Search for a Heavy Particle Decaying into an Electron and a Muon with the ATLAS Detector in √s=7 TeV pp collisions at the LHC
Author(s)Taylor, Frank E.
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This Letter presents the first search for a heavy particle decaying into an e[superscript ±]μ[superscript ∓] final state in √s=7 TeV pp collisions at the LHC. The data were recorded by the ATLAS detector during 2010 and correspond to a total integrated luminosity of 35 pb[superscript -1]. No excess above the standard model background expectation is observed. Exclusions at 95% confidence level are placed on two representative models. In an R-parity violating supersymmetric model, tau sneutrinos with a mass below 0.75 TeV are excluded, assuming all R-parity violating couplings are zero except λ[subscript 311][superscript ′]=0.11 and λ[subscript 312]=0.07. In a lepton flavor violating model, a Z[superscript ′]-like vector boson with masses of 0.70–1.00 TeV and corresponding cross sections times branching ratios of 0.175–0.183 pb is excluded. These results extend to higher mass R-parity violating sneutrinos and lepton flavor violating Z’s than previous constraints from the Tevatron.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics
Physical Review Letters
American Physical Society
Aad, G. et al. “Search for a Heavy Particle Decaying into an Electron and a Muon with the ATLAS Detector in √s=7 TeV pp collisions at the LHC” Physical Review Letters 106 (2011): n. pag. Web. 21 Oct. 2011. © 2011 American Physical Society
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