Search for decays of stopped, long-lived particles from 7 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector

Barton, Adam and Borissov, Guennadi and Bouhova-Thacker, Eva and Brodbeck, Timothy and Chilingarov, Alexandre and Davidson, Ruth and de Mora, Lee and Fox, Harald and Henderson, Robert and Hughes, Gareth and Jones, Roger William Lewis and Kartvelishvili, Vakhtang and Long, Robin and Love, Peter and Ratoff, Peter and Smizanska, Maria and Walder, James (2012) Search for decays of stopped, long-lived particles from 7 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector. European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, 72 (4). ISSN 1434-6044

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Abstract

New metastable massive particles with electric and colour charge are features of many theories beyond the Standard Model. A search is performed for long-lived gluino-based R-hadrons with the ATLAS detector at the LHC using a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 31 pb−1. We search for evidence of particles that have come to rest in the ATLAS detector and decay at some later time during the periods in the LHC bunch structure without proton–proton collisions. No significant deviations from the expected backgrounds are observed, and a cross-section limit is set. It can be interpreted as excluding gluino-based R-hadrons with masses less than 341 GeV at the 95 % C.L., for lifetimes from 10−5 to 103 seconds and a neutralino mass of 100 GeV.

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European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
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02 Jan 2014 15:35
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