Results are reported of a search for a deviation in the jet production cross section from the prediction of perturbative quantum chromodynamics at next-to-leading order. The search is conducted using a 7 TeV proton-proton data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.0 fb(-1), collected with the Compact Muon Solenoid detector at the Large Hadron Collider. A deviation could arise from interactions characterized by a mass scale Lambda too high to be probed directly at the LHC. Such phenomena can be modeled as contact interactions. No evidence of a deviation is found. Using the CLs criterion, lower limits are set on Lambda of 9.9 TeV and 14.3 TeVat 95% confidence level for models with destructive and constructive interference, respectively. Limits obtained with a Bayesian method are also reported. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.87.052017

Search for contact interactions using the inclusive jet p(T) spectrum in pp collisions at root s=7 TeV

ABBRESCIA, Marcello;BARBONE, LUCIA;CALABRIA, CESARE;CHHIBRA, SIMRANJIT SINGH;COLALEO, ANNA;DE PALMA, Mauro;IASELLI, Giuseppe;MAGGI, Giorgio Pietro;MARANGELLI, Bartolomeo;MY, Salvatore;NUZZO, Salvatore Vitale;POMPILI, ALEXIS;PUGLIESE, GABRIELLA M. I.;SELVAGGI, Giovanna;SINGH, GURPREET;VENDITTI, ROSAMARIA;VERWILLIGEN, Piet Omer;
2013

Abstract

Results are reported of a search for a deviation in the jet production cross section from the prediction of perturbative quantum chromodynamics at next-to-leading order. The search is conducted using a 7 TeV proton-proton data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.0 fb(-1), collected with the Compact Muon Solenoid detector at the Large Hadron Collider. A deviation could arise from interactions characterized by a mass scale Lambda too high to be probed directly at the LHC. Such phenomena can be modeled as contact interactions. No evidence of a deviation is found. Using the CLs criterion, lower limits are set on Lambda of 9.9 TeV and 14.3 TeVat 95% confidence level for models with destructive and constructive interference, respectively. Limits obtained with a Bayesian method are also reported. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.87.052017
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