PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 340 - The 39th International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP2018) - Posters
Search for the pair production of first generation scalar leptoquarks at $\sqrt{s}$=13 TeV
M.A. Bhat* on behalf of the CMS collaboration
*corresponding author
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Published on: August 02, 2019
Abstract
The quark and lepton sectors of the standard model (SM) are strikingly similar in terms of the number
of particles and generations. This hints at a fundamental symmetry existing between the two sectors.
Indeed, such a symmetry is part of many beyond-the-SM theories such as composite models,
technicolor, grand unified SU(5), Pati-Salam SU(4) and E6 superstring-inspired theories. These
models give rise to a new class of bosons called leptoquarks that carry both baryon and lepton
numbers, a signature of their coupling to quarks and leptons. We perform a dedicated search for scalar leptoquarks using proton-proton collision data taken at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. The data were recorded by the CMS detector during the 2016 running of the LHC, and correspond to an integrated
luminosity of 35.9 fb-1
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.340.0844
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