Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/4894
Title: Search for long-lived stopped R-hadrons decaying out of time with pp collisions using the ATLAS detector
Authors: Aad, G.
Abajyan, T.
Abbott, B.
Abdallah, J.
Khalek, S. Abdel
Abdinov, O.
The ATLAS Collaboration
Sultansoy, Saleh
Keywords: [No Keywords]
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Amer Physical Soc
Abstract: An updated search is performed for gluino, top squark, or bottom squark R-hadrons that have come to rest within the ATLAS calorimeter, and decay at some later time to hadronic jets and a neutralino, using 5.0 and 22.9 fb(-1) of pp collisions at 7 and 8 TeV, respectively. Candidate decay events are triggered in selected empty bunch crossings of the LHC in order to remove pp collision backgrounds. Selections based on jet shape and muon system activity are applied to discriminate signal events from cosmic ray and beam-halo muon backgrounds. In the absence of an excess of events, improved limits are set on gluino, stop, and sbottom masses for different decays, lifetimes, and neutralino masses. With a neutralino of mass 100 GeV, the analysis excludes gluinos with mass below 832 GeV (with an expected lower limit of 731 GeV), for a gluino lifetime between 10 mu s and 1000 s in the generic R-hadron model with equal branching ratios for decays to q (q) over bar(chi) over tilde (0) and g (chi) over tilde (0). Under the same assumptions for the neutralino mass and squark lifetime, top squarks and bottom squarks in the Regge R-hadron model are excluded with masses below 379 and 344 GeV, respectively.
URI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.88.112003
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/4894
ISSN: 1550-7998
1550-2368
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