Publications [#308406] of Mark C. Kruse

Papers Published
  1. Aaltonen, T; González, BA; Amerio, S; Amidei, D; Anastassov, A; Annovi, A; Antos, J; Apollinari, G; Appel, JA; Arisawa, T; Artikov, A; Asaadi, J; Ashmanskas, W; Auerbach, B; Aurisano, A; Azfar, F; Badgett, W; Bae, T; Barbaro-Galtieri, A; Barnes, VE; Barnett, BA; Barria, P; Bartos, P; Bauce, M; Bedeschi, F; Behari, S; Bellettini, G; Bellinger, J; Benjamin, D; Beretvas, A; Bhatti, A; Bisello, D; Bizjak, I; Bland, KR; Blumenfeld, B; Bocci, A; Bodek, A; Bortoletto, D; Boudreau, J; Boveia, A et al., Search for new phenomena in events with two Z bosons and missing transverse momentum in pp̄ collisions at √s=1.96TeV, Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology, vol. 85 no. 1 (2012) [doi] .

    Abstract:
    We present a search for new phenomena in events with two reconstructed Z bosons and large missing transverse momentum, sensitive to processes pp̄→X 2X 2→ZZX 1X 1, where X 2 is an unstable particle decaying as X 2→ ZX 1 and X 1 is undetected. The particles X 1 and X 2 may be, among other possibilities, fourth-generation neutrinos or supersymmetric particles. We study the final state in which one Z boson decays to two charged leptons and the second decays hadronically. In data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.2fb -1 from proton-antiproton collisions recorded by the CDF II detector at the Tevatron, with center-of-mass energy of 1.96 TeV, we find agreement between data and standard-model backgrounds. We calculate 95% confidence level upper limits on the cross section of the process pp̄→X 2X 2→ZZX 1X 1 ranging from 50 fb to 1 pb, depending on the masses of X 1 and X 2. © 2012 American Physical Society.