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A search for excited leptons in pp Collisions at √s = 7 TeV


CMS Collaboration; Amsler, C; Chiochia, V; Snoek, H; Verzetti, M; Favaro, C; Aguiló, E; De Visscher, S; Otyugova, P; Schmitt, A; Millan, B; Ivova, M; Storey, J; et al (2011). A search for excited leptons in pp Collisions at √s = 7 TeV. Physics Letters B, 704(3):143-162.

Abstract

A search for excited leptons is carried out with the CMS detector at the LHC, using 36 inverse picobarns of pp collision data recorded at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV. The search is performed for associated production of a lepton and an oppositely charged excited lepton pp to l l*, followed by the decay l* to l gamma, resulting in the l l gamma final state, where l = electron or muon. No excess of events above the standard model expectation is observed. Interpreting the findings in the context of l* production through four-fermion contact interactions and subsequent decay via electroweak processes, first upper limits are reported for l* production at this collision energy. The exclusion region in the compositeness scale Lambda and excited lepton mass M(l*) parameter space is extended beyond previously established limits. For Lambda = M(l*), excited lepton masses are excluded below 1070 GeV/c^2 for e* and 1090 GeV/c^2 for mu* at the 95% confidence level.

A search for excited leptons is carried out with the CMS detector at the LHC, using 36 inverse picobarns of pp collision data recorded at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV. The search is performed for associated production of a lepton and an oppositely charged excited lepton pp to l l*, followed by the decay l* to l gamma, resulting in the l l gamma final state, where l = electron or muon. No excess of events above the standard model expectation is observed. Interpreting the findings in the context of l* production through four-fermion contact interactions and subsequent decay via electroweak processes, first upper limits are reported for l* production at this collision energy. The exclusion region in the compositeness scale Lambda and excited lepton mass M(l*) parameter space is extended beyond previously established limits. For Lambda = M(l*), excited lepton masses are excluded below 1070 GeV/c^2 for e* and 1090 GeV/c^2 for mu* at the 95% confidence level.

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Other titles:A search for excited leptons in pp Collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute
Dewey Decimal Classification:530 Physics
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:13 Feb 2012 09:28
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:36
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0370-2693 (P) 1873-2445 (E)
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2011.09.021
Related URLs:http://arxiv.org/abs/1107.1773
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-58840

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