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Flavorful leptoquarks at the LHC and beyond: spin 1

Hiller, GudruN; Loose, DenniS; Nišandžić, IvaN (2021) Flavorful leptoquarks at the LHC and beyond: spin 1. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2021 (6). ISSN 1029-8479

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Evidence for electron-muon universality violation that has been revealed in b -> sll transitions in the observables R-K,R-K* by the LHCb Collaboration can be explained with spin-1 leptoquarks in SU(2)(L) singlet V-1 or triplet V-3 representations in the O(1 - 10) TeV range. We explore the sensitivity of the high luminosity LHC (HL-LHC) and future proton-proton colliders to V-1 and V-3 in the parameter space connected to R-K,R-K*-data. We consider pair production and single production in association with muons in different flavor benchmarks. Reinterpreting a recent ATLAS search for scalar leptoquarks decaying to b mu and j mu, we extract improved limits for the leptoquark masses: for gauge boson-type leptoquarks (kappa = 1) we obtain M-V1 > 1.9 TeV, M-V1> 1.9 TeV, and M-V1> 1.7 TeV for leptoquarks decaying predominantly according to hierarchical, flipped and democratic quark flavor structure, respectively. Future sensitivity projections based on extrapolations of existing ATLAS and CMS searches are worked out. We find that for kappa = 1 the mass reach for pair (single) production of V-1 can be up to 3 TeV (2.1 TeV) at the HL-LHC and up to 15 TeV (19.9 TeV) at the FCC-hh with root s = 100 TeV and 20 ab(-1). The mass limits and reach for the triplet V-3 are similar or higher, depending on flavor. While there is the exciting possibility that leptoquarks addressing the R-K,R-K*-anomalies are observed at the LHC, to fully cover the parameter space pp-collisions beyond the LHC-energies are needed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Beyond Standard Model ; Heavy Quark Physics
Divisions: Theoretical Physics Division
Depositing User: Kristina Ciglar
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2022 21:21
DOI: 10.1007/JHEP06(2021)080

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