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Search for heavy Majorana neutrinos in μ±μ± + jets events in proton–proton collisions at s=8 TeV

V. Khachatryan, A.M. Sirunyan, A. Tumasyan, W. Adam, T. Bergauer, M. Dragicevic, J. Erö, M. Friedl, R. Frühwirth, V.M. Ghete, C. Hartl, N. Hörmann (+2139 others)
2015 Physics Letters B  
A search is performed for heavy Majorana neutrinos (N) using an event signature defined by two muons of the same charge and two jets (mu+/- mu+/- jj). The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 inverse femtobarns of proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV, collected with the CMS detector at the CERN LHC. No excess of events is observed beyond the expected standard model background and upper limits are set on abs(V[mu,N])^2 as a function of Majorana neutrino
more » ... jorana neutrino mass m[N] for masses in the range of 40-500 GeV, where V[mu,N] is the mixing element of the heavy neutrino with the standard model muon neutrino. The limits obtained are abs(V[mu,N])^2 < 0.00470 for m[N] = 90 GeV, abs(V[mu,N])^2 < 0.0123 for m[N] = 200 GeV, and abs(V[mu,N])^2 < 0.583 for m[N] = 500 GeV. These results extend considerably the regions excluded by previous direct searches.
doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2015.06.070 fatcat:wcszasx5wjfc3cky3gjnzo53se