Search for ZZ resonances in the 2l2v final state in proton-proton collisions at 13 TeV


Sirunyan A. M. , Tumasyan A., Adam W., Ambrogi F., Asilar E., Bergauer T., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS, sa.3, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/jhep03(2018)003
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS

Özet

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.