Search for heavy neutrinos and W bosons with right-handed couplings in proton–proton collisions at (Formula presented.)

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Abstract

A search for heavy, right-handed neutrinos, (Formula presented.), and right-handed WR bosons, which arise in the left-right symmetric extensions of the standard model, has been performed by the CMS experiment. The search was based on a sample of two lepton plus two jet events collected in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 8TeV corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb-1. For models with strict left-right symmetry, and assuming only one (Formula presented.) flavor contributes significantly to the WR decay width, the region in the two-dimensional (Formula presented.) mass plane excluded at a 95 % confidence level extends to approximately MWR = 30. TeV and covers a large range of neutrino masses below the WR boson mass, depending on the value of MWR. This search significantly extends the (Formula presented.) exclusion region beyond previous results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3149
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume74
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2014

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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