A search for an excited muon decaying to a muon and two jets in pp collisions at s√ = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

 

Autores
Aad, G.; Abbott, B.; Abdallah, J.; Abdinov, R.; Abeloos, B.; Alconada Verzini, María Josefina; Alonso, Francisco; Arduh, Francisco Anuar; Dova, Maria Teresa; Monticelli, Fernando Gabriel; Wahlberg, Hernan Pablo; Otero y Garzon, Gustavo Javier; Piegaia, Ricardo Nestor; Reisin, Hernan Diego; Sacerdoti, Sabrina; Zieminska, D.; Zimine, N. I.; Zimmermann, C.; Zimmermann, S.; Zinonos, Z.; Zinser, M.; Ziolkowski, M.; Živković, L.; Zobernig, G.; Zoccoli, A.; Nedden, M. zur; Zurzolo, G.; Zwalinski, L.; The ATLAS Collaboration
Tipo de recurso
artículo
Estado
Versión publicada
Año de publicación
2016
País
Argentina
Institución
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
Repositorio
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Descripción
A new search signature for excited leptons is explored. Excited muons are sought in the channel pp → µµ∗ → µµ jet jet, assuming both the production and decay occur via a contact interaction. The analysis is based on 20.3 fb−1 of pp collision data at a centre-of-mass energy of √ s = 8 TeV taken with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. No evidence of excited muons is found, and limits are set at the 95% confidence level on the cross section times branching ratio as a function of the excited-muon mass mµ ∗ . For mµ ∗ between 1.3 TeV and 3.0 TeV, the upper limit on σB(µ ∗ → µqq¯) is between 0.6 and 1 fb. Limits on σB are converted to lower bounds on the compositeness scale Λ. In the limiting case Λ = mµ ∗ , excited muons with a mass below 2.8 TeV are excluded. With the same model assumptions, these limits at larger µ ∗ masses improve upon previous limits from traditional searches based on the gauge-mediated decay µ ∗ → µγ
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OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/57943
Enlace del recurso
http://hdl.handle.net/11336/57943
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Materia
ATLAS
CERN
HEP
LHC
Astronomía
Ciencias Físicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS