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Search for R-parity violating decays of a top squark in proton–proton collisions at √s=8 TeV

CMS Collaboration; Khachatryan, V.; Sirunyan, A.M.; Tumasyan, A.; Adam, W.; Asilar, E.; Bergauer, T.; Brandstetter, J.; Brondolin, E.; Dragicevic, M.; Erö, J.; Flechl, M.; Friedl, M.; Frühwirth, R.; Ghete, V.M.; Hartl, C.; Hörmann, N.; Hrubec, J.; Jeitler, M.; Knünz, V.; ... mehr

Abstract (englisch): The results of a search for a supersymmetric partner of the top quark (top squark), pair-produced in proton–proton collisions at View the MathML sources=8 TeV, are presented. The search, which focuses on R-parity violating, chargino-mediated decays of the top squark, is performed in final states with low missing transverse momentum, two oppositely charged electrons or muons, and at least five jets. The analysis uses a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb−1 collected with the CMS detector at the LHC in 2012. The data are found to be in agreement with the standard model expectation, and upper limits are placed on the top squark pair production cross section at 95% confidence level. Assuming a 100% branching fraction for the top squark decay chain, View the MathML sourcet˜→tχ˜1±,χ˜1±→ℓ±+jj, top squark masses less than 890 (1000) GeV for the electron (muon) channel are excluded for the first time in models with a single nonzero R-parity violating coupling View the MathML sourceλijk′(i,j,k≤2)(i,j,k≤2), where i,j,ki,j,k correspond to the three generations.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Experimentelle Kernphysik (IEKP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2016.06.039
ISSN: 0370-2693, 1873-2445
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-566098
KITopen ID: 1000056609
Erschienen in Physics letters / B
Band 760
Seiten 178-201
Lizenz CC BY 3.0 DE: Creative Commons Namensnennung 3.0 Deutschland
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung Gefördert durch SCOAP3
Schlagworte CMS; Physics; Supersymmetry; Leptons; Low missing transverse energy
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