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Open Access item A search for excited leptons in pp Collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV

Authors:Brochero Cifuentes, J. A.
Cabrillo, I. J.
Calderón, A.
Chuang, S. H.
Duarte Campderros, J.
Felcini, M.
Fernández, M.
Gómez, G.
González Sánchez, J.
Jorda, C.
Lobelle Pardo, P.
López Virto, A.
Marco, Jesús
Marco, Rafael
Martínez-Rivero, Celso
Matorras, Francisco
Muñoz Sánchez, F. J.
Piedra, Jonatan
Rodrigo, Teresa
Rodriguez Marrero, Ana Y.
Ruiz Jimeno, Alberto
Scodellaro, Luca
Sobron Sañudo, M.
Vila, Iván
Vilar, Rocío
Keywords:CMS, Physics
Issue Date:Oct-2011
Citation:Physics Letters B 704(3): 143-162 (2011)
Abstract:A search for excited leptons is carried out with the CMS detector at the LHC, using 36 inverse picobarns of pp collision data recorded at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV. The search is performed for associated production of a lepton and an oppositely charged excited lepton pp to l l*, followed by the decay l* to l gamma, resulting in the l l gamma final state, where l = electron or muon. No excess of events above the standard model expectation is observed. Interpreting the findings in the context of l* production through four-fermion contact interactions and subsequent decay via electroweak processes, first upper limits are reported for l* production at this collision energy. The exclusion region in the compositeness scale Lambda and excited lepton mass M(l*) parameter space is extended beyond previously established limits. For Lambda = M(l*), excited lepton masses are excluded below 1070 GeV/c^2 for e* and 1090 GeV/c^2 for mu* at the 95% confidence level.
Description:20 páginas, 2 figuras, 2 tablas.-- This article is published Open Access at sciencedirect.com. It is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0.-- CMS Collaboration: et al.
Publisher version (URL):http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2011.09.021
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