Search for heavy Majorana or Dirac neutrinos and right-handed WW gauge bosons in final states with charged leptons and jets in pppp collisions at s=13\sqrt{s}=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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A search for heavy right-handed Majorana or Dirac neutrinos NRN_{\mathrm{R}} and heavy right-handed gauge bosons WRW_{\mathrm{R}} is performed in events with energetic electrons or muons, with the same or opposite electric charge, and energetic jets. The search is carried out separately for topologies of clearly separated final-state products (``resolved'' channel) and topologies with boosted final states with hadronic products partially overlapping and reconstructed as a large-radius jet (``boosted'' channel). The events are selected from pppp collision data at the LHC with an integrated luminosity of 139 fbβˆ’1^{-1} collected by the ATLAS detector at s\sqrt{s} = 13 TeV. No significant deviations from the Standard Model predictions are observed. The results are interpreted within the theoretical framework of a left-right symmetric model, and lower limits are set on masses in the heavy right-handed WRW_{\mathrm{R}} boson and NRN_{\mathrm{R}} plane. The excluded region extends to about m(WR)=6.4m(W_{\mathrm{R}}) = 6.4 TeV for both Majorana and Dirac NRN_{\mathrm{R}} neutrinos at m(NR)<1m(N_{\mathrm{R}})<1 TeV. NRN_{\mathrm{R}} with masses of less than 3.5 (3.6) TeV are excluded in the electron (muon) channel at m(WR)=4.8m(W_{\mathrm{R}})=4.8 TeV for the Majorana neutrinos, and limits of m(NR)m(N_{\mathrm{R}}) up to 3.6 TeV for m(WR)=5.2m(W_{\mathrm{R}}) = 5.2 (5.05.0) TeV in the electron (muon) channel are set for the Dirac neutrinos.Comment: 48 pages in total, author list starting page 31, 9 figures, 5 tables, submitted to EPJC. All figures including auxiliary figures are available at https://atlas.web.cern.ch/Atlas/GROUPS/PHYSICS/PAPERS/EXOT-2019-39

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