Vertex Displacements for Acausal Particles: Testing the Lee-Wick Standard Model at the LHC
EZEQUIEL ALVAREZ; LEANDRO DA ROLD; CARLOS SCHAT; ALEJANDRO SZYNKMAN
JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS - (Online)
Lugar: Trieste, Italia; Año: 2009 vol. 0910 p. 23 - 23
We propose to search for wrong displaced vertices, where decay products of the secondary vertex move towards the primary vertex instead of away from it, as a signature for microscopic violation of causality. We analyze in detail the leptonic sector of the recently proposed Lee-Wick Standard Model, which provides a well motivated framework to study acausal effects. We find that, assuming Minimal Flavor Violation, the Lee-Wick partners of the electron, e and , can produce measurable wrong vertices at the LHC, the most promising channel being qe+e−jjjj. A Monte-Carlo simulation using MadGraph/MadEvent suggests that for M450 GeV the measurement of these acausal vertex displacements should be accessible in the LHC era.