The ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider is used to search for the lepton flavor violating process Z → eμ in pp collisions using 20.3 fb-1 of data collected at √s = 8 TeV. An enhancement in the eμ invariant mass spectrum is searched for at the Z-boson mass. The number of Z bosons produced in the data sample is estimated using events of similar topology, Z → ee and μμ, significantly reducing the systematic uncertainty in the measurement. There is no evidence of an enhancement at the Z-boson mass, resulting in an upper limit on the branching fraction, B(Z → 7.5 × 10.7 at the 95\% confidence level. © 2014 CERN, for the ATLAS Collaboration.

Search for the lepton flavor violating decay Z → eμ in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

ALOISIO, ALBERTO;ALVIGGI, MARIAGRAZIA;CANALE, VINCENZO;CHIEFARI, GIOVANNI;DELLA VOLPE, DOMENICO;MEROLA, LEONARDO;DELLA PIETRA, MASSIMO;GIORDANO, RAFFAELE;Rossi, Elvira;SANCHEZ PINEDA, ARTURO RODOLFO;
2014

Abstract

The ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider is used to search for the lepton flavor violating process Z → eμ in pp collisions using 20.3 fb-1 of data collected at √s = 8 TeV. An enhancement in the eμ invariant mass spectrum is searched for at the Z-boson mass. The number of Z bosons produced in the data sample is estimated using events of similar topology, Z → ee and μμ, significantly reducing the systematic uncertainty in the measurement. There is no evidence of an enhancement at the Z-boson mass, resulting in an upper limit on the branching fraction, B(Z → 7.5 × 10.7 at the 95\% confidence level. © 2014 CERN, for the ATLAS Collaboration.
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