Publication
Title
Search for quark compositeness with the dijet centrality ratio in pp collisions at = 7 TeV
Author
Institution/Organisation
CMS Collaboration
Abstract
A search for quark compositeness in the form of quark contact interactions, based on hadronic jet pairs (dijets) produced in proton-proton collisions at √s=7  TeV, is described. The data sample of the study corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 2.9  pb-1 collected with the CMS detector at the LHC. The dijet centrality ratio, which quantifies the angular distribution of the dijets, is measured as a function of the invariant mass of the dijet system and is found to agree with the predictions of the standard model. A statistical analysis of the data provides a lower limit on the energy scale of quark contact interactions. The sensitivity of the analysis is such that the expected limit is 2.9 TeV; because the observed value of the centrality ratio at high invariant mass is below the expectation, the observed limit is 4.0 TeV at the 95% confidence level.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review letters. - New York, N.Y.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : 2010
ISSN
0031-9007
Volume/pages
105:26(2010), p. 1-15
Article Reference
262001
ISI
000286754700004
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 11.05.2017
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