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Search for supersymmetry in events with soft leptons, low jet multiplicity, and missing transverse energy in proton–proton collisions at √s = 8 TeV

Khachatryan, V. and Anderson, D. and Apresyan, A. and Bornheim, A. and Bunn, J. and Chen, Y. and Duarte, J. and Mott, A. and Newman, H. B. and Pena, C. and Pierini, M. and Spiropulu, M. and Vlimant, J. R. and Xie, S. and Zhu, R. Y. and Dubinin, M. (2016) Search for supersymmetry in events with soft leptons, low jet multiplicity, and missing transverse energy in proton–proton collisions at √s = 8 TeV. Physics Letters B, 759 . pp. 9-35. ISSN 0370-2693. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20170109-154355610

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Abstract

Results are presented from a search for supersymmetric particles in scenarios with small mass splittings. The data sample corresponds to 19.7 fb^(−1) of proton–proton collisions recorded by the CMS experiment at √s = 8 TeV. The search targets top squark (t) pair production in scenarios with mass differences Δm = m (t)−m(_(χ˜1)^0) below the W-boson mass and with top-squark decays in the four-body mode (t) → bℓ ν_(χ˜1)^0), where the neutralino (χ_1^0) is assumed to be the lightest supersymmetric particle (LSP). The signature includes a high transverse momentum (p_T) jet associated with initial-state radiation, one or two low-pT leptons, and significant missing transverse energy. The event yields observed in data are consistent with the expected background contributions from standard model processes. Limits are set on the cross section for top squark pair production as a function of the t and LSP masses. Assuming a 100% branching fraction for the four-body decay mode, top-squark masses below 316 GeV are excluded for Δm=25 GeV at 95% CL. The dilepton data are also interpreted under the assumption of chargino–neutralino production, with subsequent decays to sleptons or sneutrinos. Assuming a difference between the common χ_˜1^+/χ_˜2^0 mass and the LSP mass of 20 GeV and a τ -enriched decay scenario, masses in the range m(χ_˜1^+) < 307 GeV are excluded at 95% CL.


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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2016.05.033DOIArticle
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https://arxiv.org/abs/1512.08002arXivDiscussion Paper
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Newman, H. B.0000-0003-0964-1480
Spiropulu, M.0000-0001-8172-7081
Xie, S.0000-0003-2509-5731
Zhu, R. Y.0000-0003-3091-7461
Additional Information:© 2016 The Author. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Funded by SCOAP3. Received 25 December 2015, Revised 7 April 2016, Accepted 11 May 2016, Available online 16 May 2016. We congratulate our colleagues in the CERN accelerator departments for the excellent performance of the LHC and thank the technical and administrative staffs at CERN and at other CMS institutes for their contributions to the success of the CMS effort. In addition, we gratefully acknowledge the computing centres and personnel of the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid for delivering so effectively the computing infrastructure essential to our analyses. Finally, we acknowledge the enduring support for the construction and operation of the LHC and the CMS detector provided by the following funding agencies: BMWFW and FWF (Austria); FNRS and FWO (Belgium); CNPq, CAPES, FAPERJ, and FAPESP (Brazil); MES (Bulgaria); CERN; CAS, MOST, and NSFC (China); COLCIENCIAS (Colombia); MSES and CSF (Croatia); RPF (Cyprus); MoER, ERC IUT and ERDF (Estonia); Academy of Finland, MEC, and HIP (Finland); CEA and CNRS/IN2P3 (France); BMBF, DFG, and HGF (Germany); GSRT (Greece); OTKA and NIH (Hungary); DAE and DST (India); IPM (Iran); SFI (Ireland); INFN (Italy); MSIP and NRF (Republic of Korea); LAS (Lithuania); MOE and UM (Malaysia); CINVESTAV, CONACYT, SEP, and UASLP-FAI (Mexico); MBIE (New Zealand); PAEC (Pakistan); MSHE and NSC (Poland); FCT (Portugal); JINR (Dubna); MON, RosAtom, RAS, and RFBR (Russia); MESTD (Serbia); SEIDI and CPAN (Spain); Swiss Funding Agencies (Switzerland); MST (Taipei); ThEPCenter, IPST, STAR and NSTDA (Thailand); TUBITAK and TAEK (Turkey); NASU and SFFR (Ukraine); STFC (United Kingdom); and DOE and NSF (USA). Individuals have received support from the Marie-Curie programme and the European Research Council and EPLANET (European Union); the Leventis Foundation; the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation; the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office; the Fonds pour la Formation à la Recherche dans l'Industrie et dans l'Agriculture (FRIA-Belgium); the Agentschap voor Innovatie door Wetenschap en Technologie (IWT-Belgium); the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS) of the Czech Republic; the Council of Science and Industrial Research, India; the HOMING PLUS programme of the Foundation for Polish Science, cofinanced from European Union, Regional Development Fund; the OPUS programme of the National Science Center (Poland); the Compagnia di San Paolo (Torino); MIUR project 20108T4XTM (Italy); the Thalis and Aristeia programmes cofinanced by EU-ESF and the Greek NSRF; the National Priorities Research Program by Qatar National Research Fund; the Rachadapisek Sompot Fund for Postdoctoral Fellowship, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand); the Chulalongkorn Academic into Its 2nd Century Project Advancement Project (Thailand); and the Welch Foundation, contract C-1845.
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Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)UNSPECIFIED
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Ministry of Education and Science (Bulgaria)UNSPECIFIED
CERNUNSPECIFIED
Chinese Academy of SciencesUNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Science and Technology (China)UNSPECIFIED
Departamento Administrativo de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (COLCIENCIAS)UNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Science, Education and Sport (Croatia)UNSPECIFIED
Croatian Science FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Research Promotion Foundation (Cyprus)UNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Education and Research (Estonia)UNSPECIFIED
Estonian Research CouncilUNSPECIFIED
European Regional Development Fund, EstoniaUNSPECIFIED
Academy of FinlandUNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Education and Culture (Finland)UNSPECIFIED
Helsinki Institute of PhysicsUNSPECIFIED
Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives (CEA)UNSPECIFIED
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Institut National de Physique Nucléaire et de Physique des Particules (IN2P3)UNSPECIFIED
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National Innovation Office (Hungary)UNSPECIFIED
Department of Atomic Energy (India)UNSPECIFIED
Department of Science and Technology (India)UNSPECIFIED
Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics (Iran)UNSPECIFIED
Science Foundation, IrelandUNSPECIFIED
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN)UNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (Korea)UNSPECIFIED
National Research Foundation of KoreaUNSPECIFIED
Lithuanian Academy of SciencesUNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Education (Malaysia)UNSPECIFIED
University of MalayaUNSPECIFIED
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Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (New Zealand)UNSPECIFIED
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Ministry of Science and Higher Education (Poland)UNSPECIFIED
National Science Centre (Poland)UNSPECIFIED
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Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR)UNSPECIFIED
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Russian Foundation for Basic ResearchUNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development (Serbia)UNSPECIFIED
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Centro Nacional de Física de Partículas, Astropartículas y Nuclear (CPAN)UNSPECIFIED
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Ministry of Science and Technology (Taipei)UNSPECIFIED
Thailand center of Excellence in PhysicsUNSPECIFIED
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Special Task Force for Activating Research (Thailand)UNSPECIFIED
National Science and Technology Development Agency (Thailand)UNSPECIFIED
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Türkiye Atom Enerjisi Kurumu (TAEK)UNSPECIFIED
National Academy of Sciences of UkraineUNSPECIFIED
State Fund for Fundamental Researches (Ukraine)UNSPECIFIED
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)UNSPECIFIED
Department of Energy (DOE)UNSPECIFIED
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Alfred P. Sloan FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Alexander von Humboldt FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Belgian Federal Science Policy Office (BELSPO)UNSPECIFIED
Fonds pour la Formation à la Recherche dans l’índustrie et dans l’Ágriculture (FRIA-Belgium)UNSPECIFIED
Agentschap voor Innovatie door Wetenschap en Technologie (IWT-Belgium)UNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS) of Czech RepublicUNSPECIFIED
Council of Science and Industrial Research (India)UNSPECIFIED
HOMING PLUS programme of Foundation for Polish ScienceUNSPECIFIED
OPUS programme of the National Science Center (Poland)UNSPECIFIED
Compagnia di San Paolo (Torino)UNSPECIFIED
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Subject Keywords:CMS; Physics; Supersymmetry
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Official Citation:Search for supersymmetry in events with soft leptons, low jet multiplicity, and missing transverse energy in proton–proton collisions at, Physics Letters B, Volume 759, 10 August 2016, Pages 9-35, ISSN 0370-2693, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2016.05.033. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0370269316301800)
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