Search for scalar charm quark pair production in pp collisions at √s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Allison, Lee and Barton, Adam and Beattie, Michael and Borissov, Guennadi and Bouhova-Thacker, Eva and Chilingarov, Alexandre and Dearnaley, William and Fox, Harald and Grimm, Kathryn and Henderson, Robert and Hughes, Gareth and Jones, Roger William Lewis and Kartvelishvili, Vakhtang and Long, Robin and Love, Peter and Maddocks, Harvey and Skinner, Malcolm and Smizanska, Maria and Walder, James and Wharton, Andy (2015) Search for scalar charm quark pair production in pp collisions at √s=8  TeV with the ATLAS detector. Physical review letters, 114 (16). ISSN 1079-7114

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Abstract

The results of a dedicated search for pair production of scalar partners of charm quarks are reported. The search is based on an integrated luminosity of 20.3  fb−1 of pp collisions at √s=8  TeV recorded with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The search is performed using events with large missing transverse momentum and at least two jets, where the two leading jets are each tagged as originating from c quarks. Events containing isolated electrons or muons are vetoed. In an R-parity-conserving minimal supersymmetric scenario in which a single scalar-charm state is kinematically accessible, and where it decays exclusively into a charm quark and a neutralino, 95% confidence-level upper limits are obtained in the scalar-charm–neutralino mass plane such that, for neutralino masses below 200 GeV, scalar-charm masses up to 490 GeV are excluded.

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Journal Article
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Physical review letters
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© 2015 CERN, for the ATLAS Collaboration
Uncontrolled Keywords:
/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3100
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74070
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18 Jun 2015 06:01
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