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Title: Search for the pair production of third-generation squarks with two-body decays to a bottom or charm quark and a neutralino in proton–proton collisions at $$\sqrt{s}$$ = 13 TeV

Abstract

Results are presented from a search for the pair production of third-generation squarks in proton–proton collision events with two-body decays to bottom or charm quarks and a neutralino, which produces a significant imbalance in the transverse momentum. The search is performed using a sample of proton–proton collision data at s=13TeV recorded by the CMS experiment at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9  fb−1 . No statistically significant excess of events is observed beyond the expected contribution from standard model processes. Exclusion limits are set in the context of simplified models of bottom or top squark pair production. Models with bottom squark masses up to 1220 GeV are excluded at 95% confidence level for light neutralinos, and models with top squark masses of 510 GeV are excluded assuming that the mass splitting between the top squark and the neutralino is small.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1374708
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-17-312-CMS; CMS-SUS-16-032; CERN-EP-2017-144; arXiv:1707.07274
1611299
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Phys.Lett.
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: B778
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Sirunyan, Albert M, and et al. Search for the pair production of third-generation squarks with two-body decays to a bottom or charm quark and a neutralino in proton–proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 13 TeV. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2018.01.012.
Sirunyan, Albert M, & et al. Search for the pair production of third-generation squarks with two-body decays to a bottom or charm quark and a neutralino in proton–proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 13 TeV. United States. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2018.01.012.
Sirunyan, Albert M, and et al. 2018. "Search for the pair production of third-generation squarks with two-body decays to a bottom or charm quark and a neutralino in proton–proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 13 TeV". United States. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2018.01.012.
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title = {Search for the pair production of third-generation squarks with two-body decays to a bottom or charm quark and a neutralino in proton–proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 13 TeV},
author = {Sirunyan, Albert M and et al.},
abstractNote = {Results are presented from a search for the pair production of third-generation squarks in proton–proton collision events with two-body decays to bottom or charm quarks and a neutralino, which produces a significant imbalance in the transverse momentum. The search is performed using a sample of proton–proton collision data at s=13TeV recorded by the CMS experiment at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9  fb−1 . No statistically significant excess of events is observed beyond the expected contribution from standard model processes. Exclusion limits are set in the context of simplified models of bottom or top squark pair production. Models with bottom squark masses up to 1220 GeV are excluded at 95% confidence level for light neutralinos, and models with top squark masses of 510 GeV are excluded assuming that the mass splitting between the top squark and the neutralino is small.},
doi = {10.1016/j.physletb.2018.01.012},
journal = {Phys.Lett.},
number = ,
volume = B778,
place = {United States},
year = 2018,
month = 3
}

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