Publication
Title
Search for new physics in the τ lepton plus missing transverse momentum final state in proton-proton collisions at √s=13 TeV
Author
Institution/Organisation
CMS Collaboration
Abstract
A search for physics beyond the standard model (SM) in the final state with a hadronically decaying tau lepton and a neutrino is presented. This analysis is based on data recorded by the CMS experiment from proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13TeV at the LHC, corresponding to a total integrated luminosity of 138 fb(-1). The transverse mass spectrum is analyzed for the presence of new physics. No significant deviation from the SM prediction is observed. Limits are set on the production cross section of a W' boson decaying into a tau lepton and a neutrino. Lower limits are set on the mass of the sequential SM-like heavy charged vector boson and the mass of a quantum black hole. Upper limits are placed on the couplings of a new boson to the SM fermions. Constraints are put on a nonuniversal gauge interaction model and an effective field theory model. For the first time, upper limits on the cross section of t-channel leptoquark (LQ) exchange are presented. These limits are translated into exclusion limits on the LQ mass and on its coupling in the t-channel. The sensitivity of this analysis extends into the parameter space of LQ models that attempt to explain the anomalies observed in B meson decays. The limits presented for the various interpretations are the most stringent to date. Additionally, a model-independent limit is provided.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of high energy physics. - Bristol
Publication
Bristol : 2023
ISSN
1126-6708
1029-8479 [online]
DOI
10.1007/JHEP09(2023)051
Volume/pages
9 (2023) , p. 1-52
Article Reference
051
ISI
001090971800001
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 08.12.2023
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