Search for direct top squark pair production in events with a Z boson, b-jets and missing transverse momentum in √s=8 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector

Agustoni, Marco; Beck, Hans Peter; Cervelli, Alberto; Ereditato, Antonio; Gallo, Valentina; Haug, Sigve; Kruker, Tobias; Marti, Lukas; Meloni, Federico; Schneider, Basil; Sciacca, Gianfranco; Stramaglia, Maria; Stucci, Stefania Antonia; Weber, Michael (2014). Search for direct top squark pair production in events with a Z boson, b-jets and missing transverse momentum in √s=8 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector. European physical journal. C - particles and fields, 74(6) EDP Sciences 10.1140/epjc/s10052-014-2883-6

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A search is presented for direct top squark pair production using events with at least two leptons including a same-flavour opposite-sign pair with invariant mass consistent with the Z boson mass, jets tagged as originating from b-quarks and missing transverse momentum. The analysis is performed with proton–proton collision data at √ s = 8 TeV collected with the ATLAS detector at the LHC in 2012 corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb−1. No excess beyond the Standard Model expectation is observed. Interpretations of the results are provided in models based on the direct pair production of the heavier top squark state (˜t2) followed by the decay to the lighter top squark state (˜t1) via ˜t2 → Z ˜t1, and for ˜t1 pair production in natural gaugemediated supersymmetry breaking scenarios where the neutralino (˜χ 01 ) is the next-to-lightest supersymmetric particle and decays producing a Z boson and a gravitino ( ˜G ) via the ˜χ 01→ Z ˜G process.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

10 Strategic Research Centers > Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics (AEC)
08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP)

UniBE Contributor:

Agustoni, Marco; Beck, Hans Peter; Cervelli, Alberto; Ereditato, Antonio; Gallo, Valentina; Haug, Sigve; Kruker, Tobias; Marti, Lukas; Meloni, Federico; Schneider, Basil; Sciacca, Gianfranco; Stramaglia, Maria; Stucci, Stefania Antonia and Weber, Michael

Subjects:

500 Science > 530 Physics

ISSN:

1434-6044

Publisher:

EDP Sciences

Language:

English

Submitter:

Jan Dirk Brinksma-Albrecht

Date Deposited:

09 Jun 2015 11:52

Last Modified:

26 Jun 2016 02:04

Publisher DOI:

10.1140/epjc/s10052-014-2883-6

Additional Information:

Kollaboration - Es sind nur die Berner Autoren namentlich erwähnt.

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.68716

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/68716

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