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Search for long-lived particles decaying to photons and missing energy in proton-proton collisions at \sqrt{s} = 7 TeV /


CMS Collaboration; Chatrchyan, S; Khachatryan, V; Amsler, C; Chiochia, V; De Visscher, S; Favaro, C; Ivova Rikova, M; Millan Mejias, B; Otiougova, P; Robmann, P; Snoek, H; Tupputi, S; Verzetti, M; et al (2013). Search for long-lived particles decaying to photons and missing energy in proton-proton collisions at \sqrt{s} = 7 TeV /. Physics Letters B, 722(4-5):273-294.

Abstract

Results are presented from a search for long-lived neutralinos decaying into a photon and an invisible particle, a signature associated with gauge-mediated supersymmetry breaking in supersymmetric models. The analysis is based on a 4.9 inverse femtobarn sample of proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV, collected with the CMS detector at the LHC. The missing transverse energy and the time of arrival of the photon at the electromagnetic calorimeter are used to search for an excess of events over the expected background. No significant excess is observed, and lower limits at the 95% confidence level are obtained on the mass of the lightest neutralino, m(neutralino) > 220 GeV (for c tau<500 mm), as well as on the proper decay length of the lightest neutralino, c tau > 6000mm (for m(neutralino) < 150 GeV).

Abstract

Results are presented from a search for long-lived neutralinos decaying into a photon and an invisible particle, a signature associated with gauge-mediated supersymmetry breaking in supersymmetric models. The analysis is based on a 4.9 inverse femtobarn sample of proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV, collected with the CMS detector at the LHC. The missing transverse energy and the time of arrival of the photon at the electromagnetic calorimeter are used to search for an excess of events over the expected background. No significant excess is observed, and lower limits at the 95% confidence level are obtained on the mass of the lightest neutralino, m(neutralino) > 220 GeV (for c tau<500 mm), as well as on the proper decay length of the lightest neutralino, c tau > 6000mm (for m(neutralino) < 150 GeV).

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute
Dewey Decimal Classification:530 Physics
Language:English
Date:2013
Deposited On:12 Mar 2013 12:12
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 16:38
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0370-2693
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2013.04.027
Related URLs:http://arxiv.org/abs/1212.1838

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