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Search for high mass dilepton resonances in pp collisions at sqrt{s}=7 TeV with the ATLAS experiment

G. Aad S. Albrand 1 M.L. Andrieux 1 B. Clement 1 J. Collot 1 S. Crépé-Renaudin 1 P. de Saintignon 1 P.A. Delsart 1 J. Donini 1 D. Dzahini 1 J.Y. Hostachy 1 E. Laisne 1 F. Ledroit-Guillon 1 A. Lleres 1 A. Lucotte 1 F. Malek 1 P. Martin 1 F. Polci 1 J. Stark 1 X. Sun 1 B. Trocmé 1 C. Biscarat 2 E. Cogneras 2 G. Rahal 2 H. Bachacou 3 F. Bauer 3 N. Besson 3 N.M. Bolnet 3 M. Boonekamp 3 L. Chevalier 3 J. Ernwein 3 A.I. Etienvre 3 A. Formica 3 L. Gauthier 3 F. Giraud 3 C. Guyot 3 S. Hassani 3 W. Kozanecki 3 E. Lancon 3 J.F. Laporte 3 E. Le Menedeu 3 M. Legendre 3 B. Lenzi 3 B. Mansoulie 3 J.-P. Meyer 3 N. Morange 3 R. Nicolaidou 3 A. Ouraou 3 D.M. Pomarede 3 B. Resende 3 C.R. Royon 3 Ph. Schune 3 J. Schwindling 3 O. Simard 3 M. Virchaux 3 J. Yu 3 Emmanuel Busato 4 D. Calvet 4 S. Calvet 4 Reina Coromoto Camacho Toro 4 Diane Cinca 5 R. Febbraro 4 N. Ghodbane 4 P. Gris 4 C. Guicheney 4 D. Pallin 4 F. Podlyski 4 C. Santoni 4 L. P. Says 4 F. Vazeille 4 S. Viret 4 L. Aperio Bella 6 B. Aubert 6 N. Berger 6 J. Colas 6 L. Di Ciaccio 6 T.K.O. Doan 6 M. El Kacimi 6 S. Elles 6 P. Ghez 6 M. Gouanère 6 C. Goy 6 T. Guillemin 6 L. Helary 6 T. Hryn'Ova 6 G. Ionescu 6 A. Jérémie 6 S. Jézéquel 6 M. Kataoka 6 J. Labbe 6 R. Lafaye 6 Jérémy Lévêque 6 N. Massol 6 P. Perrodo 6 H. Przysiezniak 6 G. Sauvage 6 T. Todorov 6 D. Tsionou 6 I. Wingerter-Seez 6 R. Zitoun 6 Y. Zolnierowski 6 H. Abreu 7 C. Arnault 7 E. Augé 7 P. Barrillon 7 M. Benoit 7 S. Binet 7 J.-B. Blanchard 7 C. Bourdarios 7 D. Breton 7 C. Collard 7 C. de la Taille 7 J.B. de Vivie de Regie 7 S. Diglio 7 F. Dudziak 7 L. Duflot 7 M. Escalier 7 A.C. Falou 7 L. Fayard 7 D. Fournier 7 J.-F. Grivaz 7 M. Heller 7 S. Henrot-Versillé 7 J. Hrivnac 7 L. Iconomidou-Fayard 7 J. Idarraga 7 M. Kado 7 A. Lounis 7 N. Makovec 7 P. Matricon 7 Y. Nakahama 7 F. Niedercorn 7 L. Poggioli 7 P. Puzo 7 A. Renaud 7 D. Rousseau 7 X. Ruan 7 G. Rybkin 7 J.B. Sauvan 7 J. Schaarschmidt 7 A.C. Schaffer 7 L. Serin 7 S. Simion 7 R. Tanaka 7 D. Varouchas 7 J.J. Veillet 7 I. Vukotic 7 F. Wicek 7 D. Zerwas 7 Zhiqing Zhang 7 T. Beau 8 S. Bordoni 8 G. Calderini 8 A. Camard 8 P. Cavalleri 8 E. Chareyre 8 S. de Cecco 8 F. Derue 8 D. Imbault 8 M.W. Krasny 8 D. Lacour 8 B. Laforge 8 O. Le Dortz 8 J. Lellouch 8 G. Marchiori 8 I. Nikolic-Audit 8 J. Ocariz 8 M. Ridel 8 L. Roos 8 Ph. Schwemling 8 Timothée Theveneaux-Pelzer 8 S. Trincaz-Duvoid 8 T.N. Trinh 8 F. Vannucci 9 C. P. Bee 10 C. Benchouk 10 K. Bernardet 10 N. Boussons 10 J. C. Clèmens 10 Y. Coadou 10 P. Delpierre 10 F. Djama 10 F. Etienne 10 L. Feligioni 10 F. Henry- Couannier 10 D. Hoffmann 10 F. Hubaut 10 E. B. F. G. Knoops 10 E. Le Guirriec 10 B. Li 10 E. Monnier 10 J. Odier 10 E. Petit P. Pralavorio 10 Z. Qian 10 A. Rozanov 10 M. Talby 10 N. Tannoury 10 S. Tisserant 10 J. Toth 10 F. Touchard 10 L. Vacavant 10 S. Aoun 10
Abstract : This article presents a search for high mass e e or mu mu resonances in pp collisions at sqrt{s} = 7 TeV at the LHC. The data were recorded by the ATLAS experiment during 2010 and correspond to a total integrated luminosity of ~40/pb. No statistically significant excess above the Standard Model expectation is observed in the search region of dilepton invariant mass above 110 GeV. Upper limits at the 95% confidence level are set on the cross section times branching ratio of Z' resonances decaying to dielectrons and dimuons as a function of the resonance mass. A lower mass limit of 1.048 TeV on the Sequential Standard Model Z' boson is derived, as well as mass limits on Z* and E(6)-motivated Z' models.
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G. Aad, S. Albrand, M.L. Andrieux, B. Clement, J. Collot, et al.. Search for high mass dilepton resonances in pp collisions at sqrt{s}=7 TeV with the ATLAS experiment. Physics Letters B, Elsevier, 2011, 700, pp.163-180. ⟨10.1016/j.physletb.2011.04.044⟩. ⟨in2p3-00582733⟩

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