Search for excited leptons in proton-proton collisions at s√=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Barton, Adam and Borissov, Guennadi and Bouhova-Thacker, Eva and Brodbeck, Timothy and Chilingarov, Alexandre and Davidson, Ruth and de Mora, Lee and Dearnaley, William and Fox, Harald and Henderson, Robert and Hughes, Gareth and Jones, Roger William Lewis and Kartvelishvili, Vakhtang and Long, Robin and Love, Peter and Ratoff, Peter and Smizanska, Maria and Walder, James (2012) Search for excited leptons in proton-proton collisions at s√=7  TeV with the ATLAS detector. Physical Review D, 85 (7). ISSN 1550-7998

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Abstract

The ATLAS detector is used to search for excited leptons in the electromagnetic radiative decay channel ℓ∗→ℓγ. Results are presented based on the analysis of pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2.05  fb−1. No evidence for excited leptons is found, and limits are set on the compositeness scale Λ as a function of the excited lepton mass mℓ∗. In the special case where Λ=mℓ∗, excited electron and muon masses below 1.87 TeV and 1.75 TeV are excluded at 95% C.L., respectively.

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Physical Review D
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Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article’s title, journal citation, and DOI. © 2012 CERN, for the ATLAS Collaboration
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