Search for excited electrons singly produced in proton–proton collisions at √s=13Te with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC

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A search for excited electrons produced in pp collisions at s = 13 Te via a contact interaction qq¯ → ee∗ is presented. The search uses 36.1 fb- 1 of data collected in 2015 and 2016 by the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. Decays of the excited electron into an electron and a pair of quarks (eqq¯) are targeted in final states with two electrons and two hadronic jets, and decays via a gauge interaction into a neutrino and a W boson (νW) are probed in final states with an electron, missing transverse momentum, and a large-radius jet consistent with a hadronically decaying W boson. No significant excess is observed over the expected backgrounds. Upper limits are calculated for the pp→ ee∗→ eeqq¯ and pp→ ee∗→ eνW production cross sections as a function of the excited electron mass me∗ at 95% confidence level. The limits are translated into lower bounds on the compositeness scale parameter Λ of the model as a function of me∗. For me∗<0.5 Te, the lower bound for Λ is 11 Te. In the special case of me∗=Λ, the values of me∗<4.8 Te are excluded. The presented limits on Λ are more stringent than those obtained in previous searches.

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  • Aaboud, M; Aad, G; Abbott, B; Abbott, DC; Abdinov, O; Abeloos, B; Abhayasinghe, DK; Abidi, SH; AbouZeid, OS; Abraham, NL; Abramowicz, H; Abreu, H; Abulaiti, Y; Acharya, BS; Adachi, S; Adam, L; Bourdarios, CA; Adamczyk, L; Adamek, L; Adelman, J; Adersberger, M; Adiguzel, A; Adye, T; Affolder, AA; Afik, Y; Agapopoulou, C; Agheorghiesei, C; Aguilar-Saavedra, JA; Ahmadov, F; Aielli, G; Akatsuka, S; Åkesson, TPA; Akilli, E; Akimov, AV; Alberghi, GL; Albert, J; Verzini, MJA; Alderweireldt, S; Aleksa, M; Aleksandrov, IN; Alexa, C; Alexandre, D; Alexopoulos, T; Alhroob, M; Ali, B; Alimonti, G; Alison, J; Alkire, SP; Allaire, C; Allbrooke, BMM; Allen, BW; Allport, PP; Aloisio, A; Alonso, A; Alonso, F; Alpigiani, C; Alshehri, AA; Alstaty, MI; Gonzalez, BA; Piqueras, DÁ; Alviggi, MG; Coutinho, YA; Ambler, A; Ambroz, L; Amelung, C; Amidei, D; Santos, SPAD; Amoroso, S; Amrouche, CS; An, F; Anastopoulos, C; Andari, N; Andeen, T; Anders, CF; Anders, JK; Andreazza, A; Andrei, V; Anelli, CR; Angelidakis, S; Angelozzi, I; Angerami, A; Anisenkov, AV; Annovi, A; Antel, C; Anthony, MT; Antonelli, M; Antrim, DJA; Anulli, F; Aoki, M; Pozo, JAA; Bella, LA; Arabidze, G; Araque, JP; Ferraz, VA; Pereira, RA; Arce, ATH; Arduh, FA; Arguin, JF; Argyropoulos, S; Arling, JH

Published Date

  • September 1, 2019

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Volume / Issue

  • 79 / 9

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1434-6052

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1434-6044

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-7295-1

Citation Source

  • Scopus