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Roman Pasechnik

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Search for technipions in exclusive production of diphotons with large invariant masses at the LHC

Author

  • Piotr Lebiedowicz
  • Roman Pasechnik
  • Antoni Szczurek

Summary, in English

We focus on exclusive production of neutral technipion (pi) over tilde (0) in pp collisions at the LHC, i.e. on pp -> pp (pi) over tilde (0) reaction. The dependence of the cross section on parameters of recently proposed vector-like Technicolor model is studied. Characteristic features of the differential distributions are discussed. For not too large technipion masses the diphoton decay channel has the dominant branching fraction. This is also the main reason for an enhanced production of neutral technipions in gamma gamma-fusion reaction. We discuss potential backgrounds of the QCD and QED origin to the pp -> pp ((pi) over tilde (0) -> gamma gamma) process at large invariant gamma gamma masses. We conclude that compared to inclusive case the signal-to-background ratio in the considered exclusive reaction is very favorable which thereby could serve as a good probe for Technicolor dynamics searches at the LHC. (C) 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

Department/s

  • Theoretical Particle Physics

Publishing year

2014

Language

English

Pages

288-308

Publication/Series

Nuclear Physics, Section B

Volume

881

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

North-Holland

Topic

  • Subatomic Physics

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0550-3213