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Title: Constraining the compressed spectrum of the top squark and chargino along the W corridor

Abstract

Studying superpartner production together with a hard initial state radiation jet has been a useful strategy for searches of supersymmetry with a compressed spectrum at the LHC. In the case of the top squark (stop), the ratio of the missing transverse momentum from the lightest neutralinos and the initial state radiation momentum, defined as R M, turns out to be an effective variable to distinguish the signal from the backgrounds. It has helped to exclude the stop mass below 590 GeV along the top corridor where m$$\sim\atop{t}$$ -m$$\sim\atop{\chi}$$ $$0\atop{1}$$ ≈ m t. On the other hand, the current experimental limit is still rather weak in the W corridor where m$$\sim\atop{t}$$ - m$$\sim\atop{\chi}$$ $$0\atop{1}$$ ≈ m W + m b. In this work, we extend this strategy to the parameter region around the W corridor by considering the one lepton final state. In this case, the kinematic constraints are insufficient to completely determine the neutrino momentum, which is required to calculate $$\bar{R}$$ M. However, the minimum value of $$\bar{R}$$ M consistent with the kinematic constraints still provides a useful discriminating variable, allowing the exclusion reach of the stop mass to be extended to ~550 GeV based on the current 36 fb -1 LHC data. The same method can also be applied to the chargino search with m$$\sim\atop{t}$$ - m$$\sim\atop{\chi}$$ $$±\atop{1}$$ m$$\sim\atop{\chi}$$ $$0\atop{1}$$ ≈ mW because the analysis does not rely on b jets. If no excess is present in the current data, a chargino mass of 300 GeV along the W corridor can be excluded, beyond the limit obtained from the multilepton search.

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Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1430149
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1505830
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC000999; SC0009999
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physical Review D Journal Volume: 97 Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Cheng, Hsin-Chia, Li, Lingfeng, and Qin, Qin. Constraining the compressed spectrum of the top squark and chargino along the W corridor. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.97.055043.
Cheng, Hsin-Chia, Li, Lingfeng, & Qin, Qin. Constraining the compressed spectrum of the top squark and chargino along the W corridor. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.97.055043.
Cheng, Hsin-Chia, Li, Lingfeng, and Qin, Qin. Wed . "Constraining the compressed spectrum of the top squark and chargino along the W corridor". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.97.055043.
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title = {Constraining the compressed spectrum of the top squark and chargino along the W corridor},
author = {Cheng, Hsin-Chia and Li, Lingfeng and Qin, Qin},
abstractNote = {Studying superpartner production together with a hard initial state radiation jet has been a useful strategy for searches of supersymmetry with a compressed spectrum at the LHC. In the case of the top squark (stop), the ratio of the missing transverse momentum from the lightest neutralinos and the initial state radiation momentum, defined as R M, turns out to be an effective variable to distinguish the signal from the backgrounds. It has helped to exclude the stop mass below 590 GeV along the top corridor where m$\sim\atop{t}$ -m$\sim\atop{\chi}$ $0\atop{1}$ ≈ mt. On the other hand, the current experimental limit is still rather weak in the W corridor where m$\sim\atop{t}$ - m$\sim\atop{\chi}$ $0\atop{1}$ ≈ mW + mb. In this work, we extend this strategy to the parameter region around the W corridor by considering the one lepton final state. In this case, the kinematic constraints are insufficient to completely determine the neutrino momentum, which is required to calculate $\bar{R}$M. However, the minimum value of $\bar{R}$M consistent with the kinematic constraints still provides a useful discriminating variable, allowing the exclusion reach of the stop mass to be extended to ~550 GeV based on the current 36 fb-1 LHC data. The same method can also be applied to the chargino search with m$\sim\atop{t}$ - m$\sim\atop{\chi}$ $±\atop{1}$ m$\sim\atop{\chi}$ $0\atop{1}$ ≈ mW because the analysis does not rely on b jets. If no excess is present in the current data, a chargino mass of 300 GeV along the W corridor can be excluded, beyond the limit obtained from the multilepton search.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.97.055043},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 5,
volume = 97,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {3}
}

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