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Search for high-mass Z gamma resonances in e(+)e(-)gamma and mu(+)mu(-)gamma final states in proton-proton collisions at root s=8 and 13 TeV

V. Khachatryan, A. M. Sirunyan, A. Tumasyan, W. Adam, E. Asilar, T. Bergauer, J. Brandstetter, E. Brondolin, M. Dragicevic, J. Eroe, et al. (2017) JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS.
This paper describes the search for a high-mass narrow-width scalar particle decaying into a Z boson and a photon. The analysis is performed using proton-proton collision data recorded with the CMS detector at the LHC at center-of-mass energies of 8 and 13TeV, corresponding to integrated luminosities of 19.7 and 2.7 fb(-1), respectively. The Z bosons are reconstructed from opposite-sign electron or muon pairs. No statistically signi fi cant deviation from the standard model predictions has been found in the 200-2000 GeV mass range. Upper limits at 95% con fi dence level have been derived on the product of the scalar particle production cross section and the branching fraction of the Z decaying into electrons or muons, which range from 280 to 20 fb for resonance masses between 200 and 2000 GeV.
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