Probing the light radion through diphotons at the Large Hadron Collider

Satyaki Bhattacharya, Mariana Frank, Katri Huitu, Ushoshi Maitra, Biswarup Mukhopadhyaya, Santosh Kumar Rai
2015 Physical Review D  
A radion in a scenario with a warped extra dimension can be lighter than the Higgs boson, even if the Kaluza-Klein excitation modes of the graviton turn out to be in the multi-TeV region. The discovery of such a light radion would be gateway to new physics. We show how the two-photon mode of decay can enable us to probe a radion in the mass range 60 - 110 GeV. We take into account the diphoton background, including fragmentation effects, and include cuts designed to suppress the background to
more » ... e maximum possible extent. Our conclusion is that, with an integrated luminosity of 3000 fb^-1 or less, the next run of the Large Hadron Collider should be able to detect a radion in this mass range, with a significance of 5 standard deviations or more.
doi:10.1103/physrevd.91.016008 fatcat:taymk524xjhvtfepxxghicwxgy