Search for long-lived particles decaying to e± μ∓ ν

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Abstract

Long-lived particles decaying to e±μ∓νe±μ∓ν, with masses between 7 and 50GeV/c250GeV/c2 and lifetimes between 2 and 50ps50ps, are searched for by looking at displaced vertices containing electrons and muons of opposite charges. The search is performed using 5.4fb−15.4fb−1 of pp pp collisions collected with the LHCb detector at a centre-of-mass energy of s√=13TeVs=13TeV. Three mechanisms of production of long-lived particles are considered: the direct pair production from quark interactions, the pair production from the decay of a Standard-Model-like Higgs boson with a mass of 125GeV/c2125GeV/c2, and the charged current production from an on-shell WW boson with an additional lepton. No evidence of these long-lived states is obtained and upper limits on the production cross-section times branching fraction are set on the different production modes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number261
Number of pages16
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume81
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26-Mar-2021

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