Search for the lepton flavor violating decay Z → eμ in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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Abstract

The ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider is used to search for the lepton flavor violating process Z → eμ in pp collisions using 20.3 fb-1 of data collected at √s = 8 TeV. An enhancement in the eμ invariant mass spectrum is searched for at the Z-boson mass. The number of Z bosons produced in the data sample is estimated using events of similar topology, Z → ee and μμ, significantly reducing the systematic uncertainty in the measurement. There is no evidence of an enhancement at the Z-boson mass, resulting in an upper limit on the branching fraction, B(Z → 7.5 × 10.7 at the 95% confidence level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number072010
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume90
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 23 2014

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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