Search for massive supersymmetric particles decaying to many jets using the ATLAS detector in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV.

Allbrooke, B M M, Asquith, L, Cerri, A, Chavez Barajas, C A, De Santo, A, Potter, C T, Salvatore, F, Santoyo Castillo, I, Suruliz, K, Sutton, M R, Vivarelli, I and others (ATLAS collaboration), (2015) Search for massive supersymmetric particles decaying to many jets using the ATLAS detector in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV. Physical Review D, 91. 112016-1-112016-37. ISSN 1550-7998

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Abstract

Results of a search for decays of massive particles to fully hadronic final states are presented. This search uses 20.3 fb −1 of data collected by the ATLAS detector in √s = 8 TeV proton-proton collisions at the LHC. Signatures based on high jet multiplicities without requirements on the missing transverse momentum are used to search for R-parity-violating supersymmetric gluino pair production with subsequent decays to quarks. The analysis is performed using a requirement on the number of jets, in combination with separate requirements on the number of b-tagged jets, as well as a topological observable formed from the scalar sum of the mass values of large-radius jets in the event. Results are interpreted in the context of all possible branching ratios of direct gluino decays to various quark flavors. No significant deviation is observed from the expected Standard Model backgrounds estimated using jet counting as well as data-driven templates of the total-jet-mass spectra. Gluino pair decays to ten or more quarks via intermediate neutralinos are excluded for a gluino with mass m ~ g < 1 TeV for a neutralino mass m ~ χ 0/1 = 500 GeV. Direct gluino decays to six quarks are excluded for m ~ g < 917 GeV for light-flavor final states, and results for various flavor hypotheses are presented.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: PACS numbers: 12.60.Jv, 11.30.Pb, 12.38.Qk, 13.87.-a
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Depositing User: Richard Chambers
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2015 05:42
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 12:09
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/55644

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