Search for lepton-flavour violation in high-mass dilepton final states using 139 fb −1 of pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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Aad G., Abbott B., Abeling K., Abicht N., Abidi S., Aboulhorma A., ...More

Journal of High Energy Physics, vol.2023, no.10, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2023 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/jhep10(2023)082
  • Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, INSPEC, zbMATH, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Keywords: Beyond Standard Model, Exotics, Flavour Physics, Hadron-Hadron Scattering
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


A search is performed for a heavy particle decaying into different-flavour, dilepton final states, using 139 fb−1 of proton-proton collision data at s = 13 TeV collected in 2015–2018 by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. Final states with electrons, muons and hadronically decaying tau leptons are considered (eμ, eτ or μτ). No significant excess over the Standard Model predictions is observed. Upper limits on the production cross-section are set as a function of the mass of a Z′ boson, a supersymmetric τ-sneutrino, and a quantum black-hole. The observed 95% CL lower mass limits obtained on a typical benchmark model Z′ boson are 5.0 TeV (eμ), 4.0 TeV (eτ), and 3.9 TeV (μτ), respectively. [Figure not available: see fulltext.].