Searches for scalar leptoquarks in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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Searches for pair-produced scalar leptoquarks are performed using 20 fb$^{-1}$ of proton-proton collision data provided by the LHC and recorded by the ATLAS detector at $\sqrt{s}=8$ TeV. Events with two electrons (muons) and two or more jets in the final state are used to search for first (second)-generation leptoquarks. The results from two previously published ATLAS analyses are interpreted in terms of third-generation leptoquarks decaying to $b\nu_{\tau}\bar{b}\bar{\nu_{\tau}}$ and $t\nu_{\tau}\bar{t}\bar{\nu_{\tau}}$ final states. No statistically significant excess above the Standard Model expectation is observed in any channel and scalar leptoquarks are excluded at 95% CL with masses up to $m_{\mathrm{LQ1}}$ $
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Issue number5
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 5 Jan 2016

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25 pages plus author list + cover pages (42 pages total), 6 figures, 8 tables, submitted to EPJC, All figures including auxiliary figures are available at


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