Searches for hyperbolic extra dimensions at the LHC
2008 (English)In: Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP), ISSN 1029-8479, E-ISSN 1126-6708, Vol. 2008, no 08, 077- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We investigate a model of large extra dimensions where the internal space has the geometry of a hyperbolic disc. Compared with the ADD model, this model provides a more satisfactory solution to the hierarchy problem between the electroweak scale and the Planck scale, and it also avoids constraints from astrophysics. In general, a novel feature of this model is that the physical results depend on the position of the brane in the internal space, and in particular, the signal almost disappears completely if the brane is positioned at the center of the disc. Since there is no known analytic form of the Kaluza-Klein spectrum for our choice of geometry, we obtain a spectrum based on a combination of approximations and numerical computations. We study the possible signatures of our model for hadron colliders, especially the LHC, where the most important processes are the production of a graviton together with a hadronic jet or a photon. We find that the signals are similar to those of the ADD model, regarding both qualitative behavior and strength. For the case of hadronic jet production, it is possible to obtain relatively strong signals, while for the case of photon production, this is much more difficult.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IOP Publishing , 2008. Vol. 2008, no 08, 077- p.
large extra dimensions, hadronic colliders, space dimensions, millimeter, hierarchy, gravity, signals
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-17796DOI: 10.1088/1126-6708/2008/08/077ISI: 000258917400032ScopusID: 2-s2.0-54749115150OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-17796DiVA: diva2:335841
FunderSwedish Research Council, 621-2005-3588
QC 201005252011-06-212010-08-052012-04-27Bibliographically approved