Search for contact interactions and large extra dimensions in the dilepton channel using proton-proton 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 Smizanska, Maria and Walder, James William (2014) Search for contact interactions and large extra dimensions in the dilepton channel using proton-proton collisions at √s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector. European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, 74 (12). ISSN 1434-6044

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Abstract

A search is conducted for non-resonant new phenomena in dielectron and dimuon final states, originating from either contact interactions or large extra spatial dimensions. The LHC 2012 proton-proton collision dataset recorded by the ATLAS detector is used, corresponding to 20 fb−1 at √s=8 TeV. The dilepton invariant mass spectrum is a discriminating variable in both searches, with the contact interaction search additionally utilizing the dilepton forward-backward asymmetry. No significant deviations from the Standard Model expectation are observed. Lower limits are set on the ℓℓqq contact interaction scale Λ between 15.4 TeV and 26.3 TeV, at the 95% credibility level. For large extra spatial dimensions, lower limits are set on the string scale MS between 3.2 TeV to 5.0 TeV.

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Journal Article
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European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
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80888
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12 Aug 2016 15:34
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Published
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