This article presents a search for high mass e e or mu mu resonances in pp collisions at sqrt{s} = 7 TeV at the LHC. The data were recorded by the ATLAS experiment during 2010 and correspond to a total integrated luminosity of ~40/pb. No statistically significant excess above the Standard Model expectation is observed in the search region of dilepton invariant mass above 110 GeV. Upper limits at the 95% confidence level are set on the cross section times branching ratio of Z' resonances decaying to dielectrons and dimuons as a function of the resonance mass. A lower mass limit of 1.048 TeV on the Sequential Standard Model Z' boson is derived, as well as mass limits on Z* and E(6)-motivated Z' models.

Search for high mass dilepton resonances in pp collisions at sqrt{s}=7 TeV with the ATLAS experiment

BERTIN, ANTONIO;BINDI, MARCELLO;CAFORIO, DAVIDE;DE CASTRO, STEFANO;DI SIPIO, RICCARDO;FABBRI, LAURA;FRANCHINI, MATTEO;MASSA, IGNAZIO GIACOMO;