Photon and Z induced heavy charged lepton pair production at a hadron supercollider

Authors
Type
Published Article
Publication Date
Dec 10, 1995
Submission Date
Dec 07, 1995
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.53.2371
arXiv ID: hep-ph/9512255
Source
arXiv
We investigate the pair production of charged heavy leptons via photon-induced processes at the proposed CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Using effective photon and Z approximations, rates are given for $L^+L^-$ production due to $\gamma \gamma$ fusion and $Z \gamma$ fusion for the cases of inelastic, elastic and semi-elastic $pp$ collisions. These are compared with the corresponding rates for production via the gluon fusion and Drell-Yan mechanisms. Various $\gamma \gamma$ and $Z \gamma$ differential luminosities for $pp$ collisions are also presented.