dc.contributor.author Bhopatkar, Vallary dc.contributor.author Hohlmann, Marcus dc.contributor.author Kalakhety, Himali dc.contributor.author Mareskas-Palcek, Darren dc.contributor.author Roy, Titas dc.contributor.author Yumiceva, Francisco dc.contributor.author Khachatryan, Vardan dc.contributor.author Sirunyan, A. M. dc.contributor.author Tumasyan, A. R. dc.contributor.author Adam, Wolfgang dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-22T19:11:59Z dc.date.available 2015-09-22T19:11:59Z dc.date.issued 2015-07-24 dc.identifier.citation CMS Collaboration. (2015). Search for third-generation scalar leptoquarks in the t-tau channel in proton-proton collisions at 8 TeV. arXiv preprint arXiv:1503.09049. en_US dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11141/752 dc.description.abstract A search for pair production of third-generation scalar leptoquarks decaying to top quark and τ lepton pairs is presented using proton-proton collision data at a center-of-mass energy of s=8$$\sqrt{s}=8$$ TeV collected with the CMS detector at the LHC and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb−1. The search is performed using events that contain an electron or a muon, a hadronically decaying τ lepton, and two or more jets. The observations are found to be consistent with the standard model predictions. Assuming that all leptoquarks decay to a top quark and a τ lepton, the existence of pair produced, charge −1/3, third-generation leptoquarks up to a mass of 685 GeV is excluded at 95% confidence level. This result constitutes the first direct limit for leptoquarks decaying into a top quark and a τ lepton, and may also be applied directly to the pair production of bottom squarks decaying predominantly via the R-parity violating coupling λ333 ′. en_US dc.language.iso en_US en_US dc.rights The Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP) is an open-access journal funded by SCOAP3 (scoap3.org) and licensed under CC BY 4.0. JHEP is owned by the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA - Trieste, Italy) and published by Springer. en_US dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en_US dc.title Search for third-generation scalar leptoquarks in the tτ channel in proton-proton collisions at √s=8 TeV en_US dc.type Article en_US dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/JHEP07(2015)042
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