Pair production of scalar leptoquarks at the LHC to NLO parton shower accuracy
2016 (English)In: PHYSICAL REVIEW D, ISSN 2470-0010, Vol. 93, no 3, 035018Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
We present the scalar leptoquark pair production process at the LHC computed at the next-to-leading order in QCD, matched to the PYTHIA parton shower using the MC@NLO formalism. We consider the leading order decay of a leptoquark to a lepton (e, mu, tau or nu(e), nu(mu), nu(tau)) and a jet and observe the effects of parton shower on the final states. For demonstration, we display the kinametical distributions of a selection of observables along with their scale uncertainties for the 13 TeV LHC. We also present pair production cross sections and K-factors using a massless five-quark flavor scheme for different LHC center-of-mass energies. The complete stand-alone code is available online.
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2016. Vol. 93, no 3, 035018
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-281799DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.93.035018ISI: 000370247200004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-281799DiVA: diva2:915644
FunderCarl Tryggers foundation , CTS-14:206Swedish Research Council, 621-2011-5107