Search for Signatures of Extra Dimensions in the Diphoton Mass Spectrum at the Large Hadron Collider


Chatrchyan S., Khachatryan V., Sirunyan A. M. , Tumasyan A., Adam W., Bergauer T., ...More

PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, vol.108, no.11, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 108 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevlett.108.111801
  • Title of Journal : PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS

Abstract

A search for signatures of extra spatial dimensions in the diphoton invariant-mass spectrum has been performed with the CMS detector at the LHC. No excess of events above the standard model expectation is observed using a data sample collected in proton-proton collisions at root s = 7 TeV corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2: 2 fb(-1). In the context of the large-extra-dimensions model, lower limits are set on the effective Planck scale in the range of 2.3-3.8 TeV at the 95% confidence level. These limits are the most restrictive bounds on virtual-graviton exchange to date. The most restrictive lower limits to date are also set on the mass of the first graviton excitation in the Randall-Sundrum model in the range of 0.86-1.84 TeV, for values of the associated coupling parameter between 0.01 and 0.10.