Chatrchyan, S. and Apresyan, A. and Bornheim, A. and Chen, Y. and Di Marco, E. and Duarte, J. and Gataullin, M. and Ma, Y. and Mott, A. and Newman, H. B. and Rogan, C. and Spiropulu, M. and Timciuc, V. and Veverka, J. and Wilkinson, R. and Zhu, R. Y. and Xie, S. and Yang, Y. (2012) Search for pair production of first- and second-generation scalar leptoquarks in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV. Physical Review D, 86 (5). Art. No. 052013. ISSN 0556-2821. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20121029-083906909
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Results are presented from a search for the pair production of first- and second-generation scalar leptoquarks in proton-proton collisions at √s=7 TeV. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 5.0 fb^(-1), collected by the CMS detector at the LHC. The search signatures involve either two charged leptons of the same flavor (electrons or muons) and at least two jets or a single charged lepton (electron or muon), missing transverse energy, and at least two jets. If the branching fraction of the leptoquark decay into a charged lepton and a quark is assumed to be β=1, leptoquark pair production is excluded at the 95% confidence level for masses below 830 GeV and 840 GeV for the first and second generations, respectively. For β=0.5, masses below 640 GeV and 650 GeV are excluded. These limits are the most stringent to date.
|Additional Information:||© 2012 CERN, for the CMS Collaboration. Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article’s title, journal citation, and DOI. Received 24 July 2012; published 27 September 2012. We extend our thanks to Michael Krämer for providing the tools for calculation of the leptoquark theoretical cross section and PDF uncertainty. 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 the following: BMWF and FWF (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); IPM (Iran); SFI (Ireland); INFN (Italy); NRF and WCU (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); SEIDI 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 Austrian Science Fund (FWF); the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office; the Fonds pour la Formation à la Recherche dans l’Industrie et dans l’Agriculture (FRIA-Belgium); the Agentschap voor Innovatie door Wetenschap en Technologie (IWT-Belgium); the Council of Science and Industrial Research, India; the Compagnia di San Paolo (Torino); and the HOMING PLUS programme of Foundation for Polish Science, cofinanced from European Union, Regional Development Fund.|
|Classification Code:||PACS: 14.80.Sv, 12.60.-i, 13.85.Rm|
|Official Citation:||Search for pair production of first- and second-generation scalar leptoquarks in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV S. Chatrchyan et al. (CMS Collaboration) Published 27 September 2012 (23 pages) 052013|
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|Deposited By:||Ruth Sustaita|
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|Last Modified:||25 Feb 2013 21:11|
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