Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/10750
Title: Search for Majorana neutrinos in same-sign WW scattering events from pp collisions at √s=13 TeV
Authors: Aad, G.
Abbott, B.
Abeling, K.
Abicht, N.J.
Abidi, S.H.
Aboulhorma, A.
Abramowicz, H.
Issue Date: 2023
Publisher: Institute for Ionics
Abstract: A search for Majorana neutrinos in same-sign WW scattering events is presented. The analysis uses s=13 TeV proton–proton collision data with an integrated luminosity of 140 fb - 1 recorded during 2015–2018 by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. The analysis targets final states including exactly two same-sign muons and at least two hadronic jets well separated in rapidity. The modelling of the main backgrounds, from Standard Model same-sign WW scattering and WZ production, is constrained with data in dedicated signal-depleted control regions. The distribution of the transverse momentum of the second-hardest muon is used to search for signals originating from a heavy Majorana neutrino with a mass between 50 GeV and 20 TeV. No significant excess is observed over the background expectation. The results are interpreted in a benchmark scenario of the Phenomenological Type-I Seesaw model. In addition, the sensitivity to the Weinberg operator is investigated. Upper limits at the 95% confidence level are placed on the squared muon-neutrino–heavy-neutrino mass-mixing matrix element | VμN| 2 as a function of the heavy Majorana neutrino’s mass mN , and on the effective μμ Majorana neutrino mass | mμμ| . © 2023, CERN for the benefit of the ATLAS Collaboration.
URI: https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-023-11915-y
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/10750
ISSN: 1434-6044
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