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Search for lepton-flavor-violating decays of the Z boson into a τ lepton and a light lepton with the ATLAS detector

  • Author(s): Aaboud, M
  • Aad, G
  • Abbott, B
  • Abdinov, O
  • Abeloos, B
  • Abhayasinghe, DK
  • Abidi, SH
  • Abouzeid, OS
  • Abraham, NL
  • Abramowicz, H
  • Abreu, H
  • Abulaiti, Y
  • Acharya, BS
  • Adachi, S
  • Adamczyk, L
  • Adelman, J
  • Adersberger, M
  • Adiguzel, A
  • Adye, T
  • Affolder, AA
  • Afik, Y
  • Agheorghiesei, C
  • Aguilar-Saavedra, JA
  • Ahmadov, F
  • Aielli, G
  • Akatsuka, S
  • Åkesson, TPA
  • Akilli, E
  • Akimov, AV
  • Alberghi, GL
  • Albert, J
  • Albicocco, P
  • Alconada Verzini, MJ
  • Alderweireldt, S
  • Aleksa, M
  • Aleksandrov, IN
  • Alexa, C
  • Alexopoulos, T
  • Alhroob, M
  • Ali, B
  • Alimonti, G
  • Alison, J
  • Alkire, SP
  • Allaire, C
  • Allbrooke, BMM
  • Allen, BW
  • Allport, PP
  • Aloisio, A
  • Alonso, A
  • Alonso, F
  • Alpigiani, C
  • Alshehri, AA
  • Alstaty, MI
  • Alvarez Gonzalez, B
  • Álvarez Piqueras, D
  • Alviggi, MG
  • Amadio, BT
  • Amaral Coutinho, Y
  • Ambroz, L
  • Amelung, C
  • Amidei, D
  • Amor Dos Santos, SP
  • Amoroso, S
  • Amrouche, CS
  • Anastopoulos, C
  • Ancu, LS
  • Andari, N
  • Andeen, T
  • Anders, CF
  • Anders, JK
  • Anderson, KJ
  • Andreazza, A
  • Andrei, V
  • Anelli, CR
  • Angelidakis, S
  • Angelozzi, I
  • Angerami, A
  • Anisenkov, AV
  • Annovi, A
  • Antel, C
  • Anthony, MT
  • Antonelli, M
  • Antrim, DJA
  • Anulli, F
  • Aoki, M
  • Aperio Bella, L
  • Arabidze, G
  • Arai, Y
  • Araque, JP
  • Araujo Ferraz, V
  • Araujo Pereira, R
  • Arce, ATH
  • Ardell, RE
  • Arduh, FA
  • Arguin, JF
  • Argyropoulos, S
  • Armbruster, AJ
  • Armitage, LJ
  • Armstrong, A
  • Arnaez, O
  • et al.

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http://10.0.4.79/physrevd.98.092010
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Abstract

© 2018 CERN, for the ATLAS Collaboration. Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the »https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/» Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article's title, journal citation, and DOI. Funded by SCOAP 3 . Direct searches for lepton flavor violation in decays of the Z boson with the ATLAS detector at the LHC are presented. Decays of the Z boson into an electron or muon and a hadronically decaying τ lepton are considered. The searches are based on a data sample of proton-proton collisions collected by the ATLAS detector in 2015 and 2016, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36.1 fb-1 at a center-of-mass energy of s=13 TeV. No statistically significant excess of events above the expected background is observed, and upper limits on the branching ratios of lepton-flavor-violating decays are set at the 95% confidence level: B(Z→eτ)<5.8×10-5 and B(Z→μτ)<2.4×10-5. This is the first limit on B(Z→eτ) with ATLAS data. The upper limit on B(Z→μτ) is combined with a previous ATLAS result based on 20.3 fb-1 of proton-proton collision data at a center-of-mass energy of s=8 TeV and the combined upper limit at 95% confidence level is B(Z→μτ)<1.3×10-5.

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