Search for long-lived neutral particles in pp collisions at root s=13 TeV that decay into displaced hadronic jets in the ATLAS calorimeter
Delitzsch, C M
Johns, K A
Rutherfoord, J P
Varnes, E W
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Dept Phys
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CitationAaboud, M., Aad, G., Abbott, B. et al. Eur. Phys. J. C (2019) 79: 481. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-6962-6
JournalEUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C
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AbstractThis paper describes a search for pairs of neutral, long-lived particles decaying in the ATLAS calorimeter. Long-lived particles occur in many extensions to the Standard Model and may elude searches for new promptly decaying particles. The analysis considers neutral, long-lived scalars with masses between 5 and 400 GeV, produced from decays of heavy bosons with masses between 125 and 1000 GeV, where the long-lived scalars decay into Standard Model fermions. The analysis uses either 10.8 fb−1 or 33.0 fb−1 of data (depending on the trigger) recorded in 2016 at the LHC with the ATLAS detector in proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. No significant excess is observed, and limits are reported on the production cross section times branching ratio as a function of the proper decay length of the long-lived particles.
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