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Search for new physics with long-lived particles decaying to photons and missing energy in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV

Chatrchyan, S. and Apresyan, A. and Bornheim, A. and Chen, Y. and Di Marco, E. and Duarte, J. and Gataullin, M. and Ma, Y. and Mott, A. and Newman, H. B. and Rogan, C. and Spiropulu, M. and Timciuc, V. and Veverka, J. and Wilkinson, R. and Xie, S. and Yang, Y. and Zhu, R. Y. and Dias, F. A. and Dubinin, M. (2012) Search for new physics with long-lived particles decaying to photons and missing energy in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2012 (11). Art. No. 172. ISSN 1126-6708. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20130201-140425119

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Abstract

A search is performed for long-lived neutral particles decaying into a photon and invisible particles. An example of such a signature is the decay of the lightest neutralino with nonzero lifetime into a gravitino and a photon in gauge-mediated supersymmetry, with the neutralino as the next-to-lightest supersymmetric particle and the gravitino as the lightest. The search uses events containing photons, missing transverse energy, and jets. The impact parameter of the photon relative to the beam-beam collision point can be reconstructed using converted photons. The method is sensitive to lifetimes of the order of 0.1 to 1 ns. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 2.23 fb^(−1) in pp collisions at s√=7 TeV, recorded in the first part of 2011 by the CMS experiment at the LHC. Cross-section limits are presented on pair production for such particles, each of which decays into a photon and invisible particles. The observed 95% confidence level limits vary between 0.11 and 0.21 pb, depending on the neutral particle lifetime.


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Additional Information:© 2012 CERN for the benefit of the CMS collaboration. Received: July 3, 2012. Revised: September 18, 2012. Accepted: November 7, 2012. Published: November 30, 2012. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits any use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited. We congratulate our colleagues in the CERN accelerator departments for the excellent performance of the LHC machine. We thank the technical and administrative staff at CERN and other CMS institutes, and acknowledge support from: FMSR (Austria); FNRS and FWO (Belgium); CNPq, CAPES, FAPERJ, and FAPESP (Brazil); MES (Bulgaria); CERN; CAS, MoST, and NSFC (China); COLCIENCIAS (Colombia); MSES (Croatia); RPF (Cyprus); MoER, SF0690030s09 and ERDF (Estonia); Academy of Finland, MEC, and HIP (Finland); CEA and CNRS/IN2P3 (France); BMBF, DFG, and HGF (Germany); GSRT (Greece); OTKA and NKTH (Hungary); DAE and DST (India); IPM (Iran); SFI (Ireland); INFN (Italy); NRF and WCU (Korea); LAS (Lithuania); CINVESTAV, CONACYT, SEP, and UASLP-FAI (Mexico); MSI (New Zealand); PAEC (Pakistan); MSHE and NSC (Poland); FCT (Portugal); JINR (Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan); MON, RosAtom, RAS and RFBR (Russia); MSTD (Serbia); MICINN and CPAN (Spain); Swiss Funding Agencies (Switzerland); NSC (Taipei); TUBITAK and TAEK (Turkey); STFC (United Kingdom); DOE and NSF (USA).
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Subject Keywords:Hadron-Hadron Scattering
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Official Citation: Search for new physics with long-lived particles decaying to photons and missing energy in pp collisions at s√=7 TeV S. Chatrchyan, V. Khachatryan, A. M. Sirunyan… Article 172
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