PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 398 - The European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics (EPS-HEP2021) - T10: Searches for New Physics
Nonresonant Axion-Like Particle Searches at the LHC: Implications for Vector Boson Scattering
J. Bonilla, I. Brivio, J. Machado and J.F. de Trocóniz*
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Pre-published on: March 11, 2022
Published on: May 12, 2022
We discuss nonresonant axion-like particle (ALP) searches in diboson production at the LHC, a collider probe for ALPs which takes advantage of the derivative nature of their interactions with Standard Model particles; here ALPs participate as off-shell mediators in the scattering process. The power of this novel type of search has been tested with gluon-initiated diboson nonresonant production processes, using CMS and ATLAS Run 2 data, probing previously unexplored areas of the ALP parameter space. In addition, new studies on nonresonant
ALP-mediated vector boson scattering (VBS) and preliminary results based on recently published CMS data are presented. Expectations for LHC Run 3 and HL-LHC are derived.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.398.0692
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