SJ, Hilse, T, Hinshaw, DA, Hobson, PR, Hochman, D, Höcker, A, Homer, RJ, Honma, AK, Howard, R, Hughes-Jones, RE, Humbert, R, Igo-Kemenes, P, Ihssen, H, Imrie, DC, Jawahery, A, Jeffreys, PW, Jeremie, H, Jimack, M, Jones, M, Jones, RWL, Jovanovic, P, Jui, C, Karlen, D, Kawagoe, K, Kawamoto, T, Keeler, RK, Kellogg, RG, Kennedy, BW, King, B, King, J, Kluth, S, Kobayashi, T, Kobel, M, Koetke, DS, Kokott, TP, Komamiya, S, Kowalewski, R, Krieger, P, von Krogh, J, Kyberd, P, Lafferty, GD, Lafoux, H, Lahmann, R, Lauber, I, Layter, JG, Leblanc, P, Le Du, P, Lee, AM, Lefebvre, E, Lehto, MH, Lellouch, D, Leroy, C, Letts, J, Levinson, L, Li, Z, Liu, F, Lloyd, SL, Loebinger, FK, Long, GD, Lorazo, B, Losty, MJ, Lou, XC, Ludwig, J, Luig, A, Mannelli, M, Marcellini, S, Markus, C, Martin, AJ, Martin, JP, Mashimo, T, Mättig, P, Maur, U, McKenna, J, McMahon, TJ, McNab, AI, McNutt, JR, Meijers, F, Merritt, FS, Mes, H, Michelini, A, Middleton, RP, Mikenberg, G, Mildenberger, J, Miller, DJ, Mir, R, Mohr, W, Moisan, C, Montanari, A, Mori, T, Morii, M, Müller, U, Nellen, B, Nijjhar, B, O'Neale, SW, Oakham, FG, Odorici, F, Ogren, HO, Oram, CJ, Oreglia, MJ, Orito, S, Pansart, JP, Patrick, GN, Pearce, MJ, Pfister, P, Phillips, PD, Pilcher, JE, Pinfold, J, Pitman, D, Plane, DE, Poffenberger, P, Poli, B, Posthaus, A, Pritchard, TW, Przysiezniak, H, Redmond, MW, Rees, DL, Rigby, D, Rison, M, Robins, SA, Robinson, D, Roney, JM, Ros, E, Rossberg, S, Rossi, AM, Rosvick, M, Routenburg, P, Rozen, Y, Runge, K, Runolfsson, O, Rust, DR, Sasaki, M, Sbarra, C, Schaile, AD, Schaile, O, Scharf, F, Scharff-Hansen, P, Schenk, P, Schmitt, B, von der Schmitt, H, Schröder, M, Schultz-Coulon, HC, Schütz, P, Schulz, M, Schwick, C, Schwiening, J, Scott, WG, Settles, M, Shears, TG, Shen, BC, Shepherd-Themistocleous, CH, Sherwood, P, Siroli, GP, Skillman, A, Skuja, A, Smith, AM, Smith, TJ, Snow, GA, Sobie, R, Springer, RW, Sproston, M, Stahl, A, Stegmann, C, Stephens, K, Steuerer, J, Stockhausen, B, Ströhmer, R, Strom, D, Szymanski, P, Takeda, H, Takeshita, T, Tarem, S, Tecchio, M, Teixeira-Dias, P, Tesch, N, Thomson, MA, Towers, S, Tsukamoto, T, Turner-Watson, MF, Van den plas, D, Van Kooten, R, Vasseur, G, Vincter, M, Wagner, A, Wagner, DL, Ward, CP, Ward, DR, Ward, JJ, Watkins, PM, Watson, AT, Watson, NK, Weber, P, Wells, PS, Wermes, N, Wilkens, B, Wilson, GW, Wilson, JA, Winterer, VH, Wlodek, T, Wolf, G, Wotton, S, Wyatt, TR, Yeaman, A, Yekutieli, G, Yurko, M, Zeuner, W & Zorn, GT 1995, 'Determination of an upper limit for the mass of the τ-neutrino at LEP', Zeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields, vol. 65, no. 2, pp. 183-188. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01571874
Akers R, Alexander G, Allison J, Anderson KJ, Arcelli S, Asai S et al. Determination of an upper limit for the mass of the τ-neutrino at LEP. Zeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields. 1995 Jun 1;65(2):183-188. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01571874
Akers, R. ; Alexander, G. ; Allison, J. ; Anderson, K. J. ; Arcelli, S. ; Asai, S. ; Astbury, A. ; Axen, D. ; Azuelos, G. ; Ball, A. H. ; Barberio, E. ; Barlow, R. J. ; Bartoldus, R. ; Batley, J. R. ; Beaudoin, G. ; Beck, A. ; Beck, G. A. ; Becker, J. ; Beeston, C. ; Behnke, T. ; Bell, K. W. ; Bella, G. ; Bentkowski, P. ; Bentvelsen, S. ; Berlich, P. ; Bethke, S. ; Biebel, O. ; Bloodworth, I. J. ; Bock, P. ; Bosch, H. M. ; Boutemeur, M. ; Braibant, S. ; Bright-Thomas, P. ; Brown, R. M. ; Buijs, A. ; Burckhart, H. J. ; Burgard, C. ; Capiluppi, P. ; Carnegie, R. K. ; Carter, A. A. ; Carter, J. R. ; Chang, C. Y. ; Charlesworth, C. ; Charlton, D. G. ; Chu, S. L. ; Clarke, P. E.L. ; Clayton, J. C. ; Clowes, S. G. ; Cohen, I. ; Conboy, J. E. ; Coupland, M. ; Cuffiani, M. ; Dado, S. ; Dallapiccola, C. ; Dallavalle, G. M. ; Darling, C. ; De Jong, S. ; Deng, H. ; Dittmar, M. ; Dixit, M. S. ; do Couto e Silva, E. ; Duboscq, J. E. ; Duchovni, E. ; Duckeck, G. ; Duerdoth, I. P. ; Dunwoody, U. C. ; Elcombe, P. A. ; Estabrooks, P. G. ; Etzion, E. ; Evans, H. G. ; Fabbri, F. ; Fabbro, B. ; Fanti, M. ; Fierro, M. ; Fincke-Keeler, M. ; Fischer, H. M. ; Fischer, P. ; Folman, R. ; Fong, D. G. ; Foucher, M. ; Fukui, H. ; Fürtjes, A. ; Gagnon, P. ; Gaidot, A. ; Gary, J. W. ; Gascon, J. ; Geddes, N. I. ; Geich-Gimbel, C. ; Gensler, S. W. ; Gentit, F. X. ; Geralis, T. ; Giacomelli, G. ; Giacomelli, P. ; Giacomelli, R. ; Gibson, V. ; Gibson, W. R. ; Gillies, J. D. ; Goldberg, J. ; Gingrich, D. M. ; Goodrick, M. J. ; Gorn, W. ; Grandi, C. ; Grannis, P. ; Gross, E. ; Hagemann, J. ; Hanson, G. G. ; Hansroul, M. ; Hargrove, C. K. ; Hart, J. ; Hart, P. A. ; Hauschild, M. ; Hawkes, C. M. ; Heflin, E. ; Hemingway, R. J. ; Herten, G. ; Heuer, R. D. ; Hill, J. C. ; Hillier, S. J. ; Hilse, T. ; Hinshaw, D. A. ; Hobson, P. R. ; Hochman, D. ; Höcker, A. ; Homer, R. J. ; Honma, A. K. ; Howard, R. ; Hughes-Jones, R. E. ; Humbert, R. ; Igo-Kemenes, P. ; Ihssen, H. ; Imrie, D. C. ; Jawahery, A. ; Jeffreys, P. W. ; Jeremie, H. ; Jimack, M. ; Jones, M. ; Jones, R. W.L. ; Jovanovic, P. ; Jui, C. ; Karlen, D. ; Kawagoe, Kiyotomo ; Kawamoto, T. ; Keeler, R. K. ; Kellogg, R. G. ; Kennedy, B. W. ; King, B. ; King, J. ; Kluth, S. ; Kobayashi, T. ; Kobel, M. ; Koetke, D. S. ; Kokott, T. P. ; Komamiya, S. ; Kowalewski, R. ; Krieger, P. ; von Krogh, J. ; Kyberd, P. ; Lafferty, G. D. ; Lafoux, H. ; Lahmann, R. ; Lauber, I. ; Layter, J. G. ; Leblanc, P. ; Le Du, P. ; Lee, A. M. ; Lefebvre, E. ; Lehto, M. H. ; Lellouch, D. ; Leroy, C. ; Letts, J. ; Levinson, L. ; Li, Z. ; Liu, F. ; Lloyd, S. L. ; Loebinger, F. K. ; Long, G. D. ; Lorazo, B. ; Losty, M. J. ; Lou, X. C. ; Ludwig, J. ; Luig, A. ; Mannelli, M. ; Marcellini, S. ; Markus, C. ; Martin, A. J. ; Martin, J. P. ; Mashimo, T. ; Mättig, P. ; Maur, U. ; McKenna, J. ; McMahon, T. J. ; McNab, A. I. ; McNutt, J. R. ; Meijers, F. ; Merritt, F. S. ; Mes, H. ; Michelini, A. ; Middleton, R. P. ; Mikenberg, G. ; Mildenberger, J. ; Miller, D. J. ; Mir, R. ; Mohr, W. ; Moisan, C. ; Montanari, A. ; Mori, T. ; Morii, M. ; Müller, U. ; Nellen, B. ; Nijjhar, B. ; O'Neale, S. W. ; Oakham, F. G. ; Odorici, F. ; Ogren, H. O. ; Oram, C. J. ; Oreglia, M. J. ; Orito, S. ; Pansart, J. P. ; Patrick, G. N. ; Pearce, M. J. ; Pfister, P. ; Phillips, P. D. ; Pilcher, J. E. ; Pinfold, J. ; Pitman, D. ; Plane, D. E. ; Poffenberger, P. ; Poli, B. ; Posthaus, A. ; Pritchard, T. W. ; Przysiezniak, H. ; Redmond, M. W. ; Rees, D. L. ; Rigby, D. ; Rison, M. ; Robins, S. A. ; Robinson, D. ; Roney, J. M. ; Ros, E. ; Rossberg, S. ; Rossi, A. M. ; Rosvick, M. ; Routenburg, P. ; Rozen, Y. ; Runge, K. ; Runolfsson, O. ; Rust, D. R. ; Sasaki, M. ; Sbarra, C. ; Schaile, A. D. ; Schaile, O. ; Scharf, F. ; Scharff-Hansen, P. ; Schenk, P. ; Schmitt, B. ; von der Schmitt, H. ; Schröder, M. ; Schultz-Coulon, H. C. ; Schütz, P. ; Schulz, M. ; Schwick, C. ; Schwiening, J. ; Scott, W. G. ; Settles, M. ; Shears, T. G. ; Shen, B. C. ; Shepherd-Themistocleous, C. H. ; Sherwood, P. ; Siroli, G. P. ; Skillman, A. ; Skuja, A. ; Smith, A. M. ; Smith, T. J. ; Snow, G. A. ; Sobie, R. ; Springer, R. W. ; Sproston, M. ; Stahl, A. ; Stegmann, C. ; Stephens, K. ; Steuerer, J. ; Stockhausen, B. ; Ströhmer, R. ; Strom, D. ; Szymanski, P. ; Takeda, H. ; Takeshita, T. ; Tarem, S. ; Tecchio, M. ; Teixeira-Dias, P. ; Tesch, N. ; Thomson, M. A. ; Towers, S. ; Tsukamoto, T. ; Turner-Watson, M. F. ; Van den plas, D. ; Van Kooten, R. ; Vasseur, G. ; Vincter, M. ; Wagner, A. ; Wagner, D. L. ; Ward, C. P. ; Ward, D. R. ; Ward, J. J. ; Watkins, P. M. ; Watson, A. T. ; Watson, N. K. ; Weber, P. ; Wells, P. S. ; Wermes, N. ; Wilkens, B. ; Wilson, G. W. ; Wilson, J. A. ; Winterer, V. H. ; Wlodek, T. ; Wolf, G. ; Wotton, S. ; Wyatt, T. R. ; Yeaman, A. ; Yekutieli, G. ; Yurko, M. ; Zeuner, W. ; Zorn, G. T. / Determination of an upper limit for the mass of the τ-neutrino at LEP. In: Zeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields. 1995 ; Vol. 65, No. 2. pp. 183-188.
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abstract = "An upper limit for the ντ mass is determined through the kinematic reconstruction of the decay τ→5 π±ντ in the OPAL detector at LEP. The limit is obtained using a new method based on the comparison of the two-dimensional distribution of energy and invariant mass of the five-pion system with expectations from different neutrino mass hypotheses. From a sample of five events surviving the selection criteria we obtain an upper limit of 74 MeV at 95{\%} confidence level. It is the first measurement at LEP energies, where the larger average multiplicity of {Mathematical expression} events makes the suppression of this background more robust compared to lower energies.",
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TY - JOUR

T1 - Determination of an upper limit for the mass of the τ-neutrino at LEP

AU - Akers, R.

AU - Alexander, G.

AU - Allison, J.

AU - Anderson, K. J.

AU - Arcelli, S.

AU - Asai, S.

AU - Astbury, A.

AU - Axen, D.

AU - Azuelos, G.

AU - Ball, A. H.

AU - Barberio, E.

AU - Barlow, R. J.

AU - Bartoldus, R.

AU - Batley, J. R.

AU - Beaudoin, G.

AU - Beck, A.

AU - Beck, G. A.

AU - Becker, J.

AU - Beeston, C.

AU - Behnke, T.

AU - Bell, K. W.

AU - Bella, G.

AU - Bentkowski, P.

AU - Bentvelsen, S.

AU - Berlich, P.

AU - Bethke, S.

AU - Biebel, O.

AU - Bloodworth, I. J.

AU - Bock, P.

AU - Bosch, H. M.

AU - Boutemeur, M.

AU - Braibant, S.

AU - Bright-Thomas, P.

AU - Brown, R. M.

AU - Buijs, A.

AU - Burckhart, H. J.

AU - Burgard, C.

AU - Capiluppi, P.

AU - Carnegie, R. K.

AU - Carter, A. A.

AU - Carter, J. R.

AU - Chang, C. Y.

AU - Charlesworth, C.

AU - Charlton, D. G.

AU - Chu, S. L.

AU - Clarke, P. E.L.

AU - Clayton, J. C.

AU - Clowes, S. G.

AU - Cohen, I.

AU - Conboy, J. E.

AU - Coupland, M.

AU - Cuffiani, M.

AU - Dado, S.

AU - Dallapiccola, C.

AU - Dallavalle, G. M.

AU - Darling, C.

AU - De Jong, S.

AU - Deng, H.

AU - Dittmar, M.

AU - Dixit, M. S.

AU - do Couto e Silva, E.

AU - Duboscq, J. E.

AU - Duchovni, E.

AU - Duckeck, G.

AU - Duerdoth, I. P.

AU - Dunwoody, U. C.

AU - Elcombe, P. A.

AU - Estabrooks, P. G.

AU - Etzion, E.

AU - Evans, H. G.

AU - Fabbri, F.

AU - Fabbro, B.

AU - Fanti, M.

AU - Fierro, M.

AU - Fincke-Keeler, M.

AU - Fischer, H. M.

AU - Fischer, P.

AU - Folman, R.

AU - Fong, D. G.

AU - Foucher, M.

AU - Fukui, H.

AU - Fürtjes, A.

AU - Gagnon, P.

AU - Gaidot, A.

AU - Gary, J. W.

AU - Gascon, J.

AU - Geddes, N. I.

AU - Geich-Gimbel, C.

AU - Gensler, S. W.

AU - Gentit, F. X.

AU - Geralis, T.

AU - Giacomelli, G.

AU - Giacomelli, P.

AU - Giacomelli, R.

AU - Gibson, V.

AU - Gibson, W. R.

AU - Gillies, J. D.

AU - Goldberg, J.

AU - Gingrich, D. M.

AU - Goodrick, M. J.

AU - Gorn, W.

AU - Grandi, C.

AU - Grannis, P.

AU - Gross, E.

AU - Hagemann, J.

AU - Hanson, G. G.

AU - Hansroul, M.

AU - Hargrove, C. K.

AU - Hart, J.

AU - Hart, P. A.

AU - Hauschild, M.

AU - Hawkes, C. M.

AU - Heflin, E.

AU - Hemingway, R. J.

AU - Herten, G.

AU - Heuer, R. D.

AU - Hill, J. C.

AU - Hillier, S. J.

AU - Hilse, T.

AU - Hinshaw, D. A.

AU - Hobson, P. R.

AU - Hochman, D.

AU - Höcker, A.

AU - Homer, R. J.

AU - Honma, A. K.

AU - Howard, R.

AU - Hughes-Jones, R. E.

AU - Humbert, R.

AU - Igo-Kemenes, P.

AU - Ihssen, H.

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PY - 1995/6/1

Y1 - 1995/6/1

N2 - An upper limit for the ντ mass is determined through the kinematic reconstruction of the decay τ→5 π±ντ in the OPAL detector at LEP. The limit is obtained using a new method based on the comparison of the two-dimensional distribution of energy and invariant mass of the five-pion system with expectations from different neutrino mass hypotheses. From a sample of five events surviving the selection criteria we obtain an upper limit of 74 MeV at 95% confidence level. It is the first measurement at LEP energies, where the larger average multiplicity of {Mathematical expression} events makes the suppression of this background more robust compared to lower energies.

AB - An upper limit for the ντ mass is determined through the kinematic reconstruction of the decay τ→5 π±ντ in the OPAL detector at LEP. The limit is obtained using a new method based on the comparison of the two-dimensional distribution of energy and invariant mass of the five-pion system with expectations from different neutrino mass hypotheses. From a sample of five events surviving the selection criteria we obtain an upper limit of 74 MeV at 95% confidence level. It is the first measurement at LEP energies, where the larger average multiplicity of {Mathematical expression} events makes the suppression of this background more robust compared to lower energies.

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U2 - 10.1007/BF01571874

DO - 10.1007/BF01571874

M3 - Article

VL - 65

SP - 183

EP - 188

JO - European Physical Journal C

JF - European Physical Journal C

SN - 1434-6044

IS - 2

ER -