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Title: Search for pair production of first and second generation leptoquarks in proton-proton collisions at $$\sqrt{s} =$$ 8 TeV

Our search for pair production of first and second generation leptoquarks is performed in final states containing either two charged leptons and two jets, or one charged lepton, one neutrino and two jets, using proton-proton collision data at √s = 8 TeV. The data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb -1, were recorded with the CMS detector at the LHC. First-generation scalar leptoquarks with masses less than 1010 (850) GeV are excluded for β = 1.0 (0.5), where b is the branching fraction of a leptoquark decaying to a charged lepton and a quark. Similarly, secondgeneration scalar leptoquarks with masses less than 1080 (760) GeV are excluded for β = 1.0 (0.5). Furthermore, mass limits are also set for vector leptoquark production scenarios with anomalous vector couplings, and for R-parity violating supersymmetric scenarios of top squark pair production resulting in similar final-state signatures. These are the most stringent limits placed on the masses of leptoquarks and RPV top squarks to date.
  1. Yerevan Physics Inst. (YerPhI) (Armenia). et al.
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-15-424-CMS; CMS-EXO-12-041, CERN-PH-EP-2015-197
Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010; PRVDAQ; arXiv eprint number arXiv:1509.03744
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Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 93; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Orgs:
CMS Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
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Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1223252