Search for heavy neutral and charged leptons in e+e- annihilation at LEP

P. Achard, O. Adriani, M. Aguilar-Benitez, J. Alcaraz, G. Alemanni, J. Allaby, A. Aloisio, M. G. Alviggi, H. Anderhub, V. P. Andreev, F. Anselmo, A. Arefiev, T. Azemoon, T. Aziz, M. Baarmand, P. Bagnaia, A. Bajo, G. Baksay, L. Baksay, S. V. BaldewS. Banerjee, Sw Banerjee, A. Barczyk, R. Barillère, P. Bartalini, M. Basile, N. Batalova, R. Battiston, A. Bay, F. Becattini, U. Becker, F. Behner, L. Bellucci, R. Berbeco, J. Berdugo, P. Berges, B. Bertucci, B. L. Betev, M. Biasini, A. Biland, J. J. Blaising, S. C. Blyth, G. J. Bobbink, A. Böhm, L. Boldizsar, B. Borgia, D. Bourilkov, M. Bourquin, S. Braccini, J. G. Branson, F. Brochu, A. Buijs, J. D. Burger, W. J. Burger, X. D. Cai, M. Capell, G. Cara Romeo, G. Carlino, A. Cartacci, J. Casaus, F. Cavallari, N. Cavallo, C. Cecchi, M. Cerrada, M. Chamizo, Y. H. Chang, M. Chemarin, A. Chen, G. Chen, G. M. Chen, H. F. Chen, H. S. Chen, G. Chiefari, L. Cifarelli, F. Cindolo, I. Clare, R. Clare, G. Coignet, N. Colino, S. Costantini, B. De la Cruz, S. Cucciarelli, T. S. Dai, J. A. Van Dalen, R. De Asmundis, P. Déglon, J. Debreczeni, A. Degré, K. Deiters, D. Della Volpe, E. Delmeire, P. Denes, F. DeNotaristefani, A. De Salvo, M. Diemoz, M. Dierckxsens, D. Van Dierendonck, C. Dionisi, M. Dittmar, A. Doria, M. T. Dova, D. Duchesneau, P. Duinker

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A search for exotic unstable neutral and charged heavy leptons as well as for stable charged heavy leptons is performed with the L3 detector at LEP. Sequential, vector and mirror natures of heavy leptons are considered. No evidence for their existence is found and lower limits on their masses are set.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-85
Number of pages11
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 27 Sep 2001


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