Isolated tau leptons in events with large missing transverse momentum at HERA

Chekanov, S. et al. (2004) Isolated tau leptons in events with large missing transverse momentum at HERA. Physics Letters B, 583(1-2), pp. 41-58. (doi: 10.1016/j.physletb.2003.12.054)

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Abstract

A search for events containing isolated tau leptons and large missing transverse momentum, not originating from the tau decay, has been performed with the ZEUS detector at the electron-proton collider HERA, using 130 pb(-1) of integrated luminosity. A search was made for isolated tracks coming from hadronic tau decays. Observables based on the internal jet structure were exploited to discriminate between tau decays and quark- or gluon-induced jets. Three tau candidates were found, while 0.40(-0.13)(+0.12) were expected from Standard Model processes, such as charged current deep inelastic scattering and single W+/- -boson production. To search for heavy-particle decays, a more restrictive selection was applied to isolate tau leptons produced together with a hadronic final state with high transverse momentum. Two candidate events survive, while 0.20 +/- 0.05 events are expected from Standard Model processes.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ferrando, Dr James and Doyle, Professor Anthony and Saxon, Professor David and Bussey, Dr Peter
Authors: Chekanov, S., Derrick, A., Krakauer, D., Loizides, J.H., Magill, S., Miglioranzi, S., Musgrave, B., Repond, J., Yoshida, R., Mattingly, M.C.K., Antonioli, P., Bari, G., Basile, M., Bellagamba, L., Boscherini, D., Bruni, A., Bruni, G., Romeo, G.C., Cifarelli, L., Cindolo, F., Contin, A., Corradi, M., De Pasquale, S., Giusti, P., Iacobucci, G., Margotti, A., Montanari, A., Nania, R., Palmonari, E., Pesci, A., Sartorelli, G., Zichichi, A., Aghuzumtsyan, G., Bartsch, D., Brock, I., Goers, S., Hartmann, H., Hilger, E., Irrgang, P., Jakob, H.P., Kind, O., Meyer, U., Paul, E., Rautenberg, J., Renner, R., Stifut-Kin, A., Tandler, J., Voss, K.C., Wang, A., Weber, A., Bailey, D.S., Brook, N.H., Cole, J.E., Heath, G.P., Namsoo, T., Robins, S., Wing, M., Capua, M., Mastroberardino, A., Schioppa, M., Susinno, G., Kim, J.Y., Kim, Y.K., Lee, J.H., Lim, I.T., Caldwell, A., Helbich, M., Liu, X., Mellado, B., Ning, Y., Paganis, S., Ren, Z., Schmidke, W.B., Sciulli, E., Chwastowski, J., Eskreys, A., Figiel, J., Galas, A., Olkiewicz, K., Stopa, P., Zawiejski, L., Adamczyk, L., Bold, T., Grabowska-Bold, I., Kisielewska, D., Kowal, A.M., Kowal, M., Kowalski, T., Przybycien, M., Suszycki, L., Szuba, D., Szuba, J., Kotanski, A., Slominski, W., Adler, V., Behrens, U., Bloch, I., Borras, K., Chiochia, V., Dannheim, D., Drews, G., Fourletova, J., Fricke, U., Geiser, A., Gottlicher, P., Gutsche, O., Haas, T., Hain, W., Hillert, S., Kahle, B., Kotz, U., Kowalski, H., Kramberger, G., Labes, H., Lelas, D., Lim, H., Lohr, B., Mankel, R., Melzer-Pellmann, I.A., Nguyen, C.N., Notz, D., Nuncio-Quiroz, A.E., Polini, A., Raval, A., Rurua, L., Schneekloth, U., Stoesslein, U., Wolf, G., Youngman, C., Zeuner, W., Schlenstedt, S., Barbagli, G., Gallo, E., Genfa, C., Pelfer, P.G., Bamberger, A., Benen, A., Coppola, N., Bell, M., Bussey, P., Doyle, A.T., Ferrando, J., Hamilton, J., Hanlon, S., Saxon, D.H., Skillicorn, I.O., Gialas, I., Bodmann, B., Carli, T., Holm, U., Klimek, K., Krumnack, N., Lohrmann, E., Milite, M., Salehi, H., Schleper, P., Stonjek, S., Wick, K., Ziegler, A., Ziegler, A., Collins-Tooth, C., Foudas, C., Goncalo, R., Long, K.R., Tapper, A.D., Cloth, P., Filges, D., Kataoka, M., Nagano, K., Tokushuku, K., Yamada, S., Yamazaki, Y., Barakbaev, A.N., Boos, E.G., Pokrovskiy, N.S., Zhautykov, B.O., Son, D., Piotrzkowski, K., Barreiro, F., Glasman, C., Gonzalez, O., Labarga, L., del Peso, J., Tassi, E., Terron, J., Vazquez, M., Zambrana, M., Barbi, M., Corriveau, F., Gliga, S., Lainesse, J., Padhi, S., Stairs, D.G., Walsh, R., Tsurugai, T., Antonov, A., Danilov, P., Dolgoshein, B.A., Gladkov, D., Sosnovtsev, V., Suchkov, S., Dementiev, R.K., Ermolov, R., Golubkov, Y.A., Katkov, I.I., Khein, L.A., Korzhavina, I.A., Kuzmin, V., Levchenko, B.B., Lukina, O.Y., Proskuryakov, A.S., Shcheglova, L.M., Vlasov, N.N., Zotkin, S.A., Coppola, N., Grijpink, S., Koffeman, E., Kooijman, P., Maddox, E., Pellegrino, A., Schagen, S., Tiecke, H., Velthuis, J.J., Wiggers, L., de Wolf, E., Brummer, N., Bylsma, B., Durkin, L.S., Ling, T.Y., Cooper-Sarkar, A.M., Cottrell, A., Devenish, R.C.E., Foster, B., Grzelak, G., Gwenlan, C., Patel, S., Straub, P.B., Walczak, R., Bertolin, A., Brugnera, R., Carlin, R., Dal Corso, E., Dusini, S., Garfagnini, A., Limentani, S., Longhin, A., Parenti, A., Posocco, M., Stanco, L., Turcato, M., Heaphy, E.A., Metlica, F., Oh, B.Y., Whitmore, J.J., and Iga, Y.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physics Letters B
Publisher:Elsevier BV
ISSN:0370-2693
ISSN (Online):1873-2445

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