Search for new phenomena in events with three charged leptons at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector

ATLAS, Collaboration; Agustoni, Marco; Ancu, Lucian; Battaglia, Andreas; Beck, Hans Peter; Borer, Claudia; Ereditato, Antonio; Gallo, Valentina; Haug, Sigve; Kabana, Sonja; Kruker, Tobias; Marti, Lukas; Pretzl, Klaus; Schneider, Basil; Sciacca, Gianfranco; Weber, Michael (2013). Search for new phenomena in events with three charged leptons at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Physical review. D - particles, fields, gravitation, and cosmology, 87(5), 052002. Melville, N.Y.: American Physical Society 10.1103/PhysRevD.87.052002

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A generic search for anomalous production of events with at least three charged leptons is presented. The search uses a pp-collision data sample at a center-of-mass energy of root s = 7 TeV corresponding to 4.6 fb(-1) of integrated luminosity collected in 2011 by the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. Events are required to contain at least two electrons or muons, while the third lepton may either be an additional electron or muon, or a hadronically decaying tau lepton. Events are categorized by the presence or absence of a reconstructed tau-lepton or Z-boson candidate decaying to leptons. No significant excess above backgrounds expected from Standard Model processes is observed. Results are presented as upper limits on event yields from non-Standard-Model processes producing at least three prompt, isolated leptons, given as functions of lower bounds on several kinematic variables. Fiducial efficiencies for model testing are also provided. The use of the results is illustrated by setting upper limits on the production of doubly charged Higgs bosons decaying to same-sign lepton pairs.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP)
10 Strategic Research Centers > Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics (AEC)

UniBE Contributor:

Agustoni, Marco; Ancu, Lucian; Battaglia, Andreas; Beck, Hans Peter; Borer, Claudia; Ereditato, Antonio; Gallo, Valentina; Haug, Sigve; Kruker, Tobias; Marti, Lukas; Schneider, Basil; Sciacca, Gianfranco and Weber, Michael

Subjects:

500 Science > 530 Physics

ISSN:

1550-7998

Publisher:

American Physical Society

Language:

English

Submitter:

Andrea Stettler

Date Deposited:

15 Sep 2014 13:22

Last Modified:

31 Aug 2015 10:02

Publisher DOI:

10.1103/PhysRevD.87.052002

Web of Science ID:

000315737000001

ArXiv ID:

1211.6312v3

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.58398

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/58398

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