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Title: Search for massive, long-lived particles using multitrack displaced vertices or displaced lepton pairs in p p collisions at \(\sqrt{s} = 8\) TeV with the ATLAS detector

Abstract

Many extensions of the Standard Model posit the existence of heavy particles with long lifetimes. This article presents the results of a search for events containing at least one long-lived particle that decays at a significant distance from its production point into two leptons or into five or more charged particles. In this study, this analysis uses a data sample of proton-proton collisions at \(\sqrt{s} = 8\) TeV corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb⁻¹ collected in 2012 by the ATLAS detector operating at the Large Hadron Collider. No events are observed in any of the signal regions, and limits are set on model parameters within supersymmetric scenarios involving R-parity violation, split supersymmetry, and gauge mediation. In some of the search channels, the trigger and search strategy are based only on the decay products of individual long-lived particles, irrespective of the rest of the event. In these cases, the provided limits can easily be reinterpreted in different scenarios.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Aix-Marseille Univ. and CNRS/IN2P3, Marseille (France). et al.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Org.:
ATLAS Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1223550
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1232677; OSTI ID: 1378591
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00515; AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. D, Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 92; Journal Issue: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 1550-7998
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Aad, G. Search for massive, long-lived particles using multitrack displaced vertices or displaced lepton pairs in pp collisions at \(\sqrt{s} = 8\) TeV with the ATLAS detector. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.92.072004.
Aad, G. Search for massive, long-lived particles using multitrack displaced vertices or displaced lepton pairs in pp collisions at \(\sqrt{s} = 8\) TeV with the ATLAS detector. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.92.072004.
Aad, G. Tue . "Search for massive, long-lived particles using multitrack displaced vertices or displaced lepton pairs in pp collisions at \(\sqrt{s} = 8\) TeV with the ATLAS detector". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.92.072004.
@article{osti_1223550,
title = {Search for massive, long-lived particles using multitrack displaced vertices or displaced lepton pairs in pp collisions at \(\sqrt{s} = 8\) TeV with the ATLAS detector},
author = {Aad, G.},
abstractNote = {Many extensions of the Standard Model posit the existence of heavy particles with long lifetimes. This article presents the results of a search for events containing at least one long-lived particle that decays at a significant distance from its production point into two leptons or into five or more charged particles. In this study, this analysis uses a data sample of proton-proton collisions at \(\sqrt{s} = 8\) TeV corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb⁻¹ collected in 2012 by the ATLAS detector operating at the Large Hadron Collider. No events are observed in any of the signal regions, and limits are set on model parameters within supersymmetric scenarios involving R-parity violation, split supersymmetry, and gauge mediation. In some of the search channels, the trigger and search strategy are based only on the decay products of individual long-lived particles, irrespective of the rest of the event. In these cases, the provided limits can easily be reinterpreted in different scenarios.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.92.072004},
journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology},
number = 7,
volume = 92,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {10}
}

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DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.92.072004

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