Search for the lepton flavor violating decay Z -{\textgreater} e mu in pp collisions at root s=8 {TeV} with the {ATLAS} detector

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Abstract

The {ATLAS} detector at the Large Hadron Collider is used to search for the lepton flavor violating process Z -{\textgreater} e mu in pp collisions using 20.3 fb(-1) of data collected at root s = 8 {TeV}. An enhancement in the e mu 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 -{\textgreater} ee and mu mu, 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 -{\textgreater} e mu) {\textless} 7.5 x 10(-7) at the 95\% confidence level.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)072010
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume90
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2014

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