Search for quantum black hole production in high-invariant-mass lepton + jet final states using pp collisions at √s = 8  TeV and the ATLAS Detector

Allbrooke, B M M, Asquith, L, Cerri, A, Chavez Barajas, C A, De Santo, A, Salvatore, F, Santoyo Castillo, I, Suruliz, K, Sutton, M R, Vivarelli, I and The ATLAS Collaboration, (2014) Search for quantum black hole production in high-invariant-mass lepton + jet final states using pp collisions at √s = 8  TeV and the ATLAS Detector. Physical Review Letters, 112 (9). 091804. ISSN 0031-9007

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Abstract

This Letter presents a search for quantum black-hole production using 20.3  fb−¹ of data collected with the ATLAS detector in pp collisions at the LHC at √s=8  TeV. The quantum black holes are assumed to decay into a final state characterized by a lepton (electron or muon) and a jet. In either channel, no event with a lepton-jet invariant mass of 3.5 TeV or more is observed, consistent with the expected background. Limits are set on the product of cross sections and branching fractions for the lepton+jet final states of quantum black holes produced in a search region for invariant masses above 1 TeV. The combined 95% confidence level upper limit on this product for quantum black holes with threshold mass above 3.5 TeV is 0.18 fb. This limit constrains the threshold quantum black-hole mass to be above 5.3 TeV in the model considered.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Research Centres and Groups: Experimental Particle Physics Research Group
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Depositing User: Billy Wichaidit
Date Deposited: 05 May 2017 11:51
Last Modified: 05 May 2017 11:57
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/67705

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