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abstract

  • Motivated by the difference between SLD's recent measurement of ALR and the corresponding LEP results, we explore which kinds of new particles can (1) contribute dominantly to new physics through oblique corrections, (2) produce negative values for S and T, and (3) not be in conflict with any other experiments, on or off the Z resonance. We are typically led to models which involve new particles which are not much heavier than MZ/2, and so which may also have implications for other experiments in the near future. For such light particles, we show how the oblique-parameter analysis of purely Z-pole data requires the interpretation of the data in terms of modified parameters, S' and T', whose difference from S and T improves the available parameter space of the models.

publication date

  • September 1995