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Search for long-lived massive neutrinos in Z decays

  • Author(s): Jung, CK
  • Van Kooten, R
  • Abrams, GS
  • Adolphsen, CE
  • Averill, D
  • Ballam, J
  • Barish, BC
  • Barklow, T
  • Barnett, BA
  • Bartelt, J
  • Bethke, S
  • Blockus, D
  • et al.

We search for events in the Mark II detector at SLAC Linear Collider with the topology of a Z boson decaying into a pair of long-lived massive particles. No events that are consistent with the search hypothesis are found. Interpreting the long-lived particle as a sequential Dirac neutrino 4 of the fourth generation, we exclude at the 95% confidence level a significant range of mixing-matrix elements of 4 to other-generation neutrinos for a 4 mass from 10 to 43 GeV/c2. © 1990 The American Physical Society.

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