Anomalous missing-pT events at the CERN pp̄ collider: The standard model re-examined

Jean René Cudell, Francis Halzen, Ken ichi Hikasa

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Abstract

We systematically investigate the uncertainties in computing the production of W±, Z with large transverse momentum in pp̄ interactions. We argue that the rates for "anomalous" lepton-pT-jet event can be consistent with the standard model prediction for the process pp → W( → lv)+gluons. As a result we also predict enhanced "monojet" cross sections from pp → Z( → vv)+gluons, although the overall rate is still somewhat low. This discrepancy would be remedied if there exist more than three light neutrinos, as is predicted by some family-unifying theories.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)447-452
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume157
Issue number5-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1985 Jul 25
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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