Search for supersymmetry in a final state containing two photons and missing transverse momentum in √s=13 TeV pp collisions at the LHC using the ATLAS detector

Barton, Adam Edward and Beattie, Michael and Bertram, Iain Alexander 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 Muenstermann, Daniel Matthias Alfred and Parker, Adam Jackson and Skinner, Malcolm and Smizanska, Maria and Walder, James William and Wharton, Andy (2016) Search for supersymmetry in a final state containing two photons and missing transverse momentum in √s=13 TeV pp collisions at the LHC using the ATLAS detector. European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, 76 (9). ISSN 1434-6044

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Abstract

A search has been made for supersymmetry in a final state containing two photons and missing transverse momentum using the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. The search makes use of 3.2 fb−1 of proton-proton collision data collected at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV in 2015. Using a combination of data-driven and Monte-Carlo-based approaches, the Standard Model background is estimated to be 0.27+0.22−0.10 events. No events are observed in the signal region; considering the expected background and its uncertainty, this observation implies a model-independent 95 % CL upper limit of 0.93 fb (3.0 events) on the visible cross section due to physics beyond the Standard Model. In the context of a generalized model of gauge-mediated supersymmetry breaking with a bino-like next-to-lightest supersymmetric particle, this leads to a lower limit of 1650 GeV on the mass of a degenerate octet of gluino states, independent of the mass of the lighter bino-like neutralino.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
Additional Information: © CERN for the benefit of the ATLAS collaboration 2016. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com EPJC is an open-access journal funded by SCOAP3 and licensed under CC BY 4.0
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2200/2201
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 82053
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 07 Oct 2016 11:26
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2019 03:58
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/82053

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