Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy

 

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June 2005

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Published by American Physical Society. Phys. Rev. D 71, 112001 (2005). http://prd.aps.org/. Copyright © 2005 American Physical Society. Permission to use.

Abstract

We report on a search for the pair production of scalar leptoquarks (LQ), using 191 pb-1 of proton-antiproton collision data recorded by the CDF experiment during Run II of the Tevatron. The leptoquarks are sought via their decay into a neutrino and quark yielding missing transverse energy and several jets of large transverse energy. No evidence for LQ production is observed, and limits are set on sigma(pp̅→LQ L̅Q̅X→ νν̅qq̅X). Using a next-to-leading order theoretical prediction of the cross section for LQ production, we exclude first-generation LQ in the mass interval 78 to 117 GeV/c2 at the 95% confidence level for BR(LQ→νq)=100%.

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