Publication
Title
Search for quark contact interactions and extra spatial dimensions using dijet angular distributions in proton-proton collisions 8 TeV
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Institution/Organisation
CMS Collaboration
Abstract
A search is presented for quark contact interactions and extra spatial dimensions in proton-proton collisions at root s = 8 TeV using dijet angular distributions. The search is based on a data set corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb(-1) collected by the CMS detector at the CERN LHC. Dijet angular distributions are found to be in agreement with the perturbative QCD predictions that include electroweak corrections. Limits on the contact interaction scale from a variety of models at next-to-leading order in QCD corrections are obtained. A benchmark model in which only left-handed quarks participate is excluded up to a scale of 9.0 (11.7) TeV for destructive (constructive) interference at 95% confidence level. Lower limits between 5.9 and 8.4 TeV on the scale of virtual graviton exchange are extracted for the Arkani-Hamed-Dimopoulos-Dvali model of extra spatial dimensions. (C) 2015 CERN for the benefit of the CMS Collaboration. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physics letters: B. - Amsterdam, 1967, currens
Publication
Amsterdam : 2015
ISSN
0370-2693
Volume/pages
746(2015), p. 79-99
ISI
000355378200014
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 02.08.2017
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