A search for events containing isolated tau leptons and large missing transverse momentum, not originating from the tau decay, has been performed with the ZEUS detector at the electron-proton collider HERA, using 130 pb -1 of integrated luminosity. A search was made for isolated tracks coming from hadronic tau decays. Observables based on the internal jet structure were exploited to discriminate between tau decays and quark- or gluon-induced jets. Three tau candidates were found, while 0.40 -0.13+0.12 were expected from Standard Model processes, such as charged current deep inelastic scattering and single W ±-boson production. To search for heavy-particle decays, a more restrictive selection was applied to isolate tau leptons produced together with a hadronic final state with high transverse momentum. Two candidate events survive, while 0.20±0.05 events are expected from Standard Model processes. © 2004 Published by Elsevier B.V.
Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Chekanov, S.; Derrick, M.; Krakauer, D.; Loizides, J. H.; Magill, S.; Miglioranzi, S.; Musgrave, B.; Repond, J.; Yoshida, R.; Mattingly, Margarita C. K.; Antonioli, P.; Bari, G.; Basile, M.; Bellagamba, L.; Boscherini, D.; Bruni, A.; Bruni, G.; Cara Romeo, G.; Cifarelli, L.; Cindolo, F.; Contin, A.; Corradi, M.; De Pasquale, S.; Giusti, P.; Iacobucci, G.; Margotti, A.; Montanari, A.; Nania, R.; Palmonari, F.; Pesci, A.; and Sartorelli, G., "Isolated Tau Leptons in Events with Large Missing Transverse Momentum at HERA" (2004). Faculty Publications. 2203.
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