Heavy quark and prompt lepton production by beamstrahlung in e+e- linear colliders

F. Halzen, C. S. Kim, M. L. Stong

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In TeV e+e- collisions top quarks are predominantly produced by beamstrahlung and not by the familiar γ, Z annihilation process. The same mechanism will create inside the interaction region a blizzard of c-, b-quarks, as well as leptons from their semi-leptonic decays. The phenomenon makes a linear collider resemble a hadron collider and must be considered as a background in any processes exploiting leptonic signatures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489-491
Number of pages3
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Jan 16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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