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Search for physics beyond the standard model in dilepton mass spectra in proton-proton collisions at √s = 8 TeV

Khachatryan, V. and Apresyan, A. and Bornheim, A. and Bunn, J. and Chen, Y. and Duarte, J. and Mott, A. and Newman, H. B. and Pena, C. and Rogan, C. and Spiropulu, M. and Timciuc, V. and Vlimant, J. R. and Wilkinson, R. and Xie, S. and Zhu, R. Y. and Dubinin, M. (2015) Search for physics beyond the standard model in dilepton mass spectra in proton-proton collisions at √s = 8 TeV. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2015 (4). Art. No. 25. ISSN 1126-6708. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20150805-114445237

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Abstract

Dimuon and dielectron mass spectra, obtained from data resulting from proton-proton collisions at 8 TeV and recorded by the CMS experiment, are used to search for both narrow resonances and broad deviations from standard model predictions. The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 20.6 (19.7) fb^(−1) for the dimuon (dielectron) channel. No evidence for non-standard-model physics is observed and 95% confidence level limits are set on parameters from a number of new physics models. The narrow resonance analyses exclude a Sequential Standard Model Z'_(SSM) resonance lighter than 2.90 TeV, a superstring-inspired Z'_ψ lighter than 2.57 TeV, and Randall-Sundrum Kaluza-Klein gravitons with masses below 2.73, 2.35, and 1.27 TeV for couplings of 0.10, 0.05, and 0.01, respectively. A notable feature is that the limits have been calculated in a model-independent way to enable straightforward reinterpretation in any model predicting a resonance structure. The observed events are also interpreted within the framework of two non-resonant analyses: one based on a large extra dimensions model and one based on a quark and lepton compositeness model with a left-left isoscalar contact interaction. Lower limits are established on MS, the scale characterizing the onset of quantum gravity, which range from 4.9 to 3.3 TeV, where the number of additional spatial dimensions varies from 3 to 7. Similarly, lower limits on Λ, the energy scale parameter for the contact interaction, are found to be 12.0 (15.2) TeV for destructive (constructive) interference in the dimuon channel and 13.5 (18.3) TeV in the dielectron channel.


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Additional Information:© 2015 CERN, for the benefit of the CMS Collaboration. Received: December 19, 2014. Accepted: March 10, 2015. Published: April 7, 2015. Open Access. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY 4.0), which permits any use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited. Article funded by SCOAP3. We congratulate our colleagues in the CERN accelerator departments for the excellent performance of the LHC and thank the technical and administrative staffs at CERN and at other CMS institutes for their contributions to the success of the CMS effort. In addition, we gratefully acknowledge the computing centres and personnel of the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid for delivering so effectively the computing infrastructure essential to our analyses. Finally, we acknowledge the enduring support for the construction and operation of the LHC and the CMS detector provided by the following funding agencies: the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy and the Austrian Science Fund; the Belgian Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique, and Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek; the Brazilian Funding Agencies (CNPq, CAPES, FAPERJ, and FAPESP); the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science; CERN; the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ministry of Science and Technology, and National Natural Science Foundation of China; the Colombian Funding Agency (COLCIENCIAS); the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sport, and the Croatian Science Foundation; the Research Promotion Foundation, Cyprus; the Ministry of Education and Research, Estonian Research Council via IUT23-4 and IUT23-6 and European Regional Development Fund, Estonia; the Academy of Finland, Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, and Helsinki Institute of Physics; the Institut National de Physique Nucléaire et de Physique des Particules / CNRS, and Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives / CEA, France; the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, and Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren, Germany; the General Secretariat for Research and Technology, Greece; the National Scientific Research Foundation, and National Innovation Office, Hungary; the Department of Atomic Energy and the Department of Science and Technology, India; the Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, Iran; the Science Foundation, Ireland; the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Italy; the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, and National Research Foundation (NRF), Republic of Korea; the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences; the Ministry of Education, and University of Malaya (Malaysia); the Mexican Funding Agencies (CINVESTAV, CONACYT, SEP, and UASLP-FAI); the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, New Zealand; the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission; the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the National Science Centre, Poland; the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal; JINR, Dubna; the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the Federal Agency of Atomic Energy of the Russian Federation, Russian Academy of Sciences, and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research; the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Serbia; the Secretaría de Estado de Investigaciόn, Desarrollo e Innovaciόn and Programa Consolider-Ingenio 2010, Spain; the Swiss Funding Agencies (ETH Board, ETH Zurich, PSI, SNF, UniZH, Canton Zurich, and SER); the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taipei; the Thailand Center of Excellence in Physics, the Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology of Thailand, Special Task Force for Activating Research and the National Science and Technology Development Agency of Thailand; the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey, and Turkish Atomic Energy Authority; the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and State Fund for Fundamental Researches, Ukraine; the Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK; the US Department of Energy, and the US National Science Foundation. Individuals have received support from the Marie-Curie programme and the European Research Council and EPLANET (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 l’Industrie et dans l’Agriculture (FRIA-Belgium); the Agentschap voor Innovatie door Wetenschap en Technologie (IWT-Belgium); the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS) of the Czech Republic; the Council of Science and Industrial Research, India; the HOMING PLUS programme of Foundation for Polish Science, cofinanced from European Union, Regional Development Fund; the Compagnia di San Paolo (Torino); the Consorzio per la Fisica (Trieste); MIUR project 20108T4XTM (Italy); the Thalis and Aristeia programmes cofinanced by EU-ESF and the Greek NSRF; and the National Priorities Research Program by Qatar National Research Fund.
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Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research and the Austrian Science FundUNSPECIFIED
Belgian Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique and Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk OnderzoekUNSPECIFIED
CNPq, CAPES, FAPERJ, and FAPESP (Brazil)UNSPECIFIED
Bulgarian Ministry of Education and ScienceUNSPECIFIED
CERNUNSPECIFIED
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ministry of Science and Technology, and National Natural Science Foundation of ChinaUNSPECIFIED
COLCIENCIAS (Colombia)UNSPECIFIED
Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sport and the Croatian Science FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Research Promotion Foundation, Cyprus UNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Education and Research, Estonian Research CouncilIUT23-4
Ministry of Education and Research, Estonian Research CouncilIUT23-6
European Regional Development Fund, EstoniaUNSPECIFIED
Academy of Finland, Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, and Helsinki Institute of PhysicsUNSPECIFIED
Institut National de Physique Nucléaire et de Physique des Particules / CNRS, and Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives / CEA, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, and Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
General Secretariat for Research and Technology, Greece UNSPECIFIED
National Scientific Research Foundation and National Innovation Office, Hungary UNSPECIFIED
Department of Atomic Energy and the Department of Science and Technology, IndiaUNSPECIFIED
Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, Iran UNSPECIFIED
Science Foundation, IrelandUNSPECIFIED
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)UNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, and National Research Foundation (NRF) (Korea)UNSPECIFIED
Lithuanian Academy of SciencesUNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Education, and University of Malaya (Malaysia)UNSPECIFIED
CINVESTAV, CONACYT, SEP, and UASLP-FAI (Mexico)UNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, New ZealandUNSPECIFIED
Pakistan Atomic Energy CommissionUNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the National Science Centre, PolandUNSPECIFIED
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)UNSPECIFIED
JINR (Dubna)UNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation UNSPECIFIED
Federal Agency of Atomic Energy of the Russian Federation UNSPECIFIED
Russian Academy of SciencesUNSPECIFIED
Russian Foundation for Basic ResearchUNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of SerbiaUNSPECIFIED
Secretaría de Estado de Investigaciόn, Desarrollo e Innovaciόn and Programa Consolider-Ingenio 2010, SpainUNSPECIFIED
ETH Board, ETH Zurich, PSI, SNF, UniZH, Canton Zurich, and SERUNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Science and Technology, TaipeiUNSPECIFIED
Thailand Center of Excellence in PhysicsUNSPECIFIED
Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology of ThailandUNSPECIFIED
Special Task Force for Activating Research and the National Science and Technology Development Agency of ThailandUNSPECIFIED
Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey and Turkish Atomic Energy AuthorityUNSPECIFIED
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and State Fund for Fundamental Researches, UkraineUNSPECIFIED
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)UNSPECIFIED
Department of Energy (DOE)UNSPECIFIED
NSFUNSPECIFIED
Marie-Curie programme and the European Research Council and EPLANET (European Union)UNSPECIFIED
Leventis FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Alfred P. Sloan FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Alexander von Humboldt FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Belgian Federal Science Policy OfficeUNSPECIFIED
Fonds pour la Formation à la Recherche dans l’índustrie et dans l’Ágriculture (FRIA-Belgium)UNSPECIFIED
Agentschap voor Innovatie door Wetenschap en Technologie (IWT-Belgium)UNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS) of the Czech RepublicUNSPECIFIED
Council of Science and Industrial Research, IndiaUNSPECIFIED
HOMING PLUS programme of Foundation for Polish Science cofinanced from European UnionUNSPECIFIED
Regional Development FundUNSPECIFIED
Compagnia di San Paolo (Torino)UNSPECIFIED
Consorzio per la Fisica (Trieste)UNSPECIFIED
Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca (MIUR)20108T4XTM
Thalis and Aristeia programmes cofinanced by EU-ESF and the Greek NSRFUNSPECIFIED
Qatar National Research Fund National Priorities Research ProgramUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:Hadron-Hadron Scattering, Beyond Standard Model, Particle and resonance production
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