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Search for disappearing tracks in proton-proton collisions at vs = 8 TeV

Abstract: A search is presented for long-lived charged particles that decay within the CMS detector and produce the signature of a disappearing track. Disappearing tracks are identified as those with little or no associated calorimeter energy deposits and with missing hits in the outer layers of the tracker. The search uses proton-proton collision data recorded at vs = 8 TeV that corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 19.5 fb-1. The results of the search are interpreted in the context of the anomaly-mediated supersymmetry breaking (AMSB) model. The number of observed events is in agreement with the background expectation, and limits are set on the cross section of direct electroweak chargino production in terms of the chargino mass and mean proper lifetime. At 95% confidence level, AMSB models with a chargino mass less than 260 GeV, corresponding to a mean proper lifetime of 0.2 ns, are excluded.

 Fuente: Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2015, Num. 1, Art. Num. 96

 Editorial: Springer Verlag

 Fecha de publicación: 01/01/2015

 Nº de páginas: 43

 Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.1007/JHEP01(2015)096

 ISSN: 1126-6708,1029-8479

 Proyecto español: FPA2014-55295-C3-1-R ; FPA 2011-28694-C02-01

 Url de la publicación: https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP01(2015)096

Autoría

KHACHATRYAN, VLADIMIR

JAVIER ANDRES BROCHERO CIFUENTES

MARCOS FERNANDEZ GARCIA

ALBERTO GRAZIANO

MARIA AMPARO LOPEZ VIRTO

RAFAEL JOSE MARCO DE LUCAS

FRANCISCA JAVIELA MUÑOZ SANCHEZ

ANA YAIZA RODRIGUEZ MARRERO