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Search for microscopic black holes in pp collisions at √s=8 TeV

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posted on 2024-03-26, 04:19 authored by S Chatrchyan, V Khachatryan, AM Sirunyan, A Tumasyan, W Adam, T Bergauer, M Dragicevic, J Erö, C Fabjan, M Friedl, R Frühwirth, VM Ghete, N Hörmann, J Hrubec, M Jeitler, W Kiesenhofer, V Knünz, M Krammer, I Krätschmer, D Liko, I Mikulec, D Rabady, B Rahbaran, C Rohringer, H Rohringer, R Schöfbeck, J Strauss, A Taurok, W Treberer-Treberspurg, W Waltenberger, CE Wulz, V Mossolov, N Shumeiko, JS Gonzalez, S Alderweireldt, M Bansal, S Bansal, T Cornelis, EA De Wolf, X Janssen, A Knutsson, S Luyckx, L Mucibello, S Ochesanu, B Roland, R Rougny, H Van Haevermaet, P Van Mechelen, N Van Remortel, A Van Spilbeeck, F Blekman, S Blyweert, J D'hondt, A Kalogeropoulos, J Keaveney, M Maes, A Olbrechts, S Tavernier, W Van Doninck, P Van Mulders, GP Van Onsem, I Villella, B Clerbaux, G De Lentdecker, L Favart, APR Gay, T Hreus, A Léonard, PE Marage, A Mohammadi, T Reis, L Thomas, CV Velde, P Vanlaer, J Wang, V Adler, K Beernaert, L Benucci, A Cimmino, S Costantini, S Dildick, G Garcia, B Klein, J Lellouch, A Marinov, J Mccartin, AAO Rios, D Ryckbosch, M Sigamani, N Strobbe, F Thyssen, M Tytgat, S Walsh, E Yazgan, N Zaganidis, S Basegmez, C Beluffi, G Bruno, R Castello, A Caudron
Abstract A search for microscopic black holes and string balls is presented, based on a data sample of pp collisions at $ \sqrt{s}=8 $ TeV recorded by the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 12 fb−1. No excess of events with energetic multiparticle final states, typical of black hole production or of similar new physics processes, is observed. Given the agreement of the observations with the expected standard model background, which is dominated by QCD multijet production, 95% confidence level limits are set on the production of semiclassical or quantum black holes, or of string balls, corresponding to the exclusions of masses below 4.3 to 6.2 TeV, depending on model assumptions. In addition, model-independent limits are set on new physics processes resulting in energetic multiparticle final states.

History

Journal

Journal of High Energy Physics

Volume

2013

Article number

ARTN 178

ISSN

1126-6708

eISSN

1029-8479

Language

English

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Issue

7

Publisher

SPRINGER