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Search for Leptoquarks Coupled to Third-Generation Quarks in Proton-Proton Collisions at √s = 13 TeV

CMS Collaboration; Sirunyan, A. M.; Tumasyan, A.; Adam, W.; Ambrogi, F.; Asilar, E.; Bergauer, T.; Brandstetter, J.; Dragicevic, M.; Erö, J.; Escalante Del Valle, A.; Flechl, M.; Frühwirth, R.; Ghete, V. M.; Hrubec, J.; Jeitler, M.; Krammer, N.; Krätschmer, I.; Liko, D.; Madlener, T.; Mikulec, I.; ... mehr

Abstract:
Three of the most significant measured deviations from standard model predictions, the enhanced decay rate for B→D(*)τν, hints of lepton universality violation in B→K(*)ℓℓ decays, and the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon, can be explained by the existence of leptoquarks (LQs) with large couplings to third-generation quarks and masses at the TeV scale. The existence of these states can be probed at the LHC in high energy proton-proton collisions. A novel search is presented for pair production of LQs coupled to a top quark and a muon using data at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9  fb−1, recorded by the CMS experiment. No deviation from the standard model prediction has been observed and scalar LQs decaying exclusively into tμ are excluded up to masses of 1420 GeV. The results of this search are combined with those from previous searches for LQ decays into tτ and bν, which excluded scalar LQs below masses of 900 and 1080 GeV. Vector LQs are excluded up to masses of 1190 GeV for all possible combinations of branching fractions to tμ, tτ and bν. With this analysis, all relevant co ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000089154
Veröffentlicht am 07.01.2019
Originalveröffentlichung
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.241802
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Zitationen: 2
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Zitationen: 8
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Prozessdatenverarbeitung und Elektronik (IPE)
Institut für Experimentelle Teilchenphysik (ETP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2018
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0031-9007, 1079-7114
urn:nbn:de:swb:90-891548
KITopen-ID: 1000089154
Erschienen in Physical review letters
Band 121
Heft 24
Seiten Article: 241802
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