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Journal Articles Physics Letters B Year : 2013

Search for anomalous production of highly boosted Z bosons decaying to dimuons in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV

S. Chatrchyan
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Pierre Busson
R. Granier de Cassagnac
C. Mironov
P. Paganini
J.-L. Agram
C. Collard
E. Conte
P. van Hove
D. Contardo
M. Gouzevitch
M. Lethuillier
V. Sordini
P. Verdier

Abstract

Results are reported from a search for the anomalous production of highly boosted Z bosons with large transverse momentum and decaying to the dimuon final state. Such Z bosons may be produced in the decays of new heavy particles. The search uses pp collision data at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.0 inverse femtobarns recorded with the CMS detector. The shape of the observed transverse-momentum distribution of Z bosons is consistent with standard-model expectations. Constraints are obtained on models predicting the production of excited quarks decaying via electroweak processes. For excited-quark decays involving only standard-model gauge bosons and coupling strengths, masses of excited quarks below 1.94 TeV are excluded at the 95% confidence level, assuming a compositeness scale equal to the excited-quark mass. For excited-quark production via novel contact interactions, masses below 2.22 TeV are excluded, even if the excited quarks do not couple to gluons.

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in2p3-00737938 , version 1 (03-10-2012)

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S. Chatrchyan, M. Besancon, S. Choudhury, M. Dejardin, D. Denegri, et al.. Search for anomalous production of highly boosted Z bosons decaying to dimuons in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV. Physics Letters B, 2013, 722, pp.28-47. ⟨10.1016/j.physletb.2013.03.037⟩. ⟨in2p3-00737938⟩
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