A search is performed for long-lived massive neutral particles decaying to quark-antiquark pairs. The experimental signature is a distinctive topology of a pair of jets, originating at a secondary vertex. Events were collected with the CMS detector at the CERN LHC in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV. The data analyzed correspond to an integrated luminosity of 18.5fb-1. No significant excess is observed above standard model expectations. Upper limits at 95% confidence level are set on the production cross section of a heavy neutral scalar particle, H, in the mass range of 200 to 1000 GeV, decaying promptly into a pair of long-lived neutral X particles in the mass range of 50 to 350 GeV, each in turn decaying into a quark-antiquark pair. For X with mean proper decay lengths of 0.4 to 200 cm, the upper limits are typically 0.5-200fb. The results are also interpreted in the context of an R-parity-violating supersymmetric model with long-lived neutralinos decaying into a quark-antiquark pair and a muon. For pair production of squarks that promptly decay to neutralinos with mean proper decay lengths of 2-40cm, the upper limits on the cross section are typically 0.5-3fb. The above limits are the most stringent on these channels to date.

Khachatryan, V., Sirunyan, A., Tumasyan, A., Adam, W., Bergauer, T., Dragicevic, M., et al. (2015). Search for long-lived neutral particles decaying to quark-antiquark pairs in proton-proton collisions at s =8TeV. PHYSICAL REVIEW D, PARTICLES, FIELDS, GRAVITATION, AND COSMOLOGY, 91(1) [10.1103/PhysRevD.91.012007].

Search for long-lived neutral particles decaying to quark-antiquark pairs in proton-proton collisions at s =8TeV

DINARDO, MAURO EMANUELE;FIORENDI, SARA;GEROSA, RAFFAELE ANGELO;GHEZZI, ALESSIO;GOVONI, PIETRO;LUCCHINI, MARCO TOLIMAN;MANZONI, RICCARDO ANDREA;MARTELLI, ARABELLA;MARZOCCHI, BADDER;MORONI, LUIGI;PAGANONI, MARCO;RAGAZZI, STEFANO;TABARELLI DE FATIS, TOMMASO;Branca, A;De Guio, F;
2015

Abstract

A search is performed for long-lived massive neutral particles decaying to quark-antiquark pairs. The experimental signature is a distinctive topology of a pair of jets, originating at a secondary vertex. Events were collected with the CMS detector at the CERN LHC in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV. The data analyzed correspond to an integrated luminosity of 18.5fb-1. No significant excess is observed above standard model expectations. Upper limits at 95% confidence level are set on the production cross section of a heavy neutral scalar particle, H, in the mass range of 200 to 1000 GeV, decaying promptly into a pair of long-lived neutral X particles in the mass range of 50 to 350 GeV, each in turn decaying into a quark-antiquark pair. For X with mean proper decay lengths of 0.4 to 200 cm, the upper limits are typically 0.5-200fb. The results are also interpreted in the context of an R-parity-violating supersymmetric model with long-lived neutralinos decaying into a quark-antiquark pair and a muon. For pair production of squarks that promptly decay to neutralinos with mean proper decay lengths of 2-40cm, the upper limits on the cross section are typically 0.5-3fb. The above limits are the most stringent on these channels to date.
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Khachatryan, V., Sirunyan, A., Tumasyan, A., Adam, W., Bergauer, T., Dragicevic, M., et al. (2015). Search for long-lived neutral particles decaying to quark-antiquark pairs in proton-proton collisions at s =8TeV. PHYSICAL REVIEW D, PARTICLES, FIELDS, GRAVITATION, AND COSMOLOGY, 91(1) [10.1103/PhysRevD.91.012007].
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