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Heavy Quarks and e+e- Annihilation

Appelquist, Thomas and Politzer, H. David (1975) Heavy Quarks and e+e- Annihilation. Physical Review Letters, 34 (1). pp. 43-45. ISSN 0031-9007. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.34.43.

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The effects of new, heavy quarks are examined in a colored quark-gluon model. The e+e- total cross section scales for energies far above any quark mass. However, it is much greater than the scaling prediction in a domain about the nominal two-heavy-quark threshold, despite σe+e- being a weak-coupling problem above 2 GeV. We expect spikes at the low end of this domain and a broad enhancement at the upper end.

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Additional Information:©1975 The American Physical Society. Received 19 November 1974. We thank L. Susskind for a stimulating discussion at the Aspen Center for Physics where this work was initiated. We also thank K. Wilson for helpful comments. Work supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. NSF GP 40397X. [T.A. was an] Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow. [H.D.P. was a] Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows.
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