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Search for supersymmetry in events with photons, bottom quarks, and missing transverse momentum in proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector

CollaborationWith : Abdelalim Aly, Ahmed Aly / Alexandre, Gauthier / Backes, Moritz / Barone, Gaetano / Bell, Paul / Bell, William / Benhar Noccioli, Eleonora / Blondel, Alain / Bucci, Francesca / Clark, Allan Geoffrey / Dao, Valerio / Doglioni, Caterina / Ferrere, Didier / Gadomski, Szymon / Gonzalez Sevilla, Sergio / Goulette, Marc / Iacobucci, Giuseppe / La Rosa, Alessandro / Lister, Alison / Martin Dit Latour, Bertrand / Mermod, Philippe / Mora Herrera, Maria Clemencia Rosario / Nektarijevic, Snezana / Nikolics, Katalin / Pasztor, Arpad / Picazio, Attilio / Pohl, Martin / Rosbach, Kilian / Rosselet, Laurent / Wu, Xin
Published in Physics Letters. B. 2013, vol. 719, no. 4-5, p. 261-279
Abstract A search has been performed for the experimental signature of an isolated photon with high transverse momentum, at least one jet identified as originating from a bottom quark, and high missing transverse momentum. Such a final state may originate from supersymmetric models with gauge-mediated supersymmetry breaking in events in which one of a pair of higgsino-like neutralinos decays into a photon and a gravitino while the other decays into a Higgs boson and a gravitino. The search is performed using the full dataset of 7 TeV proton–proton collisions recorded with the ATLAS detector at the LHC in 2011, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.7 fb−14.7 fb−1. A total of 7 candidate events are observed while 7.5±2.27.5±2.2 events are expected from the Standard Model background. The results of the search are interpreted in the context of general gauge mediation to exclude certain regions of a benchmark plane for higgsino-like neutralino production.
Keywords SupersymmetryGauge mediationHiggs boson
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ATLAS COLLABORATION. Search for supersymmetry in events with photons, bottom quarks, and missing transverse momentum in proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector. In: Physics Letters. B, 2013, vol. 719, n° 4-5, p. 261-279. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:40044

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