Displaced heavy neutrinos from Z′ decays at the LHC

Cheng-Wei Chiang, Giovanna Cottin, Arindam Das, Sanjoy Mandal
2019 Journal of High Energy Physics  
We study the LHC sensitivity to probe a long-lived heavy neutrino N in the context of Z models. We focus on displaced vertex signatures of N when pair produced via a Z , decaying to leptons and jets inside the inner trackers of the LHC experiments. We explore the LHC reach with current long-lived particle search strategies for either one or two displaced vertices in association with hadronic tracks or jets. We focus on two well-motivated models, namely, the minimal U(1) B−L scenario and its
more » ... cenario and its U(1) X extension. We find that searches for at least one displaced vertex can cover a significant portion of the parameter space, with light-heavy neutrino mixings as low as |V lN | 2 ≈ 10 −17 , and l = e, µ accessible across GeV scale heavy neutrino masses.
doi:10.1007/jhep12(2019)070 fatcat:4lzrd2pfjzf2xplgxxejkl56wm