Quick Search:

uzh logo
Browse by:
bullet
bullet
bullet
bullet

Zurich Open Repository and Archive

Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-58844

CMS Collaboration,; Amsler, C; Chiochia, V; Snoek, H; Verzetti, M; Favaro, C; De Visscher, S; Aguiló, E; Millan, B; Ivova, M; Storey, J; Otyugova, P; Schmitt, A (2011). Search for heavy stable charged particles in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV. Journal of High Energy Physics, (3):24.

[img]
Preview
Accepted Version
PDF
460kB

View at publisher
[img]
Preview
Published Version
PDF
472kB

Abstract

The result of a search at the LHC for heavy stable charged particles produced in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV is described. The data sample was collected with the CMS detector and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 3.1 inverse picobarns. Momentum and ionization-energy-loss measurements in the inner tracker detector are used to identify tracks compatible with heavy slow-moving particles. Additionally, tracks passing muon identification requirements are also analyzed for the same signature. In each case, no candidate passes the selection, with an expected background of less than 0.1 events. A lower limit at the 95% confidence level on the mass of a stable gluino is set at 398 GeV/c^2, using a conventional model of nuclear interactions that allows charged hadrons containing this particle to reach the muon detectors. A lower limit of 311 GeV/c^2 is also set for a stable gluino in a conservative scenario of complete charge suppression, where any hadron containing this particle becomes neutral before reaching the muon detectors.

Citations

Altmetrics

Downloads

40 downloads since deposited on 14 Feb 2012
17 downloads since 12 months

Detailed statistics

Additional indexing

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute
DDC:530 Physics
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:14 Feb 2012 18:50
Last Modified:25 Jun 2014 03:17
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1126-6708 (P) 1029-8479 (E)
Additional Information:The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Publisher DOI:10.1007/JHEP03(2011)024
Related URLs:http://arxiv.org/abs/1101.1645

Users (please log in): suggest update or correction for this item

Repository Staff Only: item control page