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Search for heavy neutrinos and right-handed W bosons in events with two leptons and jets in pp collisions at √s =7 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Aad, G. and Gray, H. M. and Marshall, Z. and Mateos, D. Lopez and Perez, K. (2012) Search for heavy neutrinos and right-handed W bosons in events with two leptons and jets in pp collisions at √s =7 TeV with the ATLAS detector. European Physical Journal C, 72 (7). Art. No. 2056. ISSN 1434-6044. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20120925-070420645

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Abstract

This letter reports on a search for hypothetical heavy neutrinos, N, and right-handed gauge bosons, W R, in events with high transverse momentum objects which include two reconstructed leptons and at least one hadronic jet. The results were obtained from data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2.1 fb^(−1) collected in proton–proton collisions at √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. No excess above the Standard Model background expectation is observed. Excluded mass regions for Majorana and Dirac neutrinos are presented using two approaches for interactions that violate lepton and lepton-flavor numbers. One approach uses an effective operator framework, the other approach is guided by the Left–Right Symmetric Model. The results described in this letter represent the most stringent limits to date on the masses of heavy neutrinos and W R bosons obtained in direct searches.


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Additional Information:© 2012 CERN for the benefit of the ATLAS collaboration. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits any use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and the source are credited. Received: 24 March 2012. Revised: 17 May 2012. Published online: 3 July 2012. We thank CERN for the very successful operation of the LHC, as well as the support staff from our institutions without whom ATLAS could not be operated efficiently. We acknowledge the support of ANPCyT, Argentina; YerPhI, Armenia; ARC, Australia; BMWF, Austria; ANAS, Azerbaijan; SSTC, Belarus; CNPq and FAPESP, Brazil; NSERC, NRC and CFI, Canada; CERN; CONICYT, Chile; CAS,MOST and NSFC, China; COLCIENCIAS, Colombia; MSMT CR, MPO CR and VSC CR, Czech Republic; DNRF, DNSRC and Lundbeck Foundation, Denmark; EPLANET and ERC, European Union; IN2P3-CNRS, CEA-DSM/IRFU, France; GNAS, Georgia; BMBF, DFG, HGF, MPG and AvH Foundation, Germany; GSRT, Greece; ISF, MINERVA, GIF, DIP and Benoziyo Center, Israel; INFN, Italy; MEXT and JSPS, Japan; CNRST, Morocco; FOM and NWO, Netherlands; RCN, Norway; MNiSW, Poland; GRICES and FCT, Portugal; MERYS (MECTS), Romania; MES of Russia and ROSATOM, Russian Federation; JINR; MSTD, Serbia; MSSR, Slovakia; ARRS andMVZT, Slovenia; DST/NRF, South Africa; MICINN, Spain; SRC and Wallenberg Foundation, Sweden; SER, SNSF and Cantons of Bern and Geneva, Switzerland; NSC, Taiwan; TAEK, Turkey; STFC, the Royal Society and Leverhulme Trust, United Kingdom; DOE and NSF, United States of America. The crucial computing support from all WLCG partners is acknowledged gratefully, in particular from CERN and the ATLAS Tier-1 facilities at TRIUMF (Canada), NDGF (Denmark, Norway, Sweden), CC-IN2P3 (France), KIT/GridKA (Germany), INFN-CNAF (Italy), NL-T1 (Netherlands), PIC (Spain), ASGC (Taiwan), RAL (UK) and BNL (USA) and in the Tier-2 facilities worldwide.
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MICINN (Spain)UNSPECIFIED
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SNSF and Cantons of Bern in Geneva (Switzerland)UNSPECIFIED
NSC (Taiwan)UNSPECIFIED
TAEK (Turkey)UNSPECIFIED
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Official Citation:Search for heavy neutrinos and right-handed W bosons in events with two leptons and jets in pp collisions at s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector The ATLAS Collaboration, G. Aad, B. Abbott, J. Abdallah and A. A. Abdelalim, et al. 2012, Volume 72, Number 7, 2056
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