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Title: Search for the Production of Dark Matter in Association with Top-Quark Pairs in the Single-Lepton Final State in Proton-Proton Collisions at $$\sqrt{s}$$ = 8 TeV

A search is presented for particle dark matter produced in association with a pair of top quarks in pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of s√=8 TeV. The data were collected with the CMS detector at the LHC and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb-1. This search requires the presence of one lepton, multiple jets, and large missing transverse energy. No excess of events is found above the SM expectation, and upper limits are derived on the production cross section. Interpreting the findings in the context of a scalar contact interaction between fermionic dark matter particles and top quarks, lower limits on the interaction scale are set. These limits are also interpreted in terms of the dark matter-nucleon scattering cross sections for the spin-independent scalar operator and they complement direct searches for dark matter particles in the low mass region.
  1. Yerevan Physics Inst. (YerPhI) (Armenia). et al.
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-15-186-CMS; CERN-PH-EP-2015-087; CMS-B2G-14-004
Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479; arXiv eprint number arXiv:1504.03198; TRN: US1500636
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics (Online); Journal Volume: 2015; Journal Issue: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479
Springer Berlin
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Orgs:
CMS Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; hadron-hadron scattering; beyond standard model
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