Limits on Quark-Lepton Compositeness Scales from Dileptons Produced in 1.8 TeV pp¯ Collisions Academic Article uri icon


  • The dilepton mass spectrum in pp-→|+|-+X interactions is studied using dielectrons (ee) and dimuons (μμ) in 100 pb- of data collected with the Collider Detector at Fermilab. The data are consistent with standard model predictions. The mass spectrum, being a probe for new physics, is examined for new interactions of quarks and leptons from a common composite structure. Assuming a contact interaction with the conventional coupling g20/4π = 1, limits on chiral quark-electron and quark-muon compositeness scales in the range of 2.5 to 4.2 TeV are obtained. © 1997 The American Physical Society.

author list (cited authors)

  • Abe, F., Akimoto, H., Akopian, A., Albrow, M. G., Amendolia, S. R., Amidei, D., ... Zucchelli, S.

publication date

  • January 1, 1997 11:11 AM