Limits on axion and light Higgs boson production in ϒ(1S) decays

D. Antreasyan, H. W. Bartels, D. Besset, Ch Bieler, J. K. Bienlein, A. Bizzeti, E. D. Bloom, I. Brock, K. Brockmüller, R. Cabenda, A. Cartacci, M. Cavalli-Sforza, R. Clare, A. Compagnucci, G. Conforto, S. Cooper, R. Cowan, D. Coyne, A. Engler, K. H. FairfieldG. Folger, A. Fridman, D. Gaiser, D. Gelphman, G. Glaser, G. Godfrey, K. Graaf, F. H. Heimlich, F. H. Heinsius, R. Hofstadter, J. Irion, Z. Jakubowski, H. Janssen, K. Karch, S. Keh, T. Kiel, H. Kilian, I. Kirkbride, T. Kloiber, M. Kobel, W. Koch, A. C. König, K. Königsmann, R. W. Krämer, S. Krüger, G. Landi, R. Lee, S. Leffler, R. Lekebusch, A. M. Litke, W. Lockman, S. Lowe, B. Lurz, D. Marlow, H. Marsiske, W. Maschmann, P. McBride, F. Messing, W. J. Metzger, H. Meyer, B. Monteleoni, B. Muryn, R. Nernst, B. Niczyporuk, G. Nowak, C. Peck, P. G. Pelfer, B. Pollock, F. C. Porter, D. Prindle, P. Ratoff, M. Reidenbach, B. Renger, C. Rippich, M. Scheer, P. Schmitt, J. Schotanus, J. Schütte, A. Schwarz, D. Sievers, T. Skwarnicki, V. Stock, K. Strauch, U. Strohbusch, J. Tompkins, H. J. Trost, B. van Uitert, R. T. Van de Walle, H. Vogel, A. Voigt, U. Volland, K. Wachs, K. Wacker, W. Walk, H. Wegener, D. A. Williams, P. Zschorsch

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We have searched for axion and light Higgs boson production in the channel Υ{hooked} (1S) → (a0 or h0) + γ, where the non-interacting axion a0 and the Higgs boson h0 do not decay in the detector. We find no evidence for an axion and give an upper limit, Br(Υ{hooked} (1S) → a0γ) < 4.0 × 10-5 (90% CL), for long-lived axions. Combining our limit with the previous search in J/ψ decays, we are able to rule out the axion in the standard model with first order QCD corrections. Our Υ{hooked} (1S) data also rule out a Higgs boson with mass mh < 86 MeV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)204-210
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number1
StatePublished - Nov 8 1990
Externally publishedYes


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Antreasyan, D., Bartels, H. W., Besset, D., Bieler, C., Bienlein, J. K., Bizzeti, A., Bloom, E. D., Brock, I., Brockmüller, K., Cabenda, R., Cartacci, A., Cavalli-Sforza, M., Clare, R., Compagnucci, A., Conforto, G., Cooper, S., Cowan, R., Coyne, D., Engler, A., ... Zschorsch, P. (1990). Limits on axion and light Higgs boson production in ϒ(1S) decays. Physics Letters B, 251(1), 204-210.