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Search for new phenomena in photon+jet events collected in proton--proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

G. Aad L. Alio 1 M. Barbero 1 C. P. Bee 1 C. Bertella 1 N. Bousson 1 J. C. Clémens 1 Y. Coadou 1 F. Djama 1 F. Etienne 1 L. Feligioni 1 D. Hoffmann 1 F. Hubaut 1 E. B. F. G. Knoops 1 E. Le Guirriec 1 B. Li 1 J. Maurer 1 E. Monnier 1 Y. Nagai J. Odier 1 P. Pralavorio 1 A. Rozanov 1 T. Serre 1 M. Talby 1 N. Tannoury 1 E. Tiouchichine 1 S. Tisserant 1 J. Toth 1 F. Touchard 1 M. Ughetto 2, 1 L. Vacavant 1 S. Abdel Khalek 3 E. Augé 3 A. Bassalat 3 S. Binet 3 C. Bourdarios 3 C. de la Taille 3 J.B. de Vivie de Regie 3 L. Duflot 3 M. Escalier 3 L. Fayard 3 D. Fournier 3 J.-F. Grivaz 3 T. Guillemin 3 S. Henrot-Versillé 3 J. Hrivnac 3 L. Iconomidou-Fayard 3 J. Idarraga 3 M. Kado 3 N. Lorenzo Martinez 3 A. Lounis 3 N. Makovec 3 L. Poggioli 3 P. Puzo 3 A. Renaud 3 D. Rousseau 3 G. Rybkin 3 J.B. Sauvan 3 J. Schaarschmidt 3 A.C. Schaffer 3 E. Scifo 3 L. Serin 3 S. Simion 3 R. Tanaka 3 M. Teinturier 3 H.L. Tran 3 D. Zerwas 3 Zhiqing Zhang 3 D. Boumediene 4 Emmanuel Busato 4 D. Calvet 4 S. Calvet 4 J. Donini 4 E. Dubreuil 4 N. Ghodbane 4 Ph. Gris 4 C. Guicheney 4 H. Liao 4 D. Pallin 4 Daniela Paredes Hernández 4 F. Podlyski 4 C. Santoni 4 Timothée Theveneaux-Pelzer 4 Loïc Valery 4 F. Vazeille 4 S. Albrand 5 J. Brown 5 Q. Buat 5 B. Clement 5 J. Collot 5 S. Crépé-Renaudin 5 B. Dechenaux 5 T. Delemontex 5 P.A. Delsart 5 C. Gabaldon 5 M.H. Genest 5 J.Y. Hostachy 5 E. Laisne 5 B.T. Le 5 F. Ledroit-Guillon 5 A. Lleres 5 A. Lucotte 5 F. Malek 5 C. Monini 5 J. Stark 5 X. Sun 5 B. Trocmé 5 N. Berger 6 M. Delmastro 6 L. Di Ciaccio 6 T.K.O. Doan 6 S. Elles 6 C. Goy 6 T. Hryn'Ova 6 S. Jézéquel 6 H. Keoshkerian 6 R. Lafaye 6 J. Leveque 6 V.P. Lombardo 6 N. Massol 6 E. Petit 6 H. Przysiezniak 6 G. Sauvage 6 E. Sauvan 6 M. Schwoerer 6 T. Todorov 6 I. Wingerter-Seez 6 R. Zitoun 6 O. Simard 6
Abstract : This Letter describes a model-independent search for the production of new resonances in photon + jet events using 20 inverse fb of proton--proton LHC data recorded with the ATLAS detector at a centre-of-mass energy of sqrt(s) = 8 TeV. The photon + jet mass distribution is compared to a background model fit from data; no significant deviation from the background-only hypothesis is found. Limits are set at 95% credibility level on generic Gaussian-shaped signals and two benchmark phenomena beyond the Standard Model: non-thermal quantum black holes and excited quarks. Non-thermal quantum black holes are excluded below masses of 4.6 TeV and excited quarks are excluded below masses of 3.5 TeV.
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G. Aad, L. Alio, M. Barbero, C. P. Bee, C. Bertella, et al.. Search for new phenomena in photon+jet events collected in proton--proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Physics Letters B, Elsevier, 2014, 728, pp.562-578. ⟨10.1016/j.physletb.2013.12.029⟩. ⟨in2p3-00861676⟩

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