Search for quark contact interactions and extra spatial dimensions using dijet angular distributions in proton–proton collisions at s=8 TeV

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Abstract

A search is presented for quark contact interactions and extra spatial dimensions in proton–proton collisions at s=8 TeV using dijet angular distributions. The search is based on a data set corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb−1 collected by the CMS detector at the CERN LHC. Dijet angular distributions are found to be in agreement with the perturbative QCD predictions that include electroweak corrections. Limits on the contact interaction scale from a variety of models at next-to-leading order in QCD corrections are obtained. A benchmark model in which only left-handed quarks participate is excluded up to a scale of 9.0 (11.7) TeV for destructive (constructive) interference at 95% confidence level. Lower limits between 5.9 and 8.4 TeV on the scale of virtual graviton exchange are extracted for the Arkani-Hamed–Dimopoulos–Dvali model of extra spatial dimensions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-99
Number of pages21
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume746
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2015
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

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© 2015 CERN for the benefit of the CMS Collaboration

Funding

We would like to thank S. Dittmaier and A. Huss for providing us with the electroweak correction factors. We congratulate our colleagues in the CERN accelerator departments for the excellent performance of the LHC and thank the technical and administrative staffs at CERN and at other CMS institutes for their contributions to the success of the CMS effort. In addition, we gratefully acknowledge the computing centers and personnel of the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid for delivering so effectively the computing infrastructure essential to our analyses. Finally, we acknowledge the enduring support for the construction and operation of the LHC and the CMS detector provided by the following funding agencies: BMWFW and FWF (Austria); FNRS and FWO (Belgium); CNPq , CAPES , FAPERJ , and FAPESP (Brazil); MES (Bulgaria); CERN ; CAS , MoST , and NSFC (China); COLCIENCIAS (Colombia); MSES and CSF (Croatia); RPF (Cyprus); MoER , ERC IUT and ERDF (Estonia); Academy of Finland , MEC , and HIP (Finland); CEA and CNRS/IN2P3 (France); BMBF , DFG , and HGF (Germany); GSRT (Greece); OTKA and NIH (Hungary); DAE and DST (India); IPM (Iran); SFI (Ireland); INFN (Italy); MSIP and NRF (Republic of Korea); LAS (Lithuania); MOE and UM (Malaysia); CINVESTAV , CONACYT , SEP , and UASLP-FAI (Mexico); MBIE (New Zealand); PAEC (Pakistan); MSHE and NSC (Poland); FCT (Portugal); JINR (Dubna); MON , RosAtom , RAS and RFBR (Russia); MESTD (Serbia); SEIDI and CPAN (Spain); Swiss Funding Agencies (Switzerland); MST (Taipei); ThEPCenter , IPST , STAR and NSTDA (Thailand); TUBITAK and TAEK (Turkey); NASU and SFFR (Ukraine); STFC (United Kingdom); DOE and NSF (USA). We would like to thank S. Dittmaier and A. Huss for providing us with the electroweak correction factors. We congratulate our colleagues in the CERN accelerator departments for the excellent performance of the LHC and thank the technical and administrative staffs at CERN and at other CMS institutes for their contributions to the success of the CMS effort. In addition, we gratefully acknowledge the computing centers and personnel of the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid for delivering so effectively the computing infrastructure essential to our analyses. Finally, we acknowledge the enduring support for the construction and operation of the LHC and the CMS detector provided by the following funding agencies: BMWFW and FWF (Austria); FNRS and FWO (Belgium); CNPq, CAPES, FAPERJ, and FAPESP (Brazil); MES (Bulgaria); CERN; CAS, MoST, and NSFC (China); COLCIENCIAS (Colombia); MSES and CSF (Croatia); RPF (Cyprus); MoER, ERC IUT and ERDF (Estonia); Academy of Finland, MEC, and HIP (Finland); CEA and CNRS/IN2P3 (France); BMBF, DFG, and HGF (Germany); GSRT (Greece); OTKA and NIH (Hungary); DAE and DST (India); IPM (Iran); SFI (Ireland); INFN (Italy); MSIP and NRF (Republic of Korea); LAS (Lithuania); MOE and UM (Malaysia); CINVESTAV, CONACYT, SEP, and UASLP-FAI (Mexico); MBIE (New Zealand); PAEC (Pakistan); MSHE and NSC (Poland); FCT (Portugal); JINR (Dubna); MON, RosAtom, RAS and RFBR (Russia); MESTD (Serbia); SEIDI and CPAN (Spain); Swiss Funding Agencies (Switzerland); MST (Taipei); ThEPCenter, IPST, STAR and NSTDA (Thailand); TUBITAK and TAEK (Turkey); NASU and SFFR (Ukraine); STFC (United Kingdom); DOE and NSF (USA).

FundersFunder number
Not addedST/H00081X/2
CNRS/IN2P3
CPAN
ERC IUT
MESTD
MON
MSES
MSHE
MoER
STAR
Swiss Funding Agencies
TUBITAK
ThEPCenter
UASLP-FAI
National Science Foundation1306040, 1314131, 1306951, 1120138
National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Energy
Hispanics in Philanthropy
CS Fund
Human Growth Foundation
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Ministry of Science and Technology
Departamento Administrativo de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación
Children's Specialists Foundation
California Earthquake Authority
Ministry of Education
Secretaría de Educación Pública
Türkiye Atom Enerjisi Kurumu
Santa Fe Institute
Louisiana Academy of Sciences
Rochester Academy of Science
National Research Foundation
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Medical Engineering Centre, King’s College London
CERN
University of Washington College of Arts and Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Norwegian Sequencing Centre
Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology
Mountain Equipment Co-operative
Science and Technology Facilities CouncilST/L00609X/1, ST/N000250/1, ST/J004901/1, ST/K003542/1, ST/K001256/1, ST/K003844/1, GRIDPP, ST/M005356/1, ST/I505580/1, ST/I005912/1, ST/J005665/1, ST/J50094X/1, ST/K001604/1, ST/M004775/1, ST/K001639/1, ST/L005603/1
Royal Astronomical Society
National Stroke Foundation
Ministry of Education - Singapore
Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India
Science Foundation Ireland
Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung156687, 153664
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo
National Natural Science Foundation of China
Research Promotion Foundation
National Science Council
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Russian Foundation for Basic Research
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior
Academy of Finland
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
Austrian Science Fund
Fonds De La Recherche Scientifique - FNRS
Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología
Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft
General Secretariat for Research and Technology
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Országos Tudományos Kutatási Alapprogramok
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico
Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning
Ministry of Science and Technology
National Research Foundation of Korea
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
Ministry of Science ICT and Future Planning
National Science and Technology Development Agency
Universiti Malaya
Fundação Carlos Chagas Filho de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
Ministry for Business Innovation and Employment
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Ministry of Education and Science
Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Frauen
Secretaría de Estado de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación
European Regional Development Fund
State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM
Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional
Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission
State Fund for Fundamental Research of Ukraine
Department of Science and Technology, Government of West Bengal
Fundació Catalana de Trasplantament
Univerza v Mariboru

    Keywords

    • CMS
    • Contact interactions
    • Electroweak corrections
    • Extra dimensions
    • Physics
    • QCD

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