Search for heavy long-lived multi-charged particles in pp collisions at √ s =8 TeV using the ATLAS detector

Barton, Adam and Beattie, Michael and Borissov, Guennadi and Bouhova-Thacker, Evelina Vassileva and Dearnaley, William 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 Maddocks, Harvey and Skinner, Malcolm and Smizanska, Maria and Walder, James William and Wharton, Andy (2015) Search for heavy long-lived multi-charged particles in pp collisions at √ s =8 TeV using the ATLAS detector. European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, 75 (8). ISSN 1434-6044

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Abstract

A search for heavy long-lived multi-charged particles is performed using the ATLAS detector at the LHC. Data collected in 2012 at s√=8 TeV from pp collisions corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb−1are examined. Particles producing anomalously high ionisation, consistent with long-lived massive particles with electric charges from |q|=2e to |q|=6e are searched for. No signal candidate events are observed, and 95 % confidence level cross-section upper limits are interpreted as lower mass limits for a Drell–Yan production model. The mass limits range between 660 and 785 GeV.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2200/2201
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 77791
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 18 Jan 2016 16:16
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2020 02:58
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/77791

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