Search for excited leptons in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV

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Abstract

In this paper, a search for compositeness in electrons and muons carried out with the CMS detector in pp collision at the LHC at √s = 7 TeV with 5.0 fb-1 of data, is presented. The search has been performed for an associated production of a lepton and an oppositely charged excited lepton pp → ll* followed by the decay l* → l + γ resulting in the ll + γ final state, where l = e, μ. This search has been done assuming that excited leptons (l*) are produced via contact interactions. The number of events observed in data is consistent with the expected standard model background. The 95% confidence upper limits are reported for l* production at this collision energy and the exclusion region in the λ-M*l parameter space. This paper is based on the work done in [2].

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProceedings of Science
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics, EPS-HEP 2013 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: Jul 18 2013Jul 24 2013

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We congratulate our colleagues in the CERN accelerator departments for the excellent performance of the LHC machine. We thank the technical and administrative staff at CERN and other CMS institutes, and acknowledge support from: FMSR (Austria); FNRS and FWO (Belgium); CNPq , CAPES , FAPERJ , and FAPESP (Brazil); MES (Bulgaria); CERN ; CAS , MoST , and NSFC (China); COLCIENCIAS (Colombia); MSES (Croatia); RPF (Cyprus); MoER , SF0690030s09 and ERDF (Estonia); Academy of Finland , MEC , and HIP (Finland); CEA and CNRS/IN2P3 (France); BMBF , DFG , and HGF (Germany); GSRT (Greece); OTKA and NKTH (Hungary); DAE and DST (India); I± (Iran); SFI (Ireland); INFN (Italy); NRF and WCU (Republic of Korea); LAS (Lithuania); CINVESTAV , CONACYT , SEP , and UASLP-FAI (Mexico); MSI (New Zealand); PAEC (Pakistan); MSHE and NSC (Poland); FCT (Portugal); JINR (Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan); MON , RosAtom , RAS and RFBR (Russia); MSTD (Serbia); MICINN and CPAN (Spain); Swiss Funding Agencies (Switzerland); NSC (Taipei); TUBITAK and TAEK (Turkey); STFC (United Kingdom); DOE and NSF (USA). Individuals have received support from the Marie-Curie programme and the European Research Council (European Union); the Leventis Foundation ; the A.P. Sloan Foundation ; the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation ; the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office ; the Fonds pour la Formation à la Recherche dans lʼIndustrie et dans lʼAgriculture (FRIA-Belgium); the Agentschap voor Innovatie door Wetenschap en Technologie (IWT-Belgium); the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research , India; and the HOMING PLUS programme of Foundation for Polish Science , cofinanced from European Union, Regional Development Fund .

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