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Title
Search for contact interactions in events in pp collisions at
Author
Institution/Organisation
CMS Collaboration
Abstract
Results are reported from a search for the effects of contact interactions using events with a high-mass, oppositely charged muon pair. The events are collected in proton-proton collisions at root s = 7 TeV using the Compact Muon Solenoid detector at the Large Hadron Collider. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 5: 3 fb(-1). The observed dimuon mass spectrum is consistent with that expected from the standard model. The data are interpreted in the context of a quark-and muon-compositeness model with a left-handed isoscalar current and an energy scale parameter Lambda. The 95% confidence level lower limit on Lambda is 9.5 TeV under the assumption of destructive interference between the standard model and contact-interaction amplitudes. For constructive interference, the limit is 13.1 TeV. These limits are comparable to the most stringent ones reported to date. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.87.032001
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review : D : particles and fields. - Lancaster, Pa, 1970 - 2003
Publication
Lancaster, Pa : 2013
ISSN
0556-2821
Volume/pages
87:3(2013), p. 1-19
Article Reference
032001
ISI
000314361500001
Medium
E-only publicatie
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 14.07.2017
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