The dilepton mass spectrum in pp-→|+|-+X interactions is studied using dielectrons (ee) and dimuons (μμ) in 100 pb- of data collected with the Collider Detector at Fermilab. The data are consistent with standard model predictions. The mass spectrum, being a probe for new physics, is examined for new interactions of quarks and leptons from a common composite structure. Assuming a contact interaction with the conventional coupling g20/4π = 1, limits on chiral quark-electron and quark-muon compositeness scales in the range of 2.5 to 4.2 TeV are obtained.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)