Title

Search for the lepton flavor violating decay τ → 3μ in proton-proton collisions at √s = 13 TeV

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Results are reported from a search for the lepton flavor violating decay τ → 3μ in proton-proton collisions at s = 13 TeV. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 33.2 fb−1 recorded by the CMS experiment at the LHC in 2016. The search exploits τ leptons produced in both W boson and heavy-flavor hadron decays. No significant excess above the expected background is observed. An upper limit on the branching fraction ℬ(τ → 3μ) of 8.0 × 10−8 at 90% confidence level is obtained, with an expected upper limit of 6.9 × 10−8. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Department(s)

Physics and Engineering

Publication Title

Journal of High Energy Physics

Volume

2021

Issue

1

Publication Date

1-1-2021

DOI

10.1007/JHEP01(2021)163

E-ISSN

10298479

Comments

The CMS Collaboration includes over 100 authors. This record includes the Bethel author and the first 5 authors listed. The full list of authors can be viewed on the downloaded document or at the original publisher's website - https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP01(2021)163

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