Search for type-III Seesaw heavy leptons in pp collisions at √s =8 TeV with the ATLAS Detector

ATLAS, Collaboration; Beck, Hans Peter; Cervelli, Alberto; Ereditato, Antonio; Haug, Sigve; Kabana, Sonja; Meloni, Federico; Mullier, Geoffrey André Adrien; Pretzl, Klaus-Peter; Stramaglia, Maria Elena; Stucci, Stefania; Weber, Michael (2015). Search for type-III Seesaw heavy leptons in pp collisions at √s =8 TeV with the ATLAS Detector. Physical review. D - particles, fields, gravitation, and cosmology, D92(3), 032001. American Physical Society 10.1103/PhysRevD.92.032001

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A search for the pair-production of heavy leptons (N 0 ,L ± ) predicted by the type-III seesaw theory formulated to explain the origin of small neutrino masses is presented. The decay channels N 0 →W ± l ∓ (ℓ=e,μ,τ ) and L ± →W ± ν (ν=ν e ,ν μ ,ν τ ) are considered. The analysis is performed using the final state that contains two leptons (electrons or muons), two jets from a hadronically decaying W boson, and large missing transverse momentum. The data used in the measurement correspond to an integrated luminosity of 20.3fb⁻¹ of pp collisions at √s=8 TeV collected by the ATLAS detector at the LHC. No evidence of heavy lepton pair-production is observed. Heavy leptons with masses below 325--540 GeV are excluded at the 95% confidence level, depending on the theoretical scenario considered.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

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

UniBE Contributor:

Beck, Hans Peter; Cervelli, Alberto; Ereditato, Antonio; Haug, Sigve; Meloni, Federico; Mullier, Geoffrey André Adrien; Pretzl, Klaus-Peter; Stramaglia, Maria Elena; Stucci, Stefania and Weber, Michael

Subjects:

500 Science > 530 Physics

ISSN:

1550-7998

Publisher:

American Physical Society

Language:

English

Submitter:

Annette Krebs-Wegenast

Date Deposited:

08 Sep 2016 08:33

Last Modified:

11 Sep 2016 02:10

Publisher DOI:

10.1103/PhysRevD.92.032001

ArXiv ID:

1506.01839

Additional Information:

Kollaboration - Es sind nur die Berner Autoren namentlich erwähnt

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.87618

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/87618

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