Searches for scalar leptoquarks in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Barton, Adam Edward and Beattie, Michael and Borissov, Guennadi and Bouhova-Thacker, Evelina Vassileva and Dearnaley, William and Fox, Harald and Grimm, Kathryn Ann Tschann and Henderson, Robert Charles William and Hughes, Gareth and Jones, Roger William Lewis and Kartvelishvili, Vakhtang and Long, Robin Eamonn and Love, Peter Allan and Maddocks, Harvey and Skinner, Malcolm and Smizanska, Maria and Walder, James William and Wharton, Andy (2016) Searches for scalar leptoquarks in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector. European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, 76 (1). ISSN 1434-6044

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Abstract

Searches for pair-produced scalar leptoquarks are performed using 20 fb−1 of proton–proton collision data provided by the LHC and recorded by the ATLAS detector at √s=8 TeV. Events with two electrons (muons) and two or more jets in the final state are used to search for first (second)-generation leptoquarks. The results from two previously published ATLAS analyses are interpreted in terms of third-generation leptoquarks decaying to bντb¯ντ¯ and tντt¯ντ¯ final states. No statistically significant excess above the Standard Model expectation is observed in any channel and scalar leptoquarks are excluded at 95 % CL with masses up to mLQ1 < 1050 GeV for first-generation leptoquarks, mLQ2 < 1000 GeV for second-generation leptoquarks, mLQ3 < 625 GeV for third-generation leptoquarks in the bντb¯ντ¯ channel, and 200 < mLQ3 < 640 GeV in the tντt¯ντ¯ channel.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2200/2201
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 78868
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 31 Mar 2016 11:46
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2019 00:38
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/78868

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