Search for heavy neutral leptons in W plus . μ plus μ± jet decays



Aaij, R, Beteta, C Abellan, Adeva, B, Adinolfi, M, Aidala, CA, Ajaltouni, Z, Akar, S, Albicocco, P, Albrecht, J, Alessio, F
et al (show 834 more authors) (2021) Search for heavy neutral leptons in W plus . μ plus μ± jet decays. EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C, 81 (3). 248-.

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Abstract

A search is performed for heavy neutrinos in the decay of a $W$ boson into two muons and a jet. The data set corresponds to an integrated luminosity of approximately $3.0 \text{ fb}^{-1}$ of proton-proton collision data at centre-of-mass energies of 7 and $8 \text{ TeV}$ collected with the LHCb experiment. Both same-sign and opposite-sign muons in the final state are considered. Data are found to be consistent with the expected background. Upper limits on the coupling of a heavy neutrino with the Standard Model neutrino are set at $95\%$ confidence level in the heavy-neutrino mass range from 5 to $50 \text{ GeV}/c^2$. These are of the order of $10^{-3}$ for lepton-number-conserving decays and of the order of $10^{-4}$ for lepton-number-violating heavy-neutrino decays.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: hep-ex, hep-ex
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2021 10:37
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2024 23:02
DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-021-08973-5
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3134992