Search for direct top squark pair production in final states with two leptons in √s=13 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector

Barton, Adam Edward and Beattie, Michael and Bertram, Iain Alexander and Borissov, Guennadi and Bouhova-Thacker, Evelina Vassileva and Fox, Harald and Grimm, Kathryn Ann Tschann and Henderson, Robert Charles William and Hughes, Gareth and Jones, Roger William Lewis and Kartvelishvili, Vakhtang and Long, Robin Eamonn and Love, Peter Allan and Muenstermann, Daniel Matthias Alfred and Parker, Adam Jackson and Skinner, Malcolm and Smizanska, Maria and Walder, James William and Wharton, Andy and Whitmore, Ben (2017) Search for direct top squark pair production in final states with two leptons in √s=13 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector. European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, 77 (12). ISSN 1434-6044

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Abstract

The results of a search for direct pair production of top squarks in events with two opposite-charge leptons (electrons or muons) are reported, using 36.1 fb−1 of integrated luminosity from proton–proton collisions at √s=13 TeV collected by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. To cover a range of mass differences between the top squark t~ and lighter supersymmetric particles, four possible decay modes of the top squark are targeted with dedicated selections: the decay t~→bχ~±1 into a b-quark and the lightest chargino with χ~±1→Wχ~01, the decay t~→tχ~01 into an on-shell top quark and the lightest neutralino, the three-body decay t~→bWχ~01 and the four-body decay t~→bℓνχ~01. No significant excess of events is observed above the Standard Model background for any selection, and limits on top squarks are set as a function of the t~ and χ~01 masses. The results exclude at 95% confidence level t~ masses up to about 720 GeV, extending the exclusion region of supersymmetric parameter space covered by previous searches.

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Journal Article
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European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
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EPJC is an open-access journal funded by SCOAP3 and licensed under CC BY 4.0
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124084
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16 Mar 2018 12:46
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