Search for high-mass resonances in dilepton final states in proton-proton collisions at √s = 13 TeV

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Abstract

A search is presented for new high-mass resonances decaying into electron or muon pairs. The search uses proton-proton collision data at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC in 2016, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36 fb−1. Observations are in agreement with standard model expectations. Upper limits on the product of a new resonance production cross section and branching fraction to dileptons are calculated in a model-independent manner. This permits the interpretation of the limits in models predicting a narrow dielectron or dimuon resonance. A scan of different intrinsic width hypotheses is performed. Limits are set on the masses of various hypothetical particles. For the Z SSM (Z ψ) particle, which arises in the sequential standard model (superstring-inspired model), a lower mass limit of 4.50 (3.90) TeV is set at 95% confidence level. The lightest Kaluza-Klein graviton arising in the Randall-Sundrum model of extra dimensions, with coupling parameters k/MPl of 0.01, 0.05, and 0.10, is excluded at 95% confidence level below 2.10, 3.65, and 4.25 TeV, respectively. In a simplified model of dark matter production via a vector or axial vector mediator, limits at 95% confidence level are obtained on the masses of the dark matter particle and its mediator.

Original languageEnglish
Article number120
Pages (from-to)1-43
Number of pages43
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume2018
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2018

Keywords

  • Beyond Standard Model
  • Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)
  • Lepton production
  • Particle and resonance production

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