A search is reported for excited τ-leptons and leptoquarks in events with two hadronically decaying τ-leptons and two or more jets. The search uses proton-proton (pp) collision data at = 13 TeV recorded by the ATLAS experiment during the Run 2 of the Large Hadron Collider in 2015–2018. The total integrated luminosity is 139 fb−1. The excited τ-lepton is assumed to be produced and to decay via a four-fermion contact interaction into an ordinary τ-lepton and a quark-antiquark pair. The leptoquarks are assumed to be produced in pairs via the strong interaction, and each leptoquark is assumed to couple to a charm or lighter quark and a τ-lepton. No excess over the background prediction is observed. Excited τ-leptons with masses below 2.8 TeV are excluded at 95% CL in scenarios with the contact interaction scale Λ set to 10 TeV. At the extreme limit of model validity where Λ is set equal to the excited τ-lepton mass, excited τ-leptons with masses below 4.6 TeV are excluded. Leptoquarks with masses below 1.3 TeV are excluded at 95% CL if their branching ratio to a charm quark and a τ-lepton equals 1. The analysis does not exploit flavour-tagging in the signal region.

Search for excited τ-leptons and leptoquarks in the final state with τ-leptons and jets in pp collisions at $$ \sqrt{s} $$ = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector / Betti, Alessandra; DE SALVO, Alessandro; Di Domenico, Antonio.; Dionisi, Carlo.; Bini, Cesare; Luci, Claudio; POMPA PACCHI, Elena; Morodei, Federico; Lacava, Francesco; SAFAI TEHRANI, Francesco; Artoni, Giacomo; Santi, Lorenzo; Padovano, Giovanni; Russo, Graziella; Martinelli, Luca; Maiani, Luciano; Bauce, Matteo; Gauzzi, Paolo; Gentile, Simonetta; Giagu, Stefano; Ippolito, Valerio. - In: JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS. - ISSN 1029-8479. - 2023:6(2023). [10.1007/JHEP06(2023)199]

Search for excited τ-leptons and leptoquarks in the final state with τ-leptons and jets in pp collisions at $$ \sqrt{s} $$ = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Betti Alessandra;De Salvo Alessandro;Dionisi Carlo.;Bini Cesare;Luci Claudio;Pompa Pacchi Elena;Morodei Federico;Lacava Francesco;Safai Tehrani Francesco;Artoni Giacomo;Santi Lorenzo;Padovano Giovanni;Russo Graziella;Martinelli Luca;Maiani Luciano;Bauce Matteo;Gauzzi Paolo;Gentile Simonetta;Giagu Stefano;Ippolito Valerio
2023

Abstract

A search is reported for excited τ-leptons and leptoquarks in events with two hadronically decaying τ-leptons and two or more jets. The search uses proton-proton (pp) collision data at = 13 TeV recorded by the ATLAS experiment during the Run 2 of the Large Hadron Collider in 2015–2018. The total integrated luminosity is 139 fb−1. The excited τ-lepton is assumed to be produced and to decay via a four-fermion contact interaction into an ordinary τ-lepton and a quark-antiquark pair. The leptoquarks are assumed to be produced in pairs via the strong interaction, and each leptoquark is assumed to couple to a charm or lighter quark and a τ-lepton. No excess over the background prediction is observed. Excited τ-leptons with masses below 2.8 TeV are excluded at 95% CL in scenarios with the contact interaction scale Λ set to 10 TeV. At the extreme limit of model validity where Λ is set equal to the excited τ-lepton mass, excited τ-leptons with masses below 4.6 TeV are excluded. Leptoquarks with masses below 1.3 TeV are excluded at 95% CL if their branching ratio to a charm quark and a τ-lepton equals 1. The analysis does not exploit flavour-tagging in the signal region.
2023
particle physics
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Search for excited τ-leptons and leptoquarks in the final state with τ-leptons and jets in pp collisions at $$ \sqrt{s} $$ = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector / Betti, Alessandra; DE SALVO, Alessandro; Di Domenico, Antonio.; Dionisi, Carlo.; Bini, Cesare; Luci, Claudio; POMPA PACCHI, Elena; Morodei, Federico; Lacava, Francesco; SAFAI TEHRANI, Francesco; Artoni, Giacomo; Santi, Lorenzo; Padovano, Giovanni; Russo, Graziella; Martinelli, Luca; Maiani, Luciano; Bauce, Matteo; Gauzzi, Paolo; Gentile, Simonetta; Giagu, Stefano; Ippolito, Valerio. - In: JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS. - ISSN 1029-8479. - 2023:6(2023). [10.1007/JHEP06(2023)199]
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