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Searches for Massive Graviton Resonances at the LHC.

1. Introduction

The problems with theoretical explanation of vacuum energy as well as dark energy, dark matter, and cosmological constant problems are only the tip of the iceberg of problems in the modern theoretical physics. Some of them are

(i) ordinary matter accounting for about 5% of mass energy in the Universe and no dark matter candidate in the Standard Model (SM),

(ii) hierarchy problem,

(iii) fine tuning of SM Higgs mass,

(iv) no explanation for fermion masses and mixings and three family structures,

(v) unification of strong, electroweak, and gravitational forces,

(vi) compositeness of leptons and quarks,

It is an experimental fact that there is something we cannot explain within the SM.

As is known, vacuum is produced in the processes of phase transitions in Early Universe and the space-time structure of the physical vacuum exhibits the connection to the structure formation in our Universe. So, the understanding of Universe formation is deeply connected with the conception of the space-time. According to hierarchy formula [1], Plank energy can be reduced to the energy of about 10 TeV that is achieved at the LHC. So, the phenomena of the Universe formation at the early stages and the accompanying processes of particle physics could be studied at modern colliders. In spite of the fact that no new physics beyond the SM is discovered at the LHC at 13 TeV, the planned upgrading of the LHC to high luminosities and energies up to 100 TeV gives the possibility for the discovery of new physics. Among such searches for new physics, the most popular are the experimental searches for the Kaluza-Klein (KK) particles.

Historically, KK theory appeared as the unification of gravitational and electromagnetic interactions due to the proposition of a fifth dimension in addition to the usual four-dimensional space-time [2-4], which leads to the consideration of the concept of deformation of Riemannian geometry defined by extrinsic curvature of the space-time. The conclusions of this result are based, in particular, on the five-dimensional space from the paper [5]. Arkani-Hamed et al. proposed the solution to the hierarchy problem on the basis of the existence of new compact spatial dimensions. KK excitations in this extra dimensional space through the combined effect of all the gravitons became observable.

Today, the idea of additional space as the instrumentation of the unification of all four interactions is of interest not only in theoretical physics [6-8] but also in experimental searches at the LHC for exotic matter that deviates from normal matter [9].

Our paper is devoted to the searches for KK particles in three models of extra dimensions: Arkani-Hamed-Dimopoulos-Dvali (ADD) model, [6], Randall-Sundrum (RS) model [7, 8], and Te[V.sup.-1] model [10]. Using computer program Pythia8.2 [11], within these three extra dimensional models, we have calculated

(i) the production cross section of KK modes of massive gravitons and gauge bosons at energies from 14 TeV to planned 100 TeV,

(ii) the graviton mass spectrum for three graviton, G, emission processes: (a) gg [right arrow] Gg, (b) qg [right arrow] Gq, and (c) q[bar.q] [right arrow] Gg at 14 TeV at the LHC,

(iii) the graviton mass spectrum at 14 TeV at the LHC for numbers of extra dimensions (n = 2, 4, and 6) (for simplicity and brevity). Since the maximum of n is equal to 6 for ADD model, it was of interest to look at the behavior of graviton mass spectrum at the extreme values of n, from n = 2 to n = 6,

(iv) the production cross section of graviton, gg [right arrow] G, multiplied by branching ratios, Br(G [right arrow] gg) (gluong-luon (gg) pair), Br(G [right arrow] ll) (leptons, l are of any type, e, [mu], [tau]), and Br(G [right arrow] hh) (h, Higgs boson) of the most probable processes of decay within RS model at 13 TeV, 14 TeV, and 100 TeV.

2. Models of Extra Dimensions

In this section, we will observe three models of extra dimensions, ADD, RS, and Te[V.sup.-1], which are the base for our further calculations of KK particle properties. In the framework of M-theory [13], the metric of ADD model is as follows:

[G.sub.MN] (x, y) = [[eta].sub.MN] + [2/[M.sup.1+n/2]][h.sub.MN](x, y), (1)

where [G.sub.MN](x, y) is the metric of (4 + n)-dimensional space-time with compact extra dimensions, where the gravitational field propagates and the SM localized on a 3-brane embedded into the (4 + n)-dimensional space-time, [[eta].sub.MN] is (4 + n)-dimensional Minkowski background and [h.sub.MN](x, y) is the deviation of Minkowski metrics, M is the fundamental mass scale, and n is the number of extra dimensions. Masses of KK modes for ADD model are given by

[m.sub.n] = 1/R [square root of ([n.sup.2.sub.1 + [n.sup.2.sub.2] + ... + [n.sup.2.sub.d])] = [absolute value of n]/R. (2)

Five-dimensional metric of RS model with one extra dimension compactified to the orbifold, [S.sup.1]/[Z.sub.2], is with nonfactorizable geometry:

d[s.sub.2] = [e.sup.-2[sigma](y)] [[eta].sub.[mu]v]d[x.sup.[mu]]d[x.sup.v] + d[y.sup.2]. (3)

Two 3-branes are located at points y = 0 and y = [pi]R of the orbifold with radius, R, of [S.sup.1]. [x.sup.[mu]], [mu] = 0, 1, 2, 3, and [[eta].sub.[mu]v] are four-dimensional coordinates and Minkowski metrics; the function [sigma](y) inside the interval -[pi]R < y < [pi]R is equal to [sigma](y) = k[absolute value of y]. (k > 0, dimensional parameter). In Figure 1 a nonfactorizable geometry with one spatial extra dimension is presented as a line segment between two four-dimensional branes, known as Planck and TeV brane.

Masses of KK particles for RS model are given by

[m.sub.n] = [[beta].sub.n]k[e.sup.-[pi]kR], (4)

where [[beta].sub.n] = 3.83, 7.02, 10.17, 13.32, ... for n = 1,2,3,4,.... The metric of Te[V.sup.-1] model for ten-dimensional string theory is determined by the conditions on Calabi-Yau manifold: Ricci-flatness of metric, vanishing first Chern class, and SU(n) holonomy. Low-energy effective action has much smaller scale than Planck mass related to an internal compactification radius. In these scenarios, the SM fields as well as [Z.sub.KK] and [W.sub.KK] resonances are allowed to propagate in the bulk, but gravity is not included in the model. Masses of KK modes for Te[V.sup.-1] model are given by

[m.sub.n] = [([m.sup.2.sub.0] + n x n/[R.sup.2.sub.c]).sup.1/2] (5)

where n x n is scalar production of n = ([n.sub.1], [n.sub.2], ...) which labels KK excitation levels, and [m.sub.0] is the mass of gauge zero-mode, which corresponds to SM gauge field.

The advantage of the presented models of extra dimensions lies in the possibility of the observation of the physics of Planck scales, [M.sub.P1], at the energies achievable at modern colliders, M, due to the presence of extra dimensions, n. This result is possible due to the hierarchy formulas for the presented models:

ADD model: [M.sup.2.sub.P1] ~ [R.sup.n][M.sup.2+n]

RS model: [M.sup.2.sub.P1] = ([M.sup.3]/k)([e.sup.2k[pi]R] - 1)

Te[V.sup.-1] model: hierarchy formula is determined by the low-energy effective action

3. Results of Computer Modeling for Properties of KK Particles

RS resonances, connected with production of KK graviton, G, are described in [14]. Experimental searches for massive Graviton production are carried out at the LHC by ATLAS and CMS Collaborations and the latest data on the lower limit on graviton mass are presented in [15]. The production of narrow graviton resonances in the TeV range at the LHC as well as the decays into fermion and boson pairs was studied in this paper. For the discovering of graviton resonance, G, the parton showering formalism was used, which agrees with the NLO matrix element calculations. The partonic subprocesses are demonstrated in Figure 2.

The ADD graviton emission and virtual graviton exchange processes are described in [16]. Within model with large extra dimensions (LED), the processes that could give rise to new phenomena at LHC due to emission or exchange of gravitons were considered. The implementation of these processes in the Monte Carlo generator Pythia8.2 was presented in this paper. The considered processes are connected with monojet, diphoton, and dilepton final states. It is also possible to generate monojet events from scalar graviton emission as described in [17].

Te[V.sup.-1] sized extra dimensional KK production processes involve the production of electroweak KK gauge bosons, ZKK and WKK, in one Te[V.sup.-1] sized extra dimension. The processes are described in [18, 19] and allow the specification of final states. In this article, the observation of a certain KK hard process in pp interactions at the LHC was presented within the [S.sup.1]/[Z.sub.2], Te[V.sup.-1] extra dimensional theoretical framework. The analytic form for the hard process cross section has been calculated and has been implemented within the Pythia8.2 Monte Carlo generator.

3.1. The Production Cross Section ofKK Particles at Different Energies. With the help of computer program Pythia8.2 for three models of extra dimensions, we have calculated the production cross sections of KK particles at energies varying from 14 to 100 TeV. According to the latest experimental data presented in [15], we reconstructed jets with the anti-[k.sub.t] clustering algorithm, transverse momenta, [p.sup.jet.sub.T] [??] 20 GeV, and rapidity [absolute value of of [eta]] [??] 2.4 of jets to drop data connected with missing transverse momentum. Events were produced with Monte Carlo event sample using the NNPDF23LO parton distribution function (PDF) for the proton beam and scales of renormalizations and factorizations. The results are presented in Figure 3.

From Figure 3(a), we can see the significant predominance of production for dijet final states above monojet final states within LED model. Figure 3(b) shows that RS KK particles are produced at much higher values than [Z.sub.KK] and [W.sub.KK] bosons in Te[V.sup.-1] extra dimensional model.

Within Te[V.sup.-1] model with parameters n = 10 and [m.sup.*] = 2-10 TeV, we calculated the production cross sections at 20 TeV, 60 TeV, and 100 TeV at the center of mass energies as a function of KK mass, [mathematical expression not reproducible], presented in Figure 4. As the decay of [Z.sub.KK] to muon pair is the dominant one, we decided to calculate, namely, this process of KK particle decay.

From Figure 4, we can see the sharp drop in the curve for 20 TeV compared with other curves at 60 TeV and 100 TeV at the center of mass energies. This result emphasizes the most important result for the further searches of new physics at high energies. As the last two curves (60 TeV and 100 TeV) are almost parallel, it is preferable to search for new phenomena at energies up to 30 TeV, when the production cross sections of KK particles can be varied in the wide range.

3.2. The Graviton Mass Spectrum at 14 TeV at the LHC. We will apply large-extra-dimensional (ADD-type) models in production processes for virtual extra dimensional scalars of graviscalar type. With the help of Pythia8.2, it is possible to generate monojet events from scalar graviton emission as described in [17].

The group of lowest-order G jet emission processes within monojet model was considered with the following parameters: ExtraDimensionsLED: n = 6; ExtraDimensionsLED: M = 10000. Three graviton, G, mass spectra for G jet emission processes, gg [right arrow] Gg (gluon-gluon fusion (gg) with emission of graviton, G, and gluon, g), qg [right arrow] Gq (quark-gluon fusion (qg) with emission of graviton, G, and quark, q), and q[bar.q] [right arrow] Gg (quark-antiquark fusion (q[bar.q]) with emission of graviton, G, and gluon, g) at the center of mass energies of 14 TeV at the LHC, are presented in Figure 5.

From Figure 5, the peak of the graviton mass spectrum distribution is viewed depending on the process of monojet emission. Although this dependence is insignificant, nevertheless, for the process (q[bar.q]) [right arrow] Gg of monojet graviton, G, emission, it is shifted by almost 1 TeV.

As LED model depends on the number of extra dimensions, n, it was important to study the graviton mass spectrum distributions for n = 2, 4, and 6. The results of our calculations of G jet emission process, gg [right arrow] Gg, at the center of mass energies of 14 TeV is presented in Figure 6.

From Figure 6, substantial dependence of G jet emission process in the LED model on the number of extra dimensions is seen. Moreover, we can see clear periodicity of dependence, when peaks are shifted by 1 TeV with an increase of the number of extra dimensions by 2. According to the hierarchy formula of ADD model, this shifting is connected with the change in the radius of compactification, R. As n increases, R must decrease. Therefore, the mass shift to the right of 1 TeV indicates the decreasing of compactification radius.

3.3. The Production Cross Section of Graviton Emission Multiplied by Branching Ratio in RS Model. As is known, the discovery of a Higgs boson, h, at the LHC motivates the searches for physics beyond SM in channels involving Higgs boson. Higgs pair production is predicted by RS model with KK graviton, [G.sub.KK], emission that may decay to a pair of Higgs bosons. Such experimental searches were performed by ATLAS Collaboration, [20] at 13 TeV, presented in Figure 7.

From [12], branching fractions of graviton decay to SM particles are taken, presented in Figure 8. The predictions for decay were updated using state-of-the-art computation tools with the highest branching fraction to dijet final states.

We will consider three processes of graviton decay, G [right arrow] gg, G [right arrow] ll, and G [right arrow] hh, for further [sigma] x Br calculations within RS scenario for graviton production process gg [right arrow] G at 13TeV, 14TeV, and 100 TeV at the center of mass energies. In Figure 9, our calculations performed with the help of Pythia8.2 are presented, with parameters k/M = 1 and 0.1.

From Figure 9, we see the dependence of the [sigma] x Br calculations on the parameter k/M and on the energy at the center of mass. Comparison of Figure 9(a) and 9(b) shows that the resonance peak shifts from 5 TeV to 7 TeV with increasing of energy at the collider. This mass shift of 2 TeV for case (b) indicates decreasing of the compactification radius of RS model according to hierarchy formula. In the case of Figure 9(c), we can see that there is no peak at 100 TeV and that the cross section for the formation of the resonance as a function of energy is observed to decrease.

4. Conclusion

The modern high energy physics is connected with experimental searches of new physics beyond the SM. These searches are connected not only with new possibilities of modern accelerating technics but also with problems of SM physics. The SM problems are not only of theoretical character but also of experimental one, which is confirmed by modern experiments on the Higgs boson. Our work is dedicated to the studying of the properties of the new particles predicted by the theories of extra dimensions. Within three models, ADD, RS, and Te[V.sup.-1], we have calculated the production cross sections of massive graviton formation as well as the production of KK modes of gauge bosons depending on the energies of the modern and future colliders. Within LED model, the behavior of graviton mass spectrum for G jet emission processes for different numbers of extra dimension (n = 2,4, and 6) was studied and clear periodicity of peaks shifted by 1 TeV was seen with an increase in the number of extra dimensions by 2. The graviton mass spectrum for three graviton, G, emission processes was also investigated: (a) gg [right arrow] Gg, (b) qg [right arrow] Gq, and (c) q[bar.q] [right arrow] Gg at 14 TeV at the LHC. The experimental searches for KK graviton emission and decay to a pair of Higgs bosons, performed by ATLAS Collaboration at 13 TeV, stimulated us to perform calculations at different parameters and energies within RS model. Our calculations of [sigma] x Br shows that the resonance peak shifts from 5 TeV to 7 TeV with increasing of energy at the colliders from 13 TeV to 14 TeV as well as the absence of peak at energy of 100 TeV at the center of mass energies.

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest regarding the publication of this paper.


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T. V. Obikhod (iD) and I. A. Petrenko

Institute for Nuclear Research, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 47 Prosp. Nauki, Kiev 03028, Ukraine

Correspondence should be addressed to T. V. Obikhod;

Received 17 January 2018; Accepted 21 February 2018; Published 30 April 2018

Academic Editor: Marek Nowakowski

Caption: Figure 1: RS theory presented by the gravity and weak branes as the 4-dimensional boundaries of the extra dimension (from [12]).

Caption: Figure 2: Processes for the graviton resonance production through (a) quark-quark and (b) gluon-gluon fusion.

Caption: Figure 3: The production cross section at the center of mass energies varying from 14 to 100 TeV for (a) LED model: left panel, dijet final state; right panel, monojet final state; (b) left panel, RS model; right panel, Te[V.sup.-1] model.

Caption: Figure 4: Production cross sections at 20 TeV, 60 TeV, and 100 TeV at the center of mass energies as a function of KK mass for Te[V.sup.-1] model.

Caption: Figure 5: Graviton mass spectrum within monojet LED model for three graviton, G, emission processes: (a) gg [right arrow] Gg, (b) qg [right arrow] Gq, and (c) q[bar.q] [right arrow] Gg at the center of mass energies of 14 TeV.

Caption: Figure 6: Graviton mass spectrum within monojet LED model for G jet emission process gg [right arrow] Gg for (a) n = 2,(b)n = 4, and (c) n = 6 at the center of mass energies of 14 TeV.

Caption: Figure 7: The expected and observed upper limit for pp [right arrow] [G.sub.KK] [right arrow] hh [right arrow] b[bar.b]b[bar.b] in the bulk RS model with k/M = 1 at the 95% confidence level.

Caption: Figure 8: Branching fractions of graviton, G (from [12]).

Caption: Figure 9: [sigma] x Br for graviton production and decay as the function of graviton mass, [M.sub.G], at (a) 13 TeV, k/M = 1; (b) 14 TeV, k/M = 0.1; and (c) 100 TeV, k/M = 0.1.
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