Publication
Title
Search for ZZ resonances in the final state in proton-proton collisions at 13 TeV
Author
Institution/Organisation
CMS Collaboration
Abstract
A search for heavy resonances decaying to a pair of Z bosons is performed using data collected with the CMS detector at the LHC. Events are selected by requiring two oppositely charged leptons (electrons or muons), consistent with the decay of a Z boson, and large missing transverse momentum, which is interpreted as arising from the decay of a second Z boson to two neutrinos. The analysis uses data from proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb(-1). The hypothesis of a spin-2 bulk graviton (X) decaying to a pair of Z bosons is examined for 600 <= m(X) <= 2500 GeV and upper limits at 95% confidence level are set on the product of the production cross section and branching fraction of X -> ZZ ranging from 100 to 4 fb. For bulk graviton models characterized by a curvature scale parameter (k) over tilde = 0.5 in the extra dimension, the region nix < 800 GeV is excluded, providing the most stringent limit reported to date. Variations of the model considering the possibility of a wide resonance produced exclusively via gluon-gluon fusion or q<(q)over bar> annihilation are also examined.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of high energy physics. - Bristol
Publication
Bristol : 2018
ISSN
1126-6708
1029-8479 [online]
Volume/pages
3 (2018) , 39 p.
Article Reference
003
ISI
000426797300003
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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External links
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Creation 29.03.2018
Last edited 20.09.2021
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