Search for new physics with a monojet and missing transverse energy in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV

Phys Rev Lett. 2011 Nov 11;107(20):201804. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.201804. Epub 2011 Nov 10.


A study of events with missing transverse energy and an energetic jet is performed using pp collision data at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV. The data were collected by the CMS detector at the LHC, and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 36 pb(-1). An excess of these events over standard model contributions is a signature of new physics such as large extra dimensions and unparticles. The number of observed events is in good agreement with the prediction of the standard model, and significant extension of the current limits on parameters of new physics benchmark models is achieved.