Search for supersymmetry in events containing a same-flavour opposite-sign dilepton pair, jets, and large missing transverse momentum in √s =8 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector

ATLAS, Collaboration; Beck, Hans Peter; Cervelli, Alberto; Ereditato, Antonio; Haug, Sigve; Kabana, Sonja; Meloni, Federico; Mullier, Geoffrey André Adrien; Pretzl, Klaus-Peter; Stramaglia, Maria Elena; Stucci, Stefania; Weber, Michael (2015). Search for supersymmetry in events containing a same-flavour opposite-sign dilepton pair, jets, and large missing transverse momentum in √s =8 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector. European physical journal. C - particles and fields, C75(7), p. 318. EDP Sciences 10.1140/epjc/s10052-015-3518-2

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Two searches for supersymmetric particles in final states containing a same-flavour opposite-sign lepton pair, jets and large missing transverse momentum are presented. The proton-proton collision data used in these searches were collected at a centre-of-mass energy √s =8 TeV by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb¯¹. Two leptonic production mechanisms are considered: decays of squarks and gluinos with Z bosons in the final state, resulting in a peak in the dilepton invariant mass distribution around the Z -boson mass; and decays of neutralinos (e.g. χ ~ 0 2 →ℓ + ℓ − χ ~ 0 1 ), resulting in a kinematic endpoint in the dilepton invariant mass distribution. For the former, an excess of events above the expected Standard Model background is observed, with a significance of 3 standard deviations. In the latter case, the data are well-described by the expected Standard Model background. The results from each channel are interpreted in the context of several supersymmetric models involving the production of squarks and gluinos.

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:

Beck, Hans Peter; Cervelli, Alberto; Ereditato, Antonio; Haug, Sigve; Meloni, Federico; Mullier, Geoffrey André Adrien; Pretzl, Klaus-Peter; Stramaglia, Maria Elena; Stucci, Stefania and Weber, Michael

Subjects:

500 Science > 530 Physics

ISSN:

1434-6044

Publisher:

EDP Sciences

Language:

English

Submitter:

Annette Krebs-Wegenast

Date Deposited:

06 Sep 2016 15:00

Last Modified:

11 Sep 2016 02:12

Publisher DOI:

10.1140/epjc/s10052-015-3518-2

ArXiv ID:

1503.03290

Additional Information:

Kollaboration - Es sind nur die Berner Autoren namentlich erwähnt

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.87650

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/87650

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