Jul 4 – 11, 2012
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Australia/Melbourne timezone
ICHEP2012 - 36th International Conference for High Energy Physics

Discovering Colorons at the Large Hadron Collider

Jul 7, 2012, 10:35 AM
Room 219 (Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre)

Room 219

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Melbourne Australia
Parallel Sessions Track 3 - BSM - Non-SUSY Exotics Room 219 - BSM - Non-SUSY - TR3


Prof. Chung Kao (University of Oklahoma (US))


We investigate the prospects for the discovery of massive hyper-gluons at the CERN Large Hadron Collider with $\sqrt{s} = 14$ TeV. A phenomenological Lagrangian is adopted to evaluate the cross section of a pair of colored vector bosons (colorons, $\tilde{\rho}$) decaying into four colored scalar resonances (hyper-pions, $\tilde{\pi}$), which then decay into eight gluons. We include the dominant physics background from the production of $8g,7g1q, 6g2q$, and $5g3q$, and determine the masses of $\tilde{\pi}$ and $\tilde{\rho}$ where discovery is possible. For example, we find that a 5$\sigma$ signal can be established for $M_{\tilde{\pi}} \alt 495$ GeV ($M_{\tilde{\rho}} \alt 1650$ GeV). More generally we give the reach of this process for a selection of possible cuts and integrated luminosities.

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Prof. Chung Kao (University of Oklahoma (US))

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