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Search for top squark pair production in compressed-mass-spectrum scenarios in proton–proton collisions √8 TeV using the α_T variable

Khachatryan, V. and Anderson, D. and Apresyan, A. and Bendavid, J. and Bornheim, A. and Bunn, J. and Chen, Y. and Duarte, J. and Mott, A. and Newman, H. B. and Pena, C. and Spiropulu, M. and Vlimant, J. R. and Xie, S. and Zhu, R. Y. and Dubinin, M. (2017) Search for top squark pair production in compressed-mass-spectrum scenarios in proton–proton collisions √8 TeV using the α_T variable. Physics Letters B, 767 . pp. 403-430. ISSN 0370-2693. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20170929-103427892

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Abstract

An inclusive search is performed for supersymmetry in final states containing jets and an apparent imbalance in transverse momentum, p^→miss_T, due to the production of unobserved weakly interacting particles in pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 8TeV. The data, recorded with the CMS detector at the CERN LHC, correspond to an integrated luminosity of 18.5fb^−1. The dimensionless kinematic variable α_T is used to discriminate between events with genuine p^→miss_T associated with unobserved particles and spurious values of p^→miss_T arising from jet energy mismeasurements. No excess of event yields above the expected standard model backgrounds is observed. The results are interpreted in terms of constraints on the parameter space of several simplified models of supersymmetry that assume the pair production of top squarks. The search provides sensitivity to a broad range of top squark (˜t) decay modes, including the two-body decay ˜t→c˜χ^0_1, where c is a charm quark and ˜χ^0_1 is the lightest neutralino, as well as the four-body decay ˜t→bf¯f'˜χ^0_1, where b is a bottom quark and fand ¯f' are fermions produced in the decay of an intermediate off-shell W boson. These modes dominate in scenarios in which the top squark and lightest neutralino are nearly degenerate in mass. For these modes, top squarks with masses as large as 260 and 225 GeV are excluded, respectively, for the two-and four-body decays.


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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:© 2017 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 29 May 2016; revised 22 January 2017; accepted 6 February 2017; available online 10 February 2017. 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; CAST Innovation Foundation, MoST, and NSFC (China); COLCIENCIAS (Colombia); MSES and CSF (Croatia); RPF (Cyprus); MoER, ERC IUT and ERDF (Estonia); Academy of Finland, Nokia, 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); BUAP, CINVESTAV, CONACYT, Instituto de Ciencia y Tec-nología del Distrito Federal, 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); 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 Scientific and Industrial Re-search, India; the HOMING PLUS programme of the Foundation for Polish Science, cofinanced from European Union, Regional Development Fund; the Mobility Plus programme of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (Poland); the OPUS programme of the National Science Centre of Poland(Poland); the Thalis and Aristeia programmes cofinanced by EU-ESF and the Greek NSRF; the National Priorities Research Program by Qatar National Research Fund; the Programa Clarín-COFUND del Principado de Asturias; 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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Academy of FinlandUNSPECIFIED
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Thailand Center of Excellence in PhysicsUNSPECIFIED
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Special Task Force for Activating Research (Thailand)UNSPECIFIED
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Agentschap voor Innovatie door Wetenschap en Technologie (IWT-Belgium)UNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (Czech Republic)UNSPECIFIED
Council of Science and Industrial Research (India)UNSPECIFIED
Foundation for Polish Science HOMING PLUS ProgramUNSPECIFIED
European Union Regional Development FundUNSPECIFIED
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OPUS ProgramUNSPECIFIED
Thalis ProgramUNSPECIFIED
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Subject Keywords:CMS; Physics; SUSY; Jets; Missing transverse momentum; AlphaT
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Official Citation:Search for top squark pair production in compressed-mass-spectrum scenarios in proton–proton collisions at s=8 TeV using the αT variable, Phys. Lett. B. 767 (2017) 403–430. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2017.02.007.
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