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Search for pair production of first-generation scalar leptoquarks 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
Afanasjev , Dr. JINR
et al.  different institutions

Year
2019

Scientific journal
PHYSICAL REVIEW D 99 (5) 052002

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Abstract
A search for the pair production of first-generation scalar leptoquarks is performed using proton-proton collision data recorded at 13 TeV center-of-mass energy with the CMS detector at the LHC. The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb(-1). The leptoquarks are assumed to decay promptly to a quark and either an electron or a neutrino, with branching fractions beta and 1 - beta, respectively. The search targets the decay final states comprising two electrons, or one electron and large missing transverse momentum, along with two quarks that are detected as hadronic jets. First-generation scalar leptoquarks with masses below 1435 (1270) GeVare excluded for beta = 1.0(0.5). These are the most stringent limits on the mass of first-generation scalar leptoquarks to date. The data are also interpreted to set exclusion limits in the context of an R-parity violating supersymmetric model, predicting promptly decaying top squarks with a similar dielectron final state.

Cite article as:
A. Sirunyan, M. Finger, M. Finger, . Afanasjev, . et al., "Search for pair production of first-generation scalar leptoquarks at root s=13 TeV ", PHYSICAL REVIEW D 99 (5) 052002 (2019)