Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Aad G., Abbott B., Abbott D. C., Abud A. A., Abeling K., Abhayasinghe D. K., Abusleme A. (2022)

A search for an unexpected asymmetry in the production of e+?? and e??+ pairs in proton–proton collisions recorded by the ATLAS detector at s=13 TeV

Revista : Physics Letters B
Volumen : 830
Páginas : 137106
Tipo de publicación : ISI Ir a publicación


This search, a type not previously performed at ATLAS, uses a comparison of the production cross sections for e+??and e+?- pairs to constrain physics processes beyond the Standard Model 139 fb-1. It uses of proton–proton collision data recorded at TeV at the LHC. Targeting sources of new physics which prefer final states containing e+?? to e??+, the search contains two broad signal regions which are used to provide model-independent constraints on the ratio of cross sections at the 2% level. The search also has two special selections targeting supersymmetric models and leptoquark signatures. Observations using one of these selections are able to exclude, at 95% confidence level, singly produced smuons with masses up to 640 GeV in a model in which the only other light sparticle is a neutralino when the R-parity-violating coupling lambda231 is close to unity. Observations using the other selection exclude scalar leptoquarks with masses below 1880 GeV when g^{eu}_{1R}=g^{mu c}_{1R} =1 , at 95% confidence level. The limit on the coupling reduces to g^{eu}_{1R}=g^{mu c}_{1R} =0.46 for a mass of 1420 GeV.