Search for type-III seesaw heavy leptons in leptonic final states in pp collisions at √s=13TeV with the ATLAS detector

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Abstract

A search for the pair production of heavy leptons as predicted by the type-III seesaw mechanism is presented. The search uses proton–proton collision data at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV, corresponding to 139fb-1 of integrated luminosity recorded by the ATLAS detector during Run 2 of the Large Hadron Collider. The analysis focuses on final states with three or four electrons or muons from the possible decays of new heavy leptons via intermediate electroweak bosons. No significant deviations above the Standard Model expectation are observed; upper and lower limits on the heavy lepton production cross-section and masses are derived respectively. These results are then combined for the first time with the ones already published by ATLAS using the channel with two leptons in the final state. The observed lower limit on the mass of the type-III seesaw heavy leptons combining two, three and four lepton channels together is 910 GeV at the 95% confidence level.

Original languageEnglish
Article number988
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume82
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2022

Funding

FundersFunder number
CEA-DRF
Cantons of Bern and Geneva
DNSRCIN2P3-CNRS
EU-ESF
GIF, Israel
GenT Programmes Generalitat Valenciana, Spain
IRFU
La Caixa Banking Foundation
MES of Russia
MIZŠ
Norwegian Financial Mechanism2014-2021
PROMETEO
RGC
Wallenberg Foundation
National Science Foundation
U.S. Department of Energy
Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung
Canarie
H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
Multiple Sclerosis Scientific Research Foundation
CERN
Compute Canada
Göran Gustafssons Stiftelser
Azərbaycan Milli Elmlər Akademiyası
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
National Research Council Canada
Canada Foundation for Innovation
Leverhulme Trust
European Research Council
European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Australian Research Council
National Stroke Foundation
Neurosurgical Research Foundation
Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Agence Nationale de la Recherche
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Danmarks Grundforskningsfond
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo
National Natural Science Foundation of China
Ministerstvo Školství, Mládeže a Tělovýchovy
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Austrian Science Fund
Generalitat de Catalunya
Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
Nella and Leon Benoziyo Center for Neurological Diseases, Weizmann Institute of Science
Israel Science Foundation
Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
Narodowe Centrum Nauki
Javna Agencija za Raziskovalno Dejavnost RS
Ministarstvo Prosvete, Nauke i Tehnološkog Razvoja
Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación
Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique et Technique
Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation
Horizon 2020
British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund
European Regional Development Fund
Defence Science Institute
Council on grants of the President of the Russian Federation
National Research Center "Kurchatov Institute"
Narodowa Agencja Wymiany Akademickiej
Agencia Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo
Royal Society of South Australia

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