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Title
Search for narrow resonances in dilepton mass spectra in pp collisions at
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CMS Collaboration
Abstract
A search for narrow, high-mass resonances decaying to electron or muon pairs has been performed using pp collision data collected at root s = 7 TeV by the CMS experiment in 2011. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of approximately 5 fb(-1). The event yields observed in the signal regions are consistent with predictions of the standard model backgrounds, and upper limits on the cross section times branching fraction for a resonance decaying to dileptons are extracted from a shape analysis of the dilepton invariant mass distribution. The resulting mass limits at 95% confidence level are 2330 GeV for the Z' in the Sequential Standard Model, 2000 GeV for the superstring-inspired Z'(psi) resonance, 890 (540) GeV for the Stueckelberg extension Z'(St) the mass parameter epsilon = 0.06 (0.04), and 2140 (1810) GeV for Kaluza-Klein gravitons with the coupling parameter k/(M) over bar (Pl) of 0.10 (0.05). These limits are the most stringent to date. (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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English
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Physics letters: B. - Amsterdam, 1967, currens
Publication
Amsterdam : 2012
ISSN
0370-2693
Volume/pages
714:2-5(2012), p. 158-179
ISI
000307680100004
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