Limits for Excited ${{\boldsymbol \mu}}$ (${{\boldsymbol \mu}^{*}}$) from Pair Production INSPIRE search

These limits are obtained from ${{\mathit e}^{+}}$ ${{\mathit e}^{-}}$ $\rightarrow$ ${{\mathit \mu}^{*+}}{{\mathit \mu}^{*-}}$ and thus rely only on the (electroweak) charge of ${{\mathit \mu}^{*}}$. Form factor effects are ignored unless noted. For the case of limits from ${{\mathit Z}}$ decay, the ${{\mathit \mu}^{*}}$ coupling is assumed to be of sequential type. All limits assume a dominant ${{\mathit \mu}^{*}}$ $\rightarrow$ ${{\mathit \mu}}{{\mathit \gamma}}$ decay except the limits from $\Gamma\mathrm {({{\mathit Z}})}$.

For limits prior to 1987, see our 1992 edition (Physical Review D45 S1 (1992)).

VALUE (GeV) CL% DOCUMENT ID TECN  COMMENT
$\bf{>103.2}$ 95 1
ABBIENDI
2002G
OPAL ${{\mathit e}^{+}}$ ${{\mathit e}^{-}}$ $\rightarrow$ ${{\mathit \mu}^{*}}{{\mathit \mu}^{*}}$ Homodoublet type
• • • We do not use the following data for averages, fits, limits, etc. • • •
$>102.8$ 95 2
ACHARD
2003B
L3 ${{\mathit e}^{+}}$ ${{\mathit e}^{-}}$ $\rightarrow$ ${{\mathit \mu}^{*}}{{\mathit \mu}^{*}}$ Homodoublet type
1  From ${{\mathit e}^{+}}{{\mathit e}^{-}}$ collisions at $\sqrt {\mathit s }$ = $183 - 209$ GeV. ${{\mathit f}}$ = ${{\mathit f}^{\,'}}$ is assumed.
2  From ${{\mathit e}^{+}}{{\mathit e}^{-}}$ collisions at $\sqrt {\mathit s }$ = $189 - 209$ GeV. ${{\mathit f}}$ = ${{\mathit f}^{\,'}}$ is assumed. ACHARD 2003B also obtain limit for ${{\mathit f}}$ = $−{{\mathit f}^{\,'}}$: ${\mathit m}_{{{\mathit \mu}^{*}}}>96.6$ GeV.
  References:
ACHARD 2003B
PL B568 23 Search for Excited Leptons at LEP
ABBIENDI 2002G
PL B544 57 Search for Charged Excited Leptons in ${{\mathit e}^{+}}{{\mathit e}^{-}}$ Collisions at $\sqrt {s }$ = 183-GeV to 209-GeV