Search for contact interactions and large extra dimensions in the dilepton mass spectra from proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s} =$ 13 TeV

The CMS collaboration Sirunyan, Albert M ; Tumasyan, Armen ; Adam, Wolfgang ; et al.
JHEP 1904 (2019) 114, 2019.
Inspire Record 1711231 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.89049

A search for nonresonant excesses in the invariant mass spectra of electron and muon pairs is presented. The analysis is based on data from proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV recorded by the CMS experiment in 2016, corresponding to a total integrated luminosity of 36 fb$^{−1}$. No significant deviation from the standard model is observed. Limits are set at 95% confidence level on energy scales for two general classes of nonresonant models. For a class of fermion contact interaction models, lower limits ranging from 20 to 32 TeV are set on the characteristic compositeness scale Λ. For the Arkani-Hamed, Dimopoulos, and Dvali model of large extra dimensions, the first results in the dilepton final state at 13 TeV are reported, and values of the ultraviolet cutoff parameter Λ$_{T}$ below 6.9 TeV are excluded. A combination with recent CMS diphoton results improves this exclusion to Λ$_{T}$ below 7.7 TeV, providing the most sensitive limits to date in nonhadronic final states.

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Individual and combined dilepton (this analysis) and diphoton 95% CL expected exclusion limits as a summary of all parameter conventions for the ADD model. Signal model cross sections are calculated up to leading order.

Individual and combined dilepton (this analysis) and diphoton 95% CL observed exclusion limits as a summary of all parameter conventions for the ADD model. Signal model cross sections are calculated up to leading order.

Combined dilepton 95% CL exclusion limit on the cross section in the GRW convention with m > 1.8 TeV for the ADD model.

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