Search for heavy lepton resonances decaying to a $Z$ boson and a lepton in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=8$ TeV with the ATLAS detector

G. Aad 1 S. Albrand 2 J. Brown 2 J. Collot 2 S. Crépé-Renaudin 2 P.A. Delsart 2 C. Gabaldon 2 M.H. Genest 2 J.Y. Hostachy 2 F. Ledroit-Guillon 2 A. Lleres 2 A. Lucotte 2 F. Malek 2 C. Monini 2 J. Stark 2 B. Trocmé 2 M. Wu 2 G. Rahal 3 L. Alio 1 M. Barbero 1 Y. Coadou 1 C. Diaconu 1 S. Diglio 1 F. Djama 1 O. Duccu 1 L. Feligioni 1 J. Gao 1 G.D. Hallewell 1 F. Hubaut 1 S.J. Kahn 1 E. B. F. G. Knoops 1 E. Le Guirriec 1 J. Liu 4 K. Liu 1 D. Madaffari 1 K. Mochizuki 1 E. Monnier 1 S. Muanza 1 Y. Nagai 1 E. Nagy 1 P. Pralavorio 1 A. Rozanov T. Serre 1 M. Talby 1 R.E. Ticse Torres 1 E. Tiouchichine 1 S. Tisserant 1 J. Toth 1 F. Touchard 1 L. Vacavant 1 Z. Barnovska 5 N. Berger 5 M. Delmastro 5 L. Di Ciaccio 5 S. Elles 5 T. Hryn’ova 5 S. Jézéquel 5 I. Koletsou 5 R. Lafaye 5 J. Leveque 5 N. Massol 5 G. Sauvage 5 E. Sauvan 5 O. Simard 5 T. Todorov 5 I. Wingerter-Seez 5 E. Yatsenko 5 M.K. Ayoub 6 A. Bassalat 6 C. Becot 6 S. Binet 6 C. Bourdarios 6 J.B. de Vivie De Regie 6 D. Delgove 6 L. Duflot 6 M. Escalier 6 L. Fayard 6 D. Fournier 6 E.L. Gkougkousis 6 J.-F. Grivaz 6 T. Guillemin 6 F. Hariri 6 S. Henrot-Versillé 6 J. Hrivnac 6 L. Iconomidou-Fayard 6 M. Kado 6 A. Lounis 6 N. Makovec 6 N. Morange 6 C. Nellist 6 L. Poggioli 6 P. Puzo 6 A. Renaud 6 D. Rousseau 6 G. Rybkin 6 A.C. Schaffer 6 E. Scifo 6 L. Serin 6 S. Simion 6 R. Tanaka 6 H.L. Tran 6 D. Zerwas 6 Zhongkai Zhang 6 Y. Zhao 6 D. Boumediene 7 Emmanuel Busato 7 D. Calvet 7 S. Calvet 7 J. Donini 7 E. Dubreuil 7 G. Gilles 7 Ph. Gris 7 H. Liao 7 R. Madar 7 D. Pallin 7 S.M. Romano Saez 7 C. Santoni 7 D. Simon 7 Timothée Theveneaux-Pelzer 7 F. Vazeille 7
Abstract : A search for heavy leptons decaying to a $Z$ boson and an electron or a muon is presented. The search is based on $pp$ collision data taken at $\sqrt{s}=8$ TeV by the ATLAS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb$^{-1}$. Three high-transverse-momentum electrons or muons are selected, with two of them required to be consistent with originating from a $Z$ boson decay. No significant excess above Standard Model background predictions is observed, and 95% confidence level limits on the production cross section of high-mass trilepton resonances are derived. The results are interpreted in the context of vector-like lepton and type-III seesaw models. For the vector-like lepton model, most heavy lepton mass values in the range 114-176 GeV are excluded. For the type-III seesaw model, most mass values in the range 100-468 GeV are excluded.
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Journal of High Energy Physics, Springer Verlag (Germany), 2015, 108, 〈10.1007/JHEP09(2015)108〉
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G. Aad, S. Albrand, J. Brown, J. Collot, S. Crépé-Renaudin, et al.. Search for heavy lepton resonances decaying to a $Z$ boson and a lepton in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=8$ TeV with the ATLAS detector. Journal of High Energy Physics, Springer Verlag (Germany), 2015, 108, 〈10.1007/JHEP09(2015)108〉. 〈in2p3-01159872〉

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