Search for lepton-flavour-violating decays of the Higgs and Z bosons with the ATLAS detector

G. Aad, B. Abbott, J. Abdallah, O. Abdinov, B. Abeloos, R. Aben, M. Abolins, O. S. AbouZeid, N. L. Abraham, H. Abramowicz, H. Abreu, R. Abreu, Y. Abulaiti, B. S. Acharya, L. Adamczyk, D. L. Adams, J. Adelman, S. Adomeit, T. Adye, A. A. AffolderT. Agatonovic-Jovin, J. Agricola, J. A. Aguilar-Saavedra, S. P. Ahlen, F. Ahmadov, G. Aielli, H. Akerstedt, T. P.A. Åkesson, A. V. Akimov, G. L. Alberghi, J. Albert, S. Albrand, M. J.Alconada Verzini, M. Aleksa, I. N. Aleksandrov, C. Alexa, G. Alexander, T. Alexopoulos, M. Alhroob, M. Aliev, G. Alimonti, J. Alison, S. P. Alkire, B. M.M. Allbrooke, B. W. Allen, P. P. Allport, K. Cranmer, A. Haas, A. I. Mincer, P. Nemethy, ATLAS Collaboration

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    Direct searches for lepton flavour violation in decays of the Higgs and Z bosons with the ATLAS detector at the LHC are presented. The following three decays are considered: H→ eτ, H→ μτ, and Z→ μτ. The searches are based on the data sample of proton–proton collisions collected by the ATLAS detector corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb - 1 at a centre-of-mass energy of s=8 TeV. No significant excess is observed, and upper limits on the lepton-flavour-violating branching ratios are set at the 95% confidence level: Br(H→ eτ) < 1.04 % , Br(H→ μτ) < 1.43 % , and Br(Z→ μτ) < 1.69 × 10 - 5.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number70
    JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
    Volume77
    Issue number2
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    StatePublished - Feb 1 2017

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    Aad, G., Abbott, B., Abdallah, J., Abdinov, O., Abeloos, B., Aben, R., ... ATLAS Collaboration (2017). Search for lepton-flavour-violating decays of the Higgs and Z bosons with the ATLAS detector. European Physical Journal C, 77(2), [70]. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-017-4624-0

    Search for lepton-flavour-violating decays of the Higgs and Z bosons with the ATLAS detector. / Aad, G.; Abbott, B.; Abdallah, J.; Abdinov, O.; Abeloos, B.; Aben, R.; Abolins, M.; AbouZeid, O. S.; Abraham, N. L.; Abramowicz, H.; Abreu, H.; Abreu, R.; Abulaiti, Y.; Acharya, B. S.; Adamczyk, L.; Adams, D. L.; Adelman, J.; Adomeit, S.; Adye, T.; Affolder, A. A.; Agatonovic-Jovin, T.; Agricola, J.; Aguilar-Saavedra, J. A.; Ahlen, S. P.; Ahmadov, F.; Aielli, G.; Akerstedt, H.; Åkesson, T. P.A.; Akimov, A. V.; Alberghi, G. L.; Albert, J.; Albrand, S.; Verzini, M. J.Alconada; Aleksa, M.; Aleksandrov, I. N.; Alexa, C.; Alexander, G.; Alexopoulos, T.; Alhroob, M.; Aliev, M.; Alimonti, G.; Alison, J.; Alkire, S. P.; Allbrooke, B. M.M.; Allen, B. W.; Allport, P. P.; Cranmer, K.; Haas, A.; Mincer, A. I.; Nemethy, P.; ATLAS Collaboration.

    In: European Physical Journal C, Vol. 77, No. 2, 70, 01.02.2017.

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    Aad, G, Abbott, B, Abdallah, J, Abdinov, O, Abeloos, B, Aben, R, Abolins, M, AbouZeid, OS, Abraham, NL, Abramowicz, H, Abreu, H, Abreu, R, Abulaiti, Y, Acharya, BS, Adamczyk, L, Adams, DL, Adelman, J, Adomeit, S, Adye, T, Affolder, AA, Agatonovic-Jovin, T, Agricola, J, Aguilar-Saavedra, JA, Ahlen, SP, Ahmadov, F, Aielli, G, Akerstedt, H, Åkesson, TPA, Akimov, AV, Alberghi, GL, Albert, J, Albrand, S, Verzini, MJA, Aleksa, M, Aleksandrov, IN, Alexa, C, Alexander, G, Alexopoulos, T, Alhroob, M, Aliev, M, Alimonti, G, Alison, J, Alkire, SP, Allbrooke, BMM, Allen, BW, Allport, PP, Cranmer, K, Haas, A, Mincer, AI, Nemethy, P & ATLAS Collaboration 2017, 'Search for lepton-flavour-violating decays of the Higgs and Z bosons with the ATLAS detector', European Physical Journal C, vol. 77, no. 2, 70. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-017-4624-0
    Aad, G. ; Abbott, B. ; Abdallah, J. ; Abdinov, O. ; Abeloos, B. ; Aben, R. ; Abolins, M. ; AbouZeid, O. S. ; Abraham, N. L. ; Abramowicz, H. ; Abreu, H. ; Abreu, R. ; Abulaiti, Y. ; Acharya, B. S. ; Adamczyk, L. ; Adams, D. L. ; Adelman, J. ; Adomeit, S. ; Adye, T. ; Affolder, A. A. ; Agatonovic-Jovin, T. ; Agricola, J. ; Aguilar-Saavedra, J. A. ; Ahlen, S. P. ; Ahmadov, F. ; Aielli, G. ; Akerstedt, H. ; Åkesson, T. P.A. ; Akimov, A. V. ; Alberghi, G. L. ; Albert, J. ; Albrand, S. ; Verzini, M. J.Alconada ; Aleksa, M. ; Aleksandrov, I. N. ; Alexa, C. ; Alexander, G. ; Alexopoulos, T. ; Alhroob, M. ; Aliev, M. ; Alimonti, G. ; Alison, J. ; Alkire, S. P. ; Allbrooke, B. M.M. ; Allen, B. W. ; Allport, P. P. ; Cranmer, K. ; Haas, A. ; Mincer, A. I. ; Nemethy, P. ; ATLAS Collaboration. / Search for lepton-flavour-violating decays of the Higgs and Z bosons with the ATLAS detector. In: European Physical Journal C. 2017 ; Vol. 77, No. 2.
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