||Search for lepton-flavour-violating decays of the Higgs and Z bosons with the ATLAS detector
ATLAS Collaboration ,
Hara , K. ,
Kim , S.H. ,
Okawa, H. ,
Sato, K.Ukegawa , F.
The European Physical Journal C
, p.70 , 2017-02 , Springer
Direct searches for lepton flavour violation in decays of the Higgs and Z bosons with the ATLAS detector at the LHC are presented. The following three decays are considered: H→eτ, H→μτ, and Z→μτ. The searches are based on the data sample of proton–proton collisions collected by the ATLAS detector corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb−1 at a centre-of-mass energy of s√=8 TeV. No significant excess is observed, and upper limits on the lepton-flavour-violating branching ratios are set at the 95% confidence level: Br(H→eτ)<1.04%, Br(H→μτ)<1.43%, and Br(Z→μτ)<1.69×10−5.