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Search for long-lived particles that decay into final states containing two electrons or two muons in proton-proton collisions at vs=8??TeV

Abstract: A search is performed for long-lived particles that decay into final states that include a pair of electrons or a pair of muons. The experimental signature is a distinctive topology consisting of a pair of charged leptons originating from a displaced secondary vertex. Events corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.6?(20.5)??fb-1 in the electron (muon) channel were collected with the CMS detector at the CERN LHC in proton-proton collisions at vs=8??TeV. No significant excess is observed above standard model expectations. Upper limits on the product of the cross section and branching fraction of such a signal are presented as a function of the long-lived particle’s mean proper decay length. The limits are presented in an approximately model-independent way, allowing them to be applied to a wide class of models yielding the above topology. Over much of the investigated parameter space, the limits obtained are the most stringent to date. In the specific case of a model in which a Higgs boson in the mass range 125–1000??GeV/c2 decays into a pair of long-lived neutral bosons in the mass range 20–350??GeV/c2, each of which can then decay to dileptons, the upper limits obtained are typically in the range 0.2–10 fb for mean proper decay lengths of the long-lived particles in the range 0.01–100 cm. In the case of the lowest Higgs mass considered (125??GeV/c2), the limits are in the range 2–50 fb. These limits are sensitive to Higgs boson branching fractions as low as 10-4.

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 Fuente: Phys. Rev. D, Vol. 91, Num. 5, Pag. 052012 (2015)

Editorial: American Physical Society

 Fecha de publicación: 01/03/2015

Nº de páginas: 26

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.91.052012

ISSN: 1550-7998,1550-2368,2470-0010,2470-0029

Proyecto español: FPA2014-55295-C3-1-R ; FPA 2011-28694-C02-01

Url de la publicación: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.91.052012