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Search for quark compositeness with the dijet centrality ratio in pp collisions at √s=7  TeV


CMS Collaboration; Khachatryan, V; Aguiló, E; Amsler, C; Chiochia, V (2010). Search for quark compositeness with the dijet centrality ratio in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV. Physical Review Letters, 105(26):262001 -15pp.

Abstract

A search for quark compositeness in the form of quark contact interactions, based on hadronic jet pairs (dijets) produced in proton-proton collisions at √s=7  TeV, is described. The data sample of the study corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 2.9  pb-1 collected with the CMS detector at the LHC. The dijet centrality ratio, which quantifies the angular distribution of the dijets, is measured as a function of the invariant mass of the dijet system and is found to agree with the predictions of the standard model. A statistical analysis of the data provides a lower limit on the energy scale of quark contact interactions. The sensitivity of the analysis is such that the expected limit is 2.9 TeV; because the observed value of the centrality ratio at high invariant mass is below the expectation, the observed limit is 4.0 TeV at the 95% confidence level.

Abstract

A search for quark compositeness in the form of quark contact interactions, based on hadronic jet pairs (dijets) produced in proton-proton collisions at √s=7  TeV, is described. The data sample of the study corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 2.9  pb-1 collected with the CMS detector at the LHC. The dijet centrality ratio, which quantifies the angular distribution of the dijets, is measured as a function of the invariant mass of the dijet system and is found to agree with the predictions of the standard model. A statistical analysis of the data provides a lower limit on the energy scale of quark contact interactions. The sensitivity of the analysis is such that the expected limit is 2.9 TeV; because the observed value of the centrality ratio at high invariant mass is below the expectation, the observed limit is 4.0 TeV at the 95% confidence level.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute
Dewey Decimal Classification:530 Physics
Language:English
Date:2010
Deposited On:16 Feb 2011 15:47
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 07:23
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:0031-9007
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.262001
Related URLs:http://arxiv.org/abs/1010.4439

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