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Search for a singly produced third-generation scalar leptoquark decaying to a tau lepton and a bottom quark in proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV

Author
Sirunyan A.M. Yerevan Physics Institute, Armenia
Finger Miroslav, prof. Ing. DrSc. Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague
Finger Michael, M.Sc. CSc. Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague, JINR Dubna
et al.  CMS collaboration

Year
2018

Scientific journal
Journal of High Energy Physics, 7, 115

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Abstract
A search is presented for a singly produced third-generation scalar leptoquark decaying to a tau lepton and a bottom quark. Associated production of a leptoquark and a tau lepton is considered, leading to a final state with a bottom quark and two tau leptons. The search uses proton-proton collision data at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV recorded with the CMS detector, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb(-1). Upper limits are set at 95% confidence level on the production cross section of the third-generation scalar leptoquarks as a function of their mass. From a comparison of the results with the theoretical predictions, a third-generation scalar leptoquark decaying to a tau lepton and a bottom quark, assuming unit Yukawa coupling (lambda), is excluded for masses below 740 GeV. Limits are also set on lambda of the hypothesized leptoquark as a function of its mass. Above lambda = 1.4, this result provides the best upper limit on the mass of a third-generation scalar leptoquark decaying to a tau lepton and a bottom quark.

Cite article as:
A. Sirunyan, M. Finger, M. Finger, . et al., "Search for a singly produced third-generation scalar leptoquark decaying to a tau lepton and a bottom quark in proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV", Journal of High Energy Physics, 7, 115 (2018)