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Search for extra dimensions using diphoton events in 7 TeV proton–proton collisions with the ATLAS detector

CollaborationWith : Abdelalim Aly, Ahmed Aly / Alexandre, Gauthier / Backes, Moritz / Barone, Gaetano / Bell, Paul / Bell, William / Benhar Noccioli, Eleonora / Blondel, Alain / Bucci, Francesca / Clark, Allan Geoffrey / Dao, Valerio / Doglioni, Caterina / Ferrere, Didier / Gadomski, Szymon / Gaumer, Olivier / Gonzalez Sevilla, Sergio / Goulette, Marc / Iacobucci, Giuseppe / La Rosa, Alessandro / Leger, Annie / Lister, Alison / Martin Dit Latour, Bertrand / Mermod, Philippe / Mora Herrera, Maria Clemencia Rosario / Nektarijevic, Snezana / Nikolics, Katalin / Pasztor, Arpad / Pohl, Martin / Rosbach, Kilian / Rosselet, Laurent / Wu, Xin
Published in Physics Letters. B. 2012, vol. 710, no. 4-5, p. 538-556
Abstract Using data recorded in 2011 with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider, a search for evidence of extra spatial dimensions has been performed through an analysis of the diphoton final state. The analysis uses data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2.12 fb−12.12 fb−1 of √s=7 TeV proton–proton collisions. The diphoton invariant mass (mγγmγγ) spectrum is observed to be in good agreement with the expected Standard Model background. In the large extra dimension scenario of Arkani-Hamed, Dimopoulos and Dvali, the results provide 95% CL lower limits on the fundamental Planck scale between 2.27 and 3.53 TeV, depending on the number of extra dimensions and the theoretical formalism used. The results also set 95% CL lower limits on the lightest Randall–Sundrum graviton mass of between 0.79 and 1.85 TeV, for values of the dimensionless coupling k/MPl varying from 0.01 to 0.1. Combining with previously published ATLAS results from the dielectron and dimuon final states, the 95% CL lower limit on the Randall–Sundrum graviton mass for k/MPl=0.01 (0.1) is 0.80 (1.95) TeV.
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ATLAS COLLABORATION. Search for extra dimensions using diphoton events in 7 TeV proton–proton collisions with the ATLAS detector. In: Physics Letters. B, 2012, vol. 710, n° 4-5, p. 538-556. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:40362

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