Search for lepton-flavor-violating decays of the Z boson into a τ lepton and a light lepton with the ATLAS detector

M Aaboud, Torsten Åkesson, Simona Bocchetta, Eric Corrigan, Caterina Doglioni, Eva Brottmann Hansen, Vincent Hedberg, Göran Jarlskog, Charles Kalderon, Edgar Kellermann, Balazs Konya, Else Lytken, Katja Mankinen, Ulf Mjörnmark, Ruth Pöttgen, Trine Poulsen, Oxana Smirnova, Oleksandr Viazlo, L Zwalinski, ATLAS Collaboration

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Abstract

Direct searches for lepton flavor violation in decays of the Z boson with the ATLAS detector at the LHC are presented. Decays of the Z boson into an electron or muon and a hadronically decaying τ lepton are considered. The searches are based on a data sample of proton-proton collisions collected by the ATLAS detector in 2015 and 2016, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36.1 fb-1 at a center-of-mass energy of s=13 TeV. No statistically significant excess of events above the expected background is observed, and upper limits on the branching ratios of lepton-flavor-violating decays are set at the 95% confidence level: B(Z→eτ)
Original languageEnglish
Article number092010
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume98
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Export Date: 20 December 2018

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  • Subatomic Physics

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