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Type: Journal article
Title: A search for an excited muon decaying to a muon and two jets in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Other Titles: A search for an excited muon decaying to a muon and two jets in pp collisions at root s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Author: Aad, G.
Abbott, B.
Abdallah, J.
Abdinov, O.
Abeloos, B.
Aben, R.
Abolins, M.
Abouzeid, O.
Abramowicz, H.
Abreu, H.
Abreu, R.
Abulaiti, Y.
Acharya, B.
Adamczyk, L.
Adams, D.
Adelman, J.
Adomeit, S.
Adye, T.
Affolder, A.
Agatonovic-Jovin, T.
et al.
Citation: New Journal of Physics, 2016; 18(7):073021-1-073021-21
Publisher: IOP Publishing
Issue Date: 2016
ISSN: 1367-2630
1367-2630
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G. Aad ... P. Jackson ... L. Lee ... A. Petridis ... N. Soni ... M.J. White ... et al. (ATLAS Collaboration)
Abstract: A new search signature for excited leptons is explored. Excited muons are sought in the channel pp → μμ∗→ μμ jet jet, assuming both the production and decay occur via a contact interaction. The analysis is based on 20.3 fb-1 of pp collision data at a centre-of-mass energy of √s = 8 TeV taken with the ATLAS detector at the large hadron collider. No evidence of excited muons is found, and limits are set at the 95% confidence level on the cross section times branching ratio as a function of the excited-muonmass μμ∗. For μμ∗between 1.3 and 3.0 TeV, the upper limit on φB (μ∗→ μqq) is between 0.6 and 1 fb. Limits on sB are converted to lower bounds on the compositeness scale. In the limiting case L = μμ∗, excitedmuonswith amass below2.8 TeVare excluded.With the samemodel assumptions, these limits at larger μ∗masses improve upon previous limits fromtraditional searches based on the gauge-mediated decay μ∗→ μγ.
Rights: © 2016 CERN for the benefit of the ATLAS Collaboration. Original content from this work may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence. Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI. Article funded by SCOAP3.
RMID: 0030051623
DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/18/7/073021
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