Lepton flavor violating dilepton dijet signatures from sterile neutrinos at proton colliders

Antusch, Stefan and Cazzato, Eros and Fischer, Oliver and Hammad, A. and Wang, Kechen. (2018) Lepton flavor violating dilepton dijet signatures from sterile neutrinos at proton colliders. Journal of High Energy Physics (10). 067.

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In this article we investigate the prospects of searching for sterile neutrinos in lowscale seesaw scenarios via the lepton flavour violating (but lepton number conserving) dilepton dijet signature. In our study, we focus on the final state e(+/-+/-)jj at the HL-LHC and the FCC-hh (or the SppC). We perform a multivariate analysis at the detector level including the dominant SM backgrounds from di-top, di-boson, and tri-boson. Under the assumption of the active-sterile neutrino mixings vertical bar V-lN vertical bar(2) = vertical bar(e)vertical bar(2) = parallel to(2) and vertical bar V-N vertical bar(2) = parallel to(2) = 0, the sensitivities on the signal production cross section times branching ratio sigma(pp l(+/-)N) x BR(N l(+/-)jj) and on vertical bar V-lN vertical bar(2) for sterile neutrino mass M-N between 200 and 1000 GeV are derived. For the benchmark M-N = 500 GeV, when ignoring systematic uncertainties at the HL-LHC (FCC-hh/SppC) with 3 (20) ab(-1) luminosity, the resulting 2-sigma limits on vertical bar V-lN vertical bar(2) are 4.9 x 10(-3) (7.0 x 10(-5)), while the 2-sigma limit on sigma x BR are 4.4 x 10(-2) (1.6 x 10(-2)) fb, respectively. The effect of the systematic uncertainty is also studied and found to be important for sterile neutrinos with smaller masses. We also comment on searches with (+/-+/-)jj and (+/-)e(+/-)jj final states.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Physik > Physik > Theoretische Physik (Antusch)
UniBasel Contributors:Antusch, Stefan
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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