A search for pair-production of first generation scalar leptoquarks is performed in the final state containing an electron, a neutrino, and at least two jets using proton-proton collision data at root s = 7 TeV. The data were collected by the CMS detector at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36 pb(-1). The number of observed events is in good agreement with the predictions for standard model processes. Prior CMS results in the dielectron channel are combined with this electron + neutrino search. A 95 confidence level combined lower limit is set on the mass of a first generation scalar leptoquark at 339 GeV for beta = 0.5, where beta is the branching fraction of the leptoquark to an electron and a quark. These results represent the most stringent direct limits to date for values of beta greater than 0.05. (C) 2011 CERN. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Search for first generation scalar leptoquarks in the e nu jj channel in pp collisions at root s=7 TeV

ABBRESCIA, Marcello;BARBONE, LUCIA;CALABRIA, CESARE;DE PALMA, Mauro;LUSITO, LETIZIA;MARANGELLI, Bartolomeo;MY, Salvatore;NUZZO, Salvatore Vitale;PACIFICO, NICOLA;POMPILI, ALEXIS;SELVAGGI, Giovanna;
2011

Abstract

A search for pair-production of first generation scalar leptoquarks is performed in the final state containing an electron, a neutrino, and at least two jets using proton-proton collision data at root s = 7 TeV. The data were collected by the CMS detector at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36 pb(-1). The number of observed events is in good agreement with the predictions for standard model processes. Prior CMS results in the dielectron channel are combined with this electron + neutrino search. A 95 confidence level combined lower limit is set on the mass of a first generation scalar leptoquark at 339 GeV for beta = 0.5, where beta is the branching fraction of the leptoquark to an electron and a quark. These results represent the most stringent direct limits to date for values of beta greater than 0.05. (C) 2011 CERN. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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