Search for the lepton flavor violating decay Z →eμ in pp collisions at √s=8TeV with the ATLAS detector
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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→eμ)<7.5×10−7 at the 95% confidence level.
CitationPhysical Review D
PublisherAmerican Physical Society
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