Precision probes of QCD at high energies
Abstract
New physics, that is too heavy to be produced directly, can leave measurable imprints on the tails of kinematic distributions at the LHC.We use energetic QCD processes to perform novel measurements of the Standard Model (SM) Effective Field Theory. We show that the dijet invariant mass spectrum, and the inclusive jet transverse momentum spectrum, are sensitive to a dimension 6 operator that modifies the gluon propagator at high energies. The dominant effect is constructive or destructive interference with SM jet production. Here, we compare differential nexttoleading order predictions from POWHEG to public 7TeV jet data, including scale, PDF, and experimental uncertainties and their respective correlations. Furthermore, we constrain a New Physics (NP) scale of 3.5TeV with current data. We project the reach of future 13 and 100TeV measurements, which we estimate to be sensitive to NP scales of 8 and 60TeV, respectively. As an application, we apply our bounds to constrain heavy vector octet colorons that couple to the QCD current. We conclude that effective operators will surpass bump hunts, in terms of coloron mass reach, even for sequential couplings.
 Authors:
 European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland). Theory Division
 Rutgers Univ., Piscataway, NJ (United States). New High Energy Theory Center
 New York Univ. (NYU), NY (United States). Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics
 Publication Date:
 Research Org.:
 Rutgers Univ., Piscataway, NJ (United States)
 Sponsoring Org.:
 USDOE
 OSTI Identifier:
 1392994
 Grant/Contract Number:
 SC0010008
 Resource Type:
 Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
 Journal Name:
 Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)
 Additional Journal Information:
 Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics (Online); Journal Volume: 2017; Journal Issue: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 10298479
 Publisher:
 Springer Berlin
 Country of Publication:
 United States
 Language:
 English
 Subject:
 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; Jets
Citation Formats
Alioli, Simone, Farina, Marco, Pappadopulo, Duccio, and Ruderman, Joshua T. Precision probes of QCD at high energies. United States: N. p., 2017.
Web. doi:10.1007/JHEP07(2017)097.
Alioli, Simone, Farina, Marco, Pappadopulo, Duccio, & Ruderman, Joshua T. Precision probes of QCD at high energies. United States. doi:10.1007/JHEP07(2017)097.
Alioli, Simone, Farina, Marco, Pappadopulo, Duccio, and Ruderman, Joshua T. 2017.
"Precision probes of QCD at high energies". United States.
doi:10.1007/JHEP07(2017)097. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1392994.
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abstractNote = {New physics, that is too heavy to be produced directly, can leave measurable imprints on the tails of kinematic distributions at the LHC.We use energetic QCD processes to perform novel measurements of the Standard Model (SM) Effective Field Theory. We show that the dijet invariant mass spectrum, and the inclusive jet transverse momentum spectrum, are sensitive to a dimension 6 operator that modifies the gluon propagator at high energies. The dominant effect is constructive or destructive interference with SM jet production. Here, we compare differential nexttoleading order predictions from POWHEG to public 7TeV jet data, including scale, PDF, and experimental uncertainties and their respective correlations. Furthermore, we constrain a New Physics (NP) scale of 3.5TeV with current data. We project the reach of future 13 and 100TeV measurements, which we estimate to be sensitive to NP scales of 8 and 60TeV, respectively. As an application, we apply our bounds to constrain heavy vector octet colorons that couple to the QCD current. We conclude that effective operators will surpass bump hunts, in terms of coloron mass reach, even for sequential couplings.},
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