Search for first generation scalar leptoquarks in the eνjj channel in pp collisions at s=7 TeV
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A search for pair-production of first generation scalar leptoquarks is performed in the final state containing an electron, a neutrino, and at least two jets using proton-proton collision data at √s=7 TeV. The data were collected by the CMS detector at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36 pb-1. The number of observed events is in good agreement with the predictions for standard model processes. Prior CMS results in the dielectron channel are combined with this electron+neutrino search. A 95% confidence level combined lower limit is set on the mass of a first generation scalar leptoquark at 339 GeV for β=0.5, where β is the branching fraction of the leptoquark to an electron and a quark. These results represent the most stringent direct limits to date for values of β greater than 0.05. © 2011 CERN.
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Chatrchyan, S., Khachatryan, V., Sirunyan, A. M., Tumasyan, A., Adam, W., Bergauer, T., ... Weinberg, M.