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Search for a heavy composite Majorana neutrino in events with dilepton signatures from proton-proton collisions at s=13 TeV

Abstract: Results are presented of a search for a heavy Majorana neutrino Image 1 decaying into two same-flavor leptons ? (electrons or muons) and a quark-pair jet. A model is considered in which the Image 1 is an excited neutrino in a compositeness scenario. The analysis is performed using a sample of proton-proton collisions at recorded by the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 138 . The data are found to be in agreement with the standard model prediction. For the process in which the Image 1 is produced in association with a lepton, followed by the decay of the Image 1 to a same-flavor lepton and a quark pair, an upper limit at 95% confidence level on the product of the cross section and branching fraction is obtained as a function of the Image 1 mass Image 2 and the compositeness scale ?. For this model the data exclude the existence of Image 3 (Image 4) for Image 2 below 6.0 (6.1)?TeV, at the limit where Image 2 is equal to ?. For Image 5, values of ? less than 20 (23)?TeV are excluded. These results represent a considerable improvement in sensitivity, covering a larger parameter space than previous searches in Image 6 collisions at 13?TeV.

 Fuente: Physics Letters B, 2023, 843, 137803

 Publisher: Elsevier

 Publication date: 01/08/2023

 No. of pages: 25

 Publication type: Article

 DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2023.137803

 ISSN: 0370-2693,1873-2445

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