Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Sensitivity of future hadron colliders to leptoquark pair production in the di-muon di-jets channel
DAMTP, University of Cambridge, Wilberforce Road, CB3 0WA, Cambridge, UK
2 The Niels Bohr International Academy, University of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 17, 2100, Copenhagen, Denmark
Accepted: 5 February 2020
Published online: 22 February 2020
We estimate the future sensitivity of the high luminosity (HL-) and high energy (HE-) modes of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and of a 100 TeV future circular collider (FCC-hh) to leptoquark (LQ) pair production in the muon-plus-jet decay mode of each LQ. Such LQs are motivated by the fact that they provide an explanation for the neutral current B-anomalies. For each future collider, Standard Model (SM) backgrounds and detector effects are simulated. From these, sensitivities of each collider are found. Our measures of sensitivity are based upon a Run II ATLAS search, which we also use for validation. We illustrate with a narrow scalar (‘’) LQ and find that, in our channel, the HL-LHC has exclusion sensitivity to LQ masses up to 1.8 TeV, the HE-LHC up to 4.8 TeV and the FCC-hh up to 13.5 TeV.
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