Search for supersymmetry in events with four or more leptons in √s =13 TeV pp collisions with ATLAS

Abraham, N L, Allbrooke, B M M, Asquith, L, Cerri, A, Chavez Barajas, C A, De Santo, A, Jones, S D, Lerner, G, Salvatore, F, Santoyo Castillo, I, Shaw, K, Stevenson, T J, Suruliz, K, Sutton, M R, Tresoldi, F, Vivarelli, I, Winkels, E, Winston, O J, The ATLAS Collaboration, and others, (2018) Search for supersymmetry in events with four or more leptons in √s =13 TeV pp collisions with ATLAS. Physical Review D, 98 (3). 32009 1-31. ISSN 2470-0010

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Abstract

Results from a search for supersymmetry in events with four or more charged leptons (electrons, muons and taus) are presented. The analysis uses a data sample corresponding to 36.1 fb −1 of proton-proton collisions delivered by the Large Hadron Collider at s √ =13 TeV and recorded by the ATLAS detector. Four-lepton signal regions with up to two hadronically decaying taus are designed to target a range of supersymmetric scenarios that can be either enriched in or depleted of events involving the production and decay of a Z boson. Data yields are consistent with Standard Model expectations and results are used to set upper limits on the event yields from processes beyond the Standard Model. Exclusion limits are set at the 95% confidence level in simplified models of General Gauge Mediated supersymmetry, where higgsino masses are excluded up to 295 GeV. In R -parity-violating simplified models with decays of the lightest supersymmetric particle to charged leptons, lower limits of 1.46 TeV, 1.06 TeV, and 2.25 TeV are placed on wino, slepton and gluino masses, respectively.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Research Centres and Groups: Experimental Particle Physics Research Group
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Depositing User: Alice Jackson
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2018 09:39
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2018 15:04
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/80109

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