Search for a Narrow, Spin-2 Resonance Decaying to a Pair of Z Bosons in the q[bar over q]ℓ[superscript +]ℓ[superscript −] Final State
Author(s)Apyan, Aram; Bauer, Gerry P.; Bendavid, Joshua L.; Busza, Wit; Butz, Erik M.; Cali, Ivan Amos; Chan, M.; Dutta, V.; Gomez-Ceballos, Guillelmo; Goncharov, Maxim; Hahn, Kristian Allan; Kim, Y.; Klute, Markus; Krajczar, Krisztian F.; Li, W.; Luckey, P. David, Jr.; Ma, Teng; Nahn, Steven; Paus, Christoph M. E.; Ralph, Duncan Kelley; Roland, Christof E.; Roland, Gunther M.; Rudolph, Matthew Scott; Stephans, George S. F.; Stockli, Fabian; Sumorok, Konstanty C.; Sung, Kevin Kai Hong; Velicanu, Dragos Alexandru; Wenger, Edward Allen; Wolf, R.; Wyslouch, Boleslaw; Yang, M.; Yilmaz, Yetkin; Yoon, A. S.; Zanetti, Marco; ... Show more Show less
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Results are presented from a search for a narrow, spin-2 resonance decaying into a pair of Z bosons, with one Z-boson decaying into leptons (e[superscript +]e[superscript −] or μ[superscript +]μ[superscript −]) and the other into jets. An example of such a resonance is the Kaluza–Klein graviton, G[subscript KK], predicted in Randall–Sundrum models. The analysis is based on a 4.9 fb[superscript −1] sample of proton–proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV, collected with the CMS detector at the LHC. Kinematic and topological properties including decay angular distributions are used to discriminate between signal and background. No evidence for a resonance is observed, and upper limits on the production cross sections times branching fractions are set. In two models that predict Z-boson spin correlations in graviton decays, graviton masses are excluded lower than a value which varies between 610 and 945 GeV, depending on the model and the strength of the graviton couplings.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Laboratory for Nuclear Science; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. School of Science
Physics Letters B
Chatrchyan, S., V. Khachatryan, A.M. Sirunyan, A. Tumasyan, W. Adam, E. Aguilo, T. Bergauer, et al. “Search for a Narrow, Spin-2 Resonance Decaying to a Pair of Z Bosons in the q[bar over q]ℓ[superscript +]ℓ[superscript −] Final State.” Physics Letters B 718, no. 4–5 (January 2013): 1208–1228. © 2012 CERN
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