Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy

 

Date of this Version

2012

Citation

Physics Letters B 717 (2012) 109–128; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2012.09.012

Abstract

A search is performed for heavy Majorana neutrinos (N) using an event signature defined by two samesign charged leptons of the same flavour and two jets. The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 4.98 fb−1 of pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV collected with the CMS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. No excess of events is observed beyond the expected standard model background and therefore upper limits are set on the square of the mixing parameter, |VℓN|2, for ℓ = e,μ, as a function of heavy Majorana-neutrino mass. These are the first direct upper limits on the heavy Majorana-neutrino mixing for mN > 90 GeV.

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