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Title: Search for new phenomena in dijet mass and angular distributions from $pp$ collisions at $$\sqrt{s}$$ = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

This Letter describes a model-agnostic search for pairs of jets (dijets) produced by resonant and non-resonant phenomena beyond the Standard Model in 3.6 fb -1 of proton–proton collisions with a centre-of-mass energy of √s = 13 TeV recorded by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. The distribution of the invariant mass of the two leading jets is examined for local excesses above a data-derived estimate of the smoothly falling prediction of the Standard Model. The data are also compared to a Monte Carlo simulation of Standard Model angular distributions derived from the rapidity of the two jets. No evidence of anomalous phenomena is observed in the data, which are used to exclude, at 95% CL, quantum black holes with threshold masses below 8.3 TeV, 8.1 TeV, or 5.1 TeV5.1 TeV in three different benchmark scenarios; resonance masses below 5.2 TeV for excited quarks, 2.6 TeV in a W' model, a range of masses starting from m Z' = 1.5 TeV and couplings from g q = 0.2 in a Z' model; and contact interactions with a compositeness scale below 12.0 TeV and 17.5 TeV respectively for destructive and constructive interference between the new interaction and QCD processes. Thesemore » results significantly extend the ATLAS limits obtained from 8 TeV data. As a result, gaussian-shaped contributions to the mass distribution are also excluded if the effective cross-section exceeds values ranging from approximately 50–300 fb for masses below 2 TeV to 2–20 fb for masses above 4 TeV.« less
  1. Aix-Marseille Univ., and CNRS/IN2P3, Marseille (France). et al.
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-76SF00515; AC02-05CH11231
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physics Letters. Section B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 754; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693
Research Org:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Orgs:
ATLAS Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
OSTI Identifier:
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1244993; OSTI ID: 1379151