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Search for type-III seesaw heavy leptons in pp collisions at root s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, High Energy Physics.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, High Energy Physics.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, High Energy Physics.
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2015 (English)In: Physical Review D, ISSN 1550-7998, E-ISSN 1550-2368, Vol. 92, no 3, 032001Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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A search for the pair production of heavy leptons (N-0, L-+/-) predicted by the type-III seesaw theory formulated to explain the origin of small neutrino masses is presented. The decay channels N-0 -> W(+/-)l(+/-) (l = e, mu, tau) and L-+/- -> W(+/-)v (v = v(e), v(mu), v(tau)) are considered. The analysis is performed using the final state that contains two leptons (electrons or muons), two jets from a hadronically decaying W boson and large missing transverse momentum. The data used in the measurement correspond to an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb(-1) of pp collisions at root s = 8 TeV collected by the ATLAS detector at the LHC. No evidence of heavy lepton pair production is observed. Heavy leptons with masses below 325-540 GeV are excluded at the 95% confidence level, depending on the theoretical scenario considered.

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2015. Vol. 92, no 3, 032001
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-262078DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.92.032001ISI: 000358935400001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-262078DiVA: diva2:852220
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ATLAS Collaboration, for complete list of authors see http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.92.032001

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