Search for Scalar Charm Quark Pair Production in pp Collisions at s =8 TeV with the ATLAS Detector

G. Aad, B. Abbott, J. Abdallah, S. Abdel Khalek, O. Abdinov, R. Aben, B. Abi, M. Abolins, O. S. Abouzeid, H. Abramowicz, H. Abreu, R. Abreu, Y. Abulaiti, B. S. Acharya, L. Adamczyk, D. L. Adams, J. Adelman, S. Adomeit, T. Adye, T. Agatonovic-Jovin & 31 others J. A. Aguilar-Saavedra, M. Agustoni, S. P. Ahlen, F. Ahmadov, G. Aielli, H. Akerstedt, T. P A Åkesson, G. Akimoto, A. V. Akimov, G. L. Alberghi, J. Albert, S. Albrand, M. J. Alconada Verzini, M. Aleksa, I. N. Aleksandrov, C. Alexa, G. Alexander, G. Alexandre, T. Alexopoulos, M. Alhroob, G. Alimonti, L. Alio, J. Alison, B. M M Allbrooke, L. J. Allison, P. P. Allport, K. Cranmer, A. Haas, A. I. Mincer, P. Nemethy, ATLAS Collaboration

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    The results of a dedicated search for pair production of scalar partners of charm quarks are reported. The search is based on an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb-1 of pp collisions at s=8 TeV recorded with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The search is performed using events with large missing transverse momentum and at least two jets, where the two leading jets are each tagged as originating from c quarks. Events containing isolated electrons or muons are vetoed. In an R-parity-conserving minimal supersymmetric scenario in which a single scalar-charm state is kinematically accessible, and where it decays exclusively into a charm quark and a neutralino, 95% confidence-level upper limits are obtained in the scalar-charm-neutralino mass plane such that, for neutralino masses below 200 GeV, scalar-charm masses up to 490 GeV are excluded.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Volume114
    Issue number16
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    StatePublished - 2015

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    Aad, G., Abbott, B., Abdallah, J., Abdel Khalek, S., Abdinov, O., Aben, R., ... ATLAS Collaboration (2015). Search for Scalar Charm Quark Pair Production in pp Collisions at s =8 TeV with the ATLAS Detector. Physical Review Letters, 114(16). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.161801

    Search for Scalar Charm Quark Pair Production in pp Collisions at s =8 TeV with the ATLAS Detector. / Aad, G.; Abbott, B.; Abdallah, J.; Abdel Khalek, S.; Abdinov, O.; Aben, R.; Abi, B.; Abolins, M.; Abouzeid, O. S.; Abramowicz, H.; Abreu, H.; Abreu, R.; Abulaiti, Y.; Acharya, B. S.; Adamczyk, L.; Adams, D. L.; Adelman, J.; Adomeit, S.; Adye, T.; Agatonovic-Jovin, T.; Aguilar-Saavedra, J. A.; Agustoni, M.; Ahlen, S. P.; Ahmadov, F.; Aielli, G.; Akerstedt, H.; Åkesson, T. P A; Akimoto, G.; Akimov, A. V.; Alberghi, G. L.; Albert, J.; Albrand, S.; Alconada Verzini, M. J.; Aleksa, M.; Aleksandrov, I. N.; Alexa, C.; Alexander, G.; Alexandre, G.; Alexopoulos, T.; Alhroob, M.; Alimonti, G.; Alio, L.; Alison, J.; Allbrooke, B. M M; Allison, L. J.; Allport, P. P.; Cranmer, K.; Haas, A.; Mincer, A. I.; Nemethy, P.; ATLAS Collaboration.

    In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 114, No. 16, 2015.

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    Aad, G, Abbott, B, Abdallah, J, Abdel Khalek, S, Abdinov, O, Aben, R, Abi, B, Abolins, M, Abouzeid, OS, Abramowicz, H, Abreu, H, Abreu, R, Abulaiti, Y, Acharya, BS, Adamczyk, L, Adams, DL, Adelman, J, Adomeit, S, Adye, T, Agatonovic-Jovin, T, Aguilar-Saavedra, JA, Agustoni, M, Ahlen, SP, Ahmadov, F, Aielli, G, Akerstedt, H, Åkesson, TPA, Akimoto, G, Akimov, AV, Alberghi, GL, Albert, J, Albrand, S, Alconada Verzini, MJ, Aleksa, M, Aleksandrov, IN, Alexa, C, Alexander, G, Alexandre, G, Alexopoulos, T, Alhroob, M, Alimonti, G, Alio, L, Alison, J, Allbrooke, BMM, Allison, LJ, Allport, PP, Cranmer, K, Haas, A, Mincer, AI, Nemethy, P & ATLAS Collaboration 2015, 'Search for Scalar Charm Quark Pair Production in pp Collisions at s =8 TeV with the ATLAS Detector', Physical Review Letters, vol. 114, no. 16. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.161801
    Aad, G. ; Abbott, B. ; Abdallah, J. ; Abdel Khalek, S. ; Abdinov, O. ; Aben, R. ; Abi, B. ; Abolins, M. ; Abouzeid, O. S. ; Abramowicz, H. ; Abreu, H. ; Abreu, R. ; Abulaiti, Y. ; Acharya, B. S. ; Adamczyk, L. ; Adams, D. L. ; Adelman, J. ; Adomeit, S. ; Adye, T. ; Agatonovic-Jovin, T. ; Aguilar-Saavedra, J. A. ; Agustoni, M. ; Ahlen, S. P. ; Ahmadov, F. ; Aielli, G. ; Akerstedt, H. ; Åkesson, T. P A ; Akimoto, G. ; Akimov, A. V. ; Alberghi, G. L. ; Albert, J. ; Albrand, S. ; Alconada Verzini, M. J. ; Aleksa, M. ; Aleksandrov, I. N. ; Alexa, C. ; Alexander, G. ; Alexandre, G. ; Alexopoulos, T. ; Alhroob, M. ; Alimonti, G. ; Alio, L. ; Alison, J. ; Allbrooke, B. M M ; Allison, L. J. ; Allport, P. P. ; Cranmer, K. ; Haas, A. ; Mincer, A. I. ; Nemethy, P. ; ATLAS Collaboration. / Search for Scalar Charm Quark Pair Production in pp Collisions at s =8 TeV with the ATLAS Detector. In: Physical Review Letters. 2015 ; Vol. 114, No. 16.
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