Search for large extra dimensions in dimuon and dielectron events in pp collisions at s=7 TeV

Chatrchyan S., Khachatryan V., Sirunyan A., Tumasyan A., Adam W., Bergauer T., ...More

Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, vol.711, no.1, pp.15-34, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Results are presented from a search for large, extra spatial dimensions in events with either two isolated muons or two isolated electrons. The data are from proton-proton interactions at s=7 TeV collected with the CMS detector at the LHC. The size of the data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of approximately 2 fb -1. The observed dimuon and dielectron mass spectra are found to be consistent with standard-model expectations. Depending on the number of extra dimensions, the 95% confidence level limits from the combined μμ and ee channels range from M s>2.4 TeV to M s>3.8 TeV, where M s characterizes the scale for the onset of quantum gravity. © 2012 CERN.