Searches for heavy long-lived sleptons and R-hadrons with the ATLAS detector in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV

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Abstract

A search for long-lived particles is performed using a data sample of 4.7 fb-1 from proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy. √s = 7 TeV collected by the ATLAS detector at the LHC. No excess is observed above the estimated background and lower limits, at 95% confidence level, are set on the mass of the long-lived particles in different scenarios, based on their possible interactions in the inner detector, the calorimeters and the muon spectrometer. Long-lived staus in gauge-mediated SUSY-breaking models are excluded up to a mass of 300 GeV for tan β = 5-20. Directly produced long-lived sleptons are excluded up to a mass of 278 GeV. R-hadrons, composites of gluino (stop, sbottom) and light quarks, are excluded up to a mass of 985 GeV (683 GeV, 612 GeV) when using a generic interaction model. Additionally two sets of limits on R-hadrons are obtained that are less sensitive to the interaction model for R-hadrons. One set of limits is obtained using only the inner detector and calorimeter observables, and a second set of limits is obtained based on the inner detector alone. (c) 2013 CERN. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-308
Number of pages32
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume720
Issue number4-5
DOIs
StatePublished - 26 Mar 2013

Keywords

  • ATLAS
  • GMSB
  • LHC
  • Long-lived
  • R-hadron
  • Slepton

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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