Search for new phenomena in events with at least three photons collected in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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    Results of a search for new phenomena in events with at least three photons are reported. Data from proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb (Formula presented.) , were collected with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The observed data are well described by the Standard Model. Limits at the 95 % confidence level on new phenomena are presented based on the rate of events in an inclusive signal region and a restricted signal region targeting the rare decay (Formula presented.) , as well as di-photon and tri-photon resonance searches. For a Standard Model Higgs boson decaying to four photons via a pair of intermediate pseudoscalar particles (a), limits are found to be (Formula presented.) for 10 GeV (Formula presented.) 62 GeV. Limits are also presented for Higgs boson-like scalars (H) for (Formula presented.) 125 GeV, and for a (Formula presented.) decaying to three photons via (Formula presented.). Additionally, the observed limit on the branching ratio of the Z boson decay to three photons is found to be BR (Formula presented.) , a result five times stronger than the previous result from LEP.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number210
    JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
    Volume76
    Issue number4
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    Publication statusPublished - 2016 Apr 1

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