Search for pair production of massive particles decaying into three quarks with the ATLAS detector in s√=7TeV pp collisions at the LHC

Barton, Adam and Borissov, Guennadi and Bouhova-Thacker, Eva and Chilingarov, Alexandre and Davidson, Ruth and de Mora, Lee and Dearnaley, William and Fox, Harald and Henderson, Robert and Hughes, Gareth and Jones, Roger William Lewis and Kartvelishvili, Vakhtang and Long, Robin and Love, Peter and Maddocks, Harvey and Smizanska, Maria and Walder, James (2012) Search for pair production of massive particles decaying into three quarks with the ATLAS detector in s√=7TeV pp collisions at the LHC. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2012 (12). ISSN 1029-8479

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Abstract

A search is conducted for hadronic three-body decays of a new massive coloured particle in s√=7TeV pp collisions at the LHC using an integrated luminosity of 4.6 fb−1 collected by the ATLAS detector. Supersymmetric gluino pair production in the context of a model with R-parity violation is used as a benchmark scenario. The analysis is divided into two search channels, each optimised separately for their sensitivity to high-mass and low-mass gluino production. The first search channel uses a stringent selection on the transverse momentum of the six leading jets and is performed as a counting experiment. The second search channel focuses on low-mass gluinos produced with a large boost. Large-radius jets are selected and the invariant mass of each of the two leading jets is used as a discriminant between the signal and the background. The results are found to be consistent with Standard Model expectations and limits are set on the allowed gluino mass.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of High Energy Physics
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Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3100/3106
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 68014
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 13 Dec 2013 00:03
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2020 02:07
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/68014

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