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Search for High Mass Resonances Decaying to Muon Pairs in √s=1.96  TeV pp Collisions

ContributorsCDF Collaboration
Published inPhysical review letters, vol. 106, no. 12, 121801
Publication date2011
Abstract

We present a search for a new narrow, spin-1, high mass resonance decaying to μ+μ−+X, using a matrix-element-based likelihood and a simultaneous measurement of the resonance mass and production rate. In data with 4.6  fb−1 of integrated luminosity collected by the CDF detector in pp collisions at s√=1960  GeV, the most likely signal cross section is consistent with zero at 16% confidence level. We therefore do not observe evidence for a high mass resonance and place limits on models predicting spin-1 resonances, including M>1071  GeV/c2 at 95% confidence level for a Z′ boson with the same couplings to fermions as the Z boson.

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CDF Collaboration. Search for High Mass Resonances Decaying to Muon Pairs in √s=1.96  TeV <em>pp</em> Collisions. In: Physical review letters, 2011, vol. 106, n° 12, p. 121801. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.121801
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