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Title: Search for invisible particles produced in association with single-top-quarks in proton–proton collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

A search for the production of single-top-quarks in association with missing energy is performed in proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of √s=8 TeV with the ATLAS experiment at the large hadron collider using data collected in 2012, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb -1. In this study, the W boson from the top quark is required to decay into an electron or a muon and a neutrino. No deviation from the standard model prediction is observed, and upper limits are set on the production cross-section for resonant and non-resonant production of an invisible exotic state in association with a right-handed top quark. In the case of resonant production, for a spin-0 resonance with a mass of 500 GeV, an effective coupling strength above 0.15 is excluded at 95% confidence level for the top quark and an invisible spin-1/2 state with mass between 0 and 100 GeV. In the case of non-resonant production, an effective coupling strength above 0.2 is excluded at 95% confidence level for the top quark and an invisible spin-1 state with mass between 0 and 657 GeV.
  1. Aix-Marseille Univ. and CNRS/IN2P3, Marseille (France). et al.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0012704; AC02-06CH11357; AC03-76SF00515; AC02-05CH11231
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 75; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 1434-6044
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL); Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Contributing Orgs:
ATLAS Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States