Search for high-mass dilepton resonances in pp collisions at √s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Agustoni, Marco; Beck, Hans Peter; Cervelli, Alberto; Ereditato, Antonio; Gallo, Valentina; Haug, Sigve; Kruker, Tobias; Marti, Lukas; Meloni, Federico; Schneider, Basil; Sciacca, Gianfranco; Stramaglia, Maria; Stucci, Stefania Antonia; Weber, Michael (2014). Search for high-mass dilepton resonances in pp collisions at √s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Physical review. D - particles, fields, gravitation, and cosmology, D90(5), 052005. Melville, N.Y.: American Physical Society 10.1103/PhysRevD.90.052005

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The ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider is used to search for high-mass resonances decaying to dielectron or dimuon final states. Results are presented from an analysis of proton-proton (pp ) collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 20.3  fb −1 in the dimuon channel. A narrow resonance with Standard Model Z couplings to fermions is excluded at 95% confidence level for masses less than 2.79 TeV in the dielectron channel, 2.53 TeV in the dimuon channel, and 2.90 TeV in the two channels combined. Limits on other model interpretations are also presented, including a grand-unification model based on the E 6 gauge group, Z ∗ bosons, minimal Z' models, a spin-2 graviton excitation from Randall-Sundrum models, quantum black holes, and a minimal walking technicolor model with a composite Higgs boson.

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

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Agustoni, Marco, Beck, Hans Peter, Cervelli, Alberto, Ereditato, Antonio, Gallo, Valentina, Haug, Sigve, Kruker, Tobias, Marti, Lukas, Meloni, Federico, Schneider, Basil, Sciacca, Gianfranco, Stramaglia, Maria Elena, Stucci, Stefania, Weber, Michele


500 Science > 530 Physics




American Physical Society




Jan Dirk Brinksma

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10 Jun 2015 13:13

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02 Mar 2023 23:26

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