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Search for a narrow resonance lighter than 200 GeV decaying to a pair of muons in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s} =$ 13 TeV

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A search is presented for a narrow resonance decaying to a pair of oppositely charged muons using $\sqrt{s} =$ 13 TeV proton-proton collision data recorded at the LHC. In the 45-75 and 110-200 GeV resonance mass ranges, the search is based on conventional triggering and event reconstruction techniques. In the 11.5-45 GeV mass range, the search uses data collected with dimuon triggers with low transverse momentum thresholds, recorded at high rate by storing a reduced amount of trigger-level information. The data correspond to integrated luminosities of 137 fb$^{-1}$ and 96.6 fb$^{-1}$ for conventional and high-rate triggering, respectively. No significant resonant peaks are observed in the probed mass ranges. The search sets the most stringent constraints to date on a dark photon in the $\sim$30-75 and 110-200 GeV mass ranges.
Journal: Physical Review Letters
ISSN: 0031-9007
Issue: 13
Volume: 124
Number of pages: 17
Publication year:2020
Keywords:hep-ex, Multidisciplinary physics
  • ORCID: /0000-0002-7366-7098/work/75206563
  • ORCID: /0000-0002-9598-6241/work/75206780
  • ORCID: /0000-0002-8564-8732/work/75207103
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevlett.124.131802
  • Scopus Id: 85083755554
  • ORCID: /0000-0002-6792-9522/work/79142211
  • ArticleNumber: 131802