Welcome to the new version of CaltechAUTHORS. Login is currently restricted to library staff. If you notice any issues, please email coda@library.caltech.edu
Published June 29, 2012 | Published
Journal Article Open

Search for Dark Matter and Large Extra Dimensions in pp Collisions Yielding a Photon and Missing Transverse Energy


Results are presented from a search for new physics in the final state containing a photon (γ) and missing transverse energy (E̸_T). The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 5.0  fb^(-1) collected in pp collisions at √s=7  TeV by the CMS experiment. The observed event yield agrees with standard-model expectations for the γ+E̸_T events. Using models for the production of dark-matter particles (χ), we set 90% confidence level (C.L.) upper limits of 13.6–15.4 fb on χ production in the γ+E̸_T state. These provide the most sensitive upper limits for spin-dependent χ-nucleon scattering for χ masses (M_χ) between 1 and 100 GeV. For spin-independent contributions, the present limits are extended to M_χ<3.5  GeV. For models with 3–6 large extra dimensions, our data exclude extra-dimensional Planck scales between 1.64 and 1.73 TeV at 95% C.L.

Additional Information

© 2012 CERN, for the CMS Collaboration. Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article's title, journal citation, and DOI. Received 4 April 2012; published 27 June 2012. We thank R. Harnik, P. J. Fox, and J. Kopp for help in modeling dark-matter production. 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 (U.K.); DOE and NSF (U.S.).

Attached Files

Published - Chatrchyan2012p18885Phys_Rev_Lett.pdf


Files (565.9 kB)
Name Size Download all
565.9 kB Preview Download

Additional details

August 19, 2023
October 18, 2023