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Search for pair production of first or second generation leptoquarks in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s)=7 TeV using the ATLAS detector at the LHC

By The ATLAS Collaboration

Abstract

This paper describes searches for the pair production of first or second generation scalar leptoquarks using 35/pb of proton-proton collision data recorded by the ATLAS detector at sqrt(s)=7 TeV. Leptoquarks are seached in events with two oppositely charged muons or electrons and at least two jets, and in events with one muon or electron, missing transverse momentum and at least two jets. After event selection, the observed yields are consistent with the predicted backgrounds. Leptoquark production is excluded at the 95% CL for masses mLQ<376 (319) GeV and mLQ<422 (362) GeV for first and second generation scalar leptoquarks, respectively, when assuming the branching fraction of a leptoquark to a charged lepton is equal to 1.0 (0.5).Comment: 14 pages plus author list (26 pages total), 6 figures, 6 tables, submitted to Phys. Rev. D (updated version

Topics: High Energy Physics - Experiment
Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.1103/PhysRevD.83.112006
OAI identifier: oai:arXiv.org:1104.4481
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