Search for contact interactions and large extra dimensions in dilepton events from pp collisions at sqrts=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-Peter; Schneider, Basil; Sciacca, Gianfranco; Weber, Michael (2013). Search for contact interactions and large extra dimensions in dilepton events from pp collisions at sqrts=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Physical review. D - particles, fields, gravitation, and cosmology, 87(1), 015010. Melville, N.Y.: American Physical Society 10.1103/PhysRevD.87.015010

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A search for nonresonant new phenomena, originating from either contact interactions or large extra spatial dimensions, has been carried out using events with two isolated electrons or muons. These events, produced at the LHC in proton-proton collisions at root s = 7 TeV, were recorded by the ATLAS detector. The data sample, collected throughout 2011, corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 4.9 and 5.0 fb(-1) in the e(+)e(-) and mu(+)mu(-) channels, respectively. No significant deviations from the Standard Model expectation are observed. Using a Bayesian approach, 95% confidence level lower limits ranging from 9.0 to 13.9 TeV are placed on the energy scale of llqq contact interactions in the left-left isoscalar model. Lower limits ranging from 2.4 to 3.9 TeV are also set on the string scale in large extra dimension models. After combining these limits with results from a similar search in the diphoton channel, slightly more stringent limits are obtained.

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

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Agustoni, Marco, Ancu, Lucian, Battaglia, Andreas, Beck, Hans Peter, Borer, Claudia, Ereditato, Antonio, Gallo, Valentina, Haug, Sigve, Kruker, Tobias, Marti, Lukas, Pretzl, Klaus-Peter, Schneider, Basil, Sciacca, Gianfranco, Weber, Michele


500 Science > 530 Physics




American Physical Society




Andrea Stettler

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23 Sep 2014 09:44

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05 Dec 2022 14:36

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