Search for scalar charm quark pair production in pp collisions at s√=8 TeV with the ATLAS Detector

Allbrooke, Benedict, Asquith, Lily, Cerri, Alessandro, Chavez Barajas, Carlos, De Santo, Antonella, Potter, Tina, Salvatore, Fabrizio, Santoyo Castillo, Itzebelt, Suruliz, Kerim, Sutton, Mark, Vivarelli, Iacopo and other, (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. p. 161801. ISSN 0031-9007

PDF - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

Download (549kB) | Preview


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 =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

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science
Q Science > QC Physics
Depositing User: Sinead Rance
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2015 14:21
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 06:48

View download statistics for this item

📧 Request an update