A search for leptoquarks at HERA

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  • A search for leptoquarks at HERA was performed in H1 using 1994 e+p data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of about 3 pb-1. Single lepioquarks were searched for in direct positron-quark fusion processes taking into account possible decays into lepton-quark pairs of either the first, the second, or the third generation. No significant deviation from the Standard Model predictions is found in the various final states studied and mass dependent exclusion limits are derived on the Yukawa couplings of the leptoquarks. Compared with earlier results from an analysis of e-p data, exclusion limits are considerably improved for leptoquarks which could be produced via e+-valence quark fusion. For leptoquarks with lepton flavour conserving couplings, masses up to 275 GeV (depending on the leptoquark type) are excluded for coupling values larger than √4παcm. For leptoquarks with lepton flavour violating couplings, masses up to 225 GeV are excluded for couplings with leptons of the second or third generation larger than √4παem. Fourteen possible combinations of couplings are studied and stringent exclusion limits comparable or better than any existing direct or indirect limits are obtained for each leptoquark type.
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  • Aid S; Andreev V; Andrieu B; Appuhn RD; Arpagaus M; Babaev A; Bähr J; Bán J; Ban Y; Baranov R
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  • 173
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  • 185
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  • 369
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  • 2