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Search for stable hadronising squarks and gluinos with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC

CollaborationWith : Abdelalim Aly, Ahmed Aly / Alexandre, Gauthier / Backes, Moritz / Bell, Paul / Bell, William / Berglund, Frida Elina / Blondel, Alain / Bucci, Francesca / Clark, Allan Geoffrey / Dao, Valerio / Efthymiopoulos, Ilias / Ferrere, Didier / Gadomski, Szymon / Garcia Navarro, Jose Enrique / Gaumer, Olivier / Gonzalez Sevilla, Sergio / Goulette, Marc / Hamilton, Andrew / Leger, Annie / Lister, Alison / Macina-Buono, Daniela / Martin Dit Latour, Bertrand / Mikulec, Bettina / Moneta, Lorenzo / Mora Herrera, Maria Clemencia Rosario / Morone, Maria Cristina / Nektarijevic, Snezana / Orellana, Frédérik / Pasztor, Arpad / Pohl, Martin / Robichaud-Veronneau, Andrée / Rosselet, Laurent / Urquijo, Phillip / Wu, Xin
Published in Physics Letters. B. 2011, vol. 701, no. 1, p. 1-19
Abstract Hitherto unobserved long-lived massive particles with electric and/or colour charge are predicted by a range of theories which extend the Standard Model. In this Letter a search is performed at the ATLAS experiment for slow-moving charged particles produced in proton–proton collisions at 7 TeV centre-of-mass energy at the LHC, using a data-set corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 34 pb−1. No deviations from Standard Model expectations are found. This result is interpreted in a framework of supersymmetry models in which coloured sparticles can hadronise into long-lived bound hadronic states, termed R-hadrons, and 95% CL limits are set on the production cross-sections of squarks and gluinos. The influence of R-hadron interactions in matter was studied using a number of different models, and lower mass limits for stable sbottoms and stops are found to be 294 and 309 GeV respectively. The lower mass limit for a stable gluino lies in the range from 562 to 586 GeV depending on the model assumed. Each of these constraints is the most stringent to date.
Keywords SupersymmetryLong-lived particleR-hadronLimit
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ATLAS COLLABORATION. Search for stable hadronising squarks and gluinos with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. In: Physics Letters. B, 2011, vol. 701, n° 1, p. 1-19. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:41128

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